Freedom and the assertion of the true self


We are all prisoners, bounded by the limits of our skin and our society. Anytime we take liberties with our self-determination, there's always someone to say we are being reckless, stupid, naive, brave. My own mother, may her memory be blessed, who felt the cold hand of murderous oppression at the hands of the Nazis,… Continue reading Freedom and the assertion of the true self

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Bloodshed or bailout – is Mubarak too big to fail?


"[There will be] no ending of the regime." - Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman, to reporters, Wednesday. Blustery threats from Egypt's recently appointed vice president are barely blowing the sand from the pillar of protest against the embattled government's leadership. The people in Egypt's streets will not cease until their pillar becomes an obelisk, a… Continue reading Bloodshed or bailout – is Mubarak too big to fail?

When, in the course of Egyptian events…


"The voices of the Egyptian people tell us that this is one of those moments; this is one of those times." - President Barack Obama, February 1, 2011 It's never a good time for a revolution, but it is the time to which we've come. It's not a clash of religions, or classes, or wealth… Continue reading When, in the course of Egyptian events…

Freedom in Chains


Refute ApathyRebuke BushRepatriate FreedomWhat remains of Freedom's robes are threadbare, and her scalp is scabbed and scarred between clumps of matted, thinning hair. Her humid, windowless cell is an oven, where crawling cockroaches pull peeling plaster off the blistered, wet walls. Sitting on the dirty floor, in a dark corner, with her knees to her… Continue reading Freedom in Chains