Libya and the Masculinity of War: Whose Victory?

Libyan rebels have established their National Transitional Council.  Without women.  No surprise considering the parades of victorious men driven by the blinding macho of their rebellion against Gadhafi who continue to shoot off their guns in celebration. The rebels make their victory indistinguishable from their fighting. With significant proportion of arms  from NATO forces who […]

THIEF IN THE LIVING ROOM

By Saul Landau A rogue elephant ravishes the American living room. But instead of stopping the criminal antics, the people and elected officials salute, praise and honor him, and keep him close to our hearts and wallets. The scoundrel’s name? The Defense Department. Thanks to clever PR teams, the media refers to its murderous and […]

Michael Vick’s America: Redemption of the Pawns

Michael Vick has signed a $100 million contract to play for the Philadelphia Eagles over the next six years. Coming on the heels of a lengthy prison sentence and status as a third-string quarterback for the Eagles just a season ago, this mega-contract is part of, according to Ashley Fox at ESPN, “an amazing, redemptive […]

Ayn Rand and the Philosophy of Individualism (Part II)

(This is part two of a four-part series on the ethics and political theory of Ayn Rand, written exclusively for The Daily Censored, by Dr. Robert Abele, professor of philosophy at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area.) We ended the last section by outlining Rand’s attempt to close the “is/ought” gap by […]

Texas Miracle or Kabuki Theater?

Anytime I hear the word “miracle” I become suspicious. I know the word appeals to highly religious folks. However, as far as I can tell, behind every so called “miracle” there is a con man. Now that Texas Governor Rick Perry is the GOP frontrunner for the presidency, the media is flooding the airwaves with […]

NATO’s War on Libya is a Progaganda Fest

By Peter Phillips Cynthia Mckinney is on a Truth Tour describing the corporate media lies regarding NATO’s intervention in Libya. The British are bragging about their special forces leading the rebels. Several thousands NATO airstrikes have taken place. And the western oil companies are lining up for their share of the spoils. Imperialism continues under […]

Michigan: template for neo-feudalism and corporate fascists policies

Picture of Governor Snyder of Michigan.  Are emergency managers to be as ubiquitous as the MI legislature proposes a second assault on Michigan Cities and Schools?  ‘Emergency managers’ is the poll-tested name given to the political supplicants of the Vichy fascists that operate in Michigan.  Much has been left out of both the corporate press and […]

Two teachers and a ‘mike’: fighting neo-feudalism in the digital dark ages

According to Raw Replay (online) a rap song created by a duo calling themselves “Two Teachers and a Microphone” slaps down U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for failing to acknowledge poverty and inequality, and accuses him of “pimping out Pearson and private charters.”  You can hear the song at: http://www.rawstory.com/rawreplay/2011/08/teachers-rap-song-blasts-education-secretary-for-pimping-charter-schools/ However, putting all the […]

RIOTS, DEMONSTRATIONS AND NEW AGENCIES OF CHANGE

By Saul Landau An angry demonstration virus spreads to country after country in response to negligent and callous political leaders who have ignored the basic needs of their citizens. Instead, they have bowed or eagerly catered to demands of multinational corporations and banks, thus deepening the already profound world’s income gap. In 2011, billions face […]