by Lawrence Wittner Comments In recent weeks, the people of the world have been treated to yet another display of the kind of nuclear insanity that has broken out periodically ever since 1945 and the dawn of the nuclear era.
“The fact that both Trump and Kim are being ‘messed with’ despite their possession of very powerful armed forces, including nuclear weapons, seems to have eluded both men, who continue their deadly game of nuclear threat and bluster.”
On April 11, Donald Trump, irked by North Korea’s continued tests of nuclear weapons and missiles, tweeted that “North Korea is looking for trouble.” If China does not “help,” then “we will solve the problem without them.”
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un responded by announcing that, in the event of a U.S. military attack, his country would not scruple at launching a nuclear strike at U.S. forces. In turn, Trump declared: “We are sending an armada, very powerful. We have submarines, very powerful, far more powerful than the aircraft carrier. We have the best military people on earth.” Continue reading “STOP THEM NOW: Why do So Few of us Protest the High Risk of a Nuclear Holocaust?”
by Héctor Abad
translated from mujeres sin fonteras y sin bozal. with thanks
From my male viewpoint these new rebel women ( if you can manage to tie up the sexist donkey inside you) make the best possible partners,
For sexist men, who are maybe 96 percent of the male population, women with a rough, tough, determined character bother us. We designate disparaging words: harpies, witches, bitches, whores, dykes, tomboys, etc etc..
Actually, we are just afraid of them, and we can’t wait to make them pay dearly for their challenge to male power that until recently was wielded unchallenged. Incorrigible sexists with macho culture as an ancestral heritage are instinctively bothered when these women defend themselves instead of submitting to their will. Continue reading “In Praise of Rebel Women..by a contrite macho man”
How Frightened Patriarchal Men Have Tried to Repress Women’s Sexuality Through History
Nasty conservative attacks on women would have been well received in the Roman senate, the Greek agora or most halls of religious power in early Europe
The sexual revolution was not sparked by a single incident and no particular group can claim credit (or blame) for carrying it forward. But all of us agree that it has indeed taken place and that American society has been transformed. A good gauge of the scope of the sexual revolution comes from its opponents. If it’s not Rick Santorum, it’s another conservative leader decrying the threat to our way of life posed by the loosening of traditional codes of sexual behavior.
But the opposition to the sexual revolution goes much further than sex. Continue reading “Long and shocking history of total repression of women”