Thursday, January 24, 2008
Sorry I've been so remiss with this thing lately, with posting and more so with visiting others. Life has become very busy again, mostly work-related.
Hopefully I'll catch up with my regulars next week. In the meantime, Z Mag's new website is finally live and includes their January issue free. That happens to be the issue with my feature.
See Economic Emancipation: Ghana, Africa, the World.
Or click this image:
“The most valuable thing we've gained from our outer space explorations is that image of Earth, that beautiful perspective on our collective home. The most important things I learned from my travels through faraway lands are those ideas and perceptions of the place I come from, those other outsider perspectives on what I think I know.”
Which is too bad.
Yeah, photos of the earth.
But it is not alone.
They forget the moon.
The earth is married.
Pretty awesome to see, though.
Tomcat: your new avatar looks like my new kitten.
Thanks Rayke, let me know what you think of it.
Back in undergrad, I would write papers just for the purpose of finding out more about things I thought I should know about. Third world debt was one of them. It literally blew me away, the reams of negative consequences and shady tactics-- and how we all just accept it. Frightening.
PP: I humbly suggest reading 'The Road to Hell' by Michael Maren for new heights in cynicism on this point. At the same time, as indicated in the latter parts of my article, there is cause for hope, mainly in the form of southern/developing/cash-poor countries taking responsibility for their own development, working together as a mighty force, and starting to demand their rights. The movement for true and total debt forgiveness is also a growing one. I think it's just a matter of realizing that that political struggle is far from over. Now if we could just get an American government that doesn't think it owns the world, as chomsky asserts, i might become an optimist.