Writing about the Suicide Squad reminded me about an academic paper I wrote back in college (counting on fingers and toes) a few years ago. The Dark Knight was still a newish movie and I had read Agamben’s Homo Sacer (which is super good). I’ve posted this before to my old blog but wanted to […]
Citizens Of Humanity
We just concluded a lovely event to celebrate the launch of BACBEC 1, the first of our online certificate courses on Canine Behaviour & Ethology. The course requires students to complete roughly 150 hours of learning, including theory as well as practicals. We have deployed smart instructional design and have custom software built for us, […]
Meera Estrada asks why the loss of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has affected some people more than the tragic death of hundreds in Sri Lanka.
Britain needs to accept responsibility for polluting the world. The list of terrorists, despots and megalomaniacs educated in Britain and subsequently causing misery in their homelands is long and ignominious. In the economic sphere, a comprehensive 2015 article in the Spectator said as much (pastebin). But the scope of damage we are exporting around the […]
The Igbo Canadian Community Association, ICCA/Umunna, has condemned the naming of the newly-established Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies of the Ebonyi State University, EBSU, by the Governor Dave Umahi government after the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai. ICCA described the approval given by the Ebonyi State Government to name the newly established […]
Friday March 15th 2019. From my window in the Max Planck guesthouse in Leipzig, Germany, I watch a couple of men in high viz jackets walk through the bleak little park opposite. Shredded plastic bags shiver in the branches of winter bare trees. The sky is overcast, a dull, forbidding grey. We had woken to […]
A Week in the Horn 26.4.2019 News in Brief Prime Minister Dr. Abiy visits China for the Belt and Road Forum… …and had bilateral meetings with President Jinping and Premier Keqiang AU consultative meeting in Cairo on the situation in the Sudan A regional peace conference on the Ethiopia-Kenya border The 5th Session of […]
I agree with Dave’s comment below; but, would go further. We should be assisting and facilitating this nascent opposition — not hindering it. Perhaps there is a good reason that we do not know about as to why the USG has arrested some of the ringleaders and — at this point, planning to extradite them […]
Oak Grove Cemetery in the city of Paducah is a lesson in history of not only the city, but McCracken County. It was established in 1847 when 36 acres were purchased for $3.00 an acre. The cemetery grounds were designed by John Porteous, who came from Scotland for the job. Porteous loved America so much […]
Protesters are set to take to the streets again Saturday for what promises to be a dress rehearsal for an even bigger mobilization to come.
Keynote address as delivered on 25 April 2019 at the Economic Transition in the Anthropocene: Ensuring a Just and Sustainable Future for Humanity at the University of California Irvine. Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to join you for this conference on Economic Transition in the Anthropocene. I’d like to thank Leslie Harroun from Partners […]
In March this year, one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa and the Southern Hemisphere, caused catastrophic damage in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, leaving more than 1,000 people dead and thousands more missing. Hundreds of thousands were displaced. Homes were destroyed and livelihoods wiped out. Hunger, starvation, homelessness and diseases soon took hold over the region. According to the United Nations Office for […]
Consortium News has launched a new series titled “The Revelations of WikiLeaks”, geared toward helping readers come to a full appreciation of just how much useful information the outlet has made available to the world with its publications. Which is good, because there’s a whole lot of it. Understanding everything that WikiLeaks has done to shine light in areas that powerful people wish to keep dark makes it abundantly clear why powerful people would want to dedicate immense amounts of energy toward sabotaging it.