Israel: Boycott, Divest, Sanction

[Naomi Klein, Morphizm]
It’s time. Long past time. The best strategy to end the increasingly bloody occupation is for Israel to become the target of the kind of global movement that put an end to apartheid in South Africa.

Seven People Who Hate You Tell You Why

There is a special place reserved in hell for Morphizm contributor Tom McNichol. Or heaven, depending on your worldview. From writing Osama bin Laden’s diary to founding a magazine for defrocked priests to ranting against literary hoaxes like 1984, he has kept it surreal and hilarious for Morphizm since 2001. His latest effort is all [...]

Clusterfuck! A Ripe Moment

[Jim Kunstler, Clusterfuck Nation]
It turns out the real hurricane blew through Wall Street last week, not Galveston. This morning, Manhattan is strewn chest-deep with the debris of banking and at this hour (seven a.m.) nobody knows how far, deep, and wide the damage will spread. The fear, of course, is that we are witnessing a [...]

Clusterfuck! Last Ditch

[Jim Kunstler, Clusterfuck Nation]
Why do the big deals always happen over the weekends? So the big boyz in government and finance can take off their neckties when they bargain with each other? So the markets will be closed and unable to register a response one way or another? So the shrinking fraction of the US [...]

New Orleans Won’t Be Ignored

[Naomi Klein, The Nation]
The early results are in: Hurricane Gustav has helped John McCain’s bid for the White House. This is nothing short of incredible.

In the combination of New Orleans and hurricanes, we have the most powerful argument possible for the necessity of “change.” It’s all there: gaping inequality, deep racism, crumbling public infrastructure, global [...]

President Phelps?

[Amy Bass, Morphizm]
There are apples, there are oranges, and then there is Michael Phelps.

Man, has this been bugging me. I tried to let it go. I let the Olympics end, let the Closing Ceremony comes to a close, and thought I would get over this. But I can’t. Because he is everywhere, in all of [...]