Saturday, February 25, 2012

A friendly reminder

To be radical means to get at the root of the problem; it does not mean doing a quick census of what has been said in the room, calculating, and then saying a more extreme thing. 

From History is a Weapon


We noticed a bit of traffic from the fine blog, The Field Negro. Hopefully you find something worth your while. Peace.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Musical Interlude: Tomorrow Never Knows

This is from 801's live album. 801 was made up of a number of former Roxy Music members. This particular cover has one of my favorite bass lines from a 1970s progressive rock act, ranking right up there with the bass line for Robert Fripp's "Exposure."

Things that make me smile


Of course, I say that duly noting that it is delusional to giddily expect university administrators to be the vanguard in the class struggle. But I'll take mildly pleasant surprises as they happen.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Seventy Years Ago

This Day in History: Executive Order 9066 & Japanese Internment Camps

On February 19, 1942, Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 allowing the US military to create domestic exclusion zones and remove people from them.
“Within days,” the Los Angeles Times reminds us, “the military began removing all Japanese Americans and Japanese from the West Coast.

“Within months, about 110,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans – almost two-thirds of whom were U.S. citizens –were moved to internment camps scattered through eastern California, Arizona and other Western States.”

The LA Times Framework blog has a great slideshow of the images they published at that time.

Images: Lead image is a sign notifying people of Japanese descent to report for relocation, via Wikipedia. Photos via the LA Times Framework blog.