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David Weiner received his doctorate in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1964 and subsequently taught at SUNY/Buffalo and The University of Houston, where he received a Teaching Award. He currently teaches community college students in his home city, Austin. During the last half century, and currently, he has promoted and assisted community organizations opposed to racism and inequality. His major focus recently has been the warehousing of minority children in public schools, and the misuse of Zero Tolerance policy.

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 24, 2019
Trump Set to Complete NAFTA as Rich Liberals Applaud Trumps migrant deportation plan fulfills Clinton's goals for NAFTA
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 17, 2019
Maybe It's All a Big Joke Is there any point to activism any more? Here is a counter-intuitive argument against apathy.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 6, 2019
On Alienation Dealing with Alienation through denial is unhealthy
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 25, 2019
Sadism as Policy Trump's border policy is part of a long tradition involving both political parties.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 26, 2019
Madhouse Michael Lewis' new book, The Fifth Risk, is must reading for those concerned about the dangers posed by the current administration. Dangers not just to democracy, but to any kind of social stability.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 4, 2019
Something Really Bad Has To Happen? Waiting until fascism becomes personally painful to address it is not feasible. We must be able to act on predictions of disaster now, in order to continue to thrive.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 6, 2018
The important question is, Can fascism create social stability? If fascism is viewed as capable of creating social stability, however people may deplore it, many will accept it.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 18, 2018
Can Oligarchy Prevail? Whether oligarchy is competent to exterminate millions is an even more important question than whether such a goal is moral
Medicare for All Rally, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 8, 2018
Toward Sustainable Activism Current millennial-based activism still seems too event-oriented and insufficiently focused on building long-term sustainability.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 29, 2018
How to Escape the Great Bamboozle and Achieve Political Unity Racial division undermines citizen power in the United to resist the control of oligarchy, which runs both political powers. This problem can and must be addressed.
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 8, 2018
Are our leaders competent? If foreign policy is immoral, unethical and ruthless in disservice of others, many U.S. citizens, even those who deplore it, will oppose this policy tepidly. If its perceived likely projection is our own society in chaos, a viable activism to oppose it may develop.
Clausewitz, From WikimediaPhotos
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 21, 2018
There is nothing phony about the current war The intransigence of our power elite concerning global citizens it views as expendable is not only cruel, but also insanely self destructive.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 25, 2018
Alienation Begone! Alienation must be acknowledged and addressed. Powerful social forces encourage it but we don't have to cave in to them.
activists on the first day of Occupy, in 2011, at Occupy DC, From ImagesAttr
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 4, 2018
Alienation and Activism Activism must focus more on creating face-to-face engagement in order to create memberships able to stay the course when things get rough.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 15, 2018
A whole half football-field of oceans' rise? More evidence of an increasingly jeopardized Third World and the challenges this produces for the First World.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 9, 2017
Toward understanding racism Focusing on racism expression such as depicted in this Facebook posting may distract from grasping its true character.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 8, 2017
Toward becoming emperor The Presidents Middle East Policy may be even more alarming than most media indicate
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 16, 2017
Are we too apathetic to survive? Are we apathetic in the face of deplorable policies of the elite today? Or are we uninformed about how consequential their effects will be for all citizens, not just those of color?
Globe, From GoogleImages
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 3, 2017
Kindness and Activism activism must become a solidary community based movement based on total inclusion. Not a reactive body but a permanent institution
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 28, 2017
Can (Mostly White) Haves Annihilate (Mostly Non-White) Have-Nots Without Serious Consequence? Who will win the next world war, of Haves vs Have Nots? What most people assume seems less and less likely. This fact has strong bearings on the future of activism.

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