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Retired from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Former director of international programs office and Superior English as a Second Language Institute. Ph.D., University of Minnesota. M.A. degrees in linguistics and East Asian Studies from the University of Kansas. Extensive experience teaching abroad, particularly in China. Active in various progressive organizations, most notably Minnesota Break the Bonds, which seeks divestment of Israel bonds owned by the Minnesota State Board of Investment.

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End The Illegal Occupation of Palestine, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Biden--Israel--Empire The United States' long-standing unquestioning support for the state of Israel is well known. But the real reasons for this support are assiduously avoided.
Clear the way, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 13, 2023
It's the Empire, Stupid: Some Reflections on the US BDS Movement Changing US policy regarding Palestine or virtually every other international issue is a matter of seeing the US for what it is--an aggressive empire that tolerates no rival. Naïve views about the nature of the US lead to naïve views of how to change policy.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Thanks for Having Me! The recent habit of reporters' ending their reports with "Thanks for having me" is just one more indication of the degradation of news in the US. It panders to the power of media gatekeepers and blurs the lines between real news and social media.
Afghan Girl, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 29, 2021
From Starvation and Chaos to Power Hunger and chaos have been used in the past by the US to achieve regime change. The current situation in Afghanistan follows the pattern of Iraq and other cases. In order to change US policy its first necessary to recognize its true nature. .
How can I ever escape this stress?, From FlickrPhotos
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 30, 2020
Post-Trump Stress Disorder America's problems long predate Trump. The departure of Trump creates a kind of PTSD for establishment liberals and getting beyond it requires a process similar to what Vietnam veterans had to go through when they returned from Vietnam after witnessing or even participating in violence and atrocities.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Trump's Scariest Legacy--Joe Biden Once more Democrats have been successful in keeping the party firmly in the control of Wall Street and the security state. This article examines the tried-and-true methods they have applied yet again.
The US one-party system, From Uploaded
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 24, 2020
From Impeachment to Joe Biden--Missing the Target Neoliberal, neocon Wall Street Democrats have a stranglehold on the party; hence their obsession with ending the Sanders' candidacy. Hand-wringing about Trump, for all his evils, is merely time taken away from addressing the issues of how deeply dysfunctional America is.
The Glory of Ignorance, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 26, 2019
FreeDumb Is Not Free Embracing conventional myth and propaganda about the world beyond US borders is convenient and comfortable but comes at a high economic, political and social cost. Paying attention to the world and challenging the US Empire is the most urgent task facing the world today.
From youtube.com: The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick This event is also webcasting via Livestream: bit.ly/vietnam-war-film In a Columbia University forum, introduced by University President Lee C. Bollinger , From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 4, 2017
PBS Goes to Vietnam PBS has embarked on an 18-hour extravaganza on the US war in Vietnam claiming that it is an opportunity to take a fresh and possibly healing look at that difficult time. In fact, it is nothing but a rehash of past vague excuses and rationalizations for the war--something for everyone but nothing beyond the acceptable parameters of PBS corporate funders.
Nothing but static, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 14, 2015
Brian Williams--Just the Tip of the Iceberg Brian Williams certainly deserves criticism for playing fast and loose with the news. We can fact check him on what he said but what is to be done about the huge amounts of important information the he all all the media simply leave out due to self-censorship?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 31, 2015
The Peace Process that Never Produces Peace--States Have a Role to Play An effective way to bring the Palestine issue home is a campaign to divest Israel bonds on the state or local level. However, just as in the international realm, organizers should be prepared for serious challenges.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Obama on Cuba and North Korea--A Lesson in US Politics Barak Obama is a typical finger-in-the-wind politician. That's nothing new, but his reactions to the North Korea/Sony hacking and his new policy on Cuba tell us something about American political culture and the very narrow parameters in which it can operate.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 21, 2013
When Is Diversity Not Diversity? A critique of the notion that racially or gender-based diversity in public officials necessarily implies a diversity in ideas on the issues of the day. The former is desirable but the latter is what's really needed.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The reality of the US-Israel relationship The article reviews the reality of the US-Israel relationship and suggests concrete local action that can be taken.

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