How We Stay Blind to the Story of Power

by Jonathan Cook edited by O Society Feb 28, 2020 If there is one thing which drives me to write, it is the urgent need for all of us to start understanding power. Power is the force which shapes almost everything about our lives and our deaths. There can be no more important issue. Understanding … Continue reading How We Stay Blind to the Story of Power

Here They Come Again: New Democrats Prove Their Loyalty to Neoliberalism & Trump

Over the past few years, I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klan member, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to 'order' than to … Continue reading Here They Come Again: New Democrats Prove Their Loyalty to Neoliberalism & Trump

How Come So Many Kids Lose Faith and Don’t Believe in Our Society?

On spirituality, anti-intellectualism, and existential struggle by Gail Post edited by O Society Feb 15, 2020 A troubling online comment highlights the complicated intersection between spirituality and science. Written by a family after touring an air and space museum, they proudly announce their children's response to depictions of the solar system's formation. "We let it go in one … Continue reading How Come So Many Kids Lose Faith and Don’t Believe in Our Society?

Whatever He Wants

What kind of spectacle is the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump? by Fintan O'Toole edited by O Society Feb 10, 2020 In its opening days, the audience was given two wildly different but equally bathetic prompts as to how we should see it. We were invited by two central figures to understand it, on … Continue reading Whatever He Wants

Even Iron Man Rusts

header image: my ticket stub from Ozzy Osborne tour with opening act Metallica circa 1986 by O Society Jan 20, 2020 https://youtu.be/pfTPr0eG8Og Back in the day, one the first shows I ever saw live was Ozzy from the third row. In those days, the colesium floor was covered in steel folding chairs, which we stood … Continue reading Even Iron Man Rusts

Weaponizing Fascism for Democracy

https://youtu.be/eq9yst4W-6c The Beginning Go back to the end of World War II — to the days when the weaponization of nationalism was just beginning to crystalize as an American foreign policy strategy. by Yasha Levine edited by O Society Jan 24, 2020 Immigrants as a Weapon argues America has done more to promote the far-right around the … Continue reading Weaponizing Fascism for Democracy

Your online activity is now effectively a virtual social ‘credit score’

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison takes a photo op in the outback with massive anthropogenic fire victims by Violet Blue edited by O Society Jan 19, 2020 Kaylen Ward's Twitter fundraiser for the Australian bushfire relief ended. The Los Angeles-based model says she raised $1 million (by comparison Jeff Bezos donated $690,000). At the start of Ms. … Continue reading Your online activity is now effectively a virtual social ‘credit score’