Agitate: Oily Capitalism

How did we get here? The picture to the right has become an icon of corporate malfeasance, greed and profound ambivalence for the stewardship of the commons as well as the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. So as we watch the billowing columns of crude flowing uncontrolled into one of America's greatest (and... Continue Reading →

A Time to Imagine

You may say that I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one Every year around this time I like to abandon my sociological imagination and just use my...…um…...normal imagination to describe my hopes and dreams for the coming year. These dreams are not necessarily grounded in the most current research, but I like to... Continue Reading →

What Nobel Peace Prize?

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Health Care is a Right!

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A Larger Fishbowl! (An Agitate Commentary)

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Reflecting on Torture: But Nothing More

v:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} b:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Many liberals are expressing concern over the Obama Administration’s disappointing position      regarding torture. On one hand the  administration appears to be coming clean on the Bush Administration’s legal acrobatics around the torture   issue. The release of the now infamous torture memos and the endless stream of information... Continue Reading →

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