Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

  • Protesters at Occupy Wall Street

    An Artificial Protest: Occupy Wall Street

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    The American media has been awash with jubilant exaltations of Occupy Wall Street (OWS). However, despite many claims, the movement is not a transformative revolutionary force. While indubitably there is a small core that is committed to dramatic, even revolutionary, change, they are not representative of most Americans, or even, […]

  • "Movimiento por la Paz con Justicia y Dignidad"

    It´s all about real social cohesion!

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    Everything started in August 2008 when all kinds of Mexicans flooded the Zócalo -the main square in the historic center of Mexico City –  with thousands of lit candles in a mass demonstration of their unease. The assassination of the son of Alejandro Marti – a renowned Mexican businessman – […]

  • Mexico, the Green Child

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    A dark layer of fog covers the city, but don’t worry, there’s no catastrophe, it’s just a normal day in Mexico City. Today the mountains are hidden behind that gray fog. Maybe tomorrow when the rain temporally removes that coat of pollution,  you’ll be able to see them on the […]

  • 9-11 and the Political Use of Fear

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    Of all the myriad consequences of September 11, 2001, among the most distasteful was the jolt of fear it gave to the American body politic. For years thereafter, politicians would regularly act with the understanding that my being more fearful was in their interest. Even though the majority of the […]

  • 9/11: The Genesis of a New Political Consciousness

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    September 11, 2001 began as a normal day; Americans hurried through their routines, heading to school or work. There was little evidence that the events that would transpire over the next few hours would dramatically alter the political consciousness of the nation. And yet, the personal experiences of that day […]