Posts Tagged ‘Capitalism’

Silicon Valley and Star Wars

Don’t tell Silicon Valley, but Star Wars still thinks military technology is useless. George Lucas’ Star Wars was notoriously disenchanted, even critical, of technology’s ability to improve the world. That is, the technology used as a weapon. The Death Star in A New Hope stood in for our own Atom bomb. It was a product of the Empire’s…

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Thanksgiving “His”- story: Whose Story?

THANKSGIVING “HIS”-STORY: WHO’S STORY?   This past weekend, I attended a community fundraising event at La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley. This vibrant venue promotes social justice, arts participation, and intercultural understanding. The event I attended, Thangs Taken: Rethinking Thanksgiving, brought together artist, activist, and community to acknowledge the genocide of ten to thirty million Native Americans and…

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