UM clergy, local churches join in Occupy protests #occupytheology

From the United Methodist Reporter: The Rev. Paige Eaves, pastor of Crescenta Valley UMC in Montrose, Calif., acknowledged she hesitated about getting involved in Occupy Los Angeles, “trying to figure out what the message of the movement was and if I could align myself with it as a clergyperson.” But soon she had concluded affirmatively. “It is obvious to me Continue Reading

NPR should get a Pulitzer for this by @davewiner

Dave Winer highlights what ALL JOurnalists shoudl be doing with claims such as the fictions that the GOP is floating about through their drones. They’ve repeatedly been claiming that taxing small business owners prevents jobs from being created. They asked the Republicans for names of small business people they could interview that would confirm what they say. How many did they Continue Reading

Latest Amazon Shipment

Got 3 new books this past week: Reading the Cavanaugh book, Being Consumed, right now. First chapter talks about what constitutes economic “freedom”, and it is much more than the simple absence of coercion. He even takes Milton Friedman to task for his ignoring the telos of economic freedom, which ends up making such a “free market capitalist fundamentalist” view Continue Reading

The End Results Called Friedmanism

In a TIME interview, Naomi Klein explains the connection between Chicago-School style economics and the rise of “Disaster Capitalism” in the Southern Cone countries. Milton Friedman is held up as really the guru of the modern global market. But my view on Friedman is, I don’t think it’s his fault in the sense that the role he played was more Continue Reading

Outstanding Closing to The Shock Doctrine

It appeals to / points out the hope in all of this:  the coming together of the victims ,  and the joining of their resistance by people who “work for their right to be a part of a communal recovery”……. New Orleans: And, with the dispossession by corporations and public private partnerships in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Continue Reading