cluster 17

Het blijft mij bezighouden, dat onderscheid tussen ‘links’ en ‘rechts’ in politieke zin. Eerder had ik het er al over dat in de doorsnee media zo makkelijk links en progressief worden gelijkgesteld, net zoals rechts en conservatief blijkbaar onderling verwisselbaar zijn. Gemakzucht, verwardheid en/of luiheid in het denken, vermoedde ik in 2017 (progressief – conservatief).… Lire la suite cluster 17


no nazi’s anymore

Azov Battalion drops neo-Nazi symbol exploited by Russian propagandists The new insignia features a golden trident, the Ukrainian national symbol worn by other regiments The Azov Battalion has removed a neo-Nazi symbol from its insignia that has helped perpetuate Russian propaganda about Ukraine being in the grip of far-right nationalism. At the unveiling of a… Lire la suite no nazi’s anymore


learning from israel

It still works: yelling ‘Antisemitism!’ as soon as the Israeli apartheid regime is being criticized. It works in Germany, it works in France, and most of all it works in the United States. One of the recent cases involves the City Council of Seattle. They voted down 5-4 a bill that would have prohibited the… Lire la suite learning from israel


invisible women

Being an old white male myself – and thus by definition an oppressor and exploiter of everyone and everything which is not old and white and male – I try to stay alert (not woke, please, not woke)to the experiences of (some) women by following Caroline Criado Perez’ website and newsletter Invisible Women. I write (some) women, since by far the largest part of the information on her website deals with the stories of well-situated, white or at least western women – while a great many women in this world aren’t even in the material situation to experience the concrete discriminations, contempt and fears she mentions. On the other hand of course, mutatis mutandis, the displays of supposed male superiority may well be universal, ubiquitous and structural.