• Deena Stryker commented on the diary post Watch Schooling the World, Stop Schooling the World by David Swanson.

    2014-11-19 10:06:41View | Delete

    This is where it’s at. Thank you, David. I recommend Pankai Mishra’s ‘From the Ruins of Empire’ and Serge Latouche’s ‘No Growth’, for starters.

  • Deena Stryker commented on the diary post Fall of the Berlin Wall Twenty-Five Years Later by Deena Stryker.

    2014-11-10 06:49:31View | Delete

    Thank you, Wendy, for that link. History moves so fast that I don’t have time to browse past remembrances, but it’s interesting to me that these are Wikileaks docs, which I had never seen.
    :)

  • Deena Stryker commented on the diary post Fall of the Berlin Wall Twenty-Five Years Later by Deena Stryker.

    2014-11-09 06:20:39View | Delete

    It looks like you still believe in fundamental differences between turds.

  • Deena Stryker commented on the diary post Fall of the Berlin Wall Twenty-Five Years Later by Deena Stryker.

    2014-11-09 06:19:30View | Delete

    I don’t think “all of Germany” is nervous about events in Ukraine – except for the harm the US-imposed European sanctions againt Russia is doing. On RT, German businessmen have repeatedly been shown to be very unhappy about the sanctions. And I believe most Germans, like Merkel, are grateful for the role Gorby played in [...]

  • Deena Stryker commented on the diary post Fall of the Berlin Wall Twenty-Five Years Later by Deena Stryker.

    2014-11-09 06:14:44View | Delete

    I totally agree with all of your very insightful comments.

  • Deena Stryker commented on the diary post Fall of the Berlin Wall Twenty-Five Years Later by Deena Stryker.

    2014-11-09 06:11:19View | Delete

    I don’t think many here agree with you when you put Gorby and Yeltsin in the same sack.

  • Deena Stryker commented on the diary post Fall of the Berlin Wall Twenty-Five Years Later by Deena Stryker.

    2014-11-08 16:01:28View | Delete

    Surprise!

  • Deena Stryker commented on the diary post Fall of the Berlin Wall Twenty-Five Years Later by Deena Stryker.

    2014-11-08 11:13:54View | Delete

    Thanks for your comment.

  • Deena Stryker wrote a new diary post: Fall of the Berlin Wall Twenty-Five Years Later

    2014-11-08 09:14:08View | Delete

    ThumbnailThis is a remaining section of the Berlin Wall, now used as an open air piece of art.I wasn’t there, but I foresaw its happening in a book entitled ‘Une autre Europe, un autre Monde’ , begun in 1983 and rejected by every major publisher in Paris between 1985 and 1989, as I revised it to [...]

  • Deena Stryker wrote a new diary post: From Berlin to Kobani – and Ebola

    2014-10-14 10:56:13View | Delete

    There is no direct link between the two stories in this week’s headlines, but they share the fact that a year ago, most people had never heard of either, thanks to the media’s reluctance to cover the big picture. Even when ‘stories’ (sic) grow exponen-tially in prominence, this does not result in any significant background [...]

  • Deena Stryker commented on the diary post Baghdadi’s Pitch by Deena Stryker.

    2014-10-09 06:42:02View | Delete

    Marym, There is bound to be a lot of false reporting in a sitution as troubled as that of ISIS. I’m sorry that I dont’ hav time to go back over previous threads – the Kurds today require attention! As for ‘madrassas’ they are not ‘schools’ in the common sense of the word, because they [...]

  • Deena Stryker wrote a new diary post: Baghdadi’s Pitch

    2014-10-07 05:49:38View | Delete

    The American Sunday talk shows alternate between discussing ISIS and the ebola epidemic, however none of those I caught mentioned the latest news about ISIS, which is that the Pakistani Taliban have pledged allegiance to it. During this past week much of the ISIS focus has been on the fear of jihadis returning to their [...]

  • Deena Stryker commented on the diary post Ships Passing in the Night by Deena Stryker.

    2014-10-05 15:53:29View | Delete

    Very interesting piece you linked you, that partly echoes what Dave Lindorff has been arguing on Opednews -but in a more balanced way that recognizes the role played by the NED.

  • Deena Stryker commented on the diary post Ships Passing in the Night by Deena Stryker.

    2014-10-05 15:49:19View | Delete

    Alas…..

  • Deena Stryker wrote a new diary post: Ships Passing in the Night

    2014-10-05 11:22:42View | Delete

    ThumbnailColorful post-it wall filled with wishes for a brighter Hong Kong #umbrellarevolution #occupyhkThe latest street campaign for democracy is taking place in Hong Kong, which is a unique case. Here are some excerpts from the Wikipedia article to set the stage: (This Chinese peninsula) became a colony of the British Empire after the First Opium War (1839–42). As a result [...]

  • Deena Stryker commented on the diary post The Great White Lie by Deena Stryker.

    2014-10-02 09:37:06View | Delete

    Are you disputing his contention that ISIS – for whatever reasons – has popular support in many Muslim countries, which is what my article is about?

  • Deena Stryker commented on the diary post The Great White Lie by Deena Stryker.

    2014-10-01 11:21:04View | Delete

    Thanks for this info. Whatever Tamimi’s reasons for becoming a fellow at Pipes’ institute – or any other – his information is probably credible. I did not mean to promote Richard Pipes, of whom I have the lowest of opinions.

  • Deena Stryker commented on the diary post The Great White Lie by Deena Stryker.

    2014-10-01 11:16:56View | Delete

    You are right, they are not very different from Christian extremists.

  • Deena Stryker wrote a new diary post: The Great White Lie

    2014-10-01 06:59:11View | Delete

    I must have been six or seven years old when I first heard the words ‘white lie’. My mother explained that it was ok to tell a lie to spare someone’s feelings. At present a gigantic white lie is being perpetrated on the American people. The government warns that the war against Islamic terrorism will [...]

  • Deena Stryker commented on the diary post Of Terrorists and Referendums by Deena Stryker.

    2014-09-29 10:11:28View | Delete

    I’m glad you reminded us about that. But if it happens, I don’t think war will be included in the subjects referenda (ums?) can address.

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