PRISM and the War on terror: towards perpetual war

“Arms, and the man I sing, who, forc’d by fate, And haughty Juno’s unrelenting hate, Expell’d and exil’d, left the Trojan shore.” –       Virgil, Aeneid. Is it a coincidence that the Aeneid, one of the founding texts of Western culture, the establishing myth of Rome, begins with the word ‘Arma’, or ‘arms’? Is war really…

Biopower and homophobia in Russia

“Men accept servility in order to acquire wealth; as if they could acquire anything of their own when they cannot even assert that they belong to themselves.” – Etienne De La Boétie Gays not allowed Gay people no longer seem welcomed even in the West. On the one hand, far right politicians like Geert Wilders…

Why nothing is done about climate change

Disaster is a natural part of my evolution, toward tragedy and dissolution.” – Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club These are apocalyptic times. We are already acquainted with the inconvenient truths concerning climate change. Pollution, overpopulation, deforestation, etc. are making Earth into a ticking time bomb. Yet even when the evidence is overwhelming and catastrophe certain, there…