Assange, political prisoner

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Here’s an interview by Pilger with Assange, who, by the way, is a political prisoner of US+UK+Sweden, and lives for the last 4 years in a 40 msq prisonasylum offered by Ecuador. Just so you all may sleep well. Obama, you “should be rooting” for this guy, word, you can at least put a definite […]

democracy, freedom and all that

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

We all heard these words: democracy, freedom, society, state; but do we have a common understanding of them? Here’s a suggestion: 1. Democracy. We can’t have it where some people (say, 1%) are thousand times more powerful than others. A democracy is meaningless if individual people’s powers are incomparable to one another, so a universal […]

three heroes in one place

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

It’s important to know at least some of your contemporary heroes, here they are: Julian Assange, Amy Goodman, Slavoj Žižek, together on DemocracyNow. They talk about the nature of the “democracy” you’re living in. Here’s the continuation, on the Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Bank of America and Western Union, performing a months-long economic blockade on Wikileaks, […]

assange at democracy now

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Here’s a one hour interview with Julian Assange at Democracy Now!, dated 31 Dec. 2010.

the authoritarians

Monday, September 27th, 2010

My advocacy for various things will startle some readers, since people often think professors should stay in their ivory towers and “be above it all” (or at least “out of it”). But I think, to the contrary, that professors have an obligation to speak what they believe to be the truth, especially when they see […]

our heroes

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

There are heroes among us, living, acting, today. Some of them are forced to stay anonymous because of your tacit acceptance of aggressive and unconstitutional government practices (through paying taxes without checking who’s doing what on those money). But some of our heroes are in the open, on a limb, to stand against what we […]

on democracy, property and freedom

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Have you ever watched a “free market” clone on TV telling you that democracy builds on property, the rule of law etc.? Let’s take a look into what that means. A recent study shows how the wealth is distributed in the U.S.A.: in 2007, 80% of the population owns 15% of what’s to be owned, […]

No, You Can’t

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

After the recent vote on the ‘healthcare reform’, there’s no doubt left in my mind that there’s no notable difference between the ‘democrats’ and the ‘republicans’. Both are just groups representing the interests of monopolies in this country. As if the public does not exist. This is no democracy, just who the hell are you […]

thoughts on the G-20 protests in Pittsburgh

Friday, September 25th, 2009

I only joined three public protests in my life. The first protest was happening in February 1987, socialist Romania, under the dictatorship of Ceaușescu, in the city of Iași, a spontaneous protest ran by some (a few hundred) of the “Al.I.Cuza” University and “Ghe. Asachi” Politechnical Institute students, asking for a better administration of local […]

social freedom and individual wealth

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Humans will always cherish freedom, one basic reason for that is, for example, that I don’t want anybody else to tell me what to do when I think that my personal experience is enough. But if my personal experience happens to be cheating, manipulating and, thus, exploiting other people, then that kind of freedom is […]