Showing posts from December, 2015

Why are men stronger than women? The answer may surprise you | Mickey Z.

Dec. 29, 2015 Recently, a group of Aymara women amazed the world by doing something unexpected. They not only took on the 19,974-foot high Huayna Potosi Mountain in Bolivia but did so while dressed like, um… well, women (read: traditional Aymara clothing). This got me thinking about the carved-in-stone “reality” that the vast majority of men are supposedly bigger, faster, and stronger than the vast majority of women.  We’ve all heard the immutable biological factors -- skeletal structure, testosterone , lung capacity, etc . -- but absent from most discussions is the possibility that a social construct like, I don’t know, maybe patriarchy is playing a role. Could our beliefs be causing us to make girls smaller, slower, and less powerful? In a 2009 Newsweek article , Sharon Begley wrote about a study in which mothers were asked to estimate how steep a slope their 11-month-olds could crawl down. “Moms of boys got it right to within 1 degree,” Begley explained


December Edition On “Speaking Truth to Empire” on KFCF 88.1 Free Speech Radio for Central California Dan Yaseen interviews Kevin Barrett , a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, he is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror. He is Host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO , a weekly LIVE call in radio show. He also has appeared on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.  CLICK TO LISTEN

10 Ways to Change the World in 2016! | Mickey Z.

Mickey Z. -- World News Trust Dec. 21, 2015 1. Wear a " Black Lives Matter " t-shirt  2. Focus on privileged, individual lifestyle choices   3. Blame Donald Trump and look down your nose at his supporters 4. Memes! ALL the memes! 5. Change your Facebook profile picture on a crisis-by-crisis basis 6. Become one of them male-inclusive feminists   7. Join a trustworthy group , especially if they have cool matching t-shirts 8. Drive a hybrid SUV Beijing traffic jam. Credit: basykes. Wiki Commons. (CC BY 2.0) 9. Chant for peace in your yoga class 10. Vote for a Democrat   Bonus Pro Tip: Never, ever , under any circumstances should you dare name the problem . (Leave that task to the experts .) Mickey Z. is the author of 13 books, most recently   Occupy these Photos: NYC Activism Through a Radical Lens . Until the laws are changed or

Breast Cancer Messed with the Wrong Chick by Cindy Sheehan

Dede Miller Beating Cancer Everyday Near the end of April 2015, I found out by an email message from my sister, friend, and peace comrade Dede Miller that she had a lump on her right breast (the size of 1/2 a tennis ball) that had erupted and bled copiously. Dede lived in L.A. County with our brother who rushed her to the ER when her lump began to hemorrhage.  Through subsequent tests and doctor visits, she was diagnosed with (at that point) Stage 3 "triple-negative" breast cancer (TNB). Triple-negative breast cancer is rare for Dede's age and race, but is more common in young women of color. "Triple-negative" refers to the fact that there are no hormone (progesterone, estrogen, HER 2) receptors and does not respond to the prevailing treatment option for women whose breast cancer is hormonal. The more research I did on TNBC, the more depressed I became. Also, Stage 3 is not a good stage to begin treatment with. Also, I was dismayed to learn that Dede

The Force Slumbers (SOAPBOX PODCAST 12/20/15)

CINDY SHEEHAN'S SOAPBOX  December 20, 2015 GUEST: ANTHONY FREDA TOPIC: Dick Statue and Hypocrisy of Democrats BEST DICK CONTEST BY ANTHONY FREDA   Anthony's Website Anthony designed the cover for my book (available now): The Obama Files: Chronicles of an Award Winning War Criminal  Anthony and Cindy at Occupy Peace ************************************************* Dear Friends, The Soapbox will be entering it's 8th year of existence in January! The overriding theme has been the hypocrisy of the "left" and the abdication of movements in being just as critical and organized against the many crimes of the Obama regime--which changed nothing significantly from the Bush abomination. Imagine a situation where 100 people are in a room and one person is being a jackass and causing all kinds of woe for the other 99--would 99 people allow the one to rampage over them? I doubt it--yet the 99% will not effectiv

Trump Not Wrong When He Said That Hillary “Has Killed Hundreds of Thousands of People”

By Claire Bernish December 14, 2015   ( ANTIMEDIA ) Donald Trump may be known for many things, but mincing words certainly isn’t one of them. While most of his inflammatory remarks — including an outright entry ban for all Muslims attempting to immigrate — have most of the U.S., if not the world, up in arms, his latest accusation that Hillary Clinton “has killed hundreds of thousands of people” might be closer to the truth than many people realize. Hillary is a war hawk of the highest order, and as Tru mp pointed pointed out, her record as Secretary of State under Obama evidenced the transformation of that hawkish attitude into prolific opportunity . In 2011, the U.S. invaded Libya using its favorite, tired ‘humanitarian’ excuse — and Hillary helped make it happen, becoming a “strong advocate” for intervention, as the Washington Post reported . But military intervention had little to do with compassion for an oppressed populace, and far more to do

The Secret Behind Donald Trump’s Popularity | Mickey Z.

  2011 in Washington, D.C. Credit: Gage Skidmore. Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Mickey Z. -- World News Trust Dec. 13, 2015 What if I told you about a nativist rally in which a charismatic white man drew a massive crowd of avid followers, using hate speech to whip them into a racist frenzy before pledging to cleanse America of a foreign threat -- all while 1,300 local policemen stood guard outside the building?  You’re probably thinking: Trump . However, the particular event I refer to took place on Feb. 20, 1939, at Madison Square Garden where 22,000 frenzied members of the German-American Bund cheered Fritz Kuhn as he stood before a 30-foot high portrait of George Washington flanked by black swastikas, leading them in a chant of “Free Amerika!”  A U.S. citizen who served in the German Army during WWI, Kuhn stirred up his loyal supporters by “explaining” how both Lenin and J. P. Morgan were Jewish and Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s real name was “Rosenfeld.”

The Liberal Democrat Presidential Candidate Quiz: #FeelTheBern Edition | Mickey Z.

Photo: Gage Skidmore. (CC BY-SA 3.0) Mickey Z. -- World News Trust Dec. 9, 2015 Greetings Presidential Elections Fans: Below are brief excerpts from seven different speeches by seven different candidates over the past 25 or 30 years. All seven candidates were deemed “liberal” or “progressive” by the corporate media and the malleable voting public.  Without using a search engine, can any of you dedicated lefty types identify the candidates or even tell these speeches apart? Could one of these snippets actually be the words of your latest savior, Bernie Sanders ? Okay, Sandernistas, here we go!  1. “All of us know what those challenges are today -- a war with no end, a dependence on oil that threatens our future, schools where too many children aren't learning, and families struggling paycheck to paycheck despite working as hard as they can. We know the challenges. We've heard them. We've talked about them for years.”