The Kiss List
A Kiss List is the opposite of a hit list. It’s definitely not a list of blogs I follow or links to good sites. It’s more of a must-read, must-see encouragement. Just being good is not good enough to make it to The Kiss List.
It will be updated regularly.
The Story of Stuff (video)
An education in 20 minutes. This video will fill a big empty space on your knowledge shelf. After seeing this, you’ll probably want to see The Story of Bottled Water, The Story of Cap & Trade, The Story of Change and any other “story” in this series.
The General’s Son (video)
What does the son of one of Israel’s most famous general’s have to tell us? Plenty. This one-hour video can hardly be accused of being anti-semetic.
Linh Dinh Blog
Wanna see the real USA today? Visit its towns, sit in its taverns, walk its streets, ride its buses and talk to its people everywhere? Follow Linh Dinh! He’ll show you the America that don’t appear on TV, in the magazines or the news reports. And in case you doubt what he tells you, he has the photos to back it up. Lots of photos. We probably don’t deserve him. He’s that good.
Michael Parenti Blog
Politics, history, religion, whatever. Books, talks, videos and articles. Michael is one of the giant intellectuals of our times. I’ve never read anything by him that hasn’t freshened my vision. Go!
David Rovics (Music)
Every generation produces singers of the people. David is at the front of these times. Listen to When I’m Elected President for starters. Then try out some of the other videos and download one of his albums. Your walks will become a new experience with David coming through you earphones.
The Keiser Report (youTube shows)
It’s the economy, stupid. Max reports every week about the criminals and frauds behind the world economy.
He’s wild and funny and deadly serious.
Classified Woman -The Sibel Edmonds Story (Book)
My choice for the book of the year. 102 people have rated this book so far on Amazon and there’s not a speck of white on the five-star rating.
Sibel is a hell-fire whistle-blower who blasts towers of myths about the secret services, the judicial processes and the government itself in the USA.
A People’s History of the United States – Howard Zinn (Book)
If you haven’t read this book, you can’t claim to be well read. This book should be the main text of all study groups hoping to build a better world. It’s not merely a people’s history, it’s a people’s education.
Kill Anything That Moves – Nick Turse (Book)
The story of America’s war on Vietnam. Turse clears the fog and rips aside the curtains on the official accounts. He takes us right to the home of the beast of war and shows us the nature of genuine evil. You can start with Chris Hedges’ review or read an excerpt directly Kill Anything…
All Things Censored – Mumia Abu-Jamal (Book)
From the darkness of a cell on death row comes a radiant intelligence shining on life.
Mumia’s experience turns a spotlight on the lawless and racial American judicial system. Those with a pathos for truth and justice will boil with indignation.
An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire – Arundhati Roy (Book)
Ms. Roy is one of the best political writers of our times. She gets my vote for the best, but it doesn’t matter. She’s sharp, clear and poetic. Read any one of her 15 books to energize your mind with knowledge and a passion for justice.
“To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.” (from, The Cost of Living)
Born With a Junk Food Deficiency – Martha Rosenberg (Book)
Martha exposes the nature of Big Pharma and Big Food. Compared to these beasts the worst terrorists in the world appear to be kittens and puppies. Let’s put it this way, what’s a quick beheading compared to infecting someone with a long term sickness (costing everything you own) leading to death. And what’s more terrifying than not being able to trust your doctor, your medicine or the food you eat. I wouldn’t believe Martha for a second if her book wasn’t so well documented.