Against the Grain

Against the Grain – December 30, 2003

The US occupation of Iraq got some people wondering whether old-style colonialism is back. But many residents of Guam and the other Mariana islands aren’t wondering; they’ve considered themselves colonial subjects for decades. Documentary filmmakers Amy Robinson and Cinta Kaipat describe efforts at self- determination and sustainability.


Against the Grain

Against the Grain – December 10, 2003

What happens to human motivations, values and desires in capitalist societies? What attitudes and beliefs arise that help to perpetuate commodity-dominated systems? Both Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud were interested in the unconscious; can any of the latter’s insights be integrated into Marxist theory? Social theorist Richard Lichtman has devoted years of research to such … Continued


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