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Social Justice Issues in the
InterMountain West and the World
written and edited by Craig Rock
(Photo by Lewis Hine on child labor in the U.S, 1911, Library of Congress, click to enlarge. For more collection photos, follow instructions on the SJ Prose, Poetry and Photography Page.)_______________________________________________________________________________
An article worth saving
Written by Henry Giroux, featured by Bill Moyers orginally posted by TruthOut
in the Post-Orwellian Surveillance State
A great article on how government surveillance affects our personal and public actions. "Surveillance, in any land where it is ubiquitous and inescapable, generates distrust and divisions among its citizens, curbs their readiness to speak freely to each other, and diminishes their willingness to even dare to think freely." (quote by Ariel Dorfman.)
JUNE 19, 2014
REMEMBER PROMISES OF MORE LEISURE TIME
AND THE END OF THE COLD WAR
Once upon a time not so long ago, there was a cold war between the Soviet Union and the United States. Billions were spent on nuclear weapons on both sides. While the armaments industries became rich in the free world, the Soviet economy went under. The country was split up, and the cold war came to an abrupt end. Everyday Americans relaxed for awhile thinking that the American dream would come true and all this extra money and resources would solve the major problems of the day. Colleges around the country offered majors in leisure studies so that Americans could use their extra time creatively. After all, we would have 4 hour work days.
Read this interesting interview with anthropologist David Graeber on who actually was rewarded.
Social Justice Art Show & Forum Series Ends
To see coverage of previous forums connected to the Las Vegas Social Justice Art Show, click here.
To see examples of art from the recent Social Justice Art Show, Looking the Other Way, in Las Vegas, click here.
Art on the left created by street graffiti artist named Mogul.
of Human Rights
Social Justice Photography To view this ongoing project, link here.