FROM BLACK AGENDA Report, an online journal:
"Barack Obama's candidacy for president reveals critical fissures in the historical African American worldview, forcing black citizens and activists to make a choice: Will we support a cosmetic change in regime
that is no more than skin-deep—endorsing the ruling structure because it has a black face—or continue on the long journey to self-determination, true social democracv
and peace. Obama, the political twin of Hillary Clinton and the corporate Democratic Leadership Council her husband helped found, is determined to liquidate black politics as an independent force in the United States, having already proclaimed, 'There is no black America.'"
FROM BLOG COMMENTS
concerning a British man who was convicted of disturbing the peace and
added to a sex offenders reg-
iistry when a janitor unlocked the man's hotel room door and
found him engaged in a sex act with his bicycle: "I am more disturbed by the sheriff's ruling than the act of having sex with a bike."
FROM A STATEMENT released by a consortium of British nonprofits and the teachers union, insisting U.K. students receive sex education and citing the correlation between increased sex education and lower teen birth rates over the past two decades: "We believe that all children and young people are entitled to receive sex and relationships education as part of the statutory provision of personal, social, health and economic education in schools. No school should be able to opt out of delivering good sex and relationships education to its pupils (including primary schools, faith schools and academies), which should be taught throughout a pupil's time in education."
FROM THE PAMPHLET
Against Bosses, Against Oligarchies, a series of interviews with Richard Rorty, published by Prickly Paradigm Press: "My feeling is that there's been a tacit collaboration between right and left in changing the subject from money to culture. If I were the Republican oligarchy, I would want a left that spent all its time thinking about matters of group iden-
tity rather than about wages and hours.... I think nothing is going to happen until you can get the masses to stop think ing of the bureaucrats as the enemy and start thinking of the bosses as the enemy."