Welcome to the first Radical Progressive Carnival, a place for people who self-define as feminist,anti-racist,queer,or who dedicate themselves to progressive politics in any manner and who hold a sincere and firm respect for humanity in all its forms.
This first carnival is a bit skimpy, but with some great stuff to read. Scatterbox at Steven Silver's provides an excellent post entitled,Changing business: More Media Coverning Fewer Stories,commenting on the shortcomings in the mainstream news media in covering important news stories and covering them accurately.It also discusses the diminishing number of owners of major news outlets and how this plays apart in the trend of more news outlets,less real coverage. Excellent assessment of the coverage of the Sago Mine Disaster.
My own submission here,On Listening to Cornel West and Toni Morrison is my analysis of a conversation had between Toni Morrison and Cornel West at an event sponsored by the Nation Institute and held at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. In this piece, I comment upon Morrison's assessment of violence as a tool for liberation in which I place her assessment up against the legacies of the South African freedom struggle, that of the Sandinistas in Latin America, and the rhetoric of June Jordan's revolutionary poem "Poem About My Rights."
I hope this first Radical Progressive Carnival is a success. I hope the reading material provided is enjoyable and I hope we all step away from the table having gained something that will help us be better human beings.