Archive for December, 2012

Didactic SynCast #80: East Timor

You asked for it, you got it. Here is my presentation on East Timor, from soup to nuts. It’s a story of bloodshed, atrocity, suffering, oppression, resistance, nonviolent struggle, peace, and hope. It’s how I met my wife and why I am who I am today.

DS #80: East Timor

As you listen, you are encouraged to watch the following slideshow and YouTube clip:

  • East Timor Slideshow (The old SWF is broken, and this new PDF is different from the one I used in the audio recording, but it will have to do for now.)
  • 1991 Santa Cruz Protest (Start at 4:08)

When you’re done, please visit these websites:

Alan Watts: Who Are You?

What did you forget?

I’ve changed so many times since this morning, you see..

Didactic SynCast #79: Nuclear Fracking

This week I’m back with 77 minutes of news and perspectives on fracking, movies, gun violence, economics, and killer robots. Buckle up and tune in!

DS #79: Nuclear Fracking

Action of the Week: Fight Media Consolidation

Top 3 Links of the Week

Current Events



Killer Robots, Etc


B. Dolan: “Which Side Are You On?”

RIP Victoria Soto

From The Washington Post:

“[Victoria Soto] put herself between the gunman and the children,” said Wiltsie, a police officer. “Her instincts as a teacher kicked in.”

Like Liviu Librescu, Ms. Soto represents the ultimate test of a loving teacher — the willingness to sacrifice your life for your students. If I were ever placed in such a circumstance (heaven forbid), I hope to have the same courage and ability.

Jasiri X: Real Gangstas

Jasiri X has done a lot of good work making hip-hop about important issues. Here’s a new track from him about the most powerful gangsters in the world today: