After a vibrant life, Joe Bageant died on March 27 following a four-month struggle with cancer. He was 64. Joe is survived by his wife, Barbara, his three children, Timothy, Patrick and Elizabeth, and thousands of friends and admirers. He is also survived by his work and ideas. According to Joe’s wishes, he will be cremated. His family will hold a private memorial service.
Here’s his last post, on January 4, 2011, announcing his cancer.
Some Fight Back
A Review of Joe Bageant’s Rainbow Pie: A Redneck Memoir
By Michael Donnelly
This book is all about the post WWII shift from Maw and Pap’s agrarian democracy to the urban-dominated/techno/bureaucratic/ military/security/consumer Empire of today, showing how that shift and the resulting class stratification has led us to the brink of economic and ecological collapse, writes Donnelly.
Posted in Art, Books, Music & Film, Economy Economics, Environment, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Healthcare, Labor, Land Grab
Tagged agrarian democracy, agribiz, biotechnology, CAFOs, corporatism, eco-destruction, economics, Environment, factory farms, factory foods, health crisis, joe bageant, Labor, Monsanto, rainbow pie a redneck memoir, subsistence
Please see info about ordering my new book, Courage Grows Strong at the Wound, following this week’s column.
By Robert C. Koehler
The easy violence of empire washes over everything. It washes into our psyches.
I’m thinking about this in connection with the juxtaposition of anniversaries this week: Martin Luther King Day; President Eisenhower’s farewell address to the nation in 1961, in which he sounded the warning about the military-industrial complex; and George H.W. Bush’s bombing campaign that launched the Gulf War in 1991, pounding not only Saddam (our kill ratio was 1,000-to-1) but also the so-called “Vietnam Syndrome” and America’s post-modernist antipathy to war, thus re-energizing . . . the military-industrial complex.
Posted in Bioweaponry, Environment, Military, Obama and Company, Religion Spirituality, Resistance, War and Peace
Tagged beyond vietnam, eco-destruction, martin luther king, neverending war, racism