- Los Angeles, California,
- December 31
- Professor of Sociology
- Cal Poly Pomona
- Author of Globalization and the Demolition of Society; Co-Editor/Author of Impeach the President: the Case Against Bush and Cheney, World Can't Wait Steering Committee Member, co-author of "Crimes Are Crimes, No Matter Who Does Them" statement, dog and fruit tree lover. Published poet.
Winner of the Alfred R. Lindesmith Award, Project Censored Award and the Nation Magazine's Most Valuable Campaign Award.
Punahou and Harvard Honor Graduate. Ph.D. in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz.
An archive of close to 500 postings of mine can be found at my blogspot blog, Dennis Loo, link below.
I publish regularly at dennisloo.com, worldcantwait.net (link below) and also at OpEd News and sometimes at Counterpunch.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Reaping What You Sow: the
Radical Right and Fascist
October 12, 2013 04:34PM
- Reasonable Doubt? Jury
Nullification & Unrealized
August 02, 2013 12:42AM
- Juror B 29, Maddy: "He got
away with murder."
July 26, 2013 03:03PM
- The Zimmerman Trial Jurors &
Invisibility of Racism
July 21, 2013 02:36PM
- A "Fair Trial?" Trayvon and
the Virulence of Racism
July 16, 2013 02:45AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
Yep, I'm a
Pun grad. Don't get the
Chicago Woodlawn reference
altho if it…”
October 13, 2013 05:02PM
Tea Partiers (who hate being
called Tea Baggers, by the
October 13, 2013 01:31PM
days of the Tea Party are
different in some ways
October 13, 2013 01:04PM
seeing the death of the Right.
We are seeing an
October 13, 2013 11:36AM
- “An unfolding situation,
fraught with disinformation,
volatility. I had no
September 17, 2013 04:37PM
Dennis Loo's Links
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ABC News, reporting on the upheavals in Wisconsin as Gov. Scott Walker declares war on state employees, cites NJ Governor Chris Christie's similar vows:
"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made clear this week that he wants to 'separate the teachers from the union.'
"'We have built a system…… Read full post »
We hail your determination, your collective strength, your passion, and your bravery. We mourn the deaths of the more than 300 who fell in the course of this great struggle and celebrate what they committed themselves to in the face of tremendous danger. You and the people of… Read full post »
and have chortled that the people will simply accept injustices and learn to love it, roared that the high and mighty will always get their way, argued that the populace are no more than objects to be manipulated and happy as clams with their consumer goods or with the cast offs… Read full post »
The Egyptian people are waking up, inspired by the people of Tunisia, who were in turn catalyzed by Wikileaks’ revelations. They are shaking the world, with many tens of thousands in Yemen, Lebanon, Gaza, Jordan, Albania and perhaps elsewhere also casting away their fears and taking to t… Read full post »
Join the National Day of Action on Tuesday January 25, 2011
In December 2010, under the direction of U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, the FBI delivered nine new subpoenas in Chicago to anti-war and Palestine solidarity activists. Patrick Fitzgerald’s office is ordering the nine to a… Read full post »
FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting), an excellent resource by the way, posted an article by Steve Rendall on January 9, 2011 entitled "Beck: Murder Fantasies are Funny."
The article begins:
"Glenn Beck has expressed on-air desires to strangle Michael Moore with his own… Read full post »
Sarah “Cross-Hairs” Palin has been justifiably taking heat for her targeting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Ms. “Reload” and the rightwing are irrefutably responsible for this heinous assassination and attempted assassination of public officials. Their thinly disg… Read full post »
There is a scene in the 1997 film “The Devil’s Advocate” starring Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino and Charlize Theron based on the Andrew Neiderman novel that speaks to the war over Wikileaks now raging.
Mary Ann Lomax (Charlize Theron) goes clothes shopping with two… Read full post »
How fine a society is this?
Let's take stock, shall we? Our august leaders are such a wonderful lot. They range from AG Eric Holder (who can't seem to find a reason to prosecute self-confessed torturers such as Bush and Cheney) but who declares that he will find a way… Read full post »
It has come to this: people such as Julian Assange and Wikileaks are criminals and “high tech terrorists” because they are heroically and in grave danger of their lives releasing documents stamped “SECRET” thereby revealing the grotesque lies being told by our governm… Read full post »
Just a quick observation:
Ironically, for the same reason that Cleveland now hates LeBron - the way that he left them (not the fact of his leaving) in his utterly heartless kiss off, "The Decision"- James also could torch the Cavs in the recent highly anticipated game between the Heat and… Read full post »
Photos are from The Daily Mail, England as part of their story, "Burning with anger: London streets in flames again as 25,000 go on rampage in new student fees riot," November 24, 2010.
The second photo above is from the protests outside the Foreign… Read full post »
The start of the Breeder's Cup Classic was painful to watch. Zenyatta always comes out slowly, like a freight train that is just getting moving, but this time she was so slow that it looked like something was wrong with her. Oh no, not another terrible injury in horseracing!
Her… Read full post »
Please read my previous posting if you haven't already, as an accompaniment to this post.
I use the Stanford Prison Experiment in my classes to illustrate the "false attribution fallacy": the notion that the actions of individuals in any social setting involving a group or groups of people… Read full post »
"[T]hat principle of habeas corpus, that a state can't just hold you for any reason without charging you and without giving you any kind of due process -- that’s the essence of who we are. I mean, you remember during the Nuremberg trials, part of what made us different was even… Read full post »
Have you lost your mind?
While the contemporary American right-wing’s
unfettered-by-facts screeds are as extreme as their policies, the
left (and others such as Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba) calling out Bush as
a war criminal are as valid as saying that the sun came up this
&… Read full post »
[Note Taylor's observation in this essay that when the defense released video evidence proving that the charges against Gregory were false, the police rewrote their report and the judge refused to allow the defense to introduce the original police report into evidence because it would have shown that… Read full post »
War veteran Mike Prysner's amazing speech.
By Debra Sweet, National Director of the World Can't Wait
3 days after documents of 8 years of war crimes against the people of Afghanistan were leaked, what does the U.S. government do? Admit or apologize for the crimes? … Read full post »
Update: The Daily Beast is reporting that the Pentagon is trying to locate Wikileaks' founder Julian Assange -
"Pentagon investigators are trying to determine the whereabouts of the Australian-born founder of the secretive website Wikileaks for fear that he may be about to publish a huge c… Read full post »
I wrote an essay on Counterpunch in 2008 in which I compared the US government's threats upon Iran to the "Batterer's Defense:" if the US government attacks Iran, it will be Iran's fault.
This is how the essay began:
From this morning’s Democracy Now! broadcast, three guests, the first two who were on board the Challenger 1 boat in the Free Gaza Flotilla and who witnessed the Israeli commando attack on the Maramara:
Huwaida Arraf, co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement and chairperso… Read full post »
Israel attacked in international waters today a flotilla of six boats carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza. The flotilla was attempting to help bring some relief to Gazans in the face of Israel’s illegal and immoral ongoing blockade of Gaza. On board the flotilla were the 1976 Nobel Peace P… Read full post »
Last night the Orlando Magic beat the Boston Celtics again, coming back from a 0-3 hole to win two games in a row, making the score 2-3 now in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Magic are still facing elimination, and must win the next two games, but the tide has turned.… Read full post »