Morality Plays: Entertainers Draw the Line

Morality Plays: Entertainers Draw the Line

Comedian Dave Chappelle: from Chappelle’s Show By B Nimri Aziz Have you noticed: moral issues are no longer the domain of clerics and philosophers? Not politicians either. Our ethics, however capricious they’ve become, evolve largely from the mega entertainment industry.…

How a Ballsy Senator Stole a President’s Gummy Candy

How a Ballsy Senator Stole a President’s Gummy Candy

V-P Kamala Harris: Waiting in the Wing www.counterpunch.org/2021/10/26/how-one-ballsy-senator-stole-a-presidents-gummy-candy/ By Barbara Nimri Aziz October 26, 2021 Where’s Kamala Harris’s tie-breaking vote power? Celebrated as the first U.S. woman vice president, Harris would also head the U.S. Senate, Congress’s more powerful wing.…

Yesterday, September 12, 2001, Revisited

Yesterday, September 12, 2001, Revisited

September 11, 2021, By B Nimri Aziz Again, I’m turning off all media and staying home. I have my own memories, and my own intelligence– not just of that day, but the manic weeks and decades that followed.        Chants…

Tunisian Films–New and Noteworthy

Tunisian Films–New and Noteworthy

September 2, 2021 by Barbara Nimri Aziz “A Son” and “She Had a Dream”, both from Tunisia, are distributed in the U.S. this fall through Art Mattan’s African Diaspora International Film Festivals.    Sami Bouajila and Najla Ben Abdallah, from…

What About the Women? America’s Afghan Guilt

What About the Women?  America’s Afghan Guilt

from Workers World, Aug 20, 2021 review (see link below) August 22, 2021 by BNimri Aziz America’s rotting two decades of war and occupation in Afghanistan is oozing an awful stench from its bloated corpse, with the entire world an…

When Will They Lift the Blockade? Iraq and Cuba

When Will They Lift the Blockade? Iraq and Cuba

August 3, 2021 by BNimri Aziz “When will they lift the blockade?” A polite smile did not hide her deep anxiety. She wasn’t Venezuelan, not Iranian, not Syrian, nor a citizen of other nations struggling under U.S.-imposed sanctions. I had…