This blog was created to talk about a variety of topics, and to analyze and promote issues that don’t get their due attention. Mass incarceration, electoral reform, the state of activism, and democracy in places outside of North America and Europe all are critical parts to the modern experience.
Perhaps this is just an exercise to get away from the crippling Americentrism in everyday society and the media. I hope I can help others in my place get some exposure, while also admitting that I’m not an expert on other areas of the Earth and defer to people with more knowledge than myself.
There are many regions of the world where serious political, economic, and social problems exist- sometimes being solved in inspiring and groundbreaking ways.
The uniting element here is the concept of justice. Gender relations, race relations, class struggle, and international conflict all ask how a society should best foster fairness and equality. How can groups of different national, ethnic, religious, and political type co-exist, and produce stable and democratic structures?
That is the question that is worth all the marbles.
Oh, and there’s poetry.
Andrew J. Mackay