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Op-Ed: White Fright, Obama Nation, and Other American Pathologies

In the run-up to the 2012 U.S. presidential election, Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly offered an amusing perspective on how demographic shifts in America would impact the outcome of the race between President Barack...

American Democracy—Nothing But Disguised Hypocrisy?

Four years ago, the Democrats and Barack Obama took power with promises to bring “hope and change” to Washington, D.C. after the Republicans and George W. Bush alienated vast swathes of people in the...

Thoughts About the “Occupy Wall Street” Protests

In September 2011, a protest movement called "Occupy Wall Street" appeared across the United States. Responding to a call by the anti-consumerism group Adbusters, protestors began congregating at what Adbusters called "the financial Gomorrah...

Op-Ed: America’s Global Blitzkrieg and the Good Americans

“There will be no peace. At any given moment for the rest of our lifetimes, there will be multiple conflicts in mutating forms around the globe. Violent conflict will dominate the headlines, but cultural...

Derek Nguyen Talks Filmmaking and the “Wives of Norman Mao”

Derek Nguyen is a multifaceted artist with a diversity of career accomplishments and personal experiences. He has worked as a writer, director, producer, and playwright on both films and stage dramas. And he is...

Change You Can’t Believe In

Do you think the student union should not have accepted the military funding?

Exploring the Web Series Genre

Filmmaker Jennifer Thym is the creator of the fantasy web series LUMINA. Drawing upon inspiration as varied as web comics, cyberpunk, and manga, LUMINA centers around the story of Lumina Wong (played by...

Egyptian Repression, Made in the USA

“As we have said from the beginning of this unrest, the future of Egypt will be determined by the Egyptian people. But the United States has also been clear that we stand for a...

Anti-Asian Violence in Black and White

Recently, there has been a series of high profile attacks on Asian Americans in Philadelphia and the San Francisco Bay area. The former has involved assaults on Asian American students in the Philadelphia public school system, particularly South Philadelphia High School. The San Francisco violence has been more serious in nature with robberies, assaults, and even murders, particularly of elderly Asian immigrants.

America’s Death Squad “Democracy” in Afghanistan

“The crimes of the U.S. throughout the world have been systematic, constant, clinical, remorseless, and fully documented but nobody talks about them.” – Harold Pinter If you even casually follow news about America’s occupation of Iraq...