- 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
- Lights Out at the Superbowl
and in Beijing
February 04, 2013 06:11PM
- What the 2012 Election Was ...
November 08, 2012 10:30AM
- UCLA Panel on the Elections
October 18, 2012 04:48PM
- Who is Obama Really? Obama’s
Domestic Policies Examined
October 10, 2012 10:31AM
- Is Indiana Trying to Lose to
May 22, 2012 10:45PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Hi Don:
understand the last part of
your last sentence.
February 04, 2013 11:33PM
- “I'm back.”
February 04, 2013 07:34PM
- “Inspired perhaps by
Sinclair Lewis' description of
fascism comes to
January 27, 2013 09:49AM
are three parts to my answer
part is that ALL
October 12, 2012 11:45PM
"I want to personally own, and
decide what I'll do with,
October 12, 2012 10:38PM
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From Global Post: A January 12, 2013 picture taken in the daytime, showing sunlight being reflected in a Beijing building's window. - [/AFP/Getty Images]
Two items in the news:
On a scale of 0 to 500, with 500 being the top of the scale with extremely polluted air,… Read full post »
Most of the commentary about Obama’s re-election and the defeat of some of the most reactionary GOP incumbents and candidates such as Rep. Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock has been about how the GOP is demographically and ideologically far too right wing for the majority in the… Read full post »
I will be speaking on a panel on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at UCLA entitled “Inside Out: Social Justice, Activism, and the 2012 Vote.” See details below:
By Dennis Loo
As Rebecca Solnit put it in admonishing the Left to support Obama’s re-election: Obama may be killing innocent children abroad, but that’s not new for American presidents (!!), and Obama at least is promoting health care in ways that Mitt Romney wouldn’t.
In other… Read full post »
I stopped watching it early in the third quarter because it's too painful. The game plan for the Indiana Pacers in tonight's game five in the best of seven Eastern conference playoffs reminds me of the presidential campaign of Walter Mondale in the 1980s against George H. W. Bush. Is Indiana… Read full post »
After being embarrassed by the Denver Nuggets tonight in Game 6 of their first round NBA playoff series, with the Nuggets winning the last two games to tie the series at 3 all, Laker center Andrew Bynum was asked in the locker room why the Lakers - with the notable exception… Read full post »
In today's New York Times (3/3/12) the paper writes about the February 21st burning by U.S. personnel in Afghanistan of Muslim holy books, including at least four Qurans, which has sparked nationwide riots, citing the conclusions of a joint commission of three Afghan security officers and an Americ… Read full post »
player is playing that well, he doesn’t come out of nowhere.
It seems like he comes out of nowhere. Go back and take a look, and
the skill level was probably there from the beginning, it’s
just that we didn’t notice it.
… Read full post »
Originally posted at DennisLoo.com:
Yesterday (February 9, 2012) David Carr at The New York Times wrote an article about Occupy entitled: “The Occupy Movement May Be in Retreat But Its Ideas Are Advancing.” He points out that Obama’s SOTU address took up the rhetoric of Occupy an… Read full post »
The U.S. and Israel have launched punishing sanctions upon Iran and one or both have assassinated Iranian scientists. Sanctions are not a way of avoiding a war; they are a prelude to war; they are the beginning stages of a war.
Before the unprovoked attack upon Iraq by Bush and… Read full post »
A friend at Red Room, where the first two of my article series are also posted, commented on my "Dirty, Pretty Things: Apple, Inc. and China" series that the conditions of the Chinese workers at Apple suppliers… Read full post »
Part I can be found
The New York Times’ articles on Apple in China (I and II) have struck a chord and there is talk of an Apple boycott circulating among American journalists. Since Apple’s success depends a great deal on its being seen as cool, the explosions… Read full post »
“Capital … comes into the world soiled with gore from top to toe and oozing blood from every pore.”
-- Karl Marx, Capital
I love my… Read full post »
I'm going to comment on just a few things about Obama's SOTU speech last night. So many lies, so little time!
First, obviously absent the Occupy Movement, there would have been no talk in his speech about making the rich pay their fair share. This indicates the significance… Read full post »
I'm going to be on the Gary Null Show on Wed., Jan. 25th at 9 am PST. Gary has the largest progressive radio audience in the country. You can listen live or later as a podcast. (This is a new date from the original one.)… Read full post »
Originally published at DennisLoo.com
The four U.S. Marines shown on video urinating on the dead bodies of Afghanis, allegedly Taliban fighters, has sparked heated debate in this country and sparked outrage in the world. In an MSNBC story entitled: “Extreme war stresses to blame in Marine urina… Read full post »
The media have, with few exceptions, not covered the passage and signing by Obama of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) in a fashion that would alert the populace to the momentousness of what is afoot. Even among those who know of the NDAA, many… Read full post »
For those in the area, I'll be giving a book talk about my new book, Globalization and the Demolition of Society, on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 at the Buena Vista Branch of the Burbank Library, 300 North Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91505, from 7 pm - 10 pm.
You're… Read full post »
This is an expanded version of an article that was first published at dennisloo.com.
Whenever the election cycle starts up, some people tell us that they feel that they have no choice but ”to hold their noses” and vote for the “lesser evil,” by which they usually mean… Read full post »
The White House announced today that it would not veto the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. The NDAA mandates the military to arrest and indefinitely detain any person, including American citizens, anywhere in the world, including on US soil, who is accused by authorities as a terrorist or… Read full post »
Originally posted at DennisLoo.com on December 8, 2011:
The American Dream, as everyone knows, is that if you work hard, play by the rules, and persevere, that you will have a comfortable life for you and your family: (what used to be described as) the house with a… Read full post »
I was at OLA yesterday for seven and a half hours. I stayed until about 9:30 pm and had to leave, but up to that time I would estimate there were well over 2,000 people on site, with roughly 80% or more of the people being in their twenties. The police…
So it has come to this: concerted and no doubt co-ordinated multi-city and multi-state police violence to evict/arrest/discard/manhandle the Occupy movement in numerous cities over the last immediate period, including the flagship of them all, Occupy Wall Street.
They think tha… Read full post »
You’ve heard the 1%'ers and their apologists say it to Michael Moore, to Susan Sarandon, and to others who are famous and wealthy: you’re hypocrites for expressing support for the Occupy Movement.
Let me get this straight: if you’re wealthy and you refuse to recognize the… Read full post »
Why is Herman Cain still standing? After all of the verbal and cognitive missteps, ridiculous obliviousness to the most basic knowledge about political affairs (exceeding even Palin and Bachmann's famous ignorance and distortions), violations of campaign financing laws, groping and sexual harassment… Read full post »