- 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
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On Meet the Press the Sunday after 9/11, Vice-President Cheney famously stated:
“We also have to work, though, sort of the dark side, if you will. We’ve got to spend time in the shadows in the intelligence world. A lot of what needs to be done here will have to be done… Read full post »
Note: As those of us know who have been watching with increasing alarm the repressive, inflamed, violent, and fascistic atmosphere that was whipped up during the unlawful tenure of Bush in the White House, and that has escalated since Obama's taking the presidency, emanating from the/… Read full post »
In a breaking story that only CNN in US media appears to be carrying at this point, but numerous other foreign news services such as BBC are carrying: an Italian court has found twenty-two Americans guilty of kidnapping and torture of a cleric.
October 29, 2009
To Everyone Concerned About Critical Thought and the State of the World:
Something very wrong is afoot among those one would expect to be among… Read full post »
A powerful and moving story from Consortium News that everyone should read, told by the former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, who, upon learning of the torture being carried out there on behalf of the CIA, felt impelled to speak out. As a result, his career was ruined.
As Max Weber, the exper/… Read full post »
[This is a slightly edited version of a talk I gave at a Fundraiser for Iraqi Orphans held on October 17, 2009 in Costa Mesa.]
I want to thank the organizers of this important event. [Sound of plane rumbling overhead]. When I fly out of and back into LA, I… Read full post »
"Wedding Party Anti-War Action at Grand Central Station, October 7, 2009.
(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
More photos such as these from the Wall Street Journal here.
By Dennis Loo
October 6, 2009
Editor’s Note: At the… Read full post »
Bombs and troops?
Or righteous resistance?
Stephanie Smith, Photo by Ben Garvin, NY Times
Mad Cow Disease isn’t the only problem.
In the Sunday October 4, 2009 New York Times, a horror story about hazardous hamburger is told by Michael Moss in “Trail of E. Coli Shows Flaws in Inspection of Ground Beef.”… Read full post »
The United States Must Withdraw from Afghanistan
By Kenneth J. Theisen
Thursday October 01, 2009
Berkeley Daily Planet
On Oct. 7, 2001 the United States. launched a war of terror against Afghanistan. U.S. leaders are still debating how best to achi… Read full post »
On Wednesday the Justice Department announced Obama's plans for continuing indefinite detentions of individuals deemed “dangerous” by the government. Note that this is a designation rather than an adjudicated fact because those who are being indefinitely detained in this way are… Read full post »
In the September 19, 2009 Washington Post we learn that the DOJ’s investigation of torture by US personnel will be even narrower than originally proposed by Eric Holder.
“The Justice Department's review of detainee abuse by the CIA will focus on a very small number of cases, inc… Read full post »
By Debra Sweet (first posted at World Can't Wait)
Muntader al-Zaidi, who spent nine months in jail for hurling his shoes at President George W. Bush – and instantly became a hero to people throughout the world - was released from prison recently, and ad/… Read full post »
The notion that the people get the leaders (and system) they deserve is a common, oft-repeated one. It’s really a restatement of what some scholars call the democracy-at-work thesis: the people collectively and democratically decide who will lead them. Hence, the leaders at any given point in t… Read full post »
CNN Reports today, September 5, 2009:
"George W. Bush could be investigated for the steps taken after 9/11. It's extremely unlikely, but the Obama administration is taking its first steps along a path that could lead… Read full post »
The sign for infinity in the Station Fire in L.A.
We hope that the fires won't last quite that long.
From the Pasadena Star-News:"Four men and one women [sic] are trapped in a cabin in an area… Read full post »
“Unauthorized, improvised, inhumane, and undocumented”
Says the Inspector General’s Report
“Unauthorized, improvised, inhumane, and undocumented”
The acts described in the IG report
We… Read full post »
If Holder and Obama succeed in confining the investigation and prosecution to only those who “went beyond” the stated policies for torture under the Bush Regime, then under the signboard of opposing torture, they will have further legitimated and institutionalized the crimes aga/… Read full post »
"Barack Obama ran the best-organized and best-framed presidential campaign in history. How is it possible that the same people who did so well in the campaign have done so badly on health care?"
Previously sacrosanct arenas have been invaded and bright lines crossed: an assassin… Read full post »
“[Quoting Obama] ’I am in this race because I don’t want to see us spend the next year re-fighting the Washington battles of the 1990s. I… Read full post »
By now we have nearly all heard about the raucous town hall meetings over health care. In today's Washington Post (August 11, 2009), for example, Sen. Arlen Specter, meeting with the public in a Lebanon, Pennsylvania town hall meeting, reproducing a similar scene that greeted him in Ph… Read full post »
European Pressphoto Agency
Eyewitness Report from Iran
Four things stand out about the 7/31/09 report below. One, the resolute mood among the Iranian people, embodied in the last lines of this report: “One mother told a soldier who asked her to go back home ‘I'm not going… Read full post »