Gary Hicks reads and writes/publishes poetry, runs a venue in Berkeley, where he resides. He is also involved in researching materials on Peoples Republic of China, and particularly that country's growing relations with the African continent.
Finally, he is slowly getting involved in housing issues in Berkeley.
Gary Hicks calls for urgent action to prevent U.S. re-intervention in Iraq while stressing the need to keep the long view and global picture in mind.
Re-energizing the U.S. peace movement requires both responding to immediate crises and pursuing a long-haul strategy.
Today's crisis: Iraq is in immediate headline-grabbing danger of U.S. military intervention.
The long haul: Washington has made it a strategic, defense-of-empire priority to stop China from becoming a "peer competitor."
Notes by Gary Hicks:
Dein Tank ist ein starker Wagen.
Er bricht einen Wald nieder und zermalmt hundert Menschen.
Aber er hat einen Fehler:
Er braucht einen Fahrer.
It just wouldn't complete the picture of the US government shutdown without including some commentary from media sources representing fully more than one-third of the world's population.
This past week the heads of state of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS, for short) met in Durban, South Africa. These four sub-continental nations constitute a conscious bloc of middle-developing countries that share an interest in working with one other, in order not to become individually beholden to the traditional European-led World Bank and International Monetary Fund.