Kim Scipes

Dying for an iPhone

Dying for an iPhone:  Apple, Foxconn, and the Lives of China’s Workers By Jenny Chan, Mark Selden, and Pun Ngai Chicago:  Haymarket Books, 2020 ISBN: 978-1-64259-124-8 Paperback Like many of…

Honor the Warrior, Not the War…

Donald Trump has just gotten caught saying those who served, and especially those who died in combat, were “losers” and “suckers.”  Not a terribly astute thing to say when you’re…

Film on the CIA “On Company Business”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyRUlnSayQE There is a new version of a 1980 film on the CIA called "On Company Business" that is now posted at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyRUlnSayQE . It is a history of the…

Review: Black Subjugation in America

Books Reviewed in this Essay: Theodore W. Allen, The Invention of the White Race. London and New York: Verso, 2012. Edward E. Baptist, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery…

Reflections On The “Apocalypse”

It’s the morning after Trump’s election. I watched the election until about 2 am, Eastern time, so I knew he was going to win. Already early this morning, my friend,…

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