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Unhappy? Is It Because of Consumer Addiction?

Monday, 14 April 2008, 9:40 am | Charles Shaw

The pattern of out-of-control consumption in the U.S. is not too different from the well-known behavioral patterns of substance abusers. More >>

Mythology and Iconoclasm of Zeitgeist The Movie

Sunday, 21 October 2007, 1:16 pm | Charles Shaw

We humans are myth-driven creatures. Our mythologies help define us and shape us and provide us with the context of our lives, so that we may navigate through our days and make sense of a world that at times appears so overwhelming, out of control, ... More >>

Charles Shaw: The Fundamental Unity of All Things

Tuesday, 3 April 2007, 12:22 am | Charles Shaw

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, is the author of 72 books and has been honored with more than 80 awards, honorary doctorates and prizes in recognition of his messages of peace, understanding, universal responsibility and compassion. “His Holiness,” ... More >>

Charles Shaw: Stealing Green

Saturday, 2 December 2006, 9:50 pm | Charles Shaw

Mega-corps GE, BP and Wal-Mart have joined the chorus for sustainability by re-branding themselves as green companies. A pioneering green business consultant contends it’s more than just PR. More >>

NOLA Lost: 72 hours in America’s other Ground Zero

Monday, 16 October 2006, 5:49 pm | Charles Shaw

The St. Vincent’s guesthouse is a living metaphor for the city of New Orleans. The big, beautiful, bricked, French colonial structure on Magazine Street in what’s known as the Lower Garden District is a majestic presence. Wrapped in vines with ... More >>

Charles Shaw: Biofuel Challenges Big Oil

Tuesday, 13 June 2006, 1:41 pm | Charles Shaw

As oil surpasses $75 a barrel and gas hits $3 a gallon, Americans might find it hard to imagine higher costs. But this auto-centric perspective overlooks the hidden costs of our petroleum addiction. More >>

Charles Shaw Movie Review: "An Inconvenient Truth"

Friday, 9 June 2006, 11:30 am | Charles Shaw

It never ceases to amaze me the lengths people will go to maintain their delusions, or to serve their own agendas. Despite there being literally unanimous consensus within the scientific community that Global Warming is indeed a real and perilous ... More >>

Photo Essay: Chicago Immigrant Rally

Tuesday, 9 May 2006, 12:02 am | Charles Shaw

The worm, as they say, is turning. Last Monday witnessed the largest political demonstration in Chicago's history, and the second march of 400,000 or more people I have participated in within the last two years. The spirit was high, and the people were alive, an ... More >>

BioEthics & Pandora's Box of Genetic Engineering

Tuesday, 28 February 2006, 12:50 am | Charles Shaw

Few people who have seen David Cronenberg's 1986 classic, The Fly, could ever wish upon themselves the horror and personal tragedy that the genetic disaster in that film ultimately created. More >>

A Less Fashionable War

Wednesday, 28 September 2005, 11:18 am | Charles Shaw

CHARLES SHAW - Malcolm X once said, “Any person who claims to have deep feeling for other human beings should think a long, long time before he votes to have other men kept behind bars—caged. I am not saying there shouldn’t be prisons, but there shouldn’t ... More >>

Charles Shaw: Full Spectrum Accountability

Thursday, 12 May 2005, 12:25 am | Charles Shaw

Through the systematic re-writing of our history, most Americans have come, somewhat irrationally, to view the Bush Administration and his Neoconservative cabal as the root of all evil, solely responsible for the misguided Empire which we now wield ... More >>

Charles Shaw: Regulated Resistance

Wednesday, 27 April 2005, 2:27 pm | Charles Shaw

In February of this year, United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) , a coalition of more than 800 peace and justice groups throughout the United States, held their second annual Assembly to hear and vote on proposals for a 2005 “action plan.” More >>

Saul Bellow: Eulogy From A Former Student...

Thursday, 7 April 2005, 11:08 am | Charles Shaw

Day broke sharp and fast across Chicago this morning as the incendiary copper glow of a million sunbeams ignited an undulating sea of high-rise windows which coat the shore of Lake Michigan. Light spilled amply through one of these solitary windows ... More >>

Charles Shaw: Critical Analysis - The Bush Empire

Friday, 25 June 2004, 12:32 am | Charles Shaw

The Bush Empire: How four generations of arms, oil, fascism, and US Govt. defiance made America's First Family More >>