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This link recently saved by racialicious on June 16, 2011
"In a recent Italian documentary Standing Army, the late author and Nation contributor Chalmers Johnson says, 'The unit of empire in the classic European empires was the colony. The unit for the American empire is not the colony, it’s the military base.… Things that can’t go on forever, don’t. That’s where we are today.'
"The bases—isolated from the host communities and, as Gusterson writes, 'generating resentment against [their] prostitution, environmental damage, petty crime, and everyday ethnocentrism'—face growing opposition from local citizens."
This link recently saved by racialicious on January 07, 2011
Post from July, 2010, but the info is still relevant.--AP
"'Accent might reduce the credibility of non-native job seekers, eyewitnesses, reporters or people taking calls in foreign call centers,' said Shiri Lev-Ari, lead author of 'Why Don’t We Believe Non-native Speakers? The Influence of Accent on Credibility,' written with Keysar and published in the current issue of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology."