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Denise Miller: Parents: This Is How They Mess with our Minds
Great article. This is the one that every parent should read.
Michael: Why It’s So Hard for Whites to Understand Ferguson
I have said from time to time that I was born a white man, have lived as a white man, …
Michael: How They Police vs. What They Police: Reflections on Ferguson, Race, and “the Rule of Law”
Paul Street is one of the most lucid writers in the U.S. This article is right on target. …
mike sheck: Black Reality and White Denial in America
I saw a stoned bully who roughed up an old man and stole some Swishers to roll some more blunts …
Robert Graf: Small Town America: Racial Apartheid, Cultural Decay and Neoliberalism
I think you are right. If they haven't gotten the message by now, they never will.
David Jones: ‘Bonded With a Common Goal’
"Lost round one"? He's got to be kidding. It is round 10,000. What do we want? Body cameras, when …
David Jones: Ferguson: Message from the Grassroots
Bill Cosby was occupied elsewhere but I did notice old Al Sharpton in the camera lens. How many young blacks …
David Jones: A Rock and a Hard Place…
On the practical level of the radical activist, the dilemma often comes down to discourse. Working for reform with reformists, …
Paul Street: Black Reality and White Denial in America
"Every time Bill O’Reilly pontificates about 'black culture' and every time Barack Obama tells black men—but only black men—to be …
Richard Bluhm: What If It Weren’t Us?
Our government isn't working. There are myriad reasons to refine it so that it works for the wellbeing of …
Michael: What is Socialism Nowadays (IV)
This is one of the best and most comprehensive brief articles I have read about the situation in Venezuela.
subcomandante Felix: “Burn This Shit Down”
This morning I woke up in a curfew; O God, I was a prisoner, too - yeah! Could not recognize the faces …
WarTax Resister: You Have Already Been Drafted
Received a great comment from Arthur in MD today that I wanted to share: "There is a 4th way of resisting …
David Jones: Forces, Relations, and 21st Century Eco-socialism
Although I doubt seriously the claim "we could power America with renewables" I also wonder why this has to remain …
subcomandante Felix: Small Town America: Racial Apartheid, Cultural Decay and Neoliberalism
Sorry Vinny, but the Right has already filled the vacuum. Last time the EMT’s, aka progressive activists, …
Sanda Aronson: Obedience is the True Character Flaw
Really nice article, Paul Street. May I dig into history and add I.F. Stone? I.F. Stone's Weekly was …
David Dobereiner: Forces, Relations, and 21st Century Eco-socialism
i completely concur with everything Paul Street has written.
Joseph Val: Forces, Relations, and 21st Century Eco-socialism
hyper-individualism is forced upon us; it is not a lifestyle choice, or personally chosen ideology; it is foisted upon us …
James Wilson: Obedience is the True Character Flaw
Fisher also talks of the lack of any real alternative to capitalism. Alternative vision. So we can find unity fighting …
John Andrews: Obedience is the True Character Flaw
Thanks for another great article, Paul In the UK, The Guardian behaved disgracefully towards Julian Assange. They 'got the story,' by …
David Jones: Obedience is the True Character Flaw
I respectfully disagree. The failure of anti-globalization or anti-war movements or Occupy was not that people sat fearfully inside their …
Kelly Gerling: Obedience is the True Character Flaw
Thanks for the great article Paul. I'd add to the list of tyrannical, totalitarian pillars of obedience, obedience to constitutional procedures, …
Paul Street: Obedience is the True Character Flaw
I'm not sure corporate media doesn't deserve "totalitarian pillar" status. It shapes mass perceptions of reality (and it does …
John Goodr: Obedience is the True Character Flaw
The usual superb analysis of socio-political realities in the USA. Blind obedience to authority lies at the heart of the problem …
John Andrews: Ukraine Crisis Deepens
Can someone enlighten me as to what the US got for their $6Billion destabilisation fund? I'm sorry, I'm just too …
Jonathan N: IOPS for You?
I think IOPS has not moved forward where I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, because there is no …
Zlatko Beretovac: On Revolution, Fighting Inequality, Addiction, Militarized Policing & Noam Chomsky
Hi Jonathan, the video can be viewed at http://www.democracynow.org/2014/11/14/russell_brand_on_revolution_fighting_inequality
Craig Paup: The Wobblies in their Heyday
Does the book not mention the Russian Revolution as a factor? People were abandoning the IWW for the CP at …
george finch: The Commons and Defending the Public
Why is it an either or? In some cases, it will be the state such as developing fully alternative technologies, …
george patterson: Jerusalem, the Capital of Apartheid, Awaits the Uprising
There is a limit to how long Palestinian parents will see their children afraid to leave their homes for …
george patterson: Jerusalem, the Capital of Apartheid, Awaits the Uprising
Yes, tragically, Jerusalem has become the Israeli capital of apartheid. Yes, Jerusalem is engulfed by lies, adding more …
Lewis Ward: The Wobblies in their Heyday
Great review Staughton, Always appreciate your work. This work by Chester should fill the gaps and hopefully connect the …
umberto desini: Official: The US is a Leading Terrorist State
Credo che i libri di Chomsky debbano essere diffusi nel mondo intero a partire dalle scuole medie.
Gerard Hales: Debunking the Gandhi Myth
"Poverty is the worst form of violence"..Mahatma Gandhi..(An editing facility would be nice!). regards G P.S Tautology? See above...
Gerard Hales: Debunking the Gandhi Myth
Apologies (although tautologically speaking.....!?) If; “Povert is the worst form of violence*, how does this equate with Gandhi’s “support” for …
mike sheck: On edge about the Ferguson grand jury decision
Looking past the Brown affair at the systemic breakdown of trust between the governing and the governed is very wise. …
David Jones: Business Rule as Usual
The ticklish subject of ideology rears its complicated head. If only it were as simple as "false consciousness."
Allan Sanchez: The Dimming Prospects for Human Survival
"It is imperative morally and practically that we work collectively to eliminate these dangers to survive and make this a …
John Andrews: The Broom and the Scalpel: India’s Cleanliness Campaign
Hi Badri I had the pleasure of visiting India again, recently, after a +20-year absence. I was on a two week …
Richard Bluhm: On edge about the Ferguson grand jury decision
"Why can't we all just get along?" There are factors aplenty that reduce the likelihood of us all just …
Robert Graf: The Arrogance of the “Great”
Absolutely agree with this post. Ford Motor Company was sending trucks to the Nazis until a few days before the attack …
John Vincent: The Arrogance of the “Great”
I think Staughton Lynd's recent article, "Howard Zinn", helps dispel some of the strangeness: "Howard tells us in his autobiography how …
Sanda Aronson: Howard Zinn
Staughton Lynd, Nearing my 3/4C=75 or my next notLeapYear birthday, all parts of my life are intersecting! First, …
Michael: Howard Zinn
I love Howard Zinn. What a declaration, I know. And I use such words so carefully in my life. …
David Dobereiner: Science and the Left: Good Technology
We need also to consider the 'well-being and development' of future generations. If the scientific consensus is that, coal and …
Richard Bluhm: Why Austerity?—When It Clearly Doesn’t Work
Can we add at the end: with the expectation that all boats will rise someday"? Or is this a …
David Dobereiner: Science and the Left 4: Bad Technology
Unfortunately we are forced to look at things through the lens of capitalism because we are immersed in it. You start …
Michael Lesher: Method and Madness
I have the book, and it's well worth reading. Norman's historical reconstruction of what really happened in three Gaza massacres …
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