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Paul Street: Another Police Shooting of African-Americans: This Time in Olympia, WA
From liberal bright Blue campus town Iowa City in the summer of 2009: http://blackagendareport.com/content/true-crime-white-privilege-and-police-killing-obama-mad-college-town
matt farkas: California Über Alles
As Richard Alley points out, there is a chance things could get worse much faster. If this is the case, …
Steven Moritz: “If We Can Stop Monsanto, We Can Change The World”
Whoever heard of such a thing! EU approved import of 19 genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in addition to 58 other …
Michael Albert: Why Militarism?
All true, but I think it misses the unique point. The really teachable point. The companies that build military hardware, …
Kelvin Yearwood: President Obama and the Fog of War
All power to you, Brian. Re. "Perhaps one day President Obama will be held responsible for these murders." I suspect that …
David Dobereiner: Why We Must Return to the US-Russian Parity Principle
I thought the uS had climbed down and endorsed the Minsk agreement as the only pathway to peace, at the …
David Jones: Why Militarism?
You might mention that militarism is also an ideological construct embraced by those most negatively affected. And an embedded profit …
Joe Emersberger: Only in America?
Both Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren went along with the unanimous Senate resolution applauding Israel's bombing of Gaza in 2014. …
Joe Emersberger: Beyond the Ballot Box: Apoyo Mutuo in Spain
A lot of good sense here, but Dilia is too dismissive of importance of voting in Spain at the current …
Michael: The challenges of advancing toward socialism via the institutional road
Wow! This sounds like work. One of the principal elements of a bourgeoisie mentality is the aversion to disciplined, sometimes …
Curtis Cooper: No Wise Men Here: Gabriel Kolko and Washington’s Continuing Murderous Middle East Myopia
The points on US foreign policy raised by Paul in this article are good, as are his summaries of books …
Chris Reed: GCHQ’S Rainbow Lights
Given the mess that Clinton's foreign policy toward Russia has gotten us into, maybe we should have taken a more …
Rick Langtree: Memorial Day: Let Us Remember the Forgotten War Dead
Depleted uranium probably counts as intermediate-level nuclear waste. Thus, the US finds in war(s) a cheap, novel, quiet way …
John Goodr: Only in America?
Shirley, you jest. Voting for either candidate in any major national office election is voting for a candidate who has already …
Robert Hall: An Earthquake is not an Academic Subject
Actually, quite a bit of work has been done to build earthquake resistant buildings, and much along the lines you …
Chris Reed: No Respect for the Poor, Working or Not
Pierre Bordieu (sic) the French sociologist writes of the two hands of the state. Zmag thoroughly dissects the strong hand …
Chris Miller: Exit Stage Right (Brexit) and Left (Grexit)
With bodies in their millions piled up across the middle east (and so many more to come) who could …
Philip Gan: A Winning Strategy for the Left
Makes much sense! If corporations hold the power, talk to them instead of their proxies. So maybe breaking a few …
Paul Street: No Respect for the Poor, Working or Not
"Welfare Kings: The Big Banks" (the next to last subs-ection) just added here to the original tE version.
Joe H: Exit Stage Right (Brexit) and Left (Grexit)
What is the evidence that UK bankers are in favour of an exit from the EU? It goes without …
george patterson: Gaza: no justice until US drops Israel at UN
Concerning the information that is to be sent to the UN office of Zerrougui, whose annual report on children …
Chris Reed: No Wise Men Here: Gabriel Kolko and Washington’s Continuing Murderous Middle East Myopia
Paul: We came to academia at about the same time. Initially in the early 1980s I was an undergraduate in …
Barry Wood: Behind the Media’s Assault on Seymour Hersh
Nationalising the corporate controlled media is a solution. "Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and …
Blaine New: Garbage Rises
Znet has been a kind of "life coach" for me for eighteen years and in the recent "riots" in Baltimore …
Michael Albert: Garbage Rises
I suspect but am not sure that we disagree about the heart of the problem, and, if so, it is …
Michael: Populism And Pragmatism In Venezuela
Two obvious lessons: 1) Decisive, even strong action needed; 2) Against a self absorbed upper class, it is easier to tear down …
Johnny mcneill: Garbage Rises
In my opinion we are controlled with all of our negative traits.The elites psychopaths have created their narcissistic collective,that's why …
Richard Bluhm: Writing History Before It Happens
As Michael Albert expresses above, "We don't live in a meritocracy. Genius doesn't rise. Garbage rises." Garbage …
Richard Bluhm: Garbage Rises
Powerful message. Food for thought.
Michael: Garbage Rises
Yes, I know, misspelling in line 4, "it's" not "its." I type too fast sometimes.
Michael: Garbage Rises
What Michael writes has all the symmetry and truth that I was reading once again in one of Eduardo Galeano's …
Vicki Nikolaidis: The Kids Aren’t All Right
Excellent information. Americans shouldn't scoff about the u.s. military influences on Africa. Totally manipulative and the tragedy caused is incomprehensible.
Michael: What’s wrong with VE Day?
Mila Rai has said it excellently. To be brief, it could hardly be said better.
matt farkas: How Should Economics be Taught?
Keen's Debunking Economics should be required reading in all high schools and colleges. While I don't agree with his solutions, …
Ed Lytwak: What’s wrong with VE Day?
We never heard about the toast that Cameron, Merkel and Obama privately made on Victory Day: "Fascism is dead. …
george patterson: Parodies of Parity: Israel & Palestine
It is imperative that we adhere "to the Said insistence that the relation between oppressor and oppressed is a paramount …
george patterson: The Flute at the Checkpoint
How courageous this Palestinian musician, Ramzi Aburedwan, the flute player is! He is using music as a vehicle for …
george patterson: Israeli defense minister promises to kill more civilians and threatens to nuke Iran
Israeli defense minister Moshe Yaalon and the rest of his ilk should be indicted, arrested, and prosecuted for war …
george patterson: Israeli soldier: We bombed civilian targets in Gaza for entertainment
How horrifying this poignant account by this Israeli soldier of war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated by the …
george patterson: The western awakening and what it means for Israel/Palestine
Ilan Pappe has made some very luminous points about the root causes of the Israeli\Palestinian conflict. He imbues us …
george patterson: The more Israel represses the Nakba, the stronger the memories
Yes, how poetically eloquent when you, Gideon Levy, say: "How nice it would be if Israel took some token steps. …
Michael: Amidst Media Backlash, Key Part of Hersh’s Report on Bin Laden Killing Corroborated
One questions that begs to be asked is, based on past records, whose word do you trust the most, Seymour …
Barry Wood: The Future of Podemos
This smells of a classic Right Wing infiltration to divide and rule Podemos!
Joseph Val: The awful truth about climate change no one wants to admit
i gotta take a leak: thank you for the imo more reasonable take on this issue...i take it as a given …
James Wilson: How Climate Protection Has Become Today’s Labor Solidarity
What I can't figure out is how anything can actually be done if it is actually too late. If it's …
David Dobereiner: How Climate Protection Has Become Today’s Labor Solidarity
its good news that unions are making common cause with environmentalists. However the cuts in emissions being aimed at for …
David Jones: Maduro and the market: Can Chavistas keep the revolution on track?
We know they are doomed, right? Socialism in one country is impossible.
David Jones: How Climate Protection Has Become Today’s Labor Solidarity
You are correct Val that 40% from 2005 levels is totally insufficient. This reality is just too difficult for progressives …
Joseph Val: How Climate Protection Has Become Today’s Labor Solidarity
"a climate-safe economy" "green jobs" "worker-friendly transition to a climate-safe economy" "reducing greenhouse-gas emissions by 40 percent from their 2005 levels by 2035" the …
matt farkas: Spain at 70% Non-Carbon Electricity
These problems have been addressed (years ago) by many, but, as far as I know, most exhaustively by http://web.stanford.edu/group/efmh/jacobson/Articles/I/susenergy2030.html of course, …
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