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Michael: Who Lives and Who Dies
Yesterday I spent some hours at a local school for students with disabilities, mostly from birth. I have spent …
Tom Johnson: Save Us From Washington’s Visionaries
While this piece has some useful ideas, it still relies on institutional experts of various kinds, including military officers, as …
Tom Johnson: We are all amoral football hypocrites
"The truth is that we the fans are the ones who will have to draw that line." - Steve Almond This …
David Dobereiner: Crash in Oil Prices Should Bury Peak Oil Once and For All
That being so, how do we bring about the end of all fossil fuel extraction by 2030? That is what …
Gar Lipow: What Naomi Klein got right and wrong in her 2014 book, This Changes Everything.
Crituqe of Gotha Progamme: ============Everything bellow is direct quote, please forgive formatting============== "In spite of this advance, this equal right is still …
Gar Lipow: What Naomi Klein got right and wrong in her 2014 book, This Changes Everything.
"considered socialist" - a way of avoiding futile and lengthy time wasting debates about what is and is not true …
Nasir Khan: Obama: he came, he saw, he gave advice
Badri Raina is a canny writer whose obervations go deeper than merely embellishing some news for entertaining …
subcomandante Felix: Viewing American Sniper
The message that people should be taking away from American Sniper is that veterans were willing and often eager participants …
Pasta Farian Enlightment: Eurozone QE Re-ignites Global Currency Wars
All the dates in the article are linked to airmail.calendar. I was hoping to follow some links to read more …
David Jones: What Naomi Klein got right and wrong in her 2014 book, This Changes Everything.
"Once widely considered"? This is an effective definition? If there was "a monopoly on decisions...by a tiny elite" in what …
Richard Bluhm: Killing Ragheads for Jesus
America was conceived in violence. We've always had a problem sharing and saying please. We've never had a …
Michael Lesher: Time for another Israeli war on Lebanon?
As Netanyahu's recent and reckless political maneuvers in Washington demonstrate, it's very hard to predict exactly what Israel's government will …
subcomandante Felix: SYRIZA, Greece & the American radical left
I am deeply troubled by the left independent media’s embracing a narrative that focuses on the importance of the so-called …
Michael: Argentina: Societies in Movement or Politics as Usual?
Having lived in Argentina a number of years, now in the U.S., it's great to see this kind of article …
Tom Johnson: CIA Leak Trial: “This Case Is Not About Politics” [sic]
While the Sterling show trial is very much about the CIA "rehabilitating" itself in the eyes of the public and …
Igor de Brouhns: France Under the Influence
C'est vraiment étrange comment on est capable d'inverser les rôles, la victime devient coupable et le coupable devient victime. …
subcomandante Felix: Taking Gandhi with a Pinch of Salt
Few realize the full impacts that socialization into a hierarchical – patriarchal – society have on one’s thinking , i.e. …
John Goodr: Reflections of a Media Critic
"The purpose of the media is to sell product": Howie Carr -right-wing talk show host/ reporter Boston . This in response …
Michael: The European Situation: SYRIZA’s program
This makes so much sense that it is not radical, it is ideal. If governments and social institutions were …
jason weese: Obama’s Reaction to the Deaths of King Abdullah and Hugo Chávez
thanks glenn. It is truly bizarre the way the US expects us to believe that its alliance with Saudi Arabia …
Paul Street: An Absence of Outrage
Chris - thank you for the informative reflection. Please also check out the longstanding deeply informed Left and Black …
Miguel Ramos: The European Situation: SYRIZA’s program
In point 9, isn't that "bank secrecy"? Let's see how Syriza pulls this through... Points 30/31/32/39 appear particularly hard in …
zack kaldveer: Reflections on a Bernie Sanders Presidential Run
Yes, he's disappointing on Israel, and it would be nice if he highlighted issues of war and peace a bit …
David Dobereiner: The European Situation: SYRIZA’s program
The voice of reason has at last been heard. May it spread throughout the continent.
Chris Reed: An Absence of Outrage
Paul: I work at Charleston Job Corps. After the stunning Trevon Martin verdict came down, the center director called a …
Chris Green: World Wars & Historic Memory, Part 1 & 2
Interesting stuff. However part 2 is supposed be in the bottom video right? It looks to be a repeat of …
Michael Lesher: Ex-CIA officer advocates Muslim-on-Muslim genocide. Gets a Free Ride from Corporate journalist.
This is chilling but not unprecedented. I can remember similar comments circulating during the Iran-Iraq war between 1980 and 1988. People …
gary quayl: Messenger of the Gods
Now all George has to do is turn his attention to his own pay master Guardian Media Group. Then ask …
Tom Johnson: A Socialist response to Obama’s “State of the Union” address
For the first time, I am disappointed by Kshama Sawant of the Socialist Alternative. This "Socialist" response to the State …
Tom Johnson: Militarism in the Air We Breathe
Thanks to Jill Johnston, Southwest Workers Union, Texas. The lack of trade unionists and trade unions on this list is …
David Jones: Messenger of the Gods
National "Public" Radio plays the same role here in the US, subtly reinforcing the dominant narratives under the guise of …
Nasir Khan: War criminals exploit the name of God
Gods and religions have been easy and flexible instruments to use. In the hands of the rulers and powerful clergy …
Rick Langtree: Messenger of the Gods
Not only is "The Beeb" the public's alternative to corporate media, it is the public-funded alternative, so if its coverage …
james edwards: Lessons that Hollande Failed to Learn from W. Bush’s Plunders
The word that strikes me as an appropriate for the Western leaders and the West that spawns them now …
george patterson: Charlie I am Not
Paul Street, as usual , is right on the mark in condemning the hypocrisy of US and the West in …
Michael Lesher: Selma Is Now
Well said. I can't help thinking the well-orchestrated campaign of denigration aimed at this film seeks to atomize its potential …
subcomandante Felix: Lessons that Hollande Failed to Learn from W. Bush’s Plunders
One can hardly fault “Le Guimauve Socialiste” from trying to learn anything from the village idiot and war criminal. …
george patterson: We Are All – Fill in the Blank
i must commend Noam Chomsky for his very wise comments that we must be consistent in condemning all acts of …
Francis Yellow: The Chicago Blackhawks and the American Empire
Hau mitakuye Paul, I've appreciated your writing for some time now! "I'm not Charlie" was powerfully said.
Paul Street: The Chicago Blackhawks and the American Empire
Francis Yellow - thank you very much for the correction/ information on nicknames and for the wise thoughts on …
Michael Lesher: Norman Finkelstein: Charlie Hebdo is sadism, not satire
As usual, right on point. I have bowed to conventional usage and referred to Charlie Hebdo's cartoonists as "satirists," but …
Charles Ho: Norman Finkelstein: Charlie Hebdo is sadism, not satire
Excellent essay, Norman Finklestein. We have followed you through the years of torment you have sustained. More power to you.
Rick Langtree: Hating Good Government
Taking Paul's thought a step further, the system is what it is because it suits the whims of the …
Nicole DeVault: We Are All – Fill in the Blank
Mr. Moussallem's comment warrants further investigation on the selective coverage of events by the media. Why is one event more …
Mark Evans: Outlawing Institutionalised Classism
Hi Tom - I think you are right in saying that corporate control of the political system is more advanced …
Tom Johnson: Outlawing Institutionalised Classism
Mark: I don't think you are missing anything. Probably I am. I guess I am much more cynical about representative democracy …
Tom Johnson: The Racist History of Modern Police Unions
One other facet of police unions is that they are once again openly advocating neo-fascist stances as the police state …
Tom Johnson: Five Years after the Earthquake in Haiti
We should not forget the brief (albeit aborted) revolutionary interlude of John Paul Aristide and the Lavalas movement.
Tom Johnson: Cultural Production in the Age of Austerity
What a wonderful piece of critical thinking and writing! It raises this question for me: With the speed that the empire …
Francis Yellow: The Chicago Blackhawks and the American Empire
Hau Mitakuye, Greetings my Relative, Paul! Wopila cicu wicoie kin! I’m grateful for your words. Speaking from the non-western perspective …
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