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Recuperating Marcuse against a culture of cruelty « WORDVIRUS: Gain wealth, forgetting all but self, a demeaning and degrading doctrine that had to be driven into p…
[…] labor, bureaucratic procedures and the “culture of cruelty” educating us all to amass “wealth, forgetting all but self,” in …
Sanda Aronson: On Chutzpah and War
Whoever made the attempt to phonetically write out the pronunciation of "chutzpah" didn't know Yiddish or Arabic. The ch …
Ed Lytwak: What Went Wrong
The question of “whatever has been, had to be” is as they say academic, a moot point. Unless …
Howard Dic: Four Little Boys and the Price of Play in Gaza
In his prophetic 1940's short story Deutches Requiem, JL Borges' Nazi concentration camp director, on trial after the war, claims …
Richard Bluhm: Gaza: Is There Method in the Madness
Yes, but why, Why, WHY would Israel and we complicit Americans play such a brutal, below-the-belt, savage game against prisoners, …
Sanda Aronson: ‘A Huge Sprawling Giant’
I love that opening premise that the media is reinforcing state propaganda that England is/was inherently decent. Myth-making never …
Gary Techentien: American Labor At Strategic Impasse: Part 1: Dimensions of the Crisis
Great article. You have hit the nail squarely on the head. A deep discussion of the causes of …
Vincent Walsh: Some 150 Bodies Recovered in Gaza as Death Toll Exceeds 1,000
And they dare call this "self-defense"? What in ordinary language can be regarded as nothing but total annihilation of the …
Helen Ampt: In Greece, a Struggle To Save Europe’s Soul From Privatization
Why is this happening? [Also in Italy] Read what Guido Grossi has to say (his CV is at the …
Sanda Aronson: Catastrophic state of the Israeli Jewish political milieu
Am not sure how "rare" "an occurrence of such racism and calls for mass murder" is in "today's world". …
george patterson: Turning Point?
As usual, journalist, Amira Hass, has articulated eloquently with poetic passion how Israel's attack on the Gaza strip …
Vincent Walsh: Letter from Gaza
It’s important to consider the long-term effects on the wounded, whose fate is often eclipsed in discussions of the growing …
Michael Ri: Here’s What Happens When an NFL Player Beats His Fiancée Unconscious
So a football player beats his girlfriend unconscious. So one of the most powerful militaries in the world kills …
Sanda Aronson: What “Unimaginable Restraint” Looks Like For Israel
Interrupting my reading to ask a question and make a comment: (I like the point of view of the article. …
george patterson: What “Unimaginable Restraint” Looks Like For Israel
Yes, Israel should not be blamed for protecting their own people. But it is morally indefensible to excuse their …
Romanus Njaka: What “Unimaginable Restraint” Looks Like For Israel
Great piece Doc Roos, although one would have expected a more balanced perspective on this issue. We must not forget …
Romanus Njaka: Immigration policy in Spain
WOW!! This is truly surprising but awesome! This happenned around 2003 while I was still living in Madrid, Spain! This …
george patterson: Letter from Gaza
From what I have also seen from Al-Jazeera stories and Internet reporting, including CNN and BBC stories, and from reports …
David Campbell: The Pricing of Everything
A fair point possibly, but then the same could be said for marketisation of the debate: we know this already. …
Matthias Gerisch: The Pricing of Everything
The article crucially points out a lethal misconception of some in the left/environment movement. To allow the other side, the …
David Campbell: The Pricing of Everything
Well, ladies and gentlemen, it is no mystery. It is the Quote: It is the same answer that it has always …
7.24.14LailyDinks | Daily Links & News: Testing the Propaganda Model
[…] http://zcomm.org/znetarticle A Z-Net test of Chomsky and Herman’s "propaganda model" by looking at corporate media coverage vis-a-vis Venezuela and …
Nelson Candamo: Venezuela: Stalin vs. Trotsky?
What really needs to debate in Venezuela is when are they going to take the socialist democratic economy road. …
Sanda Aronson: Telegenic Dead: Israel’s Crumbling Media War
This article is much appreciated. When I read the Guardian online website, it is so different than NYC media. …
Sanda Aronson: Q/A on Palestine
This Q&A is written in clear, easy-to-understand language and for that, I thank Justin Podhur. As an American …
Sanda Aronson: If Netanyahu Wants to Stop the Rockets, He Needs to Accept a Just Peace
I thought the segment was good. My first piece of art on my Flickr public photostream page was of …
Philip Log: BDS and Beyond
mine is on my back - every day!
maryellen: On Israel-Palestine and BDS: Chomsky Replies
I'm so happy to read this exchange as it clarified some points for me. I'll preface my response by saying …
Anti-democratic ISO secretly kept afloat by rich donors | Species and Class: Traitors to the Ruling Class
[…] missed the point. Again, the problem was not the donations themselves. Their have been admirable traitors to the ruling …
Jeff Hazeltine: BDS and Beyond
NC replies read like a "... facts on the ground ..." argument for preserving the status quo. My Noam Chomsky …
Francis Yellow: Hamas, Israel tells us, is hiding among civilians
Hau mitakuyepi, Greetings my Relatives, Pilamaya mitakuye, I thank you my relative, Seymour for voicing the unspeakable. In the course …
Howard Dic: Russia-Israel: Domestic Politics and Serious Blowback
Was checking out Z to see if anyone had anything of interest to say about some of the fairly persuasive …
Philip Log: Russia-Israel: Domestic Politics and Serious Blowback
putin's military intervention? you must be kidding! read Stephen cohen and rewrite the article
Carl Wingo: Militarization of the Police
Where's the link for the video?
george patterson: Israel-Gaza Conflict
The passionate, outspoken courageous statement of Whittall, a senior official in the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), that "his organisation’s …
george patterson: Israel-Gaza Conflict
Mr. Whittall, the senior official of MSF, has made a compelling moral case, pointing out poignantly that while “ 'the …
Josh Stremer: The Killing Towers of the US Telecom Industry
Thanks for the article. God bless all the fallen tower climbers. It's the most dangerous job in US for …
Sanda Aronson: How Rejecting Psychopathology is Counter-Productive to Critical Psychiatry
I am a disabled person (severe ME/CFS) who is an advocate for people with disabilities based on my years of …
David Dobereiner: The Working Class and Left Politics
At last. Perhaps the first stirring of resistance from the massively oppressed working class.
Ed Lytwak: It was Putin’s Missile?
If you want answers to who and why, a good place to start would be the NATO/CIA affiliated ultra-right-wing …
Sanda Aronson: Editorial Position of the New York Times: Thumbs Up for Gaza Slaughter
I have posted art in protest of the U.S. gov't policy in support of Israel's policy and attack on Gaza …
Sanda Aronson: Besieged and Blockaded
I was once (1968) an "AFSC wife", i.e. my spouse worked for the AFSC as a community organizer. At …
Pol Dubh: Gaza’s Torment, Israel’s Crimes, Our Responsibilities
This is just a continuation of the Israeli persecution of Palestinians that has been going since before 1947.
John Andrews: Direct Action to Survive in Detroit
Those that can't pay will have to go to river to go to the toilet and get their drinking water. Hah. …
george patterson: Deleting the Imperial Perpetrator
george patterson July 20, 2014 10:06 am Reply Yes, it is true: ” In 1954, the US CIA overthrew Guatemala’s …
george patterson: Deleting the Imperial Perpetrator
Ye, it is true: " In 1954, the US CIA overthrew Guatemala’s president Jacobo Arbenz and installed a more pliant …
Glenn Fritz: Seven Things
Great work, Paul.
John Barkdull: Break The Silence: A World War Is Beckoning
Markus, I don't think anyone is saying the current Russian government is the model of democracy. To the contrary, people …
Michael Albert: Leninism, Anarchism, or What
Hi, Well, the article indicates one key dimension of the disagreement, and also some avenues for dealing - what did you …
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