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libbyliberal: Hillary Clinton and the Crisis of Liberal Feminism
ps I meant to mention how meeting and working with Green Party's Jill Stein showed me what a true conscience …
libbyliberal: Hillary Clinton and the Crisis of Liberal Feminism
kevin and diana, I am standing up applauding having read this. we who are not enthralled to the propaganda need …
Tom Johnson: Bernie Dreaming and the Hillary Money Machine
While Liz Warren has recently eclipsed Bernie in the media because of Wall Street attacks on her faux-populist music, both …
libbyliberal: Jihadi John vs Beheading Barack
Point well made!
libbyliberal: Sure the Emperor’s naked, but only as a legal nicety. He has to be, but it kinda looks bad.
Joe, Don't forget about Honduras and there Hillary's hands are as dirty as Obama's!!! Zelayas pulled out of bed and …
David Jones: Beyond Manufacturing Consent
To my mind, this is the easily explained aspect of cultural production but there is an aspect of ideology which …
Frank Kash: Beyond Manufacturing Consent
another important and thought provoking article by Paul. I have posted a link on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/frank.kashner . …
Michael: Beyond Manufacturing Consent
Many will be familiar with James Loewen's LIES MY TEACHER TOLD ME (if not, read it immediately). He refers …
marcos SM: A Possible Agreement Between Turkey and the Kurds
Nice article, it summarizes a lot of information in a few paragraphs. However, I would like to point out that …
Martin Crook: Treating soil like dirt
Inspired by the great German chemist Gustus von Lipzieg, Marx observed that capitalist agriculture is the art of robbing the …
Martin Crook: To move beyond boom and bust, we need a new theory of capitalism
I'm staggered that no mention of Marx was achieved when discussing the instability of capitalism and crises. the problem isn't …
C E Burke: TPP Trade Negotiations At Critical Juncture
Thank you for your post. I tried to enroll in your course in Zschool, but it was impossible to find the …
Barry Wood: The Seattle Socialist
Good luck Kshama!
Chris Reed: But What About the Oil?
Any idea how Wva. senators Capito and Manchin relate to these machinations?
Chris Reed: The North American, All-Administrative University
We just recently enrolled my son in the honors program at the University of Kentucky. We shunned the feeding frenzy …
Barry Wood: Why should the Greek debt be audited?
"The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight of …
Barry Wood: But What About the Oil?
It has taken 500 years for Latin America to free itself from colonel barbarism. The working class must not …
Joseph Val: Too Much Oil
peak oil does not mean that we will be pumping less; it means that the wells are now at less …
John Goodr: Real unemployment is double the ‘official’ unemployment rate
You ain't seen nothing yet. What you and most of others on the left: anarchist , socialist and communist have …
Chris Reed: Look Home, Obama
"Home Town" is a good way of putting it. On the one hand, America at its best represents the coming …
Jerry Fres: Blockupy vs ECB: a battle for the future of European democracy
I understand that the largest confederation of trade unions in Germany (the DGB) is playing an active role in Blockupy; …
Brad Gone: GMO Contamination Denial: Controlling Science
This is the best discussion I've seen on a ZNet article yet. I was initially dreading reading the comment section but …
Barry Wood: The New American Order
"Call it what you want. But call it something." Fascism! "Evil triumphs when good men and women say or do …
Paul Street: The IS Shock, the ‘New Cold War,’ and the Unmentionable History of US Empire
And on that note, I announce my final and formal retirement from the comments sections attached to articles published at …
Barry Wood: Why we occupy
Good luck! “There’s nothing that can’t be done if we raise our voice as one.” Michael Jackson
Barry Wood: Letter to the People of the United States: Venezuela is not a threat
You have my full support President Maduro. Good luck!
Paul Street: The IS Shock, the ‘New Cold War,’ and the Unmentionable History of US Empire
Professor Brussel: you have resorted to partial and de-contextualized quotation, which is unfortunate.. The full sentence, as you …
Chris Miller: Greece: Memory and Debt
Another excellent, informative and timely article from Conn Hallinan. The (re-opened) case for war reparations is only just getting …
Walter Williams: Netanyahu deserves the Israeli people, and they deserve him
People, in general, are stupid. Conmen and politicians spend their whole lives learning how to trick and coerce them the …
Him Again: The Most Dangerous Woman in America
I love the rhetoric of the Left. I love the rhetoric of the Right. Of Course they will still love you in …
Morton k. Brussel: The IS Shock, the ‘New Cold War,’ and the Unmentionable History of US Empire
I think it is somewhat damning you to to say " I don't really care what GA said or didn't …
Barry Wood: The Most Dangerous Woman in America
The greater the challenge, the greater the satisfaction when the challenge is overcome A capitalist system allows the masses to suffer …
Mary-Lee Lutz: Netanyahu deserves the Israeli people, and they deserve him
You should not be so surprised. The Israelis want a Jewish state more than they want a democracy. They want …
Barry Wood: The Big Dick School of American Patriotism
Our military is postured globally to protect our citizens and interests, preserve regional stability, render humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, …
Paul Street: The IS Shock, the ‘New Cold War,’ and the Unmentionable History of US Empire
Well, it's not really feelings that were hurt here but intellect. Let's say that Achcar's position on Libya was …
Joseph Val: Sour Grapes in ‘Wine Country’
600 gallons of water for a hamburger makes the 30 for a glass of wine seem relatively skimpy...that said, industrial …
maryellen: The Dangers of Vintage Racism
The original article has a bad link - try http://www.businessinsider.com/20-ads-that-changed-how-we-think-about-race-in-america-2013-2?op=1
Morton k. Brussel: The IS Shock, the ‘New Cold War,’ and the Unmentionable History of US Empire
I regret hurting your feelings. You wrote a good article. Historical events have been much more hurtful to Libya and …
Paul Street: The IS Shock, the ‘New Cold War,’ and the Unmentionable History of US Empire
So I am supposed to not quote the leading and brilliant authority Achcar on US sponsorship of Islamic fundamentalism or …
Ira Woodward: Activist Education
i assume taunting people online makes you feel good. I know i enjoy it. Harder to answer is if it's …
Ira Woodward: Activist Education
I'm starting to worry you're just a troll :-/ Gimme something to work with, man! feeling good doesn't necessarily mean you're wasting …
Joseph Val: The Failure of Modern Industrial Agriculture
1/2 the food grown is thrown away...we already produce enough food to feed 9 billion people...raising livestock is responsible for …
Lary Fuku: Activist Education
Ira btw you got my hamster metaphor exactly right - just like hamster in a wheel Michael's while body of …
Lary Fuku: Activist Education
Ok Ira fine i am the bad guy, you are the good guy - done. Now on to the meat …
Morton k. Brussel: The IS Shock, the ‘New Cold War,’ and the Unmentionable History of US Empire
Paul, Thanks for continuing to explain current world events with perspective and logic, but I must comment that Ashcar whom …
Ira Woodward: Activist Education
Hey Larry what's with "fuku?" Is that really your last name or just a thinly veiled announcement that you are …
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