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Michael: Uri Avnery has died
I learned of Uri late, only several years ago when he was in his 80's. I learned of him…
Michael: Roaming Charges: Running Out of Fools
This article/collection and following comments are pure genius! This fellow, St. Clair, has hit a homerun.
Michael: Zinnophobia
Holy moley! I can hardly wait for this book which will be published September 28th. Zinn is excellent,…
Michael: American War Machine Is Ramping Up
As Vijay says, "There is ugliness here." The actions of the U.S. and its, in fact, military…
Michael Albert: Socialism?!
I quite agree... and I wonder if there would be interest in hearing more about parecon and participatory society...
Tiger Raph: The Future of NATO
excellent article. Truly well said.
Michael: Amnesty must reverse its policy of not denoucing US officials (and others) who incite violence against Venezuela
The long, long, long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America is well-known and, frankly, evil. It is overt…
John Krumm: Socialism?!
Hi Michael. This whole DSA mini-explosion has been quite exciting. I’m the treasurer of a local chapter in Duluth, MN.…
James: Socialism?!
And I think the Next System Project seems the place to focus. It appears to me to be the only…
John Krumm: The inside story of DSA’s dramatic ascent
Excellent piece. I’m treasurer in a local (Duluth) and I might make a few copies to share with new members.
owlish dog: The Crisis in Corbyn’s Labour Party is Over Israel, Not Anti-Semitism
There is also an economic/ideological angle to the attacks on Corbyn. The sources of the attacks are not only ardent…
Joel Isaacs: Imagining a world with no bullshit jobs
Looking forward to reading your recent book. For quite a while I've been having a related thought: That "jobs"…
Joel Isaacs: A Brief personal History of American High Schools, 1957-2018
Good to read your article. A nice ride through the years for us 60s people. And oood to hear…
James: Second reply to Richard Burke
And also perhaps more publicity and awareness of the Next System Project is needed. They do have their finger on…
Paul D: How We Talk About Climate Change
Your point?
Rick Langtree: How We Talk About Climate Change
What will Santa Claus do when the North Pole melts?
Rick Langtree: Medicare for All Makes Media Forget How Math Works
Even more pointedly, Mr. Thorpe’s “a lot of people” may be many in number, but not so much percentage-wise.…
Michael: Second reply to Richard Burke
Parecon is an immense concept and it is Michael is undertaking a vast enterprise in developing it and writing his…
george patterson: Brutal and Sadistic
Noam Chomsky has made a very passionate, inspiring and morally compelling case of the US immigration crisis, particularly the very…
Fred Bourgault-Christie: Replying to Scipes
Wow. The “functional” quote, as if functionalism is a scare word rather than a legitimate method of sociological inquiry, is…
Fred Bourgault-Christie: Parecon and Society: Parecon Overview
Wow. The “functional” quote, as if functionalism is a scare word rather than a legitimate method of sociological inquiry, is…
Saurabh Asthana: Let’s Tax the Rich
Proponents of Modern Monetary Theory might take issue with the notion that the rich must be taxed to "pay for…
Paul D: Burke Doesn’t Support Parecon, but why not?
Thank-you Michael, for your detailed response to a smear piece that, you could have simply dismissed more briefly as without…
James: Why We Don’t Support Parecon
No point in responding now. Albert has done so appropriately. Suffice to say, as a layperson, as part of the…
owlish dog: Why We Don’t Support Parecon
Parecon is Mr Albert's attempt to answer critics who say nobody provides an alternative to what we've got. It's unlikely…
Michael: Another Outright Lie About Venezuela
I have been a reader of Latin American news for many years. It is extremely difficult to get accurate…
Brian L: Three Failing Experiments?
Bummer. Love Tom and mainly agree. Despair yes. But don’t ever stop acting and engaging.
Paul D: Surviving violence and Ortega in Nicaragua
Thanks for the excellent article from the actual ground in Nicaragua...
Rick Langtree: NATO: Time to Re-Examine an Alliance
Bear-baiting once was outlawed but now, they poke and poke the bear, who has precious little up his furry sleeve…
Michael: A Note about “Our Backyard”
Excellent!
Rick Langtree: Locked Up for Committing Journalism
Fifth columnists on the fourth estate.
Paul D: Violent Coup Fails in Nicaragua
This article is fabricated conspiratorial nonsense, pursuant to defending a thug who long ago ceased to be a friend of…
c: Charter of the Forest
Thank you for these thoughtful comments.
Thierry Blanc: The Intelligence Community Is Neither
Full comment: https://thieblog.wordpress.com/2018/07/21/russia-hysteria-as-anti-sanders-campaign/
Thierry Blanc: The Intelligence Community Is Neither
The whole Russia hysteria is at the bottom line a big Anti-Sanders campaign. The Democrats to not want to acknowledge…
Clive Ray: What’s Behind Trump’s Assault on Europe
Is Znet trully a place for an article that advocates we believe anything the U.S. intelligence community peddles as truth?…
Barry Wood: Hijacking Victimhood and Demonizing Dissent
A classic case of: "The tail (Israel) wagging the dog (corporate controlled media)"!
Michael: Commandos Sans Frontières
In this article is this statement: "A former chief of U.S. commandos on the continent, Donald Bolduc, unsurprisingly echoed…
Jim Jimwdr: The Open Veins of Nicaragua
There is another article out there documenting the role of US funding is supporting and generating this crisis. I did…
John Andrews: National (In)Security
....but then again, it doesn't really have anything to do with security does it? Taxes are being…
Michael: A Sweet New Century for America’s Most Privileged
Why we in the U.S. are so fucking passive is still the great question. What are we so afraid…
Michael: Tales of past wars – and ones to come
Holy mackeral! Robert Fisk is a remarkable journalist/writer. He can turn the worst of the world into poetry…
Barry Wood: A Sweet New Century for America’s Most Privileged
"Behind every great fortune lies a great crime." Balzac.
Kim Scipes: Practical Utopia: Strategies for a Desirable Society
James--You ask some very difficult questions, but that's what we need, and I thank you for taking the time to…
James: Practical Utopia: Strategies for a Desirable Society
An$ that’s just the telegenic people who are doing it. Meant to be, and that’s just the…
James: Practical Utopia: Strategies for a Desirable Society
Kim, Great you reviewed the book. But now what? Albert wrote an essay about socialism recently and…
george patterson: The Anatomy of Trumpocracy
We need to produce a truly grassroots, social democratic political and socio-economic system and society in America that provides fundamental…
owlish dog: The Most Anti-Woman President Ever
Political ideology is the greater factor. In the UK, the two most anti-women governments in modern history have been the…
Michael: Leftist Wave sweeps Mexico
The election of AMLO, of course, is terribly significant. In a world of tragic and often disgusting news, waking…
Kelvin Yearwood: The Anatomy of Trumpocracy
I believe it is a genuinely unclear, rather than a deliberately confused, comment. I believe Chomsky is…
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