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rpauli: Mitigation, Adaptation & Suffering
Adaptation AND mitigation? Some think the situation is so dire that we must put full effort and resources…
Tom Johnson: Capitalism can only destroy planet
Monbiot conveniently omits the relationships between all things nuke (power, waste, weapons) and the environment and environmental disasters, e.g. Fukashima.…
Hatuey: The Catalan national struggle
It's sad that in the whole discussion presented here , the Catalonian colonial past is disregarded as irrelevant to the…
David Dobereiner: How do we get out of this mess?
Excellent analysis.
Joe Emersberger: How do we get out of this mess?
Indeed, Monbiot poses as a revolutionary but didn't even have the guts to back Corbyn - a serious reformer…
Chris Miller: How do we get out of this mess?
Monbiot mentions that he was, "widely mocked" for his Guardian video and that the recent election, "was predicted to be…
Martin Elvemo: What will Iran do?
Paragraph near the end: hasn´t "the world community" (e.g the non aligned movement) always endorsed Iran on the nuclear…
PeaceAll: Finish the job
This historian, Wittner, "conveniently" omits the biggest truths about the nuclear war/energy business the unwitting public needs to know:…
Rick Langtree: New World of Wildfires
What will Santa Claus do when the North Pole melts?
Robert Graf: Gov. Scott & Climate Denialism
The citizens of Florida elected this joker so now they have to live with them. Americans keep electing climate change…
Michael Shadwell: Not About Free Speech
Theres a flip side to this in which our side becomes proposterous in its advancement of genuinely trying to shut…
Rick Langtree: Climate change budget
Harvey, Irma, Katia, Jose - Mother Nature has attacked America, causing billions or trillions in destruction, with untold grief and…
Hatuey: Protecting Israel from criticism
It's historicly inacurate to claim that what the Nazis did, not only to jews but other minorities that are rarely…
Stephen Siegel: Anti-Capitalist Antifa
Paul, There are plenty of reports about Antifa (or Antifa-looking) activists attacking people --- and not in a…
Paul D: Anti-Capitalist Antifa
How well did the bourgeois "principle" of giving the fascists "free expression" in Germany, in the 1930's work out?…
Stephen Siegel: Anti-Capitalist Antifa
To state the obvious (or at least, what used to be obvious): one can oppose capitalism, fascism, mass incarceration, voter…
Michael Shadwell: Anti-Capitalist Antifa
Just say no to antifa.
Hatuey: Victory at Last
It's a self-centered point of view. Apparenttly the US has the right to invade and attack any country, what…
Tom Johnson: Baltimore Mayor’s Veto of $15/Hr
Thanks to Mike Elk, an actual labor reporter, for demonstrating how the "lesser evil" is the more effective evil.
Neddy Merrill: Venezuela is not even “authoritarian”, never mind a “dictatorship”
"There is a total freedom of criticism in the USSR." Sartre, 1954. Venezuela is not even “authoritarian”,…
Neddy Merrill: Lenin Moreno is a Fraud
I Am in Prison Because I Want Freedom for My Country https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/04/opinion/venezuela-prison-democracy.html?ref=opinion&_r=0&auth=login-email
Neddy Merrill: Venezuela is not even “authoritarian”, never mind a “dictatorship”
I Am in Prison Because I Want Freedom for My Country, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/04/opinion/venezuela-prison-democracy.html?ref=opinion&_r=0&auth=login-email
Paul D: The State of Labor on Labor Day
"Trump, while elected because of the real crisis among workers, has not offered a solution for his white working class…
Terrie Gamino: Economic democracy in Rojava
The Kurdish have learned from their failed attempts to gain peace and fairness in their governing. Something the west has…
patrick howlett-martin: Trump flip-flops on Afghanistan
whoever is president of the United States the policy is the same so don't pat Donald Trump he…
Brooke Babineau: Economic democracy in Rojava
American democracy could be well-served by the adoption of many of these elements. I especially approve of the women's court…
Keegan Biancur: On “Zombies and Apocalypse”
Seems the video is unavailable.
Tom Johnson: What Should Socialists Do?
In addition to political struggles, socialists must become competent at building and maintaining things and processes that matter in peoples'…
Tom Johnson: A Failed and Failing War
U.S imperial wars are not failures; 1) They succeed wildly in shoveling trillions of dollars (all borrowed…
Hatuey: Trump Enters A Quagmire
It's not a war, that's why they can't explain victory in such terms, it's a 16-year-old ocuppation. Also, it…
mike sheck: Trump’s Antifa Moment
Would some one from the left be kind enough to explain why every stable and prosperous nation exercises control over…
Hatuey: Technological Fantasies
The recklessness of the US to atack anyone they consider and convince themselves it's a defensive behavior is what…
maryellen: Trump’s Antifa Moment
Trump Reverses Restrictions on Military Hardware for Police https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/us/politics/trump-police-military-surplus-equipment.html
Tom Johnson: DSA Members Comment on Convention
All-in-all, this is a really hopeful and helpful report. The emphasis on actual organizing is particularly central, as pointed out…
Michael: The Road to Charlottesville
Remarkable essay, as usual. I have said on a few occasions, "I was born white, raised white,…
Rick Langtree: Fake News on Official Enemies
We farout here on the Lunatic Fringe know all about Fake News, but, faker than fake,, from the roadkill-styled rabid…
John Krumm: DSA Members Comment on Convention
I was there as a delegate from Duluth, MN, and it was an invigorating, hope-generating event for me. And the…
John Krumm: How (Not) to Challenge Racist Violence
Hi Aviva, I partially agree with you, but I think maybe you are painting the anti-fascist protesters…
joecab: Hypocrisy Taints Republican Reaction to Bigotry
Just an European point of view: The 'American Dream' (which actually did exist only in Hollywood) is turning into…
Tom Johnson: Populist Challenger Stuns
Populism, especially Black populism, has a long and noble history in the South -- though it is usually overlooked by…
Michael: How (Not) to Challenge Racist Violence
Aviva has it right! How amazing it is that we can be diverted, entertained by news, and…
Hatuey: Evolving International Law
It fails in its analysis of history. It comes to the conclusion that history of the conflict is irrelevant…
Hatuey: Time to Impeach Trump
It's so twisted. They are are condemning white supremacy while denying they are an European society created on that mentality.…
george patterson: It’s about white supremacists
Yes, we must not let the neo-fascists and the white supremacists, including neo-nazis and the klu klux klan, pass!!!!…
Michael: Chavistas Gain Upper Hand
I have tried to keep current on events in Venezuela. This is a very important country, certainly for Latin…
Joe Emersberger: The Fetishization of Violence
Very thoughtful and interesting piece
Chris Miller: Catastrophic and Illegal
Worrying about the legality of mass murder does seem a little er, bourgeois, (?) especially given the fact that'…
David Jones: A Letter to the Left
I'm with Michael; lose the antifa militancy and direct it somewhere useful. I hope this is dialogue- constructive criticism, discussion…
Michael Shadwell: A Letter to the Left
This article was fine until you hit the better be on board with the antifa. I cannot get on board…
Joe Emersberger: Ecuador’s “citizen revolution”
One more thing: Besides a really uncritical attitude towards "social movement leaders" the article, despite being…
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