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Michael: ​The West is complicit in Colombia’s police killings
Of course this is a story repeated in many countries in the world where the US is involved in many…
Kenneth: AOC Says Biden’s Refusal to Condemn Israel ‘Takes Side of Occupation’
The "right to defend" is less at issue here than is the right to attack. Israel's missile shield is a…
maryellen: Bakunin’s Predictions
truth
Joseph Essertier: Amid Widespread Disease, Death, and Poverty, the Major Powers Increased Their Military Spending in 2020
Thank you for sharing these insights. I knew that there were many billionaires in China, but did not know that…
Wiley Krapf: In Kerala, the Present Is Dominated by the Future
I wonder how the new "food laws" will effect Kerala's programs.
Brent Irving: Cancel Culture Conundrums
Sounds like Ben Burgis' book "Cancelling Comedians while the world burns; a critique of the contemporary left" is very timely.
Bill Petrou: Why the Future Belongs to the Left
The great Aristotle said the city should not allow its citizens to become powerful because they will in fact run…
owlishdog: Why the Future Belongs to the Left
I hate to say it and don't want to be pessimistic but people were saying this 150 years ago.
mike sheck: Government Policy Segregated Us; the Same Can Desegregate Us
I’m surprised by no mention of The Great Society. Great article. For it to get legs and teeth, will require…
diana crowder: “Remained” in Mexico
I appreciated Kathleen Foster’s article because pressure needs to be maintained on the Biden’s Administration to address migration in a…
Brad Wilson: EWG’s Ken Cook Debates Former Ag Chair Larry Combest, Loses
EWG offers this update. https://www.ewg.org/news-insights/news/update-cook-v-combest
Michael: Is Saving the Planet Under Capitalism Really Possible?
Capitalism is, of course, more than an economic or financial system, it is a perspective, a motivation, and culture, and…
maryellen: Amazon Workers Defeat: The Trusts Are Back
Both parties serve the interests of big finance, big healthcare, big energy, etc. But what about big weapons manufacturers? Why…
Thierry Blanc: Right-Wing Attacks on Germany’s Press
«During these so-called “hygiene rallies” a mixture of right-wing extremists, Neo-Nazis, tin-foil-hat wearing conspiracy fantasy believers, etc. again and again…
mike sheck: A Green New Deal Is More Affordable in the Long Term Than Fossil Fuels
Bippity boppity boo....will this be a duplicate comment too?
mike sheck: Calling Chauvin a “Bad Apple” Denies Systemic Nature of Racist Police Violence
You should remove Brown from your list. He was not “just walking down the street”. He committed a strong arm…
Michael: 25 Years of GMOs, and Some New Insights from Argentina
Currently reading this book, it only arrived to me two days ago. I have spent many years seeking to know…
Michael: Will Biden’s Central American Plan Slow Migration (or Speed It Up)?
I am familiar with Aviva Chomsky's work and her books are on my personal library shelf. What she says is…
John Andrews: The Bryn Mawr Summer School Prepared Workers for the Class Struggle
Bryn Mawr - Welsh for 'Big Hill'
Max: IJV Welcomes New Antisemitism Definition Signed by 200 Global Experts
Zionism is a political ideology based on the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people. Judaism is about love and service.…
Michael: Maria Páez de Victor: Eight Years Without President Chávez
Venezuela is an amazing country. Chavez was equally amazing. In the US it is extremely difficult to know what is…
Michael: Sanders Pushing to Expand Medicare by Lowering Eligibility Age
At least lowering Medicare to 55 is the right thing to do, simple as that.
T. (no first name) WIGNESAN: Ascent into love, Translation of Carlos Bousono’s poem: Subida al amor
Dear Sir/Madam, Why is this poem (as well as many others) repeated several times? Incidentally, I wrote to you (Mr.…
Sean: Tuberculosis, Income Inequality And The Great Depression
I just re-read my comment and think I may have been more aggressive than intended. So I just want to…
Sean: Tuberculosis, Income Inequality And The Great Depression
I was excited to see an article on TB, a great interest of mine and a very neglected problem, on…
James: Why Artists Ought to Endorse Parecon
And I am a musician who plays music that, well, in the words of Derek Bailey, the iconic, revolutionary, late…
James: A “Green New Deal”?: The Eco-syndicalist Alternative
This is a great essay. And what it does do, that so many in favour of eco-socialism or syndicalism do…
Michael: Fauci champions Israeli medical apartheid
Fauci could have simply said, "Yes." No politics, no big statement, just "yes."
Michael: Cuomo and Newsom Symbolize the Rot of Corporate Democrats — and the Dire Need for Progressive Populism
Much of the strength and ruinous power of the Republican Party lies in the presence and power of corporate Democrats.…
Colin Stuart: Ecuador’s pro-mining politics dealt a blow by Indigenous, green movement
Such contrasting perspectives from Ben Norton and Miriam Lang: https://thegrayzone.com/2021/02/06/yaku-perez-pachakutik-ecuador-us-coup/
Dennis: The Clash Between the UK and EU Over Northern Ireland
A point on bias. Instead of describing "the culpable purpose of this being to stop vaccines capable of saving the…
Michael: Maduro’s Brown New Deal for Venezuela
Normally, I would think this a bad idea and a real backward step. But there is nothing normal about US…
Mark Evans: Why Artists Ought to Endorse Parecon
It is great to see someone writing seriously on this topic - thanks Jerry!
Mark Evans: Skillful Goal-Oriented Activism: a middle way between reactive activism and debilitating myths?
Thanks Elizabeth! Your question is off topic but it does relate to the article in one way. The way I…
Elizabeth Marxsen: Skillful Goal-Oriented Activism: a middle way between reactive activism and debilitating myths?
Lots of good thoughts and sorry to go off on a tangent, but do we have anything to learn from…
mike sheck: Bessemer, Alabama, community rallies for Amazon workers’ union
So I just checked and the Bessemer facility starts at 15.00 per hour. That’s double the minimum wage. Seems like…
Michael: Why Artists Ought to Endorse Parecon
Excellent commentary, joining art and what we might think is not art but in fact all life lived in such…
Max: Alabama workers fight to form first U.S. Amazon union
Why Unions Matter: 10th Anniversary Update Professor Michael D. Yates https://monthlyreview.org/product/why_unions_matter/ In a Capitalist system....you must fight for the right…
Max: Bernie Sanders Is Right, and Joe Biden Is Wrong. We Still Need Medicare for All
We agree with " Mittens". Blair & Donna Phillips Canada Retired
Max: Google Workers Across Announce International Union Alliance
Great read and important read. In a Capitalist System...you must fight (and organize) for the right to live. Why Unions…
Matt Grind: Strategy: Some Key Strategic Issues
It would be helpful to be part of an organization that had a chance of "winning". However, the "radical left"…
Michael: USA’s Game Plan in Venezuela: Strangulation through Sanctions
I should not be responding to so many fine articles in one day, forgive me. But this one strikes deeply,…
Michael: Greed in the Suites, from Walgreens to Walmart
I should add, those who look to these workers for their rental payments, utility bill payments, supermarket purchases and payments,…
Michael: Greed in the Suites, from Walgreens to Walmart
Thank you, Sam. Yes, indeed "we need to change the rules." Yesterday in going about needed errands I met two…
Michael: The US Is Back in the Paris Agreement, But More Is Needed to Stave Off Disaster
While it is somewhat a natural feeling or reaction to want to "get back to normal" after the last four…
owlishdog: Clueless
The wringing of hands these days from The Guardian is deafening. They, as much as anybody, helped to get Johnson…
Paulo Rodriguez: Overcoming Our Suicidal Tendencies
Dear Collective 20, and specially Mark Evans, This piece might be one of the most important steps towards a path…
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