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The Polemicist: Hillary’s Hide-and-Seek

Go to source This Sunday’s New York Times (NYT) article by Amy Chozicko, headlined “Issues in Hillary Clinton’s Past Leave Her Muted in Furor Over Donald Trump” (“Clinton Treads Lightly Amid Furor Over Trump” in the print edition) provides a fine example of how the mainstream press covers up Hillary Clinton’s problems, even when they Read more…

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Don Fitz: Green Time TV: Barriers to Better Being

Green Time TV Barriers to Better Being by Don Fitz It seems like every plan to improve the environment is met with barriers that get in the way for a month, a year or a century. November Green Time episodes delve into surmounting some of those barriers, including criminalization of medical marijuana, power grid disruption, Read more…

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Mark Evans: A Reply to Daguerre, Ozarow and Upchurch

This is a reply to a specific part of this article: http://www.workerscontrol.net/authors/spectrum-trajectory-and-role-state-workers%E2%80%99-self-management In the fifth paragraph the authors of this article mention the participatory economics (parecon) model – as developed by Albert and Hahnel. As an advocate of that model I want to address what seem to me to be some misunderstandings of the way Read more…

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Nasir Khan: Why did the U.S. rulers destroy Iraq?

Nasir Khan, October 10, 2016 The Twin Towers in New York did fall on 9/11. In fact, the third high building, not far from the twin towers, also mysteriously fell without any plane crashing into it on the same day. There are two main versions of the tragic happening. First, the official version that has Read more…

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Nasir Khan: The Kashmir Conflict Needs a Solution Now

Nasir Khan, October 7, 2016 Despite Indian army’s blinding of hundreds of Kashmiri youth and terrorising millions of Kashmiris in the recent weeks, there is only one outcry that is reverberating throughout the Kashmir Valley: Azadi, Azadi (Freedom, Freedom) from the Indian occupation of Kashmir. Instead of heeding to the demands of the people who Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: Avoidable Child Deaths in Various Countries in the Western Hemisphere in 2015

The chart below lists avoidable child deaths in various countries calculated as the difference between the number of child deaths listed by UNICEF for 2015 and the numbers of child deaths there would have been if each country had Cuba’s child mortality rate. There is no excuse for any country in the Western Hemisphere having a child Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: Higher profits boost private investment. WRONG!

Hillary Clinton, in the first presidential debate, pointed out that Trump didn’t pay any federal tax one year, and added that he probably didn’t pay in other years as well. Trump responded to her by saying “That makes me smart”. The appropriate rejoinder is “that makes you corrupt” but Hillary Clinton and Trump, her husband’s Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: UK Labour and Central Bank Independence – Again

I wrote this blog post the other day which said that the UK Labour party should completely reject the neoliberal dogma that the central bank (Bank of England in this case) should be independent of the elected government. The UK Independent just ran an article which brought up the questions posed in my blog post. Read more…

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Nasir Khan: The Zionist hoax of “peace process” in Palestine

Nasir Khan, September 30, 2016 Russian think tank Katehon’s journalist Anastasia Zhukova  interviewed me recently per telephone. The following is her summary of the interview: The Palestinian Authority (PA) has been under the virtual control of Israel and its authority limited to the West Bank. It has no control over the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: Central Bank independence is the last thing Corbyn’s team should defend

I am delighted that Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected leader of the Labour party in the UK. John McDonnell, Corbyn’s right hand man and go-to guy on economic policy, recently talked about the importance of monetary policy and that it should not be narrowly focused on inflation. That was excellent, but why in the world is McDonnell guaranteeing Read more…

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