Monthly Archives: April 2019

Mumia Abu-Jamal wins right to re-open appeals — Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement

Originally posted on The Most Revolutionary Act: Community activists and leaders from the Philadelphia region will hold a news conference 12 noon, Thursday, April 18 at the Octavius V. Catto Statue on the south side of Philadelphia City Hall to discuss today’s decision by District Attorney Larry Krasner to finally relent to Pennsylvania Common…

On the Antisemitic Underpinnings of the Russiagate Hysteria

Yasha Levine writes about the similarities between American liberal Russophobia and classical antisemitism. with its blood-drenched “Judeo-Bolshevik Lite” aesthetic and hints about other diabolical Russian conspiracies to control the world, Time sure wasn’t going for subtlety: Sure, that plot was a dud, but the liberal global order shouldn’t let its guard down just yet. There are other […]

Notre Dame Burns Down

The great cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, one of the most iconic buildings in the world, is on fire. They’ll probably be able to save part of it, but the whole building looks critically damaged. The cause appears to have been an accident during restoration work. The real issue seems to have been […]

A Critique of DSA and Bernie Sanders

An interesting critique of DSA and Bernie Sanders from the left by Doug Enaa Greene. The requirements of Realignment required kowtowing to liberal prejudices, prizing loyalty to American institutions, and an unquestioning reformist vision. As his conduct proved during the Vietnam War, Michael Harrington’s whole strategy acted as a brake and a roadblock to revolutionary […]

The best two minutes about “toxic masculinity” ever filmed

With Gwynneth Paltrow’s mother and Tom Hagen. I was traumatized by this film as a teenager. It was utterly real to me. Oddly enough these days I have more sympathy for the father’s character, especially his reaction to the way his family shuts him out. It’s clear he’s not so much a bad guy as […]

So is Russiagate on Again?

I Discover that My Great Grandmother Drank herself to Death

Looking at old census records is fascinating. I grew up hearing stories about poverty during the Great Depression. But my mother’s family was clearly bourgeois and not working class. They purchased this newly constructed house during the Great Depression. So why would my mother and grandmother mask their bourgeois class origins and exaggerate […]

I wonder how lucky Snowden feels now that he never made it to Ecuador?

Because the Ecuadorian government is about to turn Julian Assange over to US torturers. Julian Assange is to be ‘kicked out of the Ecuadorean embassy in London within hours and arrested’ claim Wikileaks. Wikileaks made the claim about its founder in a tweet and quoted a high-level Ecuadorean government source. It also said that Quito […]

My Take On Joe Biden

He’s basically a poorly trained dog who will hump just about everything in sight, including a table or a chair. This kind of behavior is irritating for men. Many women find it threatening. There are also photos of him doing it to children. In any event, Biden is a right-wing shithead who should have been […]

Who Taught The Saudis How to Slice and Dice Jamal Khashoggi Alive?

Would you believe me if I told you “we” (“we” being defined as “Americans”) did? Of course you would. Several of the Saudi agents who were involved in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul last year had received training in the United States, the Washington Post reported Saturday. Post columnist […]