Monthly Archives: April 2019

If you’re an ignorant asshole, thank a Marine

Freedom isn’t free. It costs a lot of money to protect Americans against the possibility of learning foreign languages. I guess. Sam Schnelle, a customer at Gross’ Burgers in Danville, Ill., took to Facebook on Friday to share a photo of the sticker in question, which read: “If you can’t read this, thank a Marine.” The message pointed to […]

The Bern is Right and the Buttcrack is Wrong

Bernie Sanders thinks felons should have the right to vote. “Yes, even for terrible people, because once you start chipping away and you say, ‘Well, that guy committed a terrible crime, not going to let him vote. Well, that person did that. Not going to let that person vote,’ you’re running down a slippery slope,” […]

Under Neoliberal Capitalism Anybody Can Become Homeless

Rebecca Twigg, who’s one of the greatest female cyclists in history, is now homeless and living on the streets of Seattle. The tragic irony of this story lies in the fact that what made her a great cyclist in the 1980s inevitably made her homeless in the 2010s. In a sense. Rebecca Twigg has always […]

How to Be Homeless in Japan

Originally posted on The Most Revolutionary Act:
How to Be Homeless in Japan Our Human Planet (2018) Film Review This two-part documentary focuses on homelessness in the Japanese city of Osaka. When the Japanese economy collapsed in the 1990s, many older workers lost their jobs. Last year Osaka (pop 19 million)  had 18,000 homeless, mostly…

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

Originally posted on The Most Revolutionary Act:
https://bit.ly/2GfK0VC 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. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47941794 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?