Category reblogs

Japanese Incels

The man who went on a “mass stabbing” last week and killed two people — fortunately the Japanese are smart enough to have gun control — is also a “hikikomori,” an adult so unable to cope with society that he’s remained dependent on his parents well into his 20s and 30s, and even his 40s […]

Impeach Trump but Remember Robert Mueller’s Shady History Too

Apparently he helped cover up the Bush family’s ties to Saddam “As soon as the BNL case broke, Bush moved to throttle the investigation. He appointed lawyers from both Cardoen and Matrix to top Justice Department posts – where they supervised the officials investigating their old companies. The overall probe was directed by Justice Department […]

Chelsea Manning is Showing Us What Real Resistance Looks Like

Originally posted on The Most Revolutionary Act:
Chelsea Manning (photo courtesy sparrowmedia.net) Throughout history, human civilization has been cursed by tyranny. Time and again, power is concentrated in institutions that rule by coercion and force. Humans have suffered through totalitarianism, dictatorships, and fascism repeatedly. Untold suffering and death have occurred. But such times have always…

Daenerys Targaryen Burns King’s Landing

Just kidding. It’s actually West Philadelphia, and it was actually a gang of Democratic Party officials including future Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell. It was just around Mother’s Day in 1985 when the Philadelphia city government stuffed explosives into a satchel, flew a helicopter over a home on Osage Avenue in West Philadelphia, and dropped the […]

Homeless (1989)

Originally posted on Writers Without Money:
Homeless, just the sound of word is often enough to make us shudder. We walk past the mentally ill living on the streets of New York or San Francisco. Sometimes we reach into our wallets and drop a dollar or two into someone’s cup. Other times we just look…

A Desperate Empire Crashes in Venezuela

Originally posted on ZERO ANTHROPOLOGY:
The April 30, 2019, coup attempt in Venezuela has come and gone. The coup has failed. “Failed state” theory just got a lot more complicated. No longer can the “failed state” designation apply only to those states targeted for recolonization after a prolonged period of destabilization and foreign intervention. Now…

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…

Steve Salaita

Steve Salaita, who had his academic career destroyed by the Israel Lobby, is one of the best writers currently working. His essays of Israeli and US propaganda are a great practical application of Chomsky’s ideas. Often articulated by deeming leftists and people of color purveyors of “purism,” the grown-up politics motif suggests that aggrieved communities […]

Trump is a Russian Stooge But we won’t impeach him

Ever get the sense that the most fervent believers in Russiagate are also the people most against impeaching Trump? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rankled some of her supporters when she said “I’m not for impeachment” last week. And apparently, she’s fine with that. A Twitter group run by Pelosi’s political account on Twitter was told […]