Monthly Archives: September 2015

Revolution Blues

In the US we have a neoliberal political and economic consensus among elites that has produced deregulation for corporations and banks, tax cuts and subsidies for the wealthy, punitive austerity for the poor, and a violent, militaristic foreign policy focused … Continue reading

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Epic Fail

Here’s what our efforts in Syria have amounted to. “The West is more hated than ever. A recent poll found that 80 per cent of Syrians believe we created the Islamic State — a common belief, incidentally, throughout the Middle … Continue reading

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“Boy Play”

Thought I’d become inured to “war-on-terror” blowback. Boy was I wrong. In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers … Continue reading

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Ahmed

14 years since 9/11 and we’re still so deathly afraid of terrorists that we freak the fuck out and arrest and handcuff a teenage honor student for making a clock and bringing it to school. To no ones surprise, his name … Continue reading

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There is an Alternative

Turns out that there is an alternative, after all. “Something astonishing has just occurred in British politics. On Saturday, the Labour Party elected Jeremy Corbyn, a 66-year-old, unabashed socialist, as its new leader. Corbyn won a staggering 59.5 percent of the … Continue reading

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Sowing the Wind

Recently a friend asked me about the refugee crisis in Europe. “What’s it all about? Why are these people fleeing their countries with their children? I explained that the existential refugee crisis in Europe is directly caused by US wars … Continue reading

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Even a blind pig

Even a blind pig will find a nut from time to time. “But if you think Iran is the only source of trouble in the Middle East, you must have slept through 9/11, when 15 of the 19 hijackers came … Continue reading

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Mittens

Mitt Romney is deeply upset with the lack of civility by Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, and is threatening another run for president if things don’t improve. “Romney himself has become one of Trump’s most vocal detractors inside the party. … Continue reading

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