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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