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The Left is Not Obsolete by Norman Birnbaum

“Propaganda is always the other. We are the principled,” said Norman Birnbaum. The left is rooted philosophically in the Enlightenment with its rejection of throne and altar. The left sought material redistribution for moral reasons-for the sake of transforming human … Continue reading

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Totalitarianism of Self-Optimization

Totalitarianism of Self-Optimization by Max Tholl “Feel-don’t think” is the mantra of the illuminated who accept the social dislocations. This is a withdrawal to private solutions in view of the mounting collective problems. Mindfulness therapy fits perfects into the contemporary … Continue reading

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Impeachment is not a coup

Impeachment is not a coup by John Stoehr, October 2, 2019 https://agenceglobal.com/2019/10/02/no-impeachment-is-not-a-coup/ Impeachment is a constitutional tool designed for times of extraordinary abnormality-say, for instance, when a president presides over an obscenely lawless administration. That’s what we are seeing Impeachment … Continue reading

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The Political Theology of the New Right

The Political Theology of the New Right by Rolf Schiederhttps://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/29/18826912.phpThe new right-wing movements try to create a state of emergency with the help of apocalyptic rhetoric enabling them to suspend rules and procedures. Apocalypticists long for the final struggle between … Continue reading

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The Way to Authoritarianism is Paved with Lies

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/09/437804.shtml by Jurg Muller-Muralt Lying is part of the human condition. But democracy is in peril when politicians make lying into a “business principle.” Lying is a second nature for Trump. Trump lies strategically and doesn’t have a bad conscience. … Continue reading

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The C.E.O. – A Fun Poem

The C.E.O. – A Fun Poem Fun poem by Rene Sonsmann from the Smirking Chimp. I love poetry. Always have. So here goes. THE C.E.O. The company’s share price had failed to perform And anxious fund managers demanded reform. The … Continue reading

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Beyond NAFTA 2.0

BEYOND NAFTA 2.0Toward a Progressive Trade Agenda for People and Planet Ethan Earle, Manuel Pérez-Rocha, and Scott Sinclair, eds. – July 2019DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT (English), 84 pp http://www.rosalux-nyc.org/wp-content/files_mf/beyondnaftaenglishfinaljuly17.pdf

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The Great Ecumene of the Churches against Capitalism

by Franz Segbers, academia.edu “This economy kills!” The pope and the ecumene of 350 churches decry the neoliberal economy of exclusion. The economy serving life could supersede the idolatry of money-multiplication and plutocracy. The poor and marginalized are subjects in … Continue reading

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From Punitive Tariffs and Trade Conflicts to Economic War by Joachim Bischoff and Erhard Crome

Trump’s punitive attacks on several trading partners, above all China, are changing suddenly into a destruction of the multilateral structures of the world market. With the policy of “America first,” the president wants to restore or develop the past hegemony … Continue reading

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Sanctions and Double Standards

Sanctions and Double Standards by Fabian Goldman, Florian Zollmann and Hans Blix, August 2019 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/03/18825920.php Sanctions are war with other means-and not an alternative to war. The civilian population pays the price with their bodies and their lives. Export prohibitions … Continue reading

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