Author Archives: Marc

Utopias and Dystopias as Places of Mental Retreat and Cooperation with China

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2022/12/30/18853642.php Joe Biden and his foreign policy team are in many ways still entrenched in the Cold War era, and his administration has generally taken a far more antagonistic stance toward China than Obama. It is not surprising, then, that … Continue reading

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Rethinking the State and Rent Madness

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2023/01/04/18853674.php The right to housing for everyone must be understood as a public challenge and presupposes the de-commodification of the housing supply, a democratization of urban policy, and breach with the real estate exploitation coalition.  Rethinking the State by Hartmut … Continue reading

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Reflection on the Political Crisis and Right-wing Populism

https://la.indymedia.org/news/2023/01/301354.php Reflections on the Political Crisis and Right-wing Populism by Frank Deppe and Dieter Boris, 2019 Reflections on the character of the political crisis by Frank Deppe [This article posted in March 2019 is translated from the German on the … Continue reading

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Astonishment. The Beginning and End of Theology

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2022/12/28/18853626.php Debt relief is absolutely essential. Making persons morally liable who are materially in debt is a mistake. Condemning the helpless and broken is completely wrong. They urgently need help. Forgiveness of material debts and moral offenses is one and … Continue reading

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The Humor of Jesus by M Batko, W Meyer and K Chavent

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2022/12/24/18853574.php THE HUMOR OF JESUS by Marc Batko After much meditation and reflection, I firmly believe that Jesus made fun of individualism and profit-oriented economic systems. Winning people to trust the infinite, invisible and transcendent God was surely his central … Continue reading

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The Prince of Hell and Peace in Ukraine is possible

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2022/12/21/18853532.php There is little truth in war. If you want to survive, any means must necessarily be acceptable. In this scenario, lying is not a sin, not something to be outlawed, but simply an option to achieve one’s own goals. … Continue reading

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Critique of religion and market religion and Post-colonialism

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2022/12/18/18853481.php Critique of religion as critique of fetishism is a critique of earthly gods, which are false gods. “Man is the highest being for man.” Marx develops it further in other words and formulates his idea of the liberation of … Continue reading

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War in Ukraine. Nato taboos fall, 12/13/2022

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2022/12/16/18853438.php U.S. Anti-War War in Ukraine. Nato taboos fall by R Bathon, H Neuber, P Fess & R Streck This military-scientific glorification of a war that has long been hopeless for both sides, which is also supported by some media, … Continue reading

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“Free Julian Assange!” say Latin American leftist leaders

https://multipolarista.substack.com/p/free-assange-latin-america-left ‘Free Julian Assange!’ say Latin America’s leftist leaders: Lula, AMLO, Petro, Maduro, Ortega, Kirchner, Evo, Zelaya Latin America’s leftist presidents are leading the campaign to free Julian Assange. The WikiLeaks journalist has support in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, … Continue reading

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How critical journalists are muzzled in Europe

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2022/12/10/18853366.php Besides the case of Julian Assange, the case of the Basque Pablo González has stood out for almost a year now. Poland wants to keep him in solitary confinement for at least a year without presenting any evidence for … Continue reading

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