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Today,  TomDispatch  regular John Feffer, the director of  Foreign Policy In Focus , offers a cunning bow to the convergence theorists of the Cold War era, a crew of thinkers who imagined that ...
by TomDispatch
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue May 26, 2015 at 07:51 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
by LeftOfYou
Comment Count 16 comments on Sat May 09, 2015 at 11:12 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
Haymarket Tragedy Note: This is not presented as a general overview of May Day history and the Haymarket Martyrs. For a general overview, please ...
by ZhenRen
Comment Count 35 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 08:51 AM PDT with 36 Recommends
Today, I was taken aback. Someone (who shall remain nameless), who had been wanting to have political discussions with me, as of late, for some reason, asked me what I thought about everything that ...
by Leah Sellers
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 08:37 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
...if we lived in the 6th century. Do we live in the 6th century still? Well, the residents of what Robert Frank called " Richistan " might like to style themselves as the new nobility, but "...
by Cassiodorus
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Mar 30, 2015 at 02:04 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
Cross-posted from Real Economics but slightly revised. Will the next generation of leaders will be any better than the neo-liberal blind ideologues and filthy rich sociopaths we have today? Well, ...
by NBBooks
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Mar 26, 2015 at 09:09 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
Tonight's piece is a co-production of NY Brit Expat and Geminijen. What we decided we wanted to do was to allow women to speak for themselves, so we reproduced some quotes from these women. We ...
by Geminijen
Comment Count 64 comments on Sun Mar 08, 2015 at 03:00 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
Under the leadership of Chairman Mao, the newly formed People's Republic of China began what they called, "The Great Leap Forward" which resulted in a great leap backward, and the deaths of ...
by FIDOUGHERTY
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Mar 05, 2015 at 02:28 PM PST with 6 Recommends
Oliver Stone's Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) came to symbolize the naked capitalist way of looking at the world. (20th Century Fox) This article was written by Patrice Greanville, ...
by raccoondog
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Feb 17, 2015 at 01:26 PM PST with 12 Recommends
I can't be absolutely certain, but I'm pretty sure that Pope Francis is not walking around with Mao's Red Book stuffed into an inside pocket of his papal robes, or that he's starting a study group ...
by Bill Berkowitz
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat Jan 17, 2015 at 09:10 AM PST with 15 Recommends
Pope Francis is no Karl Marx. Pope Francis, Pope of Popes, ain't taking no shit from U.S. conservatives who say he is pushing communism, not compassion: Some U.S. conservatives have branded the ...
by Jen Hayden
Comment Count 207 comments on Tue Jan 13, 2015 at 10:11 AM PST with 342 Recommends
Zi-Ann Lum at Huffington Post looks at a poverty program that eliminated poverty - and was then buried and forgotten. Between 1974 and 1979, residents of a small Manitoba city were ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 126 comments on Sat Jan 03, 2015 at 05:28 PM PST with 134 Recommends
Comrades, the question of prostitution is a difficult and thorny subject that has received too little attention in Soviet Russia. This sinister legacy of our bourgeois capitalist past continues to ...
by Karen Hedwig Backman
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Dec 31, 2014 at 10:23 AM PST with 4 Recommends
A spectre is haunting the United States--the spectre of normal relations between the United States and communist bugbear Cuba. For the lazy, captured US media, it's all about the Cold War poses ...
by MrJayTee
Comment Count 91 comments on Sun Dec 21, 2014 at 03:00 PM PST with 15 Recommends
My Facebook page erupted with teary rants and vile racist comments being hurled at President Obama such as Traitor and Communist over his announcement on changes to Cuba policy. I wasn't upset as I ...
by Pakalolo
Comment Count 109 comments on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 03:53 AM PST with 129 Recommends
My niece was in China recently, and she came across this tee shirt. It fits so well into the "tea party" narrative that in the spirit of Christmas, I thought I'd give them this little present. And, ...
by ypochris
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Dec 11, 2014 at 06:24 AM PST with 1 Recommend
Forgive me for the possibly rambling nature, but I wrote this off the cuff, as my mind has been on the subject for days, and I needed to get this off my chest. While perusing a used book sale over ...
by wolverinethad
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Oct 09, 2014 at 09:49 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
Slow movers stay on the right. The left side is the passing lane.
by thefarleftside
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Oct 03, 2014 at 09:30 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
This past July, I turned 70 years of age. It was not a happy occasion. While I was 69, I was okay, but something about that seven in front of a zero unsettled me. I don't feel old. I still try to ...
by The AngelicAnarchist
Comment Count 47 comments on Wed Oct 01, 2014 at 10:25 PM PDT with 54 Recommends
The Spanish Civil War, which lasted from 1936 to 1939, is largely remembered today, if at all, merely as a military prelude to the Second World War, in which the newly-rearmed Nazi Germany was able ...
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 42 comments on Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 12:15 PM PST with 32 Recommends