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To Defeat Trump … And the Democrats, Fight for Workers Revolution (tags)

After all the media hype, suddenly it turned out that Republican Donald Trump was elected. The racist, sexist, immigrant-bashing, woman-molesting Trump would be the next CEO of the United States and commander-in-chief of U.S. imperialism. In deep shock and disbelief, tens of millions asked, how could this happen? In Muslim, Latino, African American and immigrant families there was raw fear. Soon mass protests began, with many chanting “Not My President” (as if Democrat Clinton, a certified warmonger, would have been?). At the same time, racist incidents multiplied. It is urgently necessary to fight back, but the question is how? The answer depends on understanding what happened, and why. Trump certainly mobilized the hard-core racist vote, and better-off middle class voters. But what put him over the top was the vote of residents of dying small towns and white workers in the Rust Belt, who have seen their jobs destroyed and cities devastated. The fact is that with their economic policies, the Democrats pushed millions of workers into the arms of Trump. What is urgently needed is to break from the Democrats, Republicans and all capitalist parties and build a class-struggle workers party. Such a party would fight for a program of mass workers action against the deportations, for workers defense guards against racist attacks, and to oppose the imperialist war drive in a struggle leading to workers revolution.

Video: John Paul Stevens on Six Amendments (tags)

About the Authors John Paul Stevens Justice John Paul Stevens was an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1975 to 2010. He was appointed by President Gerald Ford and was the second longest-service justice in the Court's history, after Justice William Douglas, whom he replaced.

Mixing Government and Religion in Tempe, Arizona (tags)

How do you spell "F*ck the First Amendment" - Tempe, Arizona a religious theocracy

Liberal Agenda for More Gun Control Tied to a Totalitarian Agenda (tags)

The political agenda regarding foreign policy, stenographed by the lamestream media, is to continue to spend American resources on what is still far too much for Israel’s objectives (such as war with Syria and Iran), and at more great costs to our tax revenues. Certain industries and banker investors found such misadventures, as illegal wars, in the Middle East to be cash cows, equally parasitically bleeding America on the whole; as these goings-on continue to motivate more dismantlement of American Constitutional liberties here at home (in order to get away with their forms of betrayal (treason) to our founding fathers’ American Creed (which is not protecting the Holy Land) and to true interests of the American peoples. We now continue to live within a tyranny of corrupt betrayal. So to ban the personal right to own rapid-fire weapons here in the United States could happen within this significant context of an ever-evolving totalitarian reality that continues to wrap its dangerous tentacles around our quickly dying freedoms.

A Government to be Feared (tags)

A Government to be Feared

Letter to All Americans About Gun Control from a Dissident Independent (tags)

Guns are an effective form of human violence, which is why they are so often employed in both war and crime. They are dangerous and deadly. Reasons for their existence are not always, or even often, noble. They kill. This is to say we human animals kill—and nowhere more so than for political reasons—such as a nation venturing abroad for purported reasons to exact war against terrorists, etc. (while not ironically understanding that war is terrorism). And yet there is something “more” dangerous than weapons and that is politics itself (that history reminds us over and over again). Guns do “not” exist in a vacuum—they are artifacts built for and by a corrupt species of creature. No government ever—no matter how much naïve trust by blind patriotism exist—should be trusted to the point citizens just hand over their right to defend themselves from those in power. ALL forms of government are corruptible, and so are ALL forms of institution. This government (and especially both major political parties and their lobby cronies), if not thoroughly corrupt, is still too corrupt—including its capacity to violate human rights. Banning of guns (or other Constitutional rights) here in the United States must be understood within these recent radical changes that have happened especially since 9/11. It could be the equivalent of giving Mafia thugs your last weapons.

Gun Violence in America (tags)

guns

Letters to the Editor (tags)

Some Letters to the Editor

Extreme liberal responses to Supreme Court health care ruling increase polarization (tags)

Democrats consider the health care decision by the Supreme Court to be a victory, while Republicans are feeling a loss. As Republicans regroup and plan the next step toward getting the law repealed, Democrats are enjoying their win.

Ron Paul's Anti-Progressive Agenda (tags)

elections

Two Hard Cases, Two Bad Laws (tags)

The November 14 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the constitutionality of so-called "Obamacare" and the November 17 decision of the California Supreme Court that the proponents of Proposition 8 have legal standing to appeal it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court are both disasters for the progressive community. But they also highlight the conflict between general principles of justice progressives should support and tactical positions in specific cases that may work to our short-term advantage but cause us problems later on.

A Meanness in This World (tags)

The January 8 shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and murder of federal judge John Roll and five other people in Tucson, Arizona has been blamed on a lone nut, and both wings of the corporate media — center-Right and far-Right — have fallen over each other to absolve the ultra-Rightists of talk radio, Fox News and the Tea Party of blame for the alleged shooter’s actions. Nonsense. Not only did Sarah Palin’s Web page specifically “target” Congressmember Giffords for defeat last April — a piece of hysterical rhetoric Giffords called Palin out on at the time — but the radical Right’s incessant propaganda on talk radio and Fox News, with its ceaseless calls not only to defeat but “eliminate” its “enemies,” created a national climate that ensured that the killer’s madness took the form it did and his delusions led him to attack two individuals that had already been the targets of radical-Right bullying and harassment.

Roots of Arizona's Violence (tags)

America's culture of violence

FRONT SIGHT, SCIENTOLOGY (tags)

FRONT SIGHT, SCIENTOLOGY

Arctic contaminants threaten polar bears (tags)

Arctic contaminants threaten polar bears

Arizona concealed weapons bill expected to become law (tags)

Arizona,concealed weapons,guns,gun laws,right to bear arms,U.S.Consitution,2nd amendment

Scientology forming an army? (tags)

Scientology

Front Sight and Scientology?!?" (tags)

Front Sight and Scientology?!?"

Is owning a gun a privilege or a right? Carrying a concealed weapon a privilege or a right (tags)

I suspect any school child in New York, Massachusetts, Washington D.C. or California tell you that owning a gun is not a right but a privilege! If you have a gun and you don’t have permission from the government to own it the police will throw you in jail.

Cancerfornia (tags)

Cancerfornia is a personal testimony, editorial, and letter all in one. It is in regard to the abuses and crimes being committed inside of our prison system, and my own personal solution for what must be done.

The international monetary system's breakdown is underway (tags)

The international monetary system's breakdown is underway

Government Internment Camps (tags)

Government Internment Camps

Honeybees in danger (tags)

Honeybees in danger

Ice-free Arctic Ocean possible in 30 years (tags)

Ice-free Arctic Ocean possible in 30 years

Marine mammals will die in Navy warfare testing program (tags)

Marine mammals will die in Navy warfare testing program

Iraq puppet government prepares to execute hundreds of gays (tags)

Iraq puppet government prepares to execute hundreds of gays

America loses 23,000 jobs every day (tags)

America loses 23,000 jobs every day

Gaza hospitals are overwhelmed (tags)

Gaza hospitals are overwhelmed

Arctic melt passes the point of no return (tags)

Arctic melt passes the point of no return

Iran to send relief ship to Gaza (tags)

Iran to send relief ship to Gaza

US military admits killing 33 civilians in Afghanistan air strike (tags)

US military admits killing 33 civilians in Afghanistan air strike

US faces the F-16s it supplied to Pakistan (tags)

US faces the F-16s it supplied to Pakistan

NATO air strikes killing more Afghan civilians (tags)

NATO air strikes killing more Afghan civilians

Supreme Court, Inc.: Supremely Pro-Business (tags)

the pro-business Roberts court

Disturbing 2008 Global Peace Index Report (tags)

GPI unfairly targets Venezuela.

Frances Fox Piven's "Challenging Authority" (tags)

Advancing disruptive social protests for change.

How business starves the world's poor (tags)

How business starves the world's poor

Toxic e-waste pouring into Third World (tags)

Toxic e-waste pouring into Third World

$100 fill-ups arrive at gas pumps (tags)

$100 fill-ups arrive at gas pumps

Hunger plagues Haiti and the world (tags)

Hunger plagues Haiti and the world

US looking at lead levels in artificial turf (tags)

US looking at lead levels in artificial turf

US undermining Afghan trials (tags)

US undermining Afghan trials

US lawmakers invested in Iraq, Afghanistan wars (tags)

US lawmakers invested in Iraq, Afghanistan wars

Guns: The bloody US-Mexico market (tags)

With over 2,100 deaths between January and October 2007 related to drug trafficking and the use of weapons purchased in the US, Mexico pins its hopes on the future success of the Merida Initiative to combat drug and gun trafficking.

Major bird flu summit coming in six days (tags)

Major bird flu summit coming in six days

Beyond Mere Survival in the American Dystopia (tags)

...1984 has come to pass, both chronologically and in the Orwellian sense. Americans are "liberators" in Iraq. Opponents of this "peace initiative" are "doubleplusungood". Unchecked by the judiciary, the NSA electronically trolls for perpetrators of "crimethink". Pundits and the "liberal media" (owned by a handful of monolithic corporations despised by people with the values which many define as liberal) have become the Ministry of Truth for the Party...

News Junkie Scott's Blog (1/15/06) (tags)

Salim Mawakkil reveals his true agenda.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/18/05) (tags)

Video: Israel's 'Separation Wall' is Barbaric.

Year of the Slave (tags)

You are a slave. I know that’s not what you want to hear as you hoist your New Year’s champagne, but it is the unpleasant truth that we all face going into 2004.

SNAP OUT OF IT! (tags)

The Day to Forget the November 2nd Election Forever is November 3rd.

We're here, we're queer -- and we're voting Libertarian (tags)

Pink Pistols endorses Badnarik for President

I survived the Democratic National Convention (tags)

Bill for Confiscation (tags)

Bill for Confiscation of Firearms H.R.2403

2004 - Year Of The Slave (tags)

HAPPY NEW YEAR SLAVE !

2004 - Year of the Slave (tags)

The time has come to take back your Power People!!

Dumb, Dumber And Dumbest (tags)

It is dumb to suppose that the way to decrease crime is to make sure all potential victims of violent crime are disarmed. It is dumber yet to believe that a criminal will obey a gun-control law. No bank robber or rapist has ever set out and then stopped and said, "Gosh, I don't have a permit for this weapon, so I guess I'd better not rob that bank or rape that girl." No serial killer has ever said: "Gosh, I can't kill this person with an unregistered weapon. That would be against the law."

THE SEVEN VARIETIES OF GUN CONTROL ADVOCATES (tags)

The right of decent private citizens to personally possess, transport, and responsibly use arms without government interference is the ultimate freedom and the main pillar supporting all other liberties. Few cultures have allowed their general population access to weapons, the tools of power, to the same degree as the United States. Instead, most societies have restricted the keeping and bearing of arms to a select few power brokers and their agents, often resulting in oppression on a grand scale.

Dude! Where's My Country ? (tags)

I have seven questions for you, Mr Bush. I ask them on behalf of the 3,000 who died that September day, and I ask them on behalf of the American people. We seek no revenge against you. We want only to know what happened, and what can be done to bring the murderers to justice, so we can prevent any future attacks on our citizens

Four More Years? (tags)

With polls showing that up to 16% of the electorate is philosophically libertarian, this could be the real swing vote in 2004. Will libertarians decide that the Democratic candidate is the lesser of two evils for once? Or will they simply stay home in disgust on Election Day?

Our government controlled press - CIA Origins (tags)

The Sulzberger family and the New York Times lean left-liberal Democrat and are usually anathema to Republicans. But as Rockwell has oft pointed out, "neoconservatives" are really big government tax and squander interventionist welfare-warfare statists.

HOMELAND INSECURITY Armed pilots banned 2 months before 9-11 (tags)

A 40-year-old Federal Aviation Administration rule that allowed commercial airline pilots to be armed was inexplicably rescinded two months before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, leading aviation security experts to lay at least some of the blame for the tragedy at the feet of airlines, none of which took advantage of the privilege while it was in effect.

You Won The Battle But Lost The War (tags)

Today in the United States there are people who spit on the memory of your sacrifices -- people like Sen. Charles Schumer, who successfully pushes "gun control" laws that trash the Second Amendment, and Sen. John McCain, whose infamous "campaign finance" law made free speech a federal crime for independent advocacy groups. We shrink before officials who decree that unpopular opinions are "hate speech." We endure leaders who tell us that it's wrong to hate certain groups of people, but perfectly okay for those groups to hate and malign others.

Lautenberg Gun Control Bill Compared to Nazi Policies (tags)

The right of a Free People to Keep and Bear Arms is a danger only to Tyrants. Sic Temper Tyrannis.

NRA turns on Libertarian Free Stater (tags)

"What is even more bizarre to me is that the National Rifle Association would have one of its own members arrested for passing out literature that supports the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms."

I love the USA (tags)

As a leftist, I'm getting just a bit weary of hearing how much I "hate America." Ever since the big you-know-what in late 2001, that little zinger has been the comeback of choice for any objections to US foreign policy. Don't like our new wars? Gee, you must really hate this country.

True Resistance (tags)

It is beginning to reach critical mass, then watch out america

Go see Bowling for Columbine (tags)

Michael Moore’s latest movie, Bowling for Columbine, is a must-see. Moore does an excellent job of connecting the military-industrial complex, in particular, Lockheed Martin, to the violence in this society, to the same complex’s propaganda machine called “TV News” and to the repeal of welfare, also known as the most vicious, racist, bipartisan (Democrat & Republican) attack on the workingclass of the 1990s, that continues to this date.

Michael Moore's Movie out 10/11 (tags)

Michael Moore, the awesome documentary artist / anti corporate director will have his controversial movie out in theaters tomorrow in LA and NY. Come see it so we can see it in our small towns. Speak out!! :) Peace & Love, Summer

Bowling for Columbine (tags)

New Michael Moore film desperately needs the support of Los Angeles progressives this weekend!

The Bush Cabal: Turning the USA into a Banana Republic (tags)

The Bush Cabal: Turning the USA into a Banana Republic

Long Live King George IV (tags)

Long Live King George IV

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