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12 Step Programs Free Me From Addiction (tags)
My Name is Freedom
The Social State Benefits All of Us (tags)
The social state can on ly fulfill expectations when financed on a broad and just basis. The social state must be adjusted to do justice to the pressing challenges.."The social state is the greatest cultural achievement in the 20th century"
Back to Trotskyism! Revolutionary regroupment with the League for the Fourth International (tags)
On April 16, the Better-Late-Than-Never (BLTN) Faction of the International Communist League (ICL) put forward its Declaration of Faction calling to “Return to the Road of Genuine Spartacism” and to “Regroup with the IG/LFI on the Basis of Their Revolutionary Continuity!” The very next day they received a response from the Spartacist League’s Los Angeles local, falsely claiming that the declaration was written in collaboration with the IG and cynically saying it considered the declaration a statement of resignation. The BLTN responded that claims they couldn’t have written the document were not only untrue but an insult to the intelligence of the ICL membership. The Faction notably exposed how the party that had uniquely waged a principled struggle to defend the DDR (East Germany) and USSR responded to defeat by dumping Trotsky’s analysis of the dual nature of the Stalinist bureaucracy and whitewashing the role of the bourgeoisie and its social-democratic agents in the capitalist counterrevolution. It also independently investigated key political differences between the ICL and the LFI on Brazil and Mexico, as well as challenging the SL on key issues concerning the class line and black oppression in the U.S. The Better-Late-Than-Never Faction Declaration is a challenge to those in the SL/ICL who truly want to make a revolution. The report on the latest conference of the Spartacist League/U.S. makes clear, the SL is a dying party. It is crucial to understand that the decline of the SL/ICL is a direct result of its political/programmatic degeneration. An agreement between the BLTN and the IG/LFI calls for carrying out common work aiming at an early fusion.
Blaming Victims: Official Israeli Policy (tags)
How to Combat ISIS Without War (tags)
The president yesterday announced his "strategy" for dealing with the threat posed by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq and Syria. He has given terror networks and the international arms industry cause for great celebration.
Marxists and Marmots (tags)
Animal studies indicate that cooperation is better than individualism.
The Blackout of the March 21 Mobilizations: Redbaiting on the Left (tags)
The War on Iraq drags on with no clear end in sight. The war on Afghanistan is being escalated. The war on Pakistan has also been stepped up, a war undeclared by Congress, therefore unconstitutional and the basis for an impeachment. All this has happened since Obama took office.
An Alternative to Capitalism? (tags)
"Have we become gluttons for punishment? My college professor once said, We can get used to hanging if we live long enough!"
US-India nuke deal is signed, sealed, and delivered (tags)
WASHINGTON: Generations to come may slice and dice the US-India nuclear cooperation deal, but for now it has been firmly stated by New Delhi and broadly accepted in Washington that India will be bound only by the bilateral 123 Agreement with regards to the terms of the deal, other sentiments of the US Congress notwithstanding.
"Cargo-Cult Leninism" Part Two (tags)
Many so-called "Marxist" organizations today are plagued by "cargo-cult" leninism. They repeat words and phrases without understanding what they really mean. Why do people drink the kool-aid? Because they WANT to believe that things are OK.
More ICE Raids Possible (tags)
U.S. Attorney Matthew Whitaker said Wednesday: “This is not the end to these types of operations. We will continue to work with ICE and develop plans.'' Referring to last Tuesday’s raids on the Swift & Co. meat packing plants where approximately 1300 undocumented workers were arrested.
Letter to Senators Feinstein and Boxer on the Crisis in the Middle East (tags)
The following is a letter sent Aug. 3, 2006 to Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer from a California voter regarding their failure to call for an immediate Israeli cease-fire in Lebanon:
Marvelous Marvin, the Man Who Seems to be in All the Right Places (tags)
Why does Bush’s younger brother get a free pass at influence peddling on his White House Connections, even when it involves a company that did the security for the World Trade Center in September, 2001, while anyone remotely linked to the Clinton’s was hounded by both the media and government investigators for the flimsiest of reasons? ----------
IDF to treat shell shock with cannabis (tags)
But terminally ill cancer patients in the US can't have any.
Academic Freedom is Almost a Thing of the Past (tags)
Colorado professor and Indian activist Ward Churchill, threatened with sacking for his outspoken views on the 9-11 attacks, at least has the protection of tenure. For most academics, that kind of protection of free speech is long gone. So is their willingness to take controversial stands.
Shitocracy ('shit-&-'tä-kr&-sE) (tags)
The increasing influence of Texans in the national political arena has prompted the coining of a new term for a predominantly Texan form of hierarchy: "the shitocracy" (pronounced "shit" "talk" "crass" "ee").
Growing World Poverty and Conflict Shows the Barbarity of Capitalism (tags)
Down with Capitalism
Few Teachers Have Ability To Reason Accurately (tags)
Teachers are idiots. Don't trust them. The government hires them, they know all, and they want dumbies working for them to make sure the populace are kept ignorant, to allow the State to do their dirty work.
Mail Solidarity WebSite Released! (tags)
Website created where people can post messages of support via on online form, which will then be printed out by the On the Ground collective and sent to the R2K prisoners. For more information visit: http://www.zmag.org/ontheground/MailSolidarity/