I saw an article from the The Nation recently with the headline “Obama Won’t Let Some Mass Graves Stop the TPP.” At first I thought they were referring to the mass graves recently discovered in Texas. However, what The Nation article is referring to is the fact that Malaysia is a tier 3 country in […]Read more "Mass Graves…and the TPP"
There is a lot of talk in the media about the confederate flag, as we have talked about here and here recently. This was, as we all should know, brought about because of the massacre at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina by white supremacist Dylann Roof. In the days following […]Read more "Trans Pacific Partnership and Labor"
The appeal to the referendum by “for the first time” Left government was the natural outcome of a futile political negotiation which aimed “to have its cake (capital) and eat it too” (to satisfy both its needs and those of institutions). To be sure, this frame of negotiations took place without the real subject that […]Read more "IWW Greece Announcement Regarding The Referendum"
It would seem the potential of a discussion of the racism inherent in our society, indeed what our society was literally built on, has become a debate on whether or not a flag should be taken down. All of the issues that are being talked about in the media that have to do with the […]Read more "The confederate flag debate farce. (Thoughts on the shooting in South Carolina part 2)"
While the media discusses the details of the shooting and whether or not it was a hate crime, or mental illness, or if he was a “lone wolf.” Other media – or “alternative” media – discusses how not calling it terrorism is a double standard, calling it mental illness belies the racism that the US […]Read more "Some thoughts on the recent chruch shooting in SC and the media."
So you may not have heard…but a prison was all but burned to the ground by the prisoners. It happened in Texas, on February 21st. The prisoners were taking direct action against the conditions of the prison. “The large Kevlar tents that make up the facility were described in a 2014 report by the American […]Read more "Prisoners set prison on fire."
For two consecutive weeks, New York City police officers have seemed to sit back, ignoring minor offenses and parking transgressions so completely that only 347 criminal summonses were written in the seven days through Sunday, down from 4,077 in the same period a year ago. …But for the New Yorkers in the middle, the slowdown […]Read more "The NYPD Turn Their Backs… Thank God (sic)."