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My Father and the Democrats

It’s father’s day tomorrow and I have taken to sharing little reminiscences on facebook about both my parents. It’s easier to write at length here so I’ve changed venues to stir the pot a little more. My father was a … Continue reading

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The black bloc in 1969

Originally posted on Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist:
In an online book titled “The Black Bloc Papers”, David Van Deusen of the Green Mountain Anarchist Collective makes clear that the Weathermen were the forefathers of the people who staged a riot…

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Fordham SDS

Originally posted on Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist:
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/fordhamsds/107424283 In 1983 I saw the documentary “Seeing Red” that mixed interviews of former members of the Communist Party talking about their experiences with exciting film footage and photographs of the class…

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Good one from Louis Proyect

COUNTERPUNCH JANUARY 27, 2017 The Politics of a Punch: Richard Spencer and the Black Bloc Unless you do not own a computer or have been in a coma for the past week, you are probably aware of alt-right leader Richard … Continue reading

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The amulet on David Icke’s sweater

Originally posted on Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist:
Fascism has opened up the depths of society for politics. Today, not only in peasant homes but also in city skyscrapers, there lives alongside of the twentieth century the tenth or the…

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Assadism: Haunted By Its Own Success

Originally posted on P U L S E:
The task of defining Assadism is useful for specific purposes only—such as identifying arguments that legitimate or exonerate Assad’s iron fist rule and crimes. But to even gnaw at what Assadism exactly is, it is…

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Russia Today and the post-truth virus

Originally posted on P U L S E:
A video is circulating of a woman revealing “the truth” on Syria that is being withheld from us by “the mainstream media”. The woman is introduced as an “independent Canadian journalist”. She is said…

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