The U.S.A.: Scarecrows on the March
- Atilio A. Boron
Those rulers whom the gods wish to destroy are first overwhelmed by a crisis, then coaxed into promising the suffering a radical and effective cure for the maladies of the age and finally damned because their policies are lukewarm and ambivalent. ...
Resisting the Rise of the Drones
- Chris Cole
For anyone with even just a passing interest in the military, it will have been hard to miss the recent rise of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) commonly known as drones. Over the past year, the Fellowship of Reconciliation England (FoR) and others ...
Poem for Palestine
- Ed Greens aka EDMC
The class basis of US elections
- Lenin's Tomb
The Democrats have lost the House of Representatives but kept the Senate by a slim margin. The Tea Party 'movement' will be credited for giving the Republicans this energy in the polls, but in fact there will be little evidence when the dust settles ...
Why Women Dominate the Right-Wing Tea Party
- Ruth Rosen
Why have American women become so active in the right-wing Tea Party movement? Could it be that they are drawn to the new conservative Christian feminism publicized by Sarah Palin? Without its grassroots female supporters, the Tea Party would have far ...
South of the Border: Oliver Stone and his swamp thing
I live in a cinema wasteland. We used to have one tiny scary movie theatre here before it was torn down and we were ultimately abandoned to the fate of Netflix. The floor was positively glue-like, from all the spilled cola that was never ...
“Can you give my son a job?”- Book Review: The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers by Richard McGregor
- Slavoj Žižek
Khrushchev’s speech in 1956 denouncing Stalin’s crimes was a political act from which, as his biographer William Taubman put it, ‘the Soviet regime never fully recovered, and neither did he.’ Although it was plainly opportunistic, ...
Cuba Today: Certainties and Uncertainties
- Frank Josué Solar Cabrales
The Cuban Revolution is facing one of the most complex moments in its history. On the island there is a fairly general consensus that important changes must occur in our society.
The debate is over the pace and scale that this will assume, ...
US elections 2010: Learning from defeat
- Eric Walberg إيريك ولبر
In the US mid-term elections, Republicans picked up approximately 65 seats in the House for a 237-198 majority, and six seats in the Senate — including the Illinois seat formerly held by President Obama and that of liberal icon Russell Feingold ...
War starts here: 15 antimilitarist activists make their way into the NATO military base of Bétera (Valencia, Spain) and turn it into a playground
15 ANTIMILITARIST ACTIVISTS MAKE THEIR WAY INTO THE NATO MILITARY BASE OF BÉTERA AND TURN IT INTO A PLAYGROUND TO DEMAND ITS CLOSURE, TROOP WITHDRAWAL FROM AFGHANISTAN AND ABOLITION OF ARMED FORCES
For the eighth consecutive year, an antimilitarist ...