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  • Reuters Ecuador Headlines since “Auditor General” Pablo Celi demands elimination of party allied with Rafael Correa August 10, 2020
    21 articles on Reuters website that mention Ecuador since the country’s super shady “auditor genera” Pablo Celi began demanding (on June 22) that various political parties be banned from participating in the 2021 elections. One of the four parties Celi targeted was Fuerza Compromiso Social which Correa and his allies have joined in order to […]
    Joe Emersberger
  • China and the United States Could Avoid an Unnecessary War August 4, 2020
    Although few Americans seem to have noticed, China and the United States are currently on a collision course—one that could easily lead to war. Their dispute, which has reached the level of military confrontation, concerns control of the South China Sea.  For many years, China has claimed sovereignty over 90 percent of this vast, island-studded […]
    Lawrence Wittner
  • Eid Slaughter Sacrifice Is Sad Day for Animals July 27, 2020
    Eid observors buy animals to slaughter   The lamb having its throat slit didn’t want to die. “The animal tried to stand up but couldn’t as the ground was slippery,” said Christine Hafner of the International Fund For Animals on the Today’s Zaman website. Hafner was monitoring the 2008 Eid animal sacrifices in Turkey, a […]
    Martha Rosenberg
  • Burger Chef And Dan Died On The Same Day July 19, 2020
    If you’re like most 16 year old males, there’s a better than average chance that the suit inventory in your wardrobe consists of a total of one. And by suit I mean the matching sport coat and pants that was purchased on clearance from a discount warehouse that has as much chance of staying in […]
    Terry Everton
  • Making America Feared Again: The Trump Administration Considers Resuming Nuclear Weapons Testing July 16, 2020
    Americans who grew up with nightmares of nuclear weapons explosions should get ready for some terrifying flashbacks, for the Trump administration appears to be preparing to resume U.S. nuclear weapons tests. The U.S. government stopped its atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons in 1962, shortly before signing the Partial Test Ban Treaty of 1963.  And it […]
    Lawrence Wittner

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  • The Statues of our Discontent July 14, 2020
    The truth is that statues are a thing of the past only as long as they stand quietly in squares, as indifferent to us as we are to them
    Boaventura de Sousa Santos
  • America has its Knee on the Necks of Black & Brown People July 14, 2020
    Photo by Tverdokhlib/Shutterstock.com   Today America is at a crossroads, a turning point…at an intersection of the old imperial order at home and abroad with the birthing of a new order, “a new normal” if you will. For millions of people in America, the unprecedented street uprisings offer a glimmer of hope that after 350 […]
    Don Rojas
  • Black Lives and the Green New Deal July 14, 2020
    Photo by Amani A/Shutterstock.com   We are in the midst of the largest mass uprising in half a century. It is a response to the killing of an unarmed Black man named George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. But it challenges a pattern of Black oppression that goes far beyond one cop killing one […]
    Jeremy Brecher
  • Second COVID-19 Wave and the U.S. Economy July 14, 2020
    It’s not a COVID-19 economy. It’s a capitalist economy, the instability of which has been rendered even more unstable by the current COVID-19 health crisis
    Jack Rasmus
  • As US protests show, the challenge is how to rise above the violence inherent in state power July 14, 2020
    Photo by bgrocker/Shutterstock.com   Here is one thing I can write with an unusual degree of certainty and confidence: Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin would not have been charged with the murder of George Floyd had the United States not been teetering on a knife edge of open revolt. Had demonstrators not turned out in massive numbers […]
    Jonathan Cook
  • Trampling on the Graves of Our Ancestors: Trump’s Juneteenth “MAGA” Rally in Tulsa July 14, 2020
    Like Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump will desecrate sacred ground to shamelessly promote his hollow but dangerous political ambitions
    Ron Daniels
  • Policing Is Irrelevant for Public Safety July 14, 2020
    Criminological data has told us for decades that police are irrelevant for public safety
    Justin Podur
  • Let Us Name the System: “Racial Capitalism”   July 14, 2020
    It’s fascinating to see pundits on CNN, MSNBC and other networks now discussing “systemic racism” after they’d spent months during the Democratic presidential primaries in panicked overdrive propping up “the system.”
    Jeff Cohen
  • The Uprising Is Only Beginning: Building Power To Win Our Demands July 14, 2020
    Photo by Untitled Title/Shutterstock.com   The current uprising against police violence and racism is just beginning. It is rapidly shifting public consciousness on issues of policing, violence against Black people and others, and systemic racism. The movement is deepening and becoming broader as well as putting forward solutions and making demands. The confluence of crises […]
    Kevin Zeese
  • Let Them Eat Weapons:  Trump’s Bizarre Arms Race July 14, 2020
    For a variety of reasons—rewarding giant corporations, getting reelected, and dominating the world―Trump remains fixated on “winning” the arms race
    Lawrence Wittner

 

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  • The Enemy of the Individual August 10, 2020
    Ayn Rand wrote that “Fascism, Nazism, Communism, and Socialism are only superficial variations of the same monstrous theme – collectivism.” However, I think this should be changed to reflect all the forms that collectivism, the enemy of liberty, can take. This new maxim would be “Fascism, Nazism, Communism, Statist Socialism, and Capitalism are superficial variations...
    Dakota Hensley
  • War Anarchic: Boudica August 8, 2020
    Roman incursions into Britain began with Julius Caesar between 55-54 B.C.E. with two separate attempts. The first invasion (55 B.C.E.) was launched on the grounds of supposed support from the Britons towards the Gallic tribes against the Romans during the Gallic Wars (58-50 B.C.E.). This first attempt ended in failure, loosing their cavalry boarded on...
    Aaron Koek
  • Viviamo un Cambiamento Epocale, sta ai Lavoratori Decidere le Sorti August 8, 2020
    Di Asem. Originale pubblicato il 9 luglio 2020 con il titolo We Are in Midst of a Seismic Shift, It Is up to Labor to Decide the Outcome. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Un decennio fa usciva The Third Industrial Revolution, seguito alcuni anni dopo da The Zero Marginal Cost Society dello stesso autore, un economista...
    Enrico Sanna
  • The Tricky Business of Violence August 7, 2020
    The tricky business of violence against the state (or other systems of power) is really defined by two questions: When is violence acceptable and justifiable on principle, and when is it the best tactic to achieve your goal? There are times when violence is both justifiable and strategically useful. However, there are also times when...
    Alex Aragona
  • Revealed Preferences and Deliberation: A Defense August 6, 2020
    Emmi Bevensee’s article “Social-Anarchism and Parallel Economic Computation” is an excellent and important introduction to the challenges that complexity poses for economic planning. I think Emmi’s conclusion—that we need to sketch what the limits of planning are and pursue alternative mechanisms beyond this point—is a good one, as is pointing out that problems arise when...
    Andrew Kemle
  • Centrifugal Tendencies in Information & Wealth August 5, 2020
    I’m a big fan of Aurora and hope that her contribution to this symposium helps encourage more anarchists to engage fearlessly with the mathematical dynamics of an anarchist society. But I must admit my disappointment, I was hoping her contribution would seriously engage with the arguments for markets and either present a novel alternative or...
    William Gillis
  • Mediazione e Propagazione Memetica: Strumenti dell’economia Diffusa August 1, 2020
    Di Siddharth Sthalekar. Originale: Memetic Propagation and Mediation: Tools for the Distributed Economy, 6 luglio 2020. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. L’ordine di stare a casa imposto durante la pandemia mi è tristemente famigliare. Mi ricorda il mese di coprifuoco durante le rivolte di Bombay, quando avevo undici anni. La vita comunitaria dominava la nostra società...
    Enrico Sanna
  • Maximum Viable Economic Planning: The Basis of New Economies July 30, 2020
    A tweet jokingly showing James C. Scott centrally planning his small chicken farm.  Even in his devastating critiques of high-modernist central planning, James C Scott acknowledges the benefits to planning and the levels at which it can occur with relative safety. The author M Black also challenges us not to fetishize decentralization in such a...
    Emmi Bevensee
  • Blaming the Dead, and What Isn’t Surprising About the Murder of Garrett Foster July 28, 2020
    No, it’s not surprising that the Austin Police Department let the person who killed Garrett Foster go after less than a day. It’s not surprising that they didn’t charge them. It’s not even surprising that the president of the Austin police officer’s union, Kenneth Cassaday, would publicly denounce Garrett Foster on the same day.  Truth...
    Austin Resident