By Chris Shortsleeve As the crisis in Honduras escalates, as the coup regime enters its fourth month of political power, evicting OAS representatives, barricading the Brazilian embassy, and instituting martial law, it is worth revisiting a question that has not been sufficiently and systematically discussed in left publications – namely, why the seemingly confused policy
by Will One of the purposes of this blog is to discuss revolutionary organization. This phrase, conception, and type of organization have become very unpopular amongst American radicals and progressives today. What was once seen as a viable alternative for hundreds of thousands of people has now become a flickering candle in the wind.
Zelaya’s return to Honduras met with force Zelaya gets back into Honduras under the protection of the Brazilian embassy while the struggle against the oligarchs continues Los Angeles Police Move Against Gang Avenidas is raided by over a thousand police Economic Vandalism In a scrape over tariffs on tires between China and the U.S., The
Thousands Gather For Rallies Against UC Budget Cuts Thousands of University of California students, faculty and staff gathered in Berkeley Thursday for one of many rallies held statewide to protest how the system’s Board of Regents has dealt with reductions in state funding. A noontime rally brought more than 5,000 people to UC Berkeley’s Upper
Across the country, the debate over Gay marriage is continuing with Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, and Iowa initiating its legalization, and other states currently facing struggles over prop-8 style ballot initiatives which aim to halt the ability of all people to have their marriages recognized by the state. Here in the state of Washington, the legislature
As the Obama administration reversed its decision to force a freeze on West Bank settlements as a pre-condition for restarting the so-called “peace process,” more important developments were happening in Palestine solidarity. The first is the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation officially endorsed the call for the academic and cultural boycott of Israel.
By JOMO and BaoYunCheng Two major incidents in China have grabbed international headlines recently. First are the workers protests, occupations and strikes against the privatization that took place in Jilin and Anyang. Second, are the inter-ethnic rebellions in the Xinjiang Autonomous region, also known by some as East Turkestan. The authoritarian measures taken by the
-BaoYunCheng I wrote these analyses immediately following the releases of these two summer blockbuster sci-fi films. My Analysis of Peter Jackson/Neill Blomkamp’s District 9: District 9 is one of the more entertaining films of our generation. Despite its elaborate critique on systematic racism, though, the movie itself prescribes liberal racism and elitism to overcome the
At the end of August, a Health Care Forum was organized in Austin, TX, by the Democratic Party and a number of liberal organizations including MoveOn.org. With the forum the Democrats sought to “honor their commitment to grassroots organization” by bringing out Obama supporters and the media to hear “real voices for change” like Congressman
Irving Kristol, Godfather of Modern Conservatism, Dies at 89 From Trotskyist fellow-traveler to godfather of neo-conservatism. House votes to deny all federal funds for ACORN Democratic-majority House and Senate votes to cut off all federal funds to ACORN after right-wing hit. South Carolina and the other race battle behind Rep. Joe Wilson’s outburst The changing