Day: February 10, 2012

MARIO MONTI, ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER: “CAPITALIST OF THE YEAR”

By Gaither Stewart Monti and his ilk mirror the decrepit state of political independence of the European bourgeoisie and its figureheads. [Rome] Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has enjoyed a triumphant reception in the United States, the traditional signal ofREAD ON

Freedom Rider: Iran Fights Back

“The signs that Iran will be a new target for the U.S. are ominous and unmistakable,” but there are no indications that the Islamic Republic will break under superpower pressure. Instead, the Iranian president is visiting with other heads ofREAD ON

Hedges’ Hypocrisies

Tactics & Strategies for social change— The Surgeons of Occupy   by PETER GELDERLOOS In his February 6 article entitled, “The Cancer of Occupy,”Chris Hedges attempts to analyze the political beliefs and practices of the black bloc, a group heREAD ON

Taibbi: Mortgage Fraud Settlement is More Like a Bailout Than Justice (VIDEO)

By Kristen Gwynne, Crosspost with AlterNet On Thursday, Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi joined guest host Sam Seder on  Current TV’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann to explain why he went from optimistic  to disappointed by the $26 billion settlement to beREAD ON

Learning From La Venezuela

by david swansonSuggested by antemedius, a fraternal site The truth about socialism, about a grassroots democracy, and the “demonstration effect” such alternatives to capitalism can detonate are deeply feared by the empire managers—hence they must be snuffed out.—Eds Imagine thatREAD ON

BOOKS: Revolutionary Doctors

Healthcare as it should be Cuba’s doctors also treat foreigners either in Cuba or as part of Cuba’s wordlwide system of medical missions to the poorest countries.  As part of the aptly named “Operation Miracle”, targetting eye diseases, the Cuban physicians have treatedREAD ON