Day: November 12, 2012

Lenin On The Role Of A Marxist Party In Relation To The People: Chapter Five of ‘Left Wing’ Communism An Infantile Disorder

By Thomas Riggins, Editor’s Note: The US, in particular, abounds in anti-communist leftists who are uncomfortable not only with the idea of Marxism (which they usually know nothing about and declare obsolete and irrelevant), nor revolution, but with the “party principle” advocated by the likes of Lenin, Castro, Mao, Che, Hoh Chi Minh, etc. The reason why these leadersContinue reading

Petraeus: Resignation or Sacking?

By Stephen Lendman Some observers call Washington a city of scandals. Lots of intrigue reflects daily life in the nation’s capital. Elected and appointed officials come and go.  Most often it’s uneventful. Other times once powerful figures fell from grace or scandals affecting them rose to the level of affixing a “gate” suffix on what happened. Watergate, Whitewatergate, Iran/Contragate, Koreagate,Continue reading

Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO’s War on Libya and Africa

Book Reviews— Maximilian C. Forte, Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO’s War on Libya and Africa, Baraka Books, Montreal, ISBN 978-1-926824-52-9. Available November 20, 2012. The next time that empire comes calling in the name of human rights, please be found standing idly by By Stephen Gowans, What’s Left Maximilian C. Forte’s new book Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO’s War on LibyaContinue reading

Once Again—Death of the Liberal Class

By Chris Hedges Crossposted w. Truthdig The liberal class…fights for nothing. It stands for nothing. It is a useless appendage to the corporate state. It exists not to make possible incremental or piecemeal reform, as it originally did in a functional capitalist democracy; instead it has devolved into an instrument of personal vanity, burnishing the hollow morality of its adherents…”Continue reading