Category: BOURGEOIS LEFT

Why Do Democrats Want to Sabotage North Korea Talks?

GARY LEUPP—Practically the only good thing the world sees in Trump is his unexpected openness to talks with North Korea.  The prospect of a successful summit delights most people, including the leaders of China, South Korea, and Russia. That Feinstein & Co. should already be throwing cold water on any results shows how out of touch they are with the world, and how much they overestimate the extent of U.S. power. There seems to be a bipartisan embrace of idiocy.

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What Would An Authentic 21st Century US Left Look Like?

BRUCE DIXON—Without parties all we have are activists, responsible to nobody except their own consciences. That doesn’t lead to contending for power, it leads to “activist-ism” if there can be such a word. Parties are the instruments of collective will with which we shape the world around us. Revolutionary parties are not limited to running campaigns, either. In a better world than the one we have, we might expect actually existing labor unions to take the lead in pulling together a party of the working class that might offer a serious challenge to the established order. But with union density hovering optimistically around seven or eight percent, that doesn’t seem likely.

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Imperialism and Apocalypse: An Interview with Gerald Horne

GERALD HORNE—”Establishing settler colonialism based on the illicit expropriation of the land of indigenes, accompanied by their enslavement and the accompanying enslavement of illicitly procured Africans perforce must be perpetrated by massive violence, which inexorably engenders a ceaseless cycle of vengeance. Of course, the settlers with their religious zeal felt the land and labor improperly obtained was mandated by the “Almighty,” and those victimized stoutly disagreed, and—arguably—this resultant cycle has yet to be extirpated altogether…”

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Adam Schiff Is An Evil Bug-Eyed Fascist

CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—WikiLeaks has responded to this claim with its standard statement that Assange doesn’t communicate with the public via third parties and asserted that the publication’s editor-in-chief has not said what he would talk about if such a meeting occurred. Assange has repeatedly publicly marveled at the fact that nobody who is supposedly investigating Russia’s alleged involvement in the 2016 US election has ever reached out to him for an interview or information, seeing as he plays such a central role in the official narrative that Russia hacked Democratic Party emails and gave them to WikiLeaks.

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