Category: NON-LEFT LEFT

Beyond Liberal Pieties: the Radical Challenge for Journalism

Main cover image:  What working journalists typically fail to see is that they rarely challenge the dominant culture’s ideological assumptions—that capitalism is a fair and just system, U.S. domination of the world promotes peace and freedom, and U.S. society moves steadily toward greater fairness on race and gender. A more radical journalism that eschewed liberal pieties would help a society transcendContinue reading

Gaither Stewart: “We need brave young people to carry the message of real change to the heartland”

Tactics & Strategies Regarding the path to follow during the current crisis OpEds Dear Comrades, I followed your important discussion on possible courses of action during the current crisis precipitated by the election of Trump, his erratic, unprincipled behaviour, and abominable role played by the so-called “progressives” in the US, with many establishment Democrats (and clueless millions) howling for Trump’sContinue reading

Bernie Sanders, the Company Man

Photo by AFGE | CC BY 2.0 s I pointed out back in July of 2015, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (“I”-VT)  is not the independent left politician many progressives claim he is.  He’s a Democratic Party company man. That has been clear from his long Congressional record of voting with the neoliberal, dollar-drenched Democrats and accepting their seniority-based committee assignments. ItContinue reading