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The Main Issue in the French Presidential Election: National Sovereignty

Diana Johnstone, Counterpunch Paris. Standard media treatment sticks to a simple left-right dualism: “racist” rejection of immigrants is the main issue and that what matters most is to “stop Marine Le Pen!”  Going from there to here is like walking through Alice’s looking glass. Almost everything is turned around. On this side of the glass, the left has turned into theContinue reading

Automation Nation: CBS examines an incurable issue under capitalism, but tries to obfuscate the obvious.

AUTOMATION: CAPITALISM’S ACHILLES HEEL COMMENTARY BY PATRICE GREANVILLE But none of that is possible under capitalism—the system which controls America and which by controlling America strangles most of the world. Under capitalism, what seems like a ridiculous, illogical issue, arises as an impossible dilemma: humanity is able to produce ever larger quantities of products and services, but this only createsContinue reading

Trumpcare Down But Not Out?

Dispatches from STEPHEN LENDMAN  A scheduled Friday House vote was cancelled because of too much GOP opposition to overcome. Democrats unanimously rejected it. Ahead of what happened, Trump tweeted “(a)fter seven horrible years of ObamaCare (skyrocketing premiums & deductibles, bad healthcare), this is finally your chance for a great plan!” . Enactment of Trumpcare would have been nightmarish for most USContinue reading