PHILIP A. FARRUGGIO—By the turn of the new decade, the Sicilian had spent three years doing odd jobs for lousy per diem pay. He had tried, unsuccessfully, to get on Home Relief (welfare) and the waiting list was very long. His wife and son were working full time to keep them in their apartment. He became more and more despondent each day.
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PHILIP A. FARRUGGIO—Most of the apathetic public have never been too concerned for what their government has done and is doing to the people of other nations. Go back to the disgraceful and immoral ( so called ) Vietnam War , whereupon Uncle Sam interceded in what was in essence a civil war between the Vietnamese people.
ED CURTIN—As I watched his story unfold, I recalled the time frame of the movie, the late 1970s or early 1980s, when my wife and I lived in NYC, subletting various apartments. When we first arrived in our old car, friends put us up at their apartment. We had little money, and the first night when we stayed with our friends, we parked on the street and left most of our suitcases with all our belongings in the car overnight. In the morning, all the suitcases had been stolen. Welcome to Gotham City. While it felt like a liberation to me, as if now I could start a new life, my wife felt otherwise, as might you.
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For-show female empowerment & gender fluidity are simply the latest instruments of corporate capitalism
SLAVOJ ZIZEK—In the developed West, the ruling ideology is no longer a patriarchy. It is a kind of false openness which also functions as a way to avoid radical mobilization and radical solutions. When we are focused on whether a woman can wear a beard or a man can put on lipstick, no one wants to talk about the continuing terrifying oppression of women, of the exploding rape culture in Mexico and South Africa. Let’s focus on the struggles in which the real freedom of people will be decided.
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PATRICE GREANVILLE—We are happy to present a digest of “the Best of Jimmy Dore”. Jimmy, one of the most politically articulate comedians in the US is constantly on the move, producing incisive critiques of US and western society, from a consistently anti-capitalist/anti-imperialist perspective. He is (with Lee Camp) probably the only working comedian with a valid claim to being a heir of George Carlin. His equally spot on wife, Stefie Zamorano (the “Miserable Liberal”), flanked by young comedian Ron Placone, are also worthy of applause.