THE EDITOR—We hope our readers will help us disseminate this article as widely as possible. The reason is obvious: associate editor Bruce Lerro has built here a powerful instrument to approach and persuade tens of millions of people still very much stuck in a completely useless and self-defeating fake liberalism represented by the Democratic Party. These people, many of whom have grown accustomed to following the abominable misleadership of the DNC cabals—the Pelosis, the Clintons, the Adam Schiffs, the Schumers, and their hacks, and the numerous virtue-signalling politicos allied with Wall Street and the Military Intelligence/Media/Academia complex , all sporting the right identity credentials and not much else—are not only wasting their time and betraying their own self-interest, financial and ideological, they are humanity’s biggest obstacle to a genuinely progressive politics capable of rescuing America and the world from the profoundly anti-democratic death cult of neoliberal imperialism.
ACTIVISTS & HEROESANTI-CORPORATISMANTI-IMPERIALISM FIGHTERSANTIWARCAPITALISM & SOCIALISMCAPITALIST SICKNESSGLOBAL NEOLIBERALISMIMPERIALIST SICKNESS
ACTIVISTS & HEROESANTI-CORPORATISMBOUGHT POLITICIANS & PHONIESCAPITALISM & SOCIALISMCAPITALIST SICKNESSINDIAUS EXCEPTIONALISMUS GOVERNMENT CRIMESVIRTUALUNIV
VIJAY PRASAD—Indian farmers and agricultural workers have crossed the hundred-day mark of their protest against the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They will not withdraw until the government repeals laws that deliver the advantages of agriculture to large corporate houses. This, the farmers and agricultural workers say, is an existential struggle. Surrender is equivalent to death: even before these laws were passed, more than 315,000 Indian farmers had committed suicide since 1995 because of the debt burden placed on them.
AMERICAN PROPAGANDAANTI-COMMUNISMANTI-CORPORATISMANTI-IMPERIALISM FIGHTERSDISINFORMATIONMEDIA SCOUNDRELSUS EXCEPTIONALISMUS GOVERNMENT CRIMESVIRTUALUNIV
ED CURTIN—With the rise of alternate media and a wide array of dissenting voices on the internet, the establishment felt threatened and went on the defensive. It therefore should come as no surprise that those same elite corporate media are now leading the charge for increased censorship and the denial of free speech to those they deem dangerous, whether that involves wars, rigged elections, foreign coups, COVID-19, vaccinations, or the lies of the corporate media themselves. Having already banned critics from writing in their pages and or talking on their screens, these media giants want to make the quieting of dissenting voices complete.
AMERICAN WAY OF LIFEANTI-CORPORATISMCAPITALISM & SOCIALISMCAPITALIST SICKNESSCAPITALIST TENTACLES & FRONTSIMPERIALIST SICKNESS
HIROYUKI HAMADA—We are being told that casino capitalism for profits must end to introduce “stakeholder capitalism”. But of course, since the notion is coming from the profiteers who have colonized, corporatized, militarized and financialized, we can presume that they are talking about ensuring their own interests by directly guiding the economic decisions instead of continuing the show called the economy by the “invisible hand.” We are told that we should be provided with universal basic income, free housing and other social services as long as we follow the regulations and policies of public-private partnership. What sort of conditioning will we be subjected to after being deprived of our inherent relationships to ourselves, to each other, to our communities and to nature, forced to be a part of destructive industrial farming, digitalization of everything with massive resource extraction, colonization of our communities with multinational franchises and enslavement of our souls in the invisible cage of indoctrination and propaganda? We already have such a system in the US—it’s called mass incarceration in the private prison system. We are being told that the economy must not be merely guided by growth and it must be replaced by a sustainable one. However, coming from those who have greatly restricted meaningful economic growth among the general population in order to subject livelihoods to the brutal capitalist framework, what they really mean is to restrict productive social relations among the people so that they must subsist with bare minimum requirements, eventually cornered to be a smaller herd, more manageable with less resources—an economic solution which can only be conceived by criminal minds.
AMERICAN BRAINWASHAMERICAN DUPLICITYAMERICAN STUDIESANTI-COMMUNISMANTI-CORPORATISMCAPITALIST FRONTSCAPITALIST SICKNESSCAPITALIST TENTACLES & FRONTSCONSERVATIVES & REACTIONLIBERAL BETRAYALSMEDIA SCOUNDRELSMEDIA SCUMORWELLIAN
Now, under conditions of unprecedented crisis, the ruling class is escalating its censorship campaign. It is significant that the IYSSE page and SEP leaders first targeted by Facebook are in Michigan, where the SEP and WSWS have a significant influence in the working class. Last March, as the pandemic was beginning its massive spread in the US, autoworkers in Michigan launched wildcat walkouts against being forced to continue working under unsafe conditions.