Category: CITIZENS’ MEDIA

The “Holodomor” and the Film “Bitter Harvest” are Fascist Lies (Updated)

GROVER FURR—Soviet leaders, Stalin among them, decided that the only solution was to reorganize agriculture on the basis of large factory-type farms like some in the American Midwest, which were deliberately adopted as models. When sovkhozy or “Soviet farms” appeared to work well the Soviet leadership made the decision to collectivize agriculture. Contrary to anticommunist propaganda, most peasants accepted collectivization. Resistance was modest; acts of outright rebellion rare. By 1932 Soviet agriculture, including in the Ukrainian SSR, was largely collectivized.

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Gilets Jaunes—Act 13—maintain their morale

The Yellow Vests’ fury and aggressiveness, despite the government heavy handed attempts at intimidation, appears to remain undampened. The events registered this weekend in Paris, including in front of the National Assembly (see below) are illustrative of the degree of alienation the French working class exhibits from the neoliberal Macron regime. Just imagine that these images were practically impossible to conceive even a few months back, and now this. Nothing is impossible once the masses begin to move. Obviously the Gilets Jaunes no longer see the French national congress as representative of their interests and goals.

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Empire Files: Peter Joseph & Abby Martin on Abolishing Capitalism

Peter Joseph is the founder of the Zeitgeist Movement, a grassroots, worldwide organization that advocates an alternative economic system based on sustainability, cooperation and human need. His most recent book, ‘The New Human Rights Movement,’ delivers a startling exposé about the violent oppression that defines our economic order, while issuing an urgent call for global activism to unite to replace it. Abby Martin sits down with Joseph to talk about the contradictions and crises of capitalism and what he advocates to save the future of the planet from catastrophe.

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Why All Anti-Interventionists Will Necessarily Be Smeared As Russian Assets

CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—This article is of course absurd. As we discussed recently, you will always see Russia on the same US foreign policy page as anti-interventionists like Tulsi Gabbard, because Russia, like so many other nations, opposes US interventionism. To treat this as some sort of shocking conspiracy instead of obvious and mundane is journalistic malpractice. There are many, many very good reasons to oppose the war agendas of the US-centralized empire, none of which have anything to do with having any loyalty to or sympathies for the Russian government.

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