PAUL MITCHELL—What it is, at heart, however, is a superficial, rose-tinted soap opera that adds up to a crude distortion of history. It is a far cry from the reality—profoundly, extensively and subtly criticised by many socialists and artists who lived during the period. The series reflects the protracted decline of drama production and culture generally, the turn away from any interest or engagement with great social problems and the conditions of wide layers of the population.
- CLASS ANALYSISCLASS COLLABORATIONCLASS STRUGGLECULTURE & CRITICISM
PHILIP A. FARRUGGIO—The cleaning lady joins her husband in having no health insurance. Simply cannot afford $400 a month for less than decent coverage.. the deductible alone could choke a horse! They did get some for the baby, thank goodness. She, however, was not so lucky. Had a stomach attack a few months back. Between the emergency room, the tests and the specialist, cost her $2000 bucks, money she did not have.
- CLASS STRUGGLECORPORATE FASCISMEUROPEAN UNIONFRANCEFRENCH CRYPTOFASCISMIRAN
RAMIN MAZAHERI—France claims to especially honor human rights… and yet how do we explain the the Yellow Vest repression? This was after we were told to believe that their bombs in Libya, their guns in the short-lived Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and their rapes in the Central African Republic are “humanitarian interventions”. We also were disgusted by the deification of the dangerous magazine Charlie Hebdo, which made millions by publishing Islamophobic pictures but never publish an anti-Jewish one.
- CLASS ANALYSISCLASS STRUGGLE
With Proal in jail, Marín argued the “struggle” was one that required the men and women of Veracruz to reaffirm their commitment to the ideal of an independent, egalitarian municipality. For María Luisa, “the supreme hour” had arrived. As she saw it, the eyes of future generations were upon them.
- CITIZENS COUNTER-PROPAGANDACLASS ANALYSISCLASS STRUGGLEPOLICE & REPRESSION
SAM MITRANI—The police were not created to protect and serve the population. They were not created to stop crime, at least not as most people understand it. And they were certainly not created to promote justice. They were created to protect the new form of wage-labor capitalism that emerged in the mid- to late-19th century from the threat posed by that system’s offspring, the working class.This is a blunt way of stating a nuanced truth, but sometimes nuance just serves to obfuscate.