BRUCE LERRO—Groups of human beings are not machines. They are composed of individuals with free will who can coordinate, practice cooperation, obey or leave a group. Because groups become “alive” as they function over time, the truth is that in groups, there are no neutral bystanders. Every member of the group is either actively or passively producing expansion or contraction of the group’s power. Those twelve people are complicit in whatever happens in the group, for better or for worse
ACTIVISTS & HEROESCAPITALIST SICKNESSCITIZEN TOOLSCLASS STRUGGLETACTICS & STRATEGIES
AMERICAN STUDIESAMERICAN WAY OF LIFEBOUGHT POLITICIANS & PHONIESCAPITALIST SICKNESSCAPITALIST SYSTEMIC POVERTYCLASS STRUGGLE
PHILIP A. FARRUGGIO—Derek Chauvin should never have been in the Minneapolis Police Department for as long as 19 years. When one reviews the above news piece, isn’t it pretty plain that this dude should never have been in any position of control over anyone! He, and his fellow thugs are right out of the Pinkerton or Baldwin Felts school of law enforcement. Go and get the 1987 film classic Matawan, written and directed by John Sayles, based on the 1920 Matawan, West Virginia coal miners’ strike.
CITIZENS COUNTER-PROPAGANDACLASS COLLABORATIONCLASS STRUGGLECULTURE & COMEDYCULTURE & CRITICISM
DIEGO S DIEZ—They aren’t talking about me, because I never heard another Latino use this phrase, but I searched it – “Latinx” is all over the place! Definition, from (why should we believe them, but why not, on such a dumb issue) the Huffington Post: “Latinx is the gender-neutral alternative to Latino, Latina and even Latin@.” This raises many problems, including what is a “Latin@“ – are Latinos supposed to digitize themselves or something? “It’s part of a “linguistic revolution” that aims to move beyond gender binaries and is inclusive of the intersecting identities of Latin American descendants. In addition to men and women from all racial backgrounds, Latinx also makes room for people who are trans, queer, agender, non-binary, gender non-conforming or gender fluid.”
ABOMINATIONSCLASS COLLABORATIONCLASS STRUGGLECULTURE & HISTORYEUROPEAN UNIONFRANCE
RAMIN MAZAHERI—French unions have done a woeful job leading the strike despite having everything going for them at the beginning. The alleged superiority of the so-called “independent” union model – favored by the West but opposed by any country with a revolution after 1917 – is once again failing the nation, if maybe not their dues-paying members. The general strike is wobbling, and by January 24th the pension bill will be formally presented to the government. It is amazing rapacity, because presenting a bill amid such strikes is obviously rushing it into the safe arms of a system dominated by President Emmanuel Macron.
AMERICAN BRAINWASHAMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMCAPITALIST SICKNESSCITIZENS COUNTER-PROPAGANDACLASS ANALYSISCLASS STRUGGLELIBERAL BETRAYALSLIFE UNDER CAPITALISM
ERIC ZUESSE—The basic distinction is class, not ethnicity. The cause of all these wars — not only international but also civil conflicts — is the unlimited greed of the wealthiest. Ethnicity is merely used by them in order to expand their own wealth.