Category: FASCISM

HIROYUKI HAMADA IMMIGRATING FROM JAPAN TO THE BELLY OF EMPIRE

HIROYUKI HAMADA—And getting back to American people being nice and generous, they just can’t express those feelings of caring and love in constructive ways, as long as they are embracing imperialism.  I mean, that’s like saying someone is a great guy, although he owns a few slaves and shoots Indians occasionally.  We need to change our mode of thinking so that imperialism and wealth accumulation as guiding principles are as shameful as slavery or colonialism.  The thing is that when you throw anything into the hierarchical system shaped by money and violence, the good will always turns into something else–like, people wanting to stop violence and drugs would end up supporting police violence, mass incarceration and gentrification, or people longing for peace and democracy would end up supporting colonial wars, regime change operations and so on.

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Democrats Join Republicans In Bill Criminalizing Speech Critical Of Israel

MJ ROSENBERG—Many years ago, the #2 man at AIPAC, Steve Rosen (later indicted under the Espionage Act of 1917 wrote me the following about AIPAC’s activities: “A lobby is a night flower. It thrives in the dark and dies in the sun.” The same applies to those in Congress who, disregarding their constituents, take their marching orders from AIPAC. It’s time to shine some sunlight on them.

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On the intentionally murky face of Israel, the monopolising of the Holocaust, and other matters

P. GREANVILLE—Talking about Jewish things is never easy. Jewishness is almost always synonymous with “complicated”.  And Jews, in their complexities and contradictions are also ultra-sensitive to any perceived injury, to flesh or mind. And how could it be otherwise? Their long history is punctuated by external and self-inflicted horrors, almost calculated to creating a very schizoid, guarded inner personality (psychobabble, granted). Tales of conquest, submission to a higher power and wholesale death, followed by a reversal of roles, with Hebrews in the executioner’s seat.

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Building Movement Politics Means Fighting Democrats

GLEN FORD—We are enveloped in a toxic miasma of Russia-hate that, by sheer weight and repetition, has infested every aspect of American political thought, distorting and subverting even the most progressive-minded “movements” struggling to find a way towards human dignity under late stage capitalism in a profoundly racist country. Voices for peace and social justice are asphyxiated in the pestilential plume — unless they find their own air.

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Google’s alliance with the military: The ruling class responds to social unrest in America

ANDRE DAMON—Social media is playing a critical role in allowing workers to communicate with each other within the United States and beyond its borders. The corporate media is taking note. The New York Times commented worriedly earlier this week that “West Virginia teachers found ways to organize and act outside the usual parameters of traditional unionism. Teachers and service workers across the state aired their frustrations in an enormous Facebook group.”

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Threads Of Establishment Russia Narrative Trace Back To Neocon Think Tanks

CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—Eliason explains how the Atlantic Council is tied intimately to Ukrainian intelligence, which wouldn’t be the first time PropOrNot was linked to Ukraine. This article from AlterNet by Mark Ames shows using publicly available information that prior to being thrust into the national spotlight by WaPo, PropOrNot was displaying loyalties to Ukrainian fascist groups.

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