CALEB MAUPIN—In this issue: While the right has convinced a substantive number of working class people that their enemy is black/brown people, especially immigrants, the ruling class continues on its path of constant pillage of nature and humanity. The duty of Marxists is to clarify who the real enemy is, and how to oppose it. Meantime, the fake left, ensconced in the Democratic Party, throws its own sneaky obstacles on the road to social salvation.
AMERICAN BRAINWASHAMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMAMERICAN STUDIESLIBERAL BETRAYALSLIBERAL IDIOCYNEOCONS & NEOLIBERALSPOLITICAL WHORES
AMERICAN PROPAGANDAAMERICAN STUDIESAMERICAN WAY OF LIFEPOLICE & REPRESSIONPOLITICAL WHORES
William J. Astore, a retired lieutenant colonel (USAF), comments in his usual lucid and outspoken manner about the problems faced by America with its bloated police and military.
NEOCON VERMINNEOCONS & NEOLIBERALSPLUTOCRATIC POWERPLUTOCRATSPOLITICAL WHORES
Jimmy Dore and Dylan Ratigan discuss the state of America and the nefarious influence of the super rich on society and especially its politics and economic direction.
ABOMINATIONSBOUGHT POLITICIANS & PHONIESCAPITALISM & SOCIALISMCAPITALIST FRONTSCAPITALIST SICKNESSCAPITALIST SYSTEMIC POVERTYCAPITALIST TENTACLES & FRONTSPLUTOCRATIC POWERPLUTOCRATSPOLITICAL WHORES
ERIC ZUESSE—Donald Trump represents one faction of America’s billionaires; Barack Obama represented another faction of them; but each President (at least since 1981) has been representing only them (America’s billionaires).
ABOMINATIONSAMERICAN BRAINWASHAMERICAN DUPLICITYAMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMAMERICAN PARTY DUOPOLYAMERICAN PROPAGANDAAMERICAN STUDIESAMERICAN WAY OF LIFEANTI-NEOLIBERALISMPOLITICAL CONFUSION & CONSPIRACIESPOLITICAL WHORES
EMILE SCHEPERS—Agent provocateur tactics surfaced again during the protests against the Iraq War, and in the “Occupy” movement. In each case, glib charismatic strangers wormed their way into protest organizations, and then entrapped inexperienced young radicals to get involved in plans, which were sometimes really just talk, to engage in violence. A typical case is that of the “Cleveland bomb plot” of 2012. Another is the San Francisco Mission District riot of May 2012, when a mysterious black-clad contingent hijacked part of a peaceful “Occupy” demonstration and turned it toward random violence. In both cases, the purpose of the provocateurs was to discredit the movement in the eyes of the public, which otherwise might have been receptive to Occupy’s “99 percent versus one percent” message.