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 Rolling Back the Empire: Washington’s Proxy-Army Faces Decisive Defeat in Aleppo

By Mike Whitney

December 08, 2016 “Information Clearing House” – “Counterpunch…

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Current Affairs

Deepening Contradictions: Identity Politics and Steelworkers

She argues that affirmative action divides the working class

COUNTERPUNCH DECEMBER 2, 2016

Deepening Contradictions: Identity Politics and Steelworkers

Although the question of identity politics has been simmering for years in academic journals and the left press, it came to a full boil in the 2016 elections when Hillary Clinton became its symbol. 355 more words

Racism

Tara, America’s Dream House

by DAVID YEARSLEY

Among the fifty-plus films on offer on the back of the seat in front of me was Gone with the Wind, its longwinded running-time offering to eat up a good half of the seven hour Atlantic crossing.  1,169 more words

Don't Think Twice

COUNTERPUNCH NOVEMBER 25, 2016

“Don’t Think Twice:” Art is Socialism, Life is Capitalism

When I posted my movie consumer’s guide for 2012, among the recommended films was “Sleepwalk With Me”, a quirky “indie” film based on the real life career of Mike Birbiglia, a self-deprecating, mildly amusing standup comedian who is a sleepwalker. 275 more words

Film

The Revenge of Class and the Death of the Democratic Party

My Counterpunch article in case you missed it:

The Democratic Party of my lifetime – the coalition of Wall St finance capital and identity-politics voters that arose during the 1980s and 90s – is dead. 971 more words

US Politics

Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe

COUNTERPUNCH NOVEMBER 18, 2016

The Radical Internationalism of Stefan Zweig

Poorly served by Wes Anderson in the “The Grand Budapest Hotel” as a comic-opera figure in line with the director’s overripe pastel-colored sense of whimsy, Stefan Zweig now reappears in a thoughtful and dramatically compelling new film titled “Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe” that is Austria’s Official Academy Awards Entry for Best Foreign Language film. 285 more words

Film

Bernie & The Sandernistas : notes from a failed revolution

Bernie Sanders promised a Revolution, a promise that was seized upon with an almost religious fervor by a new generation of political activists, a generation raised with smart phones and terror alerts, a generation burdened by debt and facing dim economic prospects. 155 more words

Writings