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Cassidese Glossary - Jack

For some time now, some of my on-line friends have advised me to provide a version of CassidySlangScam without the invective aimed at Cassidy and his supporters. 212 more words

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Our Boys

COUNTERPUNCH, OCTOBER 18, 2019

Last month Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for a boycott against Israel’s channel 12 for producing the HBO mini-series “Our Boys.” He described it as anti-Semitic and slandering Israel internationally. 336 more words

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Why you should donate to the CounterPunch fund-drive

I began writing for CounterPunch (CP)  in August, 2012. My first article was a defense of Pussy Riot against some of their “anti-imperialist” detractors on CP who felt the need to defend the “silent majority” in Russia from such anarchist ne’er-do-wells. 964 more words

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Martin Monath: A Jewish Resistance Fighter Among Nazi Soldiers

Recently, Pluto Press came out with Nathaniel Flakin’s “Martin Monath: A Jewish Resistance Fighter Among Nazi Soldiers.” It pays tribute to another Jewish Trotskyist who displayed incredible heroism and dedication to proletarian internationalism. 350 more words

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Warren Can't Win, continued

I feel compelled to elaborate on my piece from last week re Elizabeth Warren and so begin this addendum. What troubles me so much about Warren in this moment is that she seems to be expressive of a denial that is in some ways worse than in 2016—but nonetheless, that same denial. 350 more words

The Johnson County War

COUNTERPUNCH, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

While channel surfing the other night, I was intrigued to see “Heaven’s Gate” playing on Showtime, Michael Cimino’s 1980 revisionist Western that many critics viewed as both a Marxist tract in the vein of Luchino Visconti and the greatest flop in Hollywood history. 231 more words

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Cassidese Glossary - Hudson Duster Gang

For some time now, some of my on-line friends have advised me to provide a version of CassidySlangScam without the invective aimed at Cassidy and his supporters. 149 more words

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