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The Fetishization of Violence: Reflections on Charlottesville, WWII and Activism

COUNTERPUNCH, AUGUST 18, 2017

The Fetishization of Violence: Reflections on Charlottesville, WWII and Activism

by VINCENT EMANUELE

“The experience that we have of our lives from within, the story we tell ourselves about ourselves in order to account for what we are doing, is fundamentally a lie – the truth lies outside, in what we do.”

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California Typewriter; The Shopkeeper

COUNTERPUNCH, AUGUST 18, 2017

Two documentaries have come my way that raise important questions about the digital revolution as well as providing much more entertainment than Dunkirk and Detroit put together, even if this might be a case of setting the bar too low. 117 more words

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Charlottesville 2

by Paul Craig Roberts, August 16, 2017

What the liberal/progressive/left is trying to do with Charlottesville is to associate Trump supporters with White Supremacists and in this way demonize Trump supporters so that they will not have a voice when Trump is overthrown in a coup. 1,389 more words

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A Taxi Driver

COUNTERPUNCH AUGUST 11, 2017

Opening on August 11th at the AMC Empire 25 in NY and the same day nationally, “A Taxi Driver” is a South Korean film based on an important event in the country’s history. 350 more words

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Johnny Eric Williams, race hustler

Yesterday we met Johnny Eric Williams, a sociology professor at Trinity College in Hartford who in June posted some virulently anti-white comments online.

Who is Johnny Eric Williams? 489 more words

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Machines

COUNTERPUNCH, August 4, 2017

CounterPunch readers who follow my film reviews probably are aware that I avoid superlatives. That being the case, when I tell you that “Machines”, a documentary that opens on Wednesday August 9th at the Film Forum in New York, is the most powerful Marxist treatment of labor exploitation that I have seen in 25 years of reviewing film, you’d better believe me. 300 more words

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Sled Dogs

COUNTERPUNCH JULY 28, 2017

On a free association basis, when you hear the words “dog abuse”, the first thing that comes to mind are pit bulls being trained to fight each other. 207 more words

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