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Dump the Democrats: The Democratic Party Cannot Be Reformed

We almost saw history remade in 2016.  Back in 1932, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected President in the midst of the Great Depression where capitalism had come very, very close to destroying itself through blatant greed and excess.  3,630 more words

Politics

UN General Assembly Adopts “Paper Tiger” Resolution on Israel’s Withdrawal from the Syrian Golan

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : The UN General Assembly adopted yet another resolution demanding Israel to withdraw from the occupies Syrian Golan Heights in line with the resolution of June 4, 1967. 906 more words

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Catalan Canto

even after all our letters and late-night
(early morning there)
conversations I still speculate
how she spent the year in a traditional Spanish village… 49 more words

Life

Largest Yurt Settlement Outside Mongolia Poised To Stop Dakota Access Pipeline

Resolved since April 2016 to stop the $3.8 Billion Dakota Access Pipeline and anticipating colder temperatures this winter, Lakota Water Protectors Floris White Bull and Wašté Win Young reached out to Yves Ballenegger, a Swiss-born, Quebec-based distributor of traditional Mongolian yurts. 1,037 more words

#NODAPL

Just to be clear, though I call myself a Leftist and Progressive, I hold ultimate disdain for all political parties and movements. I might be a Socialist if actual socialists weren't naive idiots, bickering with each other about syntax and paragraphs in Das Kapital. I could be a monarchist under a benevolent King or Queen, accept I find it utterly impossible to follow any single person much less groups. I have no interest in following a leader or even having one. Can't be a Libertarian or anarchist because those are top down organizations deluding themselves with notions of egalitarianism. The Tea Party? The worst of the worst of cult followers who don't know they've been manipulated. Fascism? It's masturbation into the winds of history. Theocracy? Tantamount to cutting off parts of your own body to eat because you're afraid of going hungry. Communism is simply a peasant collective and cousin to capitalism. Both devour themselves, just at different rates. Republicans and Democrats? Marketing and PR firms with the power of the state to crush dissent and true choice. As antithetical to actual freedom and justice as a vendateria is to fine cuisine. That brings me to pure democracy. Tried it with Occupy. Works for a while, until people find they can make money and have power. I watched as Occupy dissolved into a hierarchy of a few and then nothing. So what to do then? Use each of them interchangeably as tools not as belief systems. Discard when useless, store in the attic when unnecessary, replace when broken, update and reinvent regularly. Or stepping stones, if you will, their value only is in their proximity and convenience in getting you across the river.

Wc Turck

Russia’s Political Prisoner Situation

By Oksana Chelysheva

There was a short period of time in the history of the contemporary Russia when there emerged a tiny hope that there would be no more stories of people imprisoned for their political views, of people falsely diagnosed with “continuous sluggish schizophrenia,” of people expelled from big cities or like it was in the case of the Academician Andrey Sakharov closed in Gorky city (now Nizhny Novgorod) to which foreigners’ access was completely banned. 1,724 more words

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