Capitalism on a Ventilator

by Kollibri terre Sonnenblume, published on Counterpunch, December 18, 2020 Asian countries have been far more successful than the US in responding to the COVID pandemic, but you’d never know that from the US media. Even most alternative media has been largely US- & Euro-centric. While our domestic issues here are important, we have been missing out on important lessons[…]

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Keep It Real: A Review Of Diana Johnstone’s Book “Circle In The Darkness: Memoirs Of A World Watcher”

by Rick Sterling, published on Global Research, August 19, 2020 Diana Johnstone has written a compelling and insightful book. It is mostly a review and analysis of significant events from the past 55 years. It concludes with her assessment of different trends that are being debated on the Left today including “identity politics”, Antifa and censorship.  This is a book to[…]

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The Roots of Trump’s Immigration Policy

by Barry Shephard, published on Socialist Action, August 15, 2020 Sand and Blood: America’s Stealth War on the Mexico Border By John Carlos Frey Bold Type Books, 2019 This book presents a harrowing well-researched description of Washington’s war against immigrants on the Mexican border. The author is an investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker. Frey was born in Tijuana, Mexico. His[…]

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The Return of the Anti-Antiwar Left

by James Carden, published on CounterPunch, July 1, 2020 In her recently published memoir, Circle in the Darkness, the author and journalist Diana Johnstone recalls that only “a few decades ago, “the Left” was considered the center of opposition to imperialism, and champion of the right of peoples to self-determination.” Johnstone is part of a distinguished line of American expatriate[…]

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