Billionaire-backed Biden and Trump Debate

by Jeff Mackler, published on Socialist Action, October 6, 2020 A brief update: Trump did indeed contract Covid-19.  He was diagnosed a few days after the debate.  When it was decided to have a virtual debate on October 15 rather than place him in the same room for safety reasons, he refused to participate.  Maybe he’ll change his mind but[…]

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Liberal Sympathy for Trump

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, October 7, 2020 If Ava Duvernay really believes Trump is a white supremacist, why wish him well? “Maddow and Duvernay speak and act in defense of their class interests.” Everyone reveals their true self in a time of turmoil. A crisis forces exposure which can no longer be kept hidden. The revelation that Donald[…]

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Preparing for ‘the Interregnum’ — the election mess – a WW commentary

by Terry Guitierrez, published on Workers World, September 30, 2020 In researching this article, a cool-sounding word came up: “pettifoggery.” It means “given to quibbling over trifles.” The word was used in an article by Barton Gellman in the November Atlantic magazine, “The Election That Could Break America.” Gellman’s point is that it is a waste of time to quibble[…]

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Losers Suckers and War

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, September 9, 2020 Democrats are up in arms over Trump’s latest mouth-burst, but the truth is that both corporate parties have made the people suckers for endless, “bipartisan” wars. “The suckers were always those who could not get out of military service when there was still a draft.’ Americans certainly love war.[…]

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Treading In Deep Water

by Greg Godels, published on ZZ’s Blog, September 7, 2020 With less than two months remaining before the US elections, expectations are growing. Even the most indifferent citizen senses that the US (and much of the world) is faced with a host of seemingly intractable crises, unprecedented in scope. These crises– epidemiological, social, political, and economic– have intensified and brought[…]

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The Democratic & Republican Conventions: A Socialist Action Fact Check

by Jeff Mackler, published on Socialist Action, September 3, 2020 When capitalism’s twin billionaire parties convene every four years to select their would–be head-of-state, it’s important to get the facts straight. Critical readers in my near-octogenarian generation – the same as Donald Trump’s and Joseph Biden’s – should have a basic familiarity with historically established facts. I leave it to[…]

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The Two Parties Have Failed Us, But The People Can Succeed

by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, published on Popular Resistance, August 29, 2020 The Republican and Democratic Party conventions showed that both major parties are failing to control the pandemic and protect people, address the climate crisis and clean up the environment, support families and businesses during the economic collapse, prevent police violence or deal with any of the other[…]

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