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Entries from June 2016

To the left/Sandernistas et al: face reality, you have noone to vote for…revolt or idiocy/lying down dead are your only options…

June 30th, 2016 · No Comments

And I am not referring to Sanders’ ‘revolution’. A hundred thousand people could bring Washington to its knees. A million people determined to revolt could change america. five million could change the planet…. That makes the need for a platform essential, but just there the game could be lost in leftist cliches… \ We have […]

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Let Them Drown: “Othering” in a Warming World (long article) | Portside

June 30th, 2016 · No Comments

In her recent address honoring the distinguished Palestinian intellectual and activist Edward Said, noted Canadian author and environmentalist Naomi Klein speaks to the urgent need for the environmental movement to understand Said and other anti-imperialist, postcolonial thinkers; or what we can learn from reading Said in a warming world. Klein says without that knowledge there […]

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Socialism | Portside

June 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Gaining social control over the economic life of society – achieving socialism, in a word – requires not only that we know that the democratic republic is the staging ground for such change. It also requires that we recognize that the evidence of the future we want is visible and “invading” our present, to borrow […]

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Market neo-communism: a constructivist balance of opposites…a theme for millennial socialists

June 30th, 2016 · No Comments

We cited an article today about the millennials attraction to socialism. We need to honor that with a balanced set of alternatives, perhaps in one place. Our idea of market neo-communism is an extended version of ‘socialism’, whatever that is, and whatever is left, after Sanders et al. In any case the idea is a […]

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1 in 200 San Franciscans Sleep on the Streets | Mother Jones

June 30th, 2016 · No Comments

The homelessness crisis—and its causes—in seven charts Source: 1 in 200 San Franciscans Sleep on the Streets | Mother Jones

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How Clinton is losing the Sanders opportunity…///How Bernie Sanders missed his moment – The Washington Post

June 30th, 2016 · No Comments

This article misses the point: to me, at least, Sanders has managed to challenge Clinton and in the process, unwittingly or not, made is followers stand entirely ware of Clinton. In fact, he may have gone to far toward endorsing Clinton whose positions are a dangerous poison for his followers. We see already the deception […]

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Now generate your own manifesto…

June 30th, 2016 · No Comments

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=Toward+a+New+Communist+Manifesto_6_29_2016_pdf.pdf: this will be the final draft, for the nonce. I think the manifesto generator makes it point better in slightly crude form, but I will take out the manifesto and create a more specific version…

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Now we know: the issue of random evolution has confused the entire sci establishment (exceptint the cunning liars playing the game) for over a century

June 30th, 2016 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/evolution/people-to-watch-for-at-royal-society-meet/ This question of a paradigm shift for darwinism has gone on so long with no result that I think we can begin to suspect the worst. There is no reason, in fact, not to so suspect: here is the ‘worst’: there is no scientific theory of evolution, and it is very unlikely there ever […]

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Coral bleaching update 8 June 2016

June 30th, 2016 · No Comments

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Democratic Party Platform: Lots of Hot Air on Climate Change

June 30th, 2016 · No Comments

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The Panda’s Thumb

June 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Source: The Panda’s Thumb

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People to watch for at Royal Society meet | Uncommon Descent

June 30th, 2016 · No Comments

In the context, the putdowns by Darwinists in previous years are, um, interesting Source: People to watch for at Royal Society meet | Uncommon Descent

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Fire discovery sheds new light on ‘hobbit’ demise: The plot thickens in the mystery of the hobbit’s demise, with new evidence narrowing the time gap between modern humans and hobbits at Liang Bua — ScienceDaily

June 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Source: Fire discovery sheds new light on ‘hobbit’ demise: The plot thickens in the mystery of the hobbit’s demise, with new evidence narrowing the time gap between modern humans and hobbits at Liang Bua — ScienceDaily

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Clinton and Trump, Fear and Fascism

June 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Who can deny that the merger between the immense wealth of the corporations and the political power of the government is one of the distinguishing characteristics of the US politics since the Sixties? The corporations rule and share sovereignty with the state. How else can “Citizens United” be interpreted, except as a recognition of this […]

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[pen-l] In ‘Brexit’ and Trump, a Populist Farewell to Laissez-Faire Capitalism

June 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Source: [pen-l] In ‘Brexit’ and Trump, a Populist Farewell to Laissez-Faire Capitalism

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The Millennial Generation Is a Perfect Fit for Socialism | Alternet

June 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Capitalism has only itself to blame, forcing millennials to look for an alternative. Source: The Millennial Generation Is a Perfect Fit for Socialism | Alternet

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Wake Up Democrats, Warns Sanders, This Populist Unrest Cannot Be Ignored | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

June 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Cast in a New York Times op-ed published late Tuesday evening, Sen. Bernie Sanders issued a stark warning to the Democratic Party leadership that if they don’t wake up to the profound dissatisfaction of the poor and working classes in the United States, they may very well wake up to a similar shock experienced by many […]

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Steps toward a real revolution///Moving Beyond Bernie Sanders’ “Political Revolution”

June 29th, 2016 · No Comments

The aftermath of the Sanders phenomenon needs to do more than simply agitate/agitate: it needs a recast platform for a postcapitalist society. The Sanders year was remarkable, but let us keep in mind that it failed and accomplished therefore very little. That is, nothing. And its success is suspicious: while, to be sure, one part […]

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In Gaza, the Drones Never Sleep – In These Times

June 29th, 2016 · No Comments

The newly published collection of those journal entries, The Drone Eats With Me: A Gaza Diary, is an eloquent, intimate, and searing account of family life during wartime. Through Abu Saif’s journal, the reader comes to know his wife, Hanna, his four young sons, Talal, Mostafa, Naeem and Yasser, and his daughter, Jaffa, who was […]

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The U.S. Bears Blame for the Crisis in Venezuela, and It Should Stop Intervening There – NYTimes.com

June 29th, 2016 · No Comments

A switch to a policy of non-intervention in Venezuela would be a sea change for Washington, and would set a healthy precedent. Source: The U.S. Bears Blame for the Crisis in Venezuela, and It Should Stop Intervening There – NYTimes.com

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Climate Change: What Happens If The World Warms Up By 5°C? //extra video: comments

June 29th, 2016 · 1 Comment

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Toward a New Communist Manifesto 6/29/2016: new draft

June 29th, 2016 · No Comments

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/75650151/Toward%20a%20New%20Communist%20Manifesto_6_29_2016_pdf.pdf

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Unprecedented. Jet Stream Crosses Equator

June 29th, 2016 · No Comments

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French Labor Law, Brexit, and Greek Austerity: Class War Against European Workers

June 29th, 2016 · No Comments

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