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Boston Newspapers and undocumented workers [Aviva Chomsky / UNZ]

[via Phil Ebersole]

On Progressive Democrats: Sanders v. Clinton

Richard Falk eloquently articulates his views on “liberal” vs “progressive”, which I also share. Though I am perfectly fine with the word “socialist”.

Global Justice in the 21st Century


In past years, I tried to distance myself from ‘liberals’ by describing myself as ‘progressive.’ It was admittedly a middle ground between being a liberal, which I associated with being a comforter of the established order while opting for humane policies at the margins, and being a ‘radical’ or ‘leftist,’ which struck me as terms of self-exile outside domains of relevant discourse. My basic objection to liberals and their agenda was that they swallowed ‘the system’ whole while excusing themselves by claiming the mantle of realism and moral concern. In my view, American structures of militarism and capitalism needed to be transformed in socialist directions if humanity was to have a positive future, and this is what the liberals I knew didn’t want to hear about, believing that such structural criticisms would hand the government over to Republicans by alienating the mainstream and thus be a prescription for the…

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NC on Clinton taking a hit in Iowa


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In conversation with Gerardo Pisarello on democracy, Europe and municipalism

Many, many interesting bits in this video.

Yanis Varoufakis

Gerardo Pisarello, Barcelona’s First Deputy Mayor, posing crucial questions on the state of capitalism, whether democracy has room to breathe nowadays, the need for a pan-European movement, the place of City Halls and municipalism in such a movement…

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