The Double Deformation ~~ Michael A. Lebowitz

https://climateandcapitalism.com/2021/06/17/the-double-deformation/  ~~ posted for collectivist ~~ Economic exploitation is only one aspect of capitalism. The crisis of humanity and the crisis of the earth system are inseparable Michael A. Lebowitz is professor emeritus of economics at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. His books include The Socialist Imperative, The Contradictions of Real Socialism, and Between… Continue reading The Double Deformation ~~ Michael A. Lebowitz

A Food Pandemic Infects America ~~ L. ALI KHAN

https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/09/02/a-food-pandemic-infects-america/ ~~ posted for collectivist ~~ A food pandemic means the abundance of disease-causing foods (pathogenic foods) people consume regularly and consequently develop life-threatening morbidities. The U.S. has been infected with a food pandemic for many years, now spreading to other countries. In 2020, the U.S. life expectancy dropped by 1.5 years from 78.8 to 77.3 years,… Continue reading A Food Pandemic Infects America ~~ L. ALI KHAN

Meet the influencers making millions by dealing doubt about the coronavirus vaccines.~~ Liz Essley Whyte

https://publicintegrity.org/health/coronavirus-and-inequality/spreading-fears-cashing-in-anti-vaccine/ ~~ posted for collectivist ~~ Heather Simpson never thought to question vaccines. Her parents vaccinated her when she was a child, and she got tetanus and flu shots as an adult. But when she and her husband were thinking about starting a family, she saw an ad for the documentary series “The Truth about… Continue reading Meet the influencers making millions by dealing doubt about the coronavirus vaccines.~~ Liz Essley Whyte

Voter Suppression

 “The Empire Strikes Back (Part One): The Largest Voter Suppression Campaign in US History Is Underway” By Harvey Wasserman, Reader Supported News, 08 February 21 At, < https://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/67708-rsn-the-empire-strikes-back-part-one-the-largest-voter-suppression-campaign-in-us-history-is-underway > “Election Officials Under Attack”, Brennan Center for Justice, June 16, 2021 At < https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/policy-solutions/election-officials-under-attack > “Voting Laws Roundup: January 2021”, Brennan Center for Justice, January 26, 2021 After historic turnout and increased mail… Continue reading Voter Suppression

Roe v Wade died with barely a whimper. But that’s not all ~~ Laurence Tribe,

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/02/roe-v-wade-texas-abortion-law-us-constitution ~~ posted for dmorista with introduction by dmorista ~~ Introduction: As the U.S. reels from storms and floods in the East and wildfires in the West; as of midnight of August 31st a new social assault was launched against the women of America by the ultra-right regime of Greg Abbot and his antediluvian allies in… Continue reading Roe v Wade died with barely a whimper. But that’s not all ~~ Laurence Tribe,

John Pilger: Afghanistan, The Great Game of Smashing Countries

https://www.mintpressnews.com/john-pilger-afganistan-great-game-smashing-countries/278289/ ~~ posted for dmorista with introduction by dmorista ~~ When we watch the current scenes of panic at Kabul airport, and listen to journalists and generals in distant TV studios bewailing the withdrawal of “our protection”, isn’t it time to heed the truth of the past so that all this suffering never happens again?… Continue reading John Pilger: Afghanistan, The Great Game of Smashing Countries

Inside US Afghanistan pullout, CIA opium ratline, pipeline conflict, new cold war ~~ Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal

https://thegrayzone.com/2021/08/21/us-afghanistan-pullout-cia-opium-pipeline/  ~~ posted for dmorista with introduction by dmorista ~~ Introduction by dmorista This is a two hour long interview with Pepe Escobar.  Escobar is very anti-American (tiresomely so sometimes) but has spent a lot of time in Afghanistan and knows some of the Afghan people.   The first part of the interview refers to an… Continue reading Inside US Afghanistan pullout, CIA opium ratline, pipeline conflict, new cold war ~~ Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal

Off the Rails: New report by Corporate-funded think-tank reveals how profit-driven motives drive New Cold War against China ~~ Danny Haiphong

https://mronline.org/2021/06/08/off-the-rails-new-report-by-corporate-funded-think-tank-reveals-how-profit-driven-motives-drive-new-cold-war-against-china/ ~~ posted for dmorista with introduction by dmorista ~~  Introduction by dmorista:  The crux of the arguments that Haiphong addresses in this article is that China used existing technology (manufactured under standard licensing agreements I hasten to add although Haiphong did not address that issue) but subsidizes it with their massive economic surpluses; and… Continue reading Off the Rails: New report by Corporate-funded think-tank reveals how profit-driven motives drive New Cold War against China ~~ Danny Haiphong

Can ordinary people run society? ~~ Paul D’Amato

https://socialistworker.org/2007-1/620/620_11_RunSociety.php A COMMON argument against socialism is that the majority is incapable of ruling collectively. We need educated, intelligent experts to run such a complex system. The legendary stupidity of George W. Bush, whose rich parents and crony friends bought him passing grades and much more, or the incompetence of Federal Emergency Management Agency bureaucrats… Continue reading Can ordinary people run society? ~~ Paul D’Amato

The Meaning of “Open Borders” ~~ JACOB HORNBERGER

 https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/08/25/the-meaning-of-open-borders/ Guests on conservative Fox News are going nuts over what they are calling President Biden’s “open borders” policy. One recent example was Stephen Miller, a former Trump advisor, who appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show, where he lamented Biden’s supposed “open-border policies.” Another was Louisiana Senator John Kennedy, who appeared on Fox and Friends, where he complained that Biden… Continue reading The Meaning of “Open Borders” ~~ JACOB HORNBERGER