- Bosnian genocide 20 years after
- McKibben's "The End of Nature"
- Indignant Heart and Charles Denby's self-development as worker-editor
- A review of Indignant Heart
- Renewed attention to Charles Denby
- On the Centenary of Raya Dunayevskaya: Marxist-Humanism as a new relationship of theory and practice
- ‘A Dreadful Deceit’ and unceasing rebellion
- Censorship: China and Facebook
- Sendong, The Philippines, and Climate Change
- Afro-Colombian Women: Defeating invisibility
Tag Archives: John Kerry
On Aug. 21 the genocidal regime of Bashar al-Assad murdered over a thousand civilians, mostly women and children, with sarin gas in the Damascus suburbs of Eastern Ghouta. It committed this crime in full view of the world—images of hundreds of murdered children, still in pajamas, laid out in temporary morgues, shocked viewers across the world.
Since April 2011 the world has looked on as over 115,000 Syrians have been killed, and over 7.2 million have been made refugees. When Assad’s regime resorted to illegal chemical weapons, it seemed to many that this would change. It seemed that the images of so many murdered innocents might compel some action. Continue reading
The world today is riven between the creativity of masses in revolt and the violent degeneracy of counter-revolution, whose destructiveness even extends to the revived specter of nuclear war two decades after the collapse of the USSR. Such is the degeneracy of the globalized capitalist system, laden with destructive forces and sunk into structural crisis. The deep crisis is seen in the U.S. and abroad, economically, in unemployment and poverty, homelessness and hunger. It is seen politically, in new laws attacking workers and women, and new outbursts of racism. It is seen environmentally, with the advance of climate disruption and fake capitalistic solutions. It is seen in thought, as the lack of philosophy, of a total view, hampers the development of struggles from the U.S. to the revolutions of the Arab Spring facing counter-revolutions. Continue reading