Tag: Russia
Film Review: Bitter Harvest
Bitter Harvest is a recently released wartime romance, set during the state-induced Ukrainian famine of 1932-33: otherwise known as the Holodomor. Directed, written, and funded by members of the Ukrainian diaspora, it was filmed on location in Ukraine during the Euromaidan protests, which some of the crew participated in.
What’s a Secular Heretic to Do?
Secular and religion-based political systems can bear an uncanny resemblance. Observing their respective dogmas, catechisms, and sacraments, we might even wonder, with William Cavanaugh, whether the divide is as sharp as we commonly think. Recent events certainly call the distinction into question. We see that a secularist can be as much a fanatic who is…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist Review 148
Bonnie Kristian discusses the folly of U.S. interventionism around the world. William Seabolt discusses tax avoidance as an American tradition. Laurence M. Vance discusses what Trump shouldn’t do as president. Jacob G. Hornberger discusses the War on Drugs and Trump. Sheldon Richman discusses a new book on love, marriage, and the state. Peter Van Buren…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist Review 146
Jacob G. Hornberger discusses whether Trump will follow in the footsteps of Bush-Obama or not. Sharon Presely discusses political correctness. Trevor Timm discusses Trump being handed the keys to the warfare state. Ramona Wadi discusses the Letelier assassination. David Swanson discusses building a movement. Radley Balko discusses criminal justice reform and the recent election. Joshua…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist Review 135
Kathy Gilsinan interviews Rosa Brooks. Gauri Reddy discusses Chelsea Manning and the politics of whistleblowing. Richard Hardigan discusses the brutality of the Israeli occupation. Brian Cloughley discusses the NATO-U.S. war in Afghanistan. Jacob G. Hornberger discusses the military base dole. Daniel Larison discusses the continued sale of U.S. arms to Saudi Arabia and its war…
Mass Murder is Just a “Mistake” for Empire
There’s an old saying that someone who kills a man is a murderer but one who kills a million is a conqueror and killing them all makes you god. If you add the words “unintentionally” and add loaded terminology that is supposed to passively excuse murder, then you get the current US foreign policy. In…
Supranationalism: The EU as Extortion Mechanism
Supranationalism and the EU The polymath philosopher, activist and Nobel laureate Bertrand Russell was a radical left iconoclast who made major contributions to mathematical logic and nearly every other discipline he touched. Many libertarians admire him, but one major disagreement stands out: In his later years he advocated world government in order to prevent the…
Capitalism Smothers the Sharing Economy on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Chad Nelson‘s “Capitalism Smothers the Sharing Economy” read by Mike Gogulski and edited by Nick Ford. FAR’s efforts, like those being carried out by taxicab oligopolies in Germany, Australia, France, the US and elsewhere, show us how quickly so-called private enterprise jumps on any deviation from the current capitalist structure. That’s…
Karl Hess: Presidential Speechwriter Turned Homesteader
Karl Hess: Presidential Speechwriter Turned Homesteader Interview by Anson Mount (Mother Earth News) (Originally published in Mother Earth News, January/February, 1976 issue) Introduction It was so easy back then — during the 1950’s and early 60’s — to be a Right Thinking Citizen of the United States. Easy because we all knew who wore the…
Capitalism Smothers the Sharing Economy
Russia may have finally caught up with the rest of the world’s governments in cracking down on ridesharing services like Uber. Russia’s Federation of Car Owners (FAR), like any good oligarchy, has complained to Russian state authorities that “rogue” elements such as Uber, Gett, and Yandex represent a “threat to society.” Exactly what kind of…
Paul Krugman conquista os marcianos
Paul Krugman recentemente argumentou que “conquistar é para perdedores” (“Conquest is for Losers“, New York Times, 21 de Dezembro) como Vladimir Putin: “Não é possível tratar uma sociedade moderna da forma que a antiga Roma tratava uma província conquistada sem destruir as riquezas que você está tentando conquistar. Nesse meio tempo, a guerra ou a…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist and Chess Review 60
Matt Peppe discusses Israrel’s nuclear weapons. Clint Townsend discusses Nathaniel Branden. Jacob Heilbrunn discusses the myth of the ‘liberal” New Republic. David Harsanyi discusses how stupid laws get people killed. Bryan Caplan discusses Paul Krugman’s case against open borders. Claire Wolfe discusses Eric Garner and police brutality. Jacob H. Huebert discusses improving thyself. Lawrence W….
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist and Chess Review 59
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discusses the myth of Thanksgiving. Uri Avnery discusses new right-wing bills up for passage in Israel. Nicola Nasser discusses recent bombings in Palestine. Jonathan Schell discusses Nick Turse’s book on Vietnam. Annabelle Bamforth discusses a new report on drone deaths. Ivan Eland discusses the Afghan war. Lew Rockwell discusses how the presidents are…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist And Chess Review 31
Patrick Cockburn discusses the bloody history of Baghdad. Kent Paterson discusses the challenging of a militarized police state. Medea Benjamin discusses the broken promises of Obama. Martha Rosenberg interviews Michael Arria. Jeffrey St. Clair discusses the recently passed away, Gabriel Kolko. Justin Raimondo discusses how a CIA backed general recently launched a coup in Libya….
Ucraina: L’Eredità del Colonialismo
In Crimea, truppe prive di insegne hanno occupato l’aeroporto e preso il controllo della regione. A Mosca, il parlamento russo ha autorizzato senza obiezioni l’ex colonnello del Kgb Vladimir Putin all’impiego dei militari russi in Ucraina. A Kiev, capitale dell’Ucraina, un’insurrezione che forse è genuinamente spontanea e forse no, e che forse è composta da…
Putin e Obama concordam: Para o caminho dos espinhos!
Desde que li 1984 na adolescência, estive fascinado pela presciência de George Orwell. O caso de Edward Snowden e Gleen Greenwald destacou um aspecto dessa sagacidade preditiva, mas o slogan “nós sempre estivemos em guerra com a Lestásia” jamais esteve em mais evidência do que na questão da Ucrânia, Crimeia e Rússia. O desenvolvimento mais…
Como não responder a acusações de hipocrisia
Mais de dez anos atrás, blogueiros neoconservadores cunharam o termo “fisking” para nomear a atividade polêmica (originalmente demonstrada contra o jornalista de esquerda Robert Fisk) de desmontar um comentário, frase a frase, analisando e refutando cada trecho dele. Embora as ideias neoconservadoras sejam tanto incorretas quanto repugnantes, a técnica é válida. E as observações recentes…
O conto de fadas iraquiano de Obama
Prometi a mim mesmo que não ia mais comentar o que diz Barack Obama, porque simplesmente não vale a pena. O que Obama fala só faz sentido se você tiver uma coisa em mente: ele, como os outros políticos, pensa que a maioria das pessoas são idiotas. Porém, eu estou tão chocado com o que…
Putin, Obama Agree: Everyone Into the Briar Patch!
Since reading 1984 as an adolescent, I’ve remained perpetually amazed at George Orwell’s prescience. The Edward Snowden/Glenn Greenwald surveillance state strip-tease has recently focused attention on one aspect of that predictive acumen, but “we have always been at war with Eastasia” is returning to the fore due to the … “situation” … with Ukraine, Crimea and…
Empire On Their Minds
The conflict in Ukraine has prompted several level-headed commentators to point out that, of all governments, the U.S. government is in no position to lecture Russia about respecting other nations’ borders. When Secretary of State John Kerry said on Meet the Press, “This is an act of aggression that is completely trumped up in terms of…
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