No one is coming to save us. Mass civil disobedience is essential to force a political response ‘Catastrophe afflicts people now and, unlike those in the rich world who can still afford to wallow in despair, they are forced to respond in practical ways.’ Photograph: Guillem Sartorio/AFP/Getty Images by George Monbiot Guardian edited by … Continue reading Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse
The word of the day is procrastibation. procrastibation: 1 masturbation (mental or physical) to kill time when you should be doing something else. 2 a brief masturbatory interlude separating a lengthy period of idle procrastination and a period of productive intellectual functioning. "I engaged in an epic procrastibation spree when I should have been writing a … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion
by Glenn Ford Black Agenda Report Jan 28, 2019 The best thing that can happen in 2020 is for Bernie Sanders to do fantastically in the primaries and be cheated out of the nomination, once again, thus giving millions of leftish Democrats a chance to do something useful with their lives: leave the party. Early this century, … Continue reading Bernie Sanders vs Kamala Harris the Jailer & Her Corporate Backers
by Paul Street Truthdig Dec 26, 2018 The dog whistle couldn’t have been any clearer. When Donald Trump said two weeks ago that “the people would revolt” if he were impeached, his extremist base of neo-Nazis, Klan members, right-wing militias and sympathetic service members likely heard the following: “Feel free to attack Democrats, liberals, leftists … Continue reading Could This Be Our Best Hope of Removing Trump From Office?
I see the rage all around me, but painful emotions can coexist with activism – and millions of Americans are stepping up. by Rebecca Solnit Guardian I keep the newspaper clipping inside a Milan Kundera novel: it shows demonstrators in Prague in 1989, one of them carrying a badly chipped bust of Stalin around whose neck … Continue reading The Trump era won’t last forever, but we must do our part to end it.
by JIM KAVANAGH The Polemicist Dec 19, 2018 Something’s happening here… Class Act The “yellow vest” (gilets jaunes) movement has upended French politics, at least. It has delivered a sharp and refreshing smack in the face to the smuggest of smug, entitled neoliberal brats, Emmanuel Macron, forcing him to retreat on substantive tax and minimum wage … Continue reading For What It’s Worth: The Yellow Vests and the Left
"Everything I've seen so far out of France is singing loudly that, yes, it's a small world, after all – and that what's happening on the barricades is both a reflection of what's going on in much of the developed world and a screaming alarm for what could come next." by Will Bunch Philadelphia Inquirer … Continue reading Is France showing us what America’s next civil war will look like?