By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley “Black power is giving power to people who have not had power to determine their destiny.” -Huey P. Newton Growing up as a secretly Queer white kid in a predominantly white conservative community can be a profoundly surreal […]
Historiansplaining We consider the strange ambiguous developments of this year, including the political paralysis in the US, the furors over mask and vaccine mandates, and most importantly, the labor reshuffle or “great resignation,” in light of crises past, including the bubonic plague and World War I and World […]
This is quite interesting. This is what a real communist looks like. If I were a Marxist-Leninist, I would be inclined to take the same positions as this fellow.
Leonard Deadwyler (1941 – May 7, 1966) was an African-American man who was shot and killed by Jerold M. Bova LAPD after speeding and running red lights while driving his wife, who was in labor, to the hospital. His wife later sued Los Angeles for wrongful death, and […]
Street gangs and the violence associated with them have always been predominatly an urban phenomenon. The combination of extreme poverty, overcrowding and alienation that exists in the urban ghettos and slums makes these areas breeding grounds for criminal activity. Not all children of the urban poor resort to […]
David Hoffman: “I remember 1969 when I first saw this recording of a live television discussion/debate between inner-city police leaders and inner-city community leaders presented on PBS. 1969 was a very tense time in the United States with 50% of the country supporting the war in Vietnam and […]
The Henry Ford Archive of Innovation Two Sisters Beauty Salon, 1945-50. THF240367 “Jim Crow” laws—first enacted in the 1880s by angry and resentful Southern whites against freed African Americans—separated blacks from whites in all aspects of daily life. Favoring whites and repressing blacks, these became an institutionalized form […]
Two thousand years ago one of history’s most notorious individuals was born. Professor Mary Beard embarks on an investigative journey to explore the life and times of Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus – better known to us as Caligula.
Tony Robinson explores the major uprising across large parts of England in 1381; its origins, motives, and aftermath.
Krystal and Saagar offer their perspective on the comments made by The View’s Whoopi Goldberg about the holocaust and how the show has responded
By Jesse O’Neill New York Post Whoopi Goldberg was suspended from ABC’s “The View” Tuesday evening after she claimed the Holocaust was “not about race.” “Effective immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for her wrong and hurtful comments,” ABC News President Kim Godwin tweeted. “While Whoopi has apologized, […]
By Neil Monahan, Medium Introduction For much of its long history the Democratic Party has been regarded as the party of the people. It was the party of the workingman, the party of the unions, the party of the New Deal. The Republicans were thought to represent the […]
By Jennifer Smith, Chief Reporter and Alastair Talbot For Dailymail.Com Whoopi Goldberg, 66, made the comment on The View on Monday afternoon She said because the Nazis and Jews were ‘two groups of white people’, the Holocaust ‘wasn’t about race’ Her co-hosts were stunned by the comment and […]
An interesting critique of Kropotkin and anarcho-communism from the neocon magazine The New Criterion. Reading the list of names associated with this publication is a “Yikes!” moment. Of all the scams the neocons have pulled off, one of the most successful has been the way they present themselves […]
Because it is fashionable for right-wing propagandists to describe anything and everything as “Marxist” nowadays, for which there were plenty of past prototypes and as a recent book by Mark Levin indicates, it might be helpful to examine the question of to what degree Marxist philosophy and/or economic […]
By Jan Olof Bengtsson History of European Ideas 26 (2000) 127–142 Book reviews Marx, the Young Hegelians, and the origins of radical social theory Warren Breckman, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge; 1999, 335pp.The well-known theme in modernist and postmodernist literature of the dissolution of what was perceived by radicals […]
By Ed West In The End of History, Francis Fukuyama wrote about how the fall of East Germany was brought about by a curiously familiar emotion – anger towards the hypocritical lifestyle of the leadership. ‘The Honecker regime in East Germany was critically weakened by a series of […]
By Bernd Reiter In this short essay, I argue that democracy started in ancient Africa, not in ancient Greece. Along the way, I demonstrate that world history’s hegemonic focus on civilization is misplaced and misleading. Such a focus, after all, gears our collective attention toward empires, kingdoms, and […]
By Julian Brave NoiseCat The Nation riving down international boulevard, East Oakland’s main inner-city thoroughfare, it’s hard to miss the Intertribal Friendship House. With its mural-rimmed courtyard featuring larger-than-life portraits of Natives, both famous and unknown, the community center, which some call the “urban rez,” stands apart from […]
Professor David Graeber (LSE) speaking at the University of Birmingham as part of the Birmingham Research Institute of History and Cultures’ interdisciplinary conference ‘Debt: 5000 years and counting’.
An actual Communist explains where the present-day Western Left originates from.
By Sarah Abed 1. There was no electricity bill in Libya; electricity was free for all its citizens. 2. There was no interest on loans, banks in Libya were state-owned and loans given to all its citizens at zero percent interest by law. 3. Having a home was […]
By Gabriel Kuhn , Erich Mühsam Erich Mühsam (1878-1934), poet, bohemian, revolutionary, is one of Germany’s most renowned and influential anarchists. Born into a middle-class Jewish family, he challenged the conventions of bourgeois society at the turn of the century, engaged in heated debates on the rights of […]
By Werner Sombart , Translated by Mordecai Epstein 2015 Reprint of Original 1913 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Werner Sombart (1863 -1941) was a German economist and sociologist and one of the leading Continental European social scientists during the first […]
This is an interesting overview of how the Western liberal tradition developed. Enlightenment liberalism appeared only after the institutional, cultural, and economic preconditions had been developed. Interestingly, Kevin Carson has made a similar argument from the Left, suggesting that liberalism appeared only after the economic and technological changes […]
The war on drugs is over, and drugs are the hands-down winner. Consider this: 50 years, $1 trillion dollars, and 50 million arrests in the war on drugs. And this is the result. Probably the most failed government policy in human history. This is the Afghanistan of domestic […]
By Paul Gottfried, Chronicles Two years ago, Gracy Olmstead, a journalist who writes on farming and farming communities, partnered with Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) to compose a list of those whom she and the Institute view as “conservatives.” Of the now deceased figures who appear on Olmstead’s list, […]
So what if he did? I bet Crowder doesn’t mention all the awful things about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln on presidents day
I’ve been looking further into the role of the CIA in postwar US politics. It seems that much of the New Right and New Left that emerged in the postwar period were controlled opposition movements created by the intelligence services, although in collusion with different internal factions. It […]
Yale history professor Timothy Snyder told Insider he fears American democracy may not survive another Trump campaign
Timothy Snyder’s viewpoint is interesting. Of course, he is a Yale academic, and therefore a high priest among the new clerisy, and his main concerns are both preserving the empire and achieving the hegemony of the Blue Tribe within the empire. His main fear is the emergence of […]
By Peter Cole, Yves Magazine If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. still lived, he’d probably tell people to join unions. King understood that racial equality was inextricably linked to economics. He asked, “What good does it do to be able to eat at a lunch counter if you […]
Jonathan M. Katz, author of Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the Making and Remaking of America’s Empire and The Racket Substack, joins The Realignment to discuss the legacy of General Smedley Butler (the most decorated U.S. Marine in history) through the lens of his involvement […]
From 2000. By John Pilger, New Statesman Almost two million Cambodians died as a result of Year Zero. John Pilger argues that, without the complicity of the US and Britain, it may never have happened. On 17 April, it is 25 years since Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge entered […]
By Caroline Mimbs Nyce The Atlantic In 1965, on the eve of the Voting Rights Act’s passage, King warned that the work would not end there. “We are not so naive as to believe persons who have traditionally opposed our right to vote will now desist from intimidating […]
TELOS Introduction Kenneth D. Johnson Martin Luther King, Jr., and Ethical Leadership Rufus Burrow, Jr. Economic Democracy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Black Church Tradition David D. Daniels III The Radical King: Democratic Socialism, Personal Idealism, Anti-Militarism, and Black Power Gary Dorrien A Friendship in the Prophetic […]
The Nation The Last Steep Ascent New obstacles should not be deplored but welcomed because their presence proves we are closer to the ultimate decision. Martin Luther King Jr. Nothing Would Be More Tragic Than to Turn Back Now This Martin Luther King Day, we should remember that […]
By Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Exactly one hundred years after Abraham Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation for them, Negroes wrote their own document of freedom in their own way.” Exactly one hundred years after Abraham Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation for them, Negroes wrote their own document […]
The Complicated Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Right’s Revisionism and Deceitful Appropriation of His Message
Proto-Protestant On this Martin Luther King Jr. day we are once more reminded of the massive revisionism taking place within Right-wing circles. I’ve written about this repeatedly and focused deliberately on these points back in 2012 and 2014. This revisionism is something I noticed years ago and was […]
Virtually all of history is a heel vs. heel match. By Pedro Gonzalez, Chronicles After he left the Church of Scientology, Hollywood screenwriter Paul Haggis recalled a discussion he had had with his fellow Scientologists. If great leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. can err, Haggis suggested to […]
The Crusades are the defining event of the Middle Ages. They brought the very different civilisations of Western Europe, Byzantium and Islam into an extended period of both conflict and peaceful co-existence. Between January and March 2021, Sean Gabb explored this long encounter with his students. Here is […]
The Liberal Conspiracy: The Congress For Cultural Freedom And The Struggle For The Mind Of Postwar Europe
Peter Coleman’s classic work on the Congress for Cultural Freedom. The activities of the Congress for Cultural Freedom constitute an important and controversial chapter in the intellectual and political history of Western Europe after World War II. Founded in 1950 in the aftermath of a series of Soviet-sponsored […]
Anarchist News From Freedom Press UK a review of Anarchism and the Black Revolution and The Nation on No Map: Black Anarchism and Abolition Features, Jan 13th Anarchism and the Black Revolution by Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin Pluto Press The Nation on No Map: Black Anarchism and Abolition by […]
New York Review of Books The Cowshed (Paperback)Memories of the Chinese Cultural Revolution by Ji Xianlin, introduction by Zha Jianying, translated from the Chinese by Chenxin Jiang The Cowshed has sold out but more copies are on the way. Please check back in a few days. The Chinese […]
Clip from the recent stream with Marcos talking how many people in both the Far Left and Far Right have an Ahistorical and moralized view of history, especially with regards to the Americas.
FDR: We have to build a society that empowers the people. 2022 Dems: Best I can do for you is Trump is bad.
By Daniella Bassi, LewRockwell.Com The US and other countries of the Western world are divided by ever more stark ideological differences, to put it mildly. Because most people live in societies where the power to make some of the most important choices and to use offensive force to […]
By Kevin Carson, Anarchist Library Reviews Abstract Preface Part One: Background Chapter One: The Age of Mass and Maneuver I. A Conflict of Visions II. The Triumph of Mass in the Old Left III. The Assault on Working Class Agency IV. Workerism/Laborism Chapter Two: Transition I. Drastic Reductions […]
In the battle between left and right, we need both Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine, both of whom are ironically recognized as proto-anarchists by the anarchist historian Peter Marshall. By Yuval Levin, The Independent Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine were late-eighteenth-century political thinkers and prolific writers who disagreed […]
Decentralization and Local Autonomy Against Nationalism, Liberalism and Secularism: The Case of Spain
By AntiBoomerEquation Evidence from Conquistadores by Fernando Cervantes that Nation States and Anti-clericalism are the Root of Modern Tyranny. Charles, the first European to rule significant parts of the Americas, developed a keen interest in the continent: although he focused primarily on how best to make the resources […]
Krystal and Saagar are joined by Skye Wallin, the director of a new documentary about the late Senator Mike Gravel who stood up against the war machine in multiple Presidential campaigns