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  • Communism Never Died, It Was Cleverly Repackaged for the Historically Impaired and Useful Idiots

    09/22/2017 9:15:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/22/17 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    “For us in Russia, communism is a dead dog. For many people in the West, it is still a living lion.” — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn In 1950 Congress passed the Internal Security Act and, four years later, the Communist Control Act. It condemned communism and the Communist Party of the United States. Today a sizeable portion of Congress actually belongs to the Communist Party U.S.A. or is sympathetic to it. In a recent poll, 40 percent of Americans prefer communism to capitalism.
  • Loyola recruits white students to become 'anti-racist allies'

    09/21/2017 8:37:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 21, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    Loyola University-Chicago is expanding a controversial program that trains white students to become “anti-racist, anti-supremacist White allies.” While the school has offered the Ramblers Analyzing Whiteness (R.A.W.) program in the past, the number of recruits will nearly double this year, according to Loyola, which hopes to recruit at least 25 participants, more than double the 12 students who participated in 2016.
  • Can socialist ideals gain support in Pittsburgh?

    09/20/2017 12:45:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Pittsburgh City Paper ^ | September 20, 2017 | By Ryan Deto
    On a recent September evening, 76 comrades of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America joined together to discuss society’s travails, like the disproportionate harm natural disasters cause poor communities, public-education funding shortages, and access to health care. One answer prevailed throughout the evening as the cause for these problems: capitalism. And, if you ask DSA members, all of these problems have one solution: a new American form of socialism. “I joined because capitalism has basically ruined my life since I was born,” says DSA member and Shadyside resident Marlene Noble, who was born in Haiti, but moved...
  • 100 years after Russian revolution, Christianity faces new challenges

    09/20/2017 10:55:54 AM PDT · by NRx · 7 replies
    Catholic Spirit ^ | 09-19-2017 | Robert Duncan
    A few blocks from Moscow’s Lubyanka Building, which for decades served as the headquarters of the Soviet Union’s KGB security agency, the Russian Orthodox patriarch recently consecrated a church memorializing those martyred during communism’s reign. “While we were in procession around the church, people were standing with portraits of those martyred and those condemned to death” by the communist regime, said Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, who heads the church’s department for external affairs. President Putin, who was a former KGB agent, as well as government officials and church leaders, were in attendance for the ceremony May 25. Patriarch Kirill’s...
  • Columbia Marxist club scoffs at 'scare stories' about Venezuela

    09/20/2017 8:04:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 20, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    The Columbia University Marxist Association recently praised Venezuela's “revolutionary mass movement” and “tremendous gains in social programs and communal self government.” The group dedicated its first meeting of the semester Monday to uncovering the “reality” of Venezuela’s government, arguing that this is needed because “capitalist media” only promotes “scare stories” about the socialist regime.
  • The forgotten Holocaust: How Stalin starved four million to death

    09/19/2017 9:40:01 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 52 replies
    One day in the summer of 1933, in a village in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, a little boy woke on top of the family stove. He was starving — not just hungry but genuinely starving. ‘Dad, I want to eat! Dad!’ he cried. But the house was cold and from his father there came no answer. The boy went over to his father, who was apparently still asleep. There was ‘foam under his nose’, he remembered. ‘I touched his head. Cold.’ Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4897164/The-forgotten-Holocaust-Ukraine-famine-1932-33.html#ixzz4tBtNyeT0 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Opinions on Ken Burns PBS documentary on the Vietnam War this evening.

    09/17/2017 6:28:32 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 100 replies
    PBS | Vanity
    Looking for opinions on the new documentary on the Vietnam War that aired on PBS this evening. Accurate?
  • Trump to sign resolution condemning “White nationalists, the KKK, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups”

    09/14/2017 8:59:00 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 82 replies
    This afternoon, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed President Trump would “absolutely” be signing a resolution drafted by Republican and Democrat lawmakers “condemning” hatred. “He and [Senator Tim Scott] talked about that and discussed that and agreed that that was the appropriate place to be,” Sanders said. “In terms of whether or not he’ll sign the joint resolution, absolutely, and he looks forward to doing so as soon as he receives it.” Let’s examine what the motion, passed by both legislative chambers early this week, says. The preamble, in addition to expressing “support for the Charlottesville community,” demands...
  • MSNBC Host Defends Antifa As ‘The Side of Angels’

    09/14/2017 5:54:48 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 78 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/14/2017 | Liam Clancey
    MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace defended Antifa on Thursday afternoon, and referred to them as “good people” on “the side of angels.” Wallace’s comments came in response to recent remarks from President Trump, who doubled-down on his “both sides” statement regarding the violence in Charlottesville, Va. between white nationalists and “anti-fascists.” “I think, especially in light of the advent of Antifa, if you look at what’s going on there, you have some pretty bad dudes on the other side also, and essentially that’s what I said,” Trump said on Thursday. “Because of what’s happened since [Charlottesville] with Antifa, when you look at...
  • Internal Combustion: If You Can’t Beat ’Em… Ban ’Em!

    09/14/2017 6:12:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 74 replies
    american spectator ^ | Eric Peters
    Since they can’t sell electric cars — not enough of them, anyhow — and not without subsidies so huge they amount to outright bribes — the solution appears to be to outlaw all cars except electric cars. This is no joke. There are IC engine No Go Zones in Germany and France. The Brits have just decreed a ban on the sale of internal combustion-engined vehicles period, beginning in 2040. This sounds like a long time from now but isn’t — because car companies begin designing cars about ten years before they see the light of production and so the...
  • Venezuela's new plan to beat hunger: Breed rabbits

    09/14/2017 11:09:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 77 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 14, 2017 | Reuters Staff
    CARACAS - Venezuela’s government this week urged citizens to see rabbits as more than “cute pets” as it defended a plan to breed and eat them even as the opposition says this would do nothing to end chronic food shortages. The “Rabbit Plan” is an effort by the government of President Nicolas Maduro to boost food availability. Authorities have also taught citizens to plant food on roofs and balconies of their homes. Maduro’s adversaries dismiss such ideas as nonsensical, insisting the real problem is a failed model of oil-financed socialism that was unable to survive after crude markets collapsed. The...
  • U.N. calls for global economic makeover to replace neo-liberalism

    09/14/2017 10:19:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 14, 2017 | by Tom Miles
    The world must ditch austerity and economic neo-liberalism and undertake a global “New Deal” to rebalance the global economy and achieve prosperity for all, the U.N. trade and development agency UNCTAD said in a report on Thursday. UNCTAD chief Mukhisa Kituyi said the global economy was picking up but still not lifting off. Much of the blame was aimed at “neo-liberalism”, a term used to refer to governments cutting back on their own role and leaving the private sector to lead economic and social development within a free-market capitalist system. After decades of such policies, the system was perceived to...
  • Pope Francis "The Last Communist of Europe"?

    09/12/2017 4:26:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 12, 2017 | Gloria TV
    In his interview book with Pope Francis, Dominique Wolton claims that Pope Francis is "The Last Communist of Europe." Francis replies, "On the contrary, the Christians are the Communists while the Communists stole our banner." Communism made more than 100 Million victims and threw dozens of states into misery.
  • Riot police, hooded youths clash in Paris at labor reform protest

    09/12/2017 7:52:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 12, 2017 | Staff
    Riot police clashed with hooded youths on the fringe of a protest in central Paris against French President Emmanuel Macron’s reforms to loosen labor regulations. Police fired water canons and could be seen dragging several demonstrators behind their lines.
  • Kate Millett, Influential Feminist Writer, Is Dead at 82

    09/06/2017 7:54:35 PM PDT · by Borges · 26 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/6/2017 | EIL GENZLINGER
    Kate Millett, whose 1970 book, “Sexual Politics,” made her, as one writer put it, “the principal theoretician of the women’s liberation movement,” and who went on to be a leading voice on human rights, mental health issues and more, died on Wednesday in Paris. She was 82. Her spouse, Sophie Keir, said the cause was cardiac arrest. Living in New York City, they had been going to Paris every year to celebrate their birthdays, she said. Ms. Millett was in her mid-30s and a generally unknown sculptor when her doctoral dissertation at Columbia University, “Sexual Politics,” was published by Doubleday...
  • Antifa Groups Declare Solidarity with Foreign Communist Soldiers

    09/07/2017 7:38:58 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    Far Left Watch ^ | Sept 4, 2917 | Far Left Watch Staff
    If you’ve been following the Antifa movement you might have noticed a growing theme of “solidarity” with the Rojava revolution. Key Antifa organizing platforms like It’sGoing Down, Sub.media, Insurrection News, and CrimethInc. routinely share interviews and battle updates and were all instrumental in promoting the launch of the International Revolutionary People’s Guerrilla Force (IRPGF) in May of this year. Additionally, you can find several pictures of foreign guerrilla fighters posing with Antifa flags. These have been widely circulated and often times include the false claim that the fighters pictured are members of ISIS. This is inaccurate. In fact, the fighters...
  • 'Communism for Kids’ debuts on Amazon best-seller list

    09/05/2017 4:00:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/30/17 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Oh, how nice, leave it to the intellectuals to once again, make lemons out of lemonade — freedom out of Communism. MIT Press, that supposed bastion of scientific thought, the place where the brainiacs flock and fly — meaning, this wasn’t an “oops, my bad” moment — has just put out a new book aimed at the kiddie market. It’s called “Communism for Kids.” And it’s hitting the “best-seller” Amazon lists for the “communism and socialism” section — yes, that’s truly a section. But what’s the sequel, you think — “Dictatorships for Dummies?” Anyhow, the Amazon description reads thusly: “Once...
  • Toilet Paper with Wood Chips

    09/05/2017 12:26:08 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/05/17 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Young people aspire to overturn their wonderful country built by capitalism and replace it with the tyrannical and egalitarian notion of communism Huffing and puffing, I lug the large package of toilet paper from our local Costco into the house. It’s not that the price is better; I just don’t want to go to the store more often than I have to. I stood in lines enough during my twenty years of living under the boot of communism. I am always tempted to ask the cashier if that’s enough toilet paper for the average food intake. I never do it...
  • In Venezuela, Cooking With Firewood as Currency Collapses [1300 words - no "S" word!]

    09/04/2017 6:24:05 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 2nd, 2017 | ANA VANESSA HERRERO and NICHOLAS CASEY
    CARACAS, Venezuela — Food shortages were already common in Venezuela, so Tabata Soler knew painfully well how to navigate the country’s black market stalls to get basics like eggs and sugar. But then came a shortage she couldn’t fix: Suddenly, there was no propane gas for sale to do the cooking. And so for several nights this summer, Ms. Soler prepared dinner above a makeshift fire of broken wooden crates set ablaze with kerosene to feed her extended family of 12. “There was no other option,” said Ms. Soler, a 37-year-old nurse, while scouting again for gas for her stove....
  • After Bay Area violence, California debates classifying 'antifa' as a street gang

    09/04/2017 12:20:49 PM PDT · by Roberts · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/4/17 | James Queally, Benjamin Oreskes and Richard Winton
    Not long after dozens of black-hooded protesters were filmed pummeling people on his city’s streets, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin made clear his disgust for the self-stylized vigilantes. “Antifa,” he said, is no different than a street gang, and police should start treating protesters in the anti-fascist movement accordingly. Later that day, legislators in Sacramento advanced resolutions that would treat violent acts committed by antifa movement’s enemies — white nationalists and neo-Nazis — as terrorist acts under state law. As forces on the extremes of the nation’s ever-widening political divide continue to battle with fists and weapons on the streets of...