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Keep on Truckling: Mayor of New York's Job "is to be a defender of Israel"

Go to sourceReally?  "Part of my job description is to be a defender of Israel"Bill de Blasio & Avigdor Lieberman/Billl de Blasio via Wikimedia Commons Keep on Truckling."When you need me to stand by you in Washington or anywhere, I will answer the call and I will answer it happily, because that’s my job."As it is the job of every major-party politician in the United States. And…See More
Jan 25
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Who's the Boss? The Obamacare Deception

Go to source  "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhuman."attributed…See More
Jan 13
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Dropping a DIME: Max Blumenthal and the Erosion of Liberal Zionism

Go to source  Zionism, like capitalism, is losing its aura of beneficence and inevitability, as its fangs become harder to hide. Israel is not the Upper West Side overseas. (No matter what many people on the Upper West Side…See More
Nov 7, 2013
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Attention Shoppers! The Westgate Mall In America's Jihad Bargain

 I know that events in Africa during the weekend of September 21st are, in terms of American historical memory, a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, but, I’m going to pay them some belated attention.  The attack on the Westgate Mall in Kenya was, after all, a horrific action by the  Somali jihadi group, al-Shabaab, lasting over a number of days, in which at least 61…See More
Oct 21, 2013
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The New Privateers: Civil Forfeiture, Police Piracy, and the Third-Worldization of America

Go to source  I know you're already mad about various injustices, but when you read Sarah Stillman’s recent New Yorker article, “Taken,” your blood will boil. It’s about the laws and practices – developed over the last 15-20 years as part of the "war on drugs" and the general encroachment of…See More
Sep 17, 2013
Jim Kavanagh commented on Jim Kavanagh's blog post Syria: No Better Angels
"Thanks, Amit. I can get a little thorough/obsessive/crazy, you decide. Seriously, it's always nice to get positive feedback. Encourages me to keep going.  "
Sep 11, 2013
Amit Chowdhury commented on Jim Kavanagh's blog post Syria: No Better Angels
"Jim, that is one intensive piece of work. i have not gone through the entire work, but I must congratulate you on your dedicated research and commitment."
Sep 11, 2013
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Syria: No Better Angels

Go to source In my last post on Syria, I commented that “Short of widespread popular unrest, on issues like this, the will of the people counts for nothing against the exigencies of imperialism and…See More
Sep 11, 2013
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At the Syrian Threshold: “al-Qaeda’s Air Force” Prepares for Battle

Go to source Here's a report from July, "FSA chemical lab uncovered near Damascus":    Chemical weapons materials and facilities have been found multiple times in "rebel" areas. The "rebels" are the *only ones* who have any motive for using chemical weapons. Yeah, it's from RT (Russia’s English-language TV channel). Do you really think you have any more…See More
Aug 30, 2013
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Ball of Confusion: Bradley Manning’s Meaning

Go to source On Wednesday, during the sentencing phase of his trial, Bradley Manning made the following statement, which needs to be read in its entirety:First, your Honor. I want to start off with an apology. I am sorry. I am sorry that my actions hurt…See More
Aug 17, 2013
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It’s Not Unusual: The Left-Right (S)Mashup in American Politics

Go to sourceA number of commentators have remarked on the "unusual" political coalition of progressive Democrats and libertarian-minded Republicans that came together last week (July 24th) in Congress to support an amendment sponsored by new Michigan Tea Party Republican Justin Amash and long-serving Michigan Democrat John Conyers, an amendment that, as  …See More
Aug 3, 2013
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Egypt's Groundhog Day Revolution

Go to source I am someone who thinks it is extremely important that the centrality of Islam in Middle East politics and ideology in general, and the specific parties of "political Islam' (like the Muslim Brotherhood) be challenged, and someone who is not at all opposed to extra-electoral revolutionary mobilization, including the possibility of revolutionary insurrection. Still, I watch the…See More
Jul 7, 2013
Jim Kavanagh commented on Jim Kavanagh's blog post Edward Snowden, Lawrence O'Donnell, and the Failure of Fuzzy Land Thinking
"Thanks, Geoffrey, for connecting many things in such a heartfelt way."
Jul 7, 2013

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Charge of the Right Brigade: Ukraine and the Dynamics of Capitalist Insurrection, Part 1 of 2

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Eye of the Beholder

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