Optimism Of The Will

“Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will.”
Antonio Gramsci

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10/21/20 – News & Views Collated From 50+ Sites on the Net

  The Enemies Briefcase I also tweeted this, because I regard it as so important; if you only read one article from this compendium of today’s links, please make it this one. Pablo Iglesias Tells Jacobin: We Want a Spanish Republic ‘Moria 2.0’: Groups slam conditions at replacement refugee camp Labour Under Keir Starmer How…

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10/20/20 – News & Views Collated From 50+ Sites on the Net

  Coronavirus digest: Ireland goes back into lockdown US election: Early voting shines light on fight over voter suppression Foreign press covers our quaint local customs US debate commission adopts new rule to stop interruptions Can Hunter Biden Be Both Right and Wrong, Both Innocent and Guilty? Yes He Can. GOP Sen. Susan Collins Has…

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10/19/20 – News & Views Collated From 50+ Sites on the Net

  ‘Democracy has won’: Year after right-wing coup against Evo Morales, socialist Luis Arce declares victory in Bolivia India’s ‘cycle girl’: How pandemic changed a Dalit family’s life Leaked documents show how UAE president amassed a £5bn London property portfolio Trump’s former national security adviser says president ‘will not leave graciously if he loses’ Louisville’s…

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Disarm The Death Squads NOW!

    As I write this, there is news that the political forces allied with Evo Morales, the former President of Bolivia ousted by a CIA-orchestrated coup, have won their just-completed elections.  Hopefully the next coup–which is inevitable, unless the incoming administration acts firmly and quickly–has not already occurred; it is a certainty that the…

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A Marge Piercy Poem – Offered for Black Lives Matter

    The mouth of empire eats onward through the apple of all. Armies of brown men are roasted into coffee beans, are melted into chocolate, are pounded into copper. Their blood is refined into oil, black river oozing rainbows of affluence.   _________________________________________________________ Reading this poem, I immediately thought of Black Lives Matter, and…

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Glimpses of Freedom

  It was in sixty-eight in France they wrote, “Beneath the cobblestones, the beach.” Across that time, another clime, it comes to us To teach the mystery of history, its reach From yesteryears to what appears today, on streets Where the hardy flower, freedom, breaks through stone.   We are not lone in this, longing…

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It’s Time for a #DemExit

This article from Naked Capitalism is the single best summation and argument I have read to date, about why the “Democratic” Party should be shunned now and for all time by those who have any intention of promoting progressive policies and values for our nation and planet.  I commend it to you as the go-to…

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He Didn’t Even Wait Until The Convention

    The same Senator Bernie Sanders who spoke of the need for “political revolution” has now endorsed the arch-centrist Joe Biden, ensuring the Convention is utterly irrelevant and moot.  He made this endorsement irrespective of the very current and active charge that Biden sexually assaulted Tara Reade; notwithstanding Biden’s repeated misrepresentations of his own…

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  Bye bye, Bernie–it always was a long shot, an uphill struggle, and I for one did not believe the “Democratic” Party would ever allow another progressive to obtain the nomination.  I well recall the McGovern campaign of 1972, and how the mask came completely off the Dem Party.  Democrats for Nixon, labor leaders proclaiming…

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