Criminal Presidents and their Robots
Don’t ask me for formulas to open worlds for you
all I have are gnarled syllables, branch-dry. All I can tell you now is this: what we are not, what we do not want.
"Don’t Ask Me for Words", Eugenio Montale, 1925
The Perfect day
On Feb 28, 2013 Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger alias Pope Benedict XVI officially resigned.
According to the Catholic religion, Pope represents God on Earth. A World without Pope is an unruled Earth, a World free from God's authority.
Uneven & Combined
Solving Poverty Is Simple
Corporations are making record profits. That’s money we could use to lift millions out of misery.
South As a State of Mind
A magazine that has been eaten by the North
Europe Since 1989 is a book about neoliberalism in Europe written by someone who doesn’t know what neoliberalism is, and hasn’t really paid much attention to Europe.
In His Own Words
Here's Bernie Sanders in his own words — from denunciations of US militarism to his prediction that “within a decade, Mississippi could become one of the most progressive states in the country.”
When Social Democracy Radicalized
A CIA report from November 1967 reveals the agency’s deep fear of Swedish social democracy, and its rising star Olof Palme.
"SUMMER OF NO", THE SUMMER OF OUR DISCONTENT
Like a patient parent, the Eurogroup tries to "help" Greece, give to Greece an opportunity to become Full Europe, Full North. But Greece is ruining those efforts...
A Plan to Win Socialism in America
The Welfare State Isn’t Enough. A Sanders Government Needs to Pursue Policies that Diminish the Power of Capital and Radically Democratize the Economy.
Winning Democracy in America
Forget socialist democracy; by virtue of its Constitution, the United States barely has political democracy. If we take expanding democracy seriously — and if we want to implement sweeping social reforms — we need some serious changes.
The Man Who Shot America in the Face
Vice reminds us of the hell Dick Cheney wrought, with help from a rogue’s gallery of perps, hacks, creeps, and fall guys.
Ways of Seeing
Our Very Own Albert Speer
The architect Philip Johnson had some good qualities. He was also talentless, a fascist, and a liar.
Ways of Seeing
The Real Life of Social Realism
The communist Charles White created images of dignity to portray America’s working class. Now, forty years after his death, his art is back in the mainstream.
Modern Monetary Theory Isn't Helping
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MMT is billed by its advocates as a radical new way to understand money and debt. But it’ll take more than a few keystrokes to change the economy.
The Worst Estate
Propagandists of Privilege
Corbyn’s experience is proof: if the media won’t give the Left a fair hearing, they can be circumvented.
Where Are They Now?
We went looking for our favorite Obama and Clinton campaign alums. We found them in corporate America.
The Hater Class
As long as the upper middle class exists, it’s going to be at best ambivalent about our program.
The Whitlam Coup
In 1975, the Queen’s loyal representative, governor-general John Kerr, decided he’d had enough of Australian social democracy.
The Purgatory of Canadian Social Democracy
If Canada’s NDP is to have a future, it needs to rediscover its militancy.
Revisiting A Very British Coup in the Age of Corbyn
It’s a reminder that the state is not neutral, and the ruling class has more than capital strikes at its disposal.
Means & Ends
Socialism: An Idea That Will Live on Beyond 2020
Make sure Metamanetas can keep carrying its torch.