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Disband NATO. NATO is a threat to world peace, having already left a trail of destruction from Yugoslavia to Afghanistan. NO TO NATO NATO must be disbanded. The alliance has no legitimacy and only sows despair. NATO pretends its parochial interests are universal. NATO violates the UN Charter and cynically... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2022 at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
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A keynote presentation was given by Vijay Prashad on January 10, 2022, as part of the Kunsthalle Wien lecture series titled Partisan Cultures: Weapons of Mass Creation.1 In his energetic talk, Prashad makes a somewhat rote critique of the concept of universality, associating the term with bourgeois idealism. The gist... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2022 at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
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Bernie Bros Gone Woke: Class, Identity, Neoliberalism, is now available from Brill. Thanks to the editors at Brill and the Studies in Critical Social Sciences for accepting what was first written as a chronicle based on BPS postings and helping to make the book into a more thorough and detailed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2022 at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
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On March 8, 2021, International Women’s Day, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared his government’s commitment to gender equality as well as his recovery plan to address issues of gender equity in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Partners and allies around the world were enjoined to make gender equality... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2022 at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
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BBC reporter Lyse Doucet's fake wisdom that when it comes "down" to it, what "matters" is power asserts that might makes right. This is the kind of corrupt thought that supports the global capitalist and neoliberal establishments that cause the problems that these people pretend to report on. Don't take... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2022 at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
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Allan Sekula, from the series Aerospace Folktales, 1973. What does the current crisis in Ukraine tell us about the state of left politics in Europe and North America? The crocodile tears shed by liberal-left pundits about the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 23 and this same liberal-left’s full-throated support... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2022 at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
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This morning I received a mailing list message from Avi Lewis, a New Democratic Party representative as well as former and future candidate for the riding of West Vancouver – Sunshine Coast – Sea to Sky Country, British Columbia. It warns that there is a realignment taking place in national... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2022 at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
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There are many facets to today’s woke culture wars and many ways of approaching the subject. Disciplines like sociology, psychology, anthropology and political science would make use of standard methods of analysis, as would subdisciplines and interdisciplinary clusters find something to say about it. Political tendencies treat the subject differently,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2022 at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
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The activists at Extinction Rebellion tell us that we have about three to four years to act before the climate crisis approaches an irreversible course of global warming that will last hundreds of thousands of years. I believe them. In recent weeks, XR activists in the UK blockaded Amazon distribution... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2021 at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
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The media response to the failures of the Biden infrastructure bill, which was whittled down from $10 trillion to $550 billion, is that the left wing of the Democratic Party needs to be more moderate and accept the wisdom of people like Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema. The future of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2021 at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
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The United States government and the CIA, as revealed by Yahoo! News, has plotted to poison, kidnap, render and assassinate Julian Assange. In the past many American politicians have also demanded his arrest and assassination. UC Global, a security company hired by the Ecuadorian embassy in London, has also been... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2021 at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
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This and all below images are from the series by Sam Kerson, The Muralist Imagines the Destruction of His Work, 2020-ongoing, available at https://dragondancetheatre.wixsite.com/underground-railroad/imagined. The World Socialist Web Site today published an article I wrote for them to help raise public awareness of a court decision that would allow the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2021 at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS