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Eclectics or Dialectics? Unpacking PSL’s Defense of Racist, Collaborationist Tyrannies

Socialists and War: Two Opposing Trends published by Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) is as thin politically as it page-wise. Clocking in at 46 pages, most of the book consists of freely available published material: a reprint from PSL’s newspaper, a Dissident Voice interview with Brian Becker who is the national director of PSL’s […]

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Muslim anger and Western domination

In Iraq there is chaos. In Afghanistan there is chaos. In Libya there is chaos. In Syria there is chaos. Wherever the West intervenes, either directly or indirectly, chaos is the result. The historical charge sheet is just too long and damning to refute in this regard. The insult felt in response to what for […]

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Was America warned on Libya and did nothing? Is there any evidence?

“Exclusive: America ‘was warned of embassy attack but did nothing’” reads the sensational and misleading sub-headline on a story in The Independent in London, which goes on to provide no corroboration for this claim beyond an anonymous source. Like a number of partisan groups, CNN also used this meme in a follow-up story headlined “Romney adviser blames Obama for […]

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Thugs and killers responsible for Benghazi attack

The Benghazi attack may have been planned with the movie used as a pretext to enrage the populace. This was a coordinated attack, more of a commando-style event,” Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., told CBS News. “It had both coordinated fire — direct fire and indirect fire. There appeared to be military maneuvers approaching the facility.” […]

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Dogma or Revolution? The Choice Is Ours for American Left

By Christian Wright I like this article, and I am glad it is written. The American left barely exists. The self-consciously “anti-imperialist” American left, in a country of 300 million people, can probably be housed in its entirety in one of our smaller to mid-sized sports areas. Its influence is marginal, but unfortunately this rarely […]

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Oh gosh, that’s reassuring

New Libya leader pledges to impose Sharia law Our new allies in Afghanistan and Iraq have not only imposed radical Islamic groups but denied women and minorities basic rights. I am not sure we can afford any more successes in our foreign policies. Well, as long as as they hire US companies to do reconstruction, […]

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Cracks in Libya National Transitional Council

Misrata rebels (rather sensibly) are protesting a decision by the NTC to install a Gaddafi loyalist as head of security in Tripoli, saying if it happens, they will refuse to obey the NTC. My take: civil war is coming to Libya. The NTC isn’t a real coalition, and the stress fractures are already showing. The […]

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Polizeros podcast. Libya, Bank of America, fracking and earthquakes

Topics last night included: Triumphalist liberals proclaim mission accomplished in Libya even as battles still continue in Tripoli and the National Transitional Council draws up a constitution for a strict Islamist state under sharia law. And then there’s the problem of 1000x more loose weapons than under Saddam. Libya is nowhere near being stable much […]

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