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Lefties, the Scottish National Party shows us what to do

The SNP, a “pro-independence moderate left-of-centre party” which was left for dead four years ago in the aftermath of the Royal Bank of Scotland having to be bailed out by Britain, has roared back and now controls the Scottish Parliament. They decimated Labour and the Lib Dems. They did not do this by being timid […]

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Polizeros Radio podcast tonight

US Uncut. Violence at protests. Bloggers arrested The podcast is hosted on BlogTalkRadio. Call in to listen live at 626-414-3492 tonight at 8:30 PT (9:30 MT, 10:30 CT, 11:30 ET.) You can also download it or listen to the archive on BlogTalkRadio after it’s done. With Josh Mull from Rethink Afghanistan and Firedoglake, Steve Hynd […]

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On the pretend left in the blogosphere

L’Hote in the The blindspot says what passes for the left in the US is merely tepid neoliberalism with no genuine radicalism much less socialism. There are many myths within the political blogosphere, but none is so deeply troubling or so highly treasured by mainstream political bloggers than this: that the political blogosphere contains within […]

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Polizeros Radio podcast tonight. Influential left-wing ideas

Tonight’s podcast will be on the Influential left-wing ideas (good, bad, and not influential enough) post on BobFromBrockley that has spurred considerable discussion, with Steve Hynd of Newshoggers, Josh Mull from Rethink Afghanistan and Firedoglake, and myself. The podcast is hosted on BlogTalkRadio. Call in to listen live at 626-414-3492 tonight at 8:30 PST (9:30 […]

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Influential left-wing ideas

BobFromBrockley (UK) presents three categories of influential leftie core values in a thoughtful post which bears repeated reading. Good influences Social justice Internationalism The one state solution Open source Strangers into citizens Social justice seems to me to be the predominant leftie value, and is the one that separates the left from conservatives and libertarians. […]

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Don’t mourn, organize

Susie Madrak Did you know that during the Greater Depression, communists and socialists organized people all over the country to stop foreclosures and evictions? Why aren’t more of us doing it now? She details how some groups are doing something now. Image via The Big Picture

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