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After the Trump Apocalypse – Time for a New Strategy for Labor

by Stanley Heller,  a 40+ year American Federation of Teachers member and former Central Labor Council representative For at least 3 decades now we’ve been putting all our eggs in the Democratic Party basket.  Strikes and serious boycott…just honored things of … Continue reading

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Rage for Aleppo and Syria

By Stanley Heller They say that generals usually prepare for the last war.  This has happened to the peace movement, too.  The anti-war coalitions in the U.S. and UK are acting as if this was 2003 and everyone needed to … Continue reading

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U.S. Green Platform Mentions the Word “Syria”

After five years of revolution, unrelenting savage attacks by Assad’s military, and massive foreign intervention by Russia and Iran (and to a far lesser extent by the U.S., the Saudis and other Gulf monarchies), the Green Party platform has finally … Continue reading

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A Challenge to the Green Party on Syria

by Stanley Heller August 4.  The uprising and fighting in Syria have gone on for over five years and your platform doesn’t say a word about it.  Delegates to this weekend’s convention, how about adding these five sentences? We stand … Continue reading

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Not One Word from Hillary about Syria Either

July 29. As I predicted Hillary Clinton had nothing to say about Syria in her HISTORIC (by law we have to add that adjective) acceptance speech last night.  Not a single phrase of sympathy for the people suffering under siege … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders’ Lousy Speech

By Stanley Heller July 28.  I won’t bother criticizing Bernie Sanders for endorsing Hillary.  He said he’d do it all along, endorse the winner of the Democratic Party primaries.  It was only the willfully blind who thought he was going … Continue reading

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Big Greens and Nuclear Power Embraces: What the WSJ Got Right

by Dan Fischer Writing for the media watch group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), Miranda Spencer leveled strong charges against a June 16th Wall Street Journal article by reporter Amy Harder. Harder’s original article reported that some of America’s … Continue reading

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To defeat Hitler Vote for Hindenburg! –  “Lesser Evil” Voting Then and Now

By Stanley Heller In 1932 in Germany there were four national elections including two for the powerful position of president. The two leading candidates for president of Germany were Adolf Hitler and Paul von Hindenburg. Today when we hear the … Continue reading

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A Generation to the Left of Bernie Sanders?

by Dan Fischer As Noam Chomsky has noted, the social democratic positions of Bernie Sanders are “quite strongly supported by the general public, and have been for a long time.” Chomsky could have gone much further, had he focused on … Continue reading

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The Biggest Revelation in the “Panama Papers”

April 5.  The most important service done by the releasing of the “Panama Papers” is not revealing the names of the big shots hiding money in banks where they pay no taxes. Better it makes very public the fact that … Continue reading

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Chris Hedges on Saudi Arabia and the Elections

Video of Hedges talk CODEPINK last weekend had over 250 at a conference they called the “Saudi Summit” to examine the awful record of America’s oldest Middle East ally. On March 6, Chris Hedges addressed the gathering. Chris Hedges is … Continue reading

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You Can’t Make a Revolution in a Counter-Revolutionary Party – Jill Stein

Video of her talk in Portland, CT 2/13/2016

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Constructive if Harsh Criticism of Parts of Stein’s Speech

Feb. 14. Some observations about Jill Stein’s talk yesterday in CT.  The crowd of about 30-40 was about 1/3 people in their twenties, almost no minorities, no “Middle Eastern” people that I noticed.  She said the Democratic Party officials would … Continue reading

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Sanders in Debate with Clinton Asks Saudis to Put “Skin” in Game

Again Bernie Sanders calls for the bigoted, cruel, imperial Saudi and Qatari regimes to take the lead in solving things in the Middle East. “And one point I want to make here that is not made very often, you have … Continue reading

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New York Values – You Got a Problem with That?

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Is the Obama Cheap Money Boom Over?

So what’s Plan B? headlines from Bloomberg.com  1/15/2016  

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Obama Left Out “Union” in His Last State of the Union

As a member of the American Federation of Teachers since 1969 I looked over the #SOTU speech to see what he had to say about unions and worker rights. Well, in his (thankfully last) State of the Union speech Obama … Continue reading

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Stocks Drop Another 588 Points…Move Along…Nothing to See Here

The stockbrokers and newscasters put on their happy faces and tell the hoi poloi to stay calm, and to not sell off their stocks as the values crash.   On the other hand the big players are selling.  Otherwise there wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Joe Say Go (to War with Iran)

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Six Memes To Convince Senator Blumenthal to Support the Iran Deal

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