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Opposition to War

September 7, 2012

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Control.  The lack of it. The struggle to obtain it—a shimmering illusion.  The ruling class demands it.  Capital will not invest unless it has control, not just of the investment but also of the society in which the investment is made.  Control is demanded regardless of the cost.  In Detroit, the newspapers were willing to […]

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Capitalist Leadership

July 10, 2012

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There had been a systematic program to eliminate the leadership of the Black Panther Party and for that matter any Black leadership that was neither corrupt nor vulnerable to purchase. It is the viciousness of the elimination of this leadership that is particularly important. On that fateful day of December 4, 1969, the following happened: […]

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Serena, Venus and Aretha

June 10, 2012

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I was settling in for a night of entertainment watching the U.S. Open Final that matched Serena and Venus on September 7th, 2002. The fact that I don’t even have to mention these two powerful sisters’ last names is a testament to their reputations and skill. All I wanted to do that night was watch […]

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Police Power Under Capitalism

April 13, 2012

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Is this world real? Are we so controlled by the conservative press that we are unable to analyze the real world? Are we able to unite with reality? These are not rhetorical questions. We live and think in an environment that makes the simplest questions appear conundrums. We are told that we live in the […]

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Ronald Reagan And Capitalist Racism

March 13, 2012

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The death of Ronald Reagan and the anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education are two events seemingly unrelated but tied together by a history of race in this country: Tied together tragically, intricately and necessarily. Brown vs. Board of Education released tremendous energy in the fight for justice, provided hope for progress, broke down […]

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The Illusion of Power

February 13, 2012

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Power is deceptive. Those who have power overestimate the extent and the permanence of it. Those without power similarly overestimate its permanence, even as they underestimate their own power and ability to change things. The Bush regime believes it is all powerful. Those in opposition underestimate the Bush administration’s weaknesses and underestimate their ability to […]

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Third Parties, Republicans and White People

January 13, 2012

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All politics is local. That political bromide, made popular by Thomas P. (Tip) O’Neill, contains an important kernel of truth. Congressman Tip O’Neill from Massachusetts once bragged he never forgot the name of a constituent, or even the names of the constituent’s mother and father. While that talent is impressive, it hardly qualifies him as […]

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