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Anti-Neoliberalism: The Activist Voice of Neo-Marxism?

Posted Today at 05:51 PM by Gile na Gile

Well, from my own experience I'd say there are as many varieties of "neo-Marxism" out there as there are different writers on the topic. The left has fractured off in so many divergent directions owing to the complexity of the task at hand that it would be almost counter-productive and misleading to attempt to shoe it's multiple radial (and often contradictory) strands into a single straightjacket.

There are just too many important separate "issues" out there which...
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House of Cards, by Netflix - Too much Cynicism?

Posted Today at 05:18 PM by Gile na Gile

There is very little 'uplifting' or 'ennobling' about this whole exercise. I wouldn't go so far as to say a new genre of 'cynical' political drama has been brought into being but it does seem to be besmirching the holy of holies (White House inner sanctum) in a sustained way which seldom if ever before has made it to celluloid - long-running dramas necessarily getting 'under the surface' of things in ways which the usually more formulaic movie script can never hope to achieve.

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Battle of the Blathering Bards

Posted Today at 04:39 PM by Gile na Gile

By 1863 in the American Civil War the hard-pressed South had an acute supplies shortage, particularly for gunpowder. Jonathan Haralson, a lawyer from Selma, Alabama opened a nitre works to supply saltpetre for making the gunpowder but having tried everything else including cartloads of dung from surrounding stables & outhouses realised the cheapest way of procuring his prime ingredient was to solicit the help of the fair Southern belles, placing the following advert in the Selma Morning Post;...
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The Achievements of the Haitian Revolutionaries

Posted Today at 03:54 PM by Gile na Gile

Revolutionary Saint-Domingue under Touissant L'ouverture remains one of the world's great marvels -

(1) The first large-scale successful slave revolt in modern times.

(2) Formerly called 'Ayiti' by the natives, the island's population was effectively decimated within a generation of Columbus landing by a combination of novel European diseases and the forced imposition of encomienda labour camps engineered to dig gold from their own soil to finance further exploration of...
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The new article of Igor Srelkov (repost)

Posted Today at 01:56 PM by ktisis

PUTINíS DECADE BROUGHT BACK RUSSIAN HOPES FOR REBIRTH

The former head of Yukos, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, delivered a speech at the Washington headquarters of the international human rights organization Freedom House in early October, denouncing the government and president of Russia. This speech forms the basis of the manifesto which he later published. With the support of the global financial oligarchy, Khodorkovsky presents some conceptual theses, using comparisons, analogies and associations...
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