Archive for October, 2016
Thoughts on NativeinDC: “Despite the terrifying idea of this pipeline going through…what’s beautiful about all of this is how the people have come together, to support Standing Rock, to support everyone at camp, to support our youth, and have made such a wonderful community at Sacred Stone.”
by Andrew Murray
Stalinism and Trotskyism appear to be back in vogue. Their shrouds are being waved — entryism here, a purge there — to terrify bystanders to the struggle over the future of the Labour Party.
This illustrates the extent to which “dead Russians,” using the term slightly loosely, still hold the imagery and lexicon of the international left in thrall nearly a century after the October revolution.
The perfect moment, then, for the publication of a new and definitive edition of Trotsky’s biography of Stalin?
It was Trotsky’s last major literary endeavour and he was working on it when he was assassinated by an agent of Soviet security in 1940. It was a biography so unauthorised that it may be the only one in the history of the genre whose author was murdered by its subject while the book was still being prepared.
Trotsky had been paid $5,000 for…
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The largest hip hop portal in Germany (www.hiphop.de) provocatively described Polish rappers – Basti and Toony, as “Nazi bastards ”
Their disgraceful slander took place on 15 October 2016 at the social networking site Twitter. To answer a question by one of Twitter users about the Polish musicians ‘Hiphopde’ has written from their official account – , “Sollen Kreuzweis ficken sich, die Nazi Hurenkinder.” Which translated more or less means :
“Let the Nazibastards pound themselves on the back .”
The post included photos of the song: “Europe is dying”, which perfectly shows what is currently happening in Europe.
There is nothing, however, in any text of this song, just as nothing in the rappers entire career to justify such a nasty act on the part of the German portal. Perhaps one of the administrators did not even bother to read the words of the song, and took advantage…
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If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites. Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon? On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet. If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10th Everyone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown: http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/96020972118/be-a-part-of-the-great-internet-slowdown Get creative! Don’t let us tell you what to do. See you on the net September 10th!
Source: Battle For The Net
Ignore the Americans, they are totally screwed up. But, why Canada and the EU? Their economies were already hurting before the sanctions. Now, it is going to become worse with Russia retaliating. Why did leaders of these countries went along with the US in imposing sanctions on Russia, knowing well enough that it would not achieve their aims and be counterproductive. Reason? One is Blackmail. The other is deposits in Swiss bank accounts.
Russia supplies a lot of oil and gas to Europe. The US has lots of shale gas but can’t compete with Russia on price. The only choice was to remove Russia from the market, just as they had removed Iran from the market (and indirectly helped BP and Reliance up their rates for KG gas).
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