Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

November 25, 2015

Syria: Peace in our time?

Filed under: Uncategorized — louisproyect @ 12:38 am

Source: Syria: Peace in our time?

November 22, 2015

One more time on comments made from a proxy server

Filed under: Uncategorized — louisproyect @ 8:17 pm

For the person that keeps trying to do this because of some kind of sick obsession with this blog bordering on stalking, don’t waste your time and mine because your stuff gets caught in my spam filter. Here is the comment that you made today that got snagged:

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The first thing I do is check the IP address indicated on the comment, in this instance “”. That address is in Thailand, a country that along with Cambodia is favored for proxy servers:

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When I see Thailand or Cambodia, I delete the comment automatically. If you are so obsessed with this blog and want to debate me or any of the people who participate here, you need to post from a non-proxy server. Of course, if you insist on being an asshole, all bets are off.

A Belated Response to Glenn Greenwald

Filed under: Uncategorized — louisproyect @ 1:30 am

Source: A Belated Response to Glenn Greenwald

November 21, 2015

Sorry! An apology from Muslims (or those perceived to be Muslims) to humanity

Filed under: Uncategorized — louisproyect @ 4:56 pm

Source: Sorry! An apology from Muslims (or those perceived to be Muslims) to humanity

November 17, 2015

In defence of fantasy: a further response to Slavoj Žižek

Filed under: Uncategorized — louisproyect @ 6:24 pm

If migrants are to live peacefully and happily in Europe, the demand should not be that they give up their fantasy of a better life, but that they cling to it for all its worth.

Source: In defence of fantasy: a further response to Slavoj Žižek

November 9, 2015

How Russian and American bombing consolidates support for ISIS

Filed under: Uncategorized — louisproyect @ 1:32 pm

Source: How Russian and American bombing consolidates support for ISIS

October 31, 2015

The Penguins Can Fend for Themselves

Filed under: Uncategorized — louisproyect @ 2:55 pm

Source: The Penguins Can Fend for Themselves

October 20, 2015

Zibechi: New colonialisms and left values

Filed under: Uncategorized — louisproyect @ 10:41 pm

Originally posted on Chiapas Support Committee:


Mural by Diego Rivera, at the Palacio Nacional, Mexico City. Mural by Diego Rivera, at the Palacio Nacional, Mexico City.

By: Raúl Zibechi

When visibility is minimal because powerful storms cloud the perception of reality, it may be appropriate to enlarge one’s view, to climb slopes to look for broader observation points, in order to discern the context in which we move. In these times, when the world is crossing through multiple contradictions and interests, it’s urgent to stimulate the senses to gaze far and inside.

Times of confusion in which ethics are shipwrecked, basic points of reference disappear and something is installed like “anything goes,” which permits supporting any cause that goes against the bigger enemy, beyond all consideration of principles and values. Shortcuts lead to dead ends, like equating Putin with Lenin, to use a somewhat fashionable example.

The Russian intervention in Syria is a neocolonial act, which places Russia…

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October 19, 2015

Was the Cold War good for the world?

Filed under: Uncategorized — louisproyect @ 6:11 pm

Originally posted on Free Charles Davis:

Was the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, and the many hot proxy wars it spawned in Asia and the Americas, a good thing for mothers and their children and other living things? That’s what Patrick Cockburn, long-time war correspondent argues in a recent piece intended to show that yet another escalated proxy war between major powers could, in fact, be great for the long-suffering people of Syrian.

A go-to expert on world affairs for center-left news organizations and British lawmakers alike — last month he encouraged the latter to quit worrying and join the increasingly crowded war on terror in Syria’s skies — the latest column from “our respected commentator,” as his employers at The Independent describe him, should call into question whether he is fact worthy of respect from those on the left. Titled, “Syria crisis: Let’s welcome Russia’s entry into this war

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October 13, 2015

The Israel-Russia ‘Axis of Resistance’: Its place in regional geopolitics

Filed under: Uncategorized — louisproyect @ 7:52 pm

Source: The Israel-Russia ‘Axis of Resistance’: Its place in regional geopolitics

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