Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

July 23, 2017

Imperialism is the world-monster that ties all our destinies.

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July 12, 2017

My debate with Tim Anderson on Syria: Reflections on the collapse of solidarity

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June 27, 2017

US enforces its No Fly Zone over Rojava, leading to World War III …

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June 18, 2017

Qatar: The strange fall guy for the regional counterrevolution

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May 2, 2017

With Friends Like These… Tim Anderson & NSW’s Fascists

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May 1, 2017

You Want the Truth? A Correspondence with Noam Chomsky

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Source: You Want the Truth? A Correspondence with Noam Chomsky

April 22, 2017

Counterpunch – Diana Johnstone – Defends Marine Le Pen Against “Racism” charge and Rallies to the Cause of National Sovereignty.

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Tendance Coatesy

Johnstone: Cannot “reduce” Marine Le Pen’s anti-Immigrant stand to “racism”. 

Diana Johnstone is a columnist for the American left site, Counterpunch.

She has, to put it mildly, ‘form’ on French Politics saying that the Front National is “basically on the left”. And indeed on British Politics, where she warmed to UKIP’s views on European immigration (Diana Johnstone’s poisonous nativism) (1)

In her most recent contribution (21st of April)  to the favourite journal of ‘wise-guys’ who want the ‘low down’ on politics, this is her view on tomorrow’s French Presidential election.

The Main Issue in the French Presidential Election: National Sovereignty 

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April 6, 2017

LIES of the Russian-Syrian regime story on Sarin gas debunked

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February 23, 2017

The Developing Mood in the US

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An unprecedented ferment is developing around the country. That’s what we’ve been hearing from people we’ve talked with around the country. New Orleans The mood there is symbolized by the 7-10,000 …

Source: The Developing Mood in the US

February 14, 2017

Minimalism At Home, Maximalism abroad: The Curious Case of Islamophobic Anti-Islamophobia

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P U L S E

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Every once in a while, this space christened the Left—of whose foundational texts and core values I largely hold in regard—feels like a foreign place. The paradox is that occupying a place on the Left, a priori, is “supposed” to feel like refuge. 

A curious phenomenon I’ve come across on the Left is a politics of pro-Muslim islamophobia. Take for instance Angela Merkel’s proposition to ban the Niqab, or the face-veil. Of course, a ban would be an affront to egalitarian ideals. And a ban should be very much be opposed. But one noticeable knee-jerk reaction—even cliche—that many progressives have produced is that such an initiative would alienate German—and by extension all—Muslims, if not impel them to active opposition or radicalization. This is profoundly mistaken. There is no data that supports such a conclusion.

But it’s worth noting, first, the problematic nature of the underlying presumption: that…

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