- Jordan – Staunch Western Ally – Angry and Confused by Andre Vltchek from New Eastern Outlook. He visits Jordan and reports on what he finds in this colony of the US Empire which it faithfully serves.
- Brecht: On the matter of political illiteracy from The Greanville Post.
- Bunker Mentality: Start Preparing for Ecological & Economic Disaster Free of Corporate Overlords by Robert Bridge from Strategic Culture Foundation.
It’s time to stop acting like children and face an ugly truth: our current materialistic lifestyles are not sustainable in the long-term, and probably not in the short term either. Our incredible level of wastefulness, compounded by Earth’s finite resources, guarantees that the planet’s 7 billion people are living on borrowed time. Exactly what ‘short-term’ means, however, is a question none of us can really answer. It may mean the day after tomorrow or another 500 years. Again, nobody can say. But given the upsurge of interest, for example, in “doomsday prepping” among people of average means (a topic that even the high-brow Financial Times reported on), to the construction of sprawling underground bunkers for the elite, there is a growing consensus among many people that it is time to start taking back some control of our lives.
- America’s unending reign of police terror by Niles Niemuth from World Socialist Web Site.
While racism plays a role in some police killings, and in the brutal measures directed against immigrants, this is entirely subordinate to the role of the state as an instrument of class rule. It is not a matter of making the police more racially diverse or electing more African American prosecutors. Decades of racially integrated police forces have illustrated quite starkly that black cops can be just as vicious, corrupt and murderous as their white counterparts.
The fight against police violence is a class question.