RIP Tom Hayden

ICONIC SIXTIES MOVEMENT LEADER REFLECTS ON HIS LIFE Tom Hayden was a founder of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and one of the authors of the inspiring Port Huron Statement. As such, Hayden was instrumental in redefining American Liberalism as a movement dedicated to equality, peace and justice. Those dedicated to these values,... Continue Reading →

Brexit, Neoliberalism and Empire

BREXIT IS JUST ANOTHER SYMPTOM OF A DISEASED GLOBAL SYSTEM Yesterday I sat down to make sense of the Brexit vote. This was asking a bit much as the "leave" vote seemed such a clear folly that it is mind-boggling that it happened at all. So I sat behind my computer and tried to concentrate... Continue Reading →

The Truth about Torture and Trump

TORTURE IS THE FIRST TOOL OF THE TYRANT The New York Times reports today that the government has declassified some transcripts from torture victims at Guantanamo Bay. Predictably, the transcripts remain heavily redacted, limiting their value. However, some new information does come to light based on an analysis of the documents. Equally predictable, the new release... Continue Reading →

Using Flying Killer Robots is Terrorism

NO DIFFERENT FROM SUICIDE BOMBINGS AND OTHER ATTACKS ON CIVILIANS What is it that puts the "terror" in terrorism? One might argue that the true terror is never really knowing where the terrorists are going to strike. This creates a paranoic mentality in which each step of everyday life must be measured against its potential of... Continue Reading →

Noam Chomsky on the Modern Political Scene

THE NEW POLITICAL SPECTRUM OF AMERICAN EMPIRE Abbey Marten of teleSUR interviewed Noam Chomsky on the contemporary status of American politics and the current political spectrum as it relates to American Empire. The series is called The Empire Files and is a new favorite of MSB.

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