Monthly Archives: January 2020

The Hallucinated Nation: Living in a Fever Dream — Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque

Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque  One reason why it’s so hard to get a handle on American politics, to say anything sensible about it, is that it takes place almost entirely in a hallucination. The country that most Americans feel they are living in does not actually exist.  In this, as in so many other […]

A tale of two fascisms

Glen Ford   Black folks want protection from the wild white hordes, but they won’t get it from the corporate Democrats that passed preventive detention without trial (Obama); allowed the FBI to re-fashion COINTELPRO with its “Black Identity Extremist” category (under Obama); oversaw the loss of half of (already miniscule) Black household wealth (Obama); saved […]

Stop me before I vote again!

Legitimizing the System

Obama power!

Our racist U.S. presidents

Forty-Five Felons With Their Own Holiday: The U.S. Presidency David Swanson Margaret Kimberley’s new book on US presidents and Black people shows why the executive mansion is called the “White” House. […] “U.S. presidents represent in certain ways the worst of U.S. society.” […] Washington, D.C., is named for the wealthiest enslaver of his day, […]

Freedom Rider: The Internet Does Washington’s Dirty Work

Freedom Rider: The Internet Does Washington’s Dirty Work Margaret Kimberley As long as the internet is in private hands it should be seen as a “frenemy” — a useful resource that can also be wielded as a weapon. In its early days the internet seemed to be an undisputed good, a means of communication open […]

Annie Jacobsen, “Operation Paperclip”