Category View

Axis Of Resistance

By mike flugennockThursday - July 29th, 2021Categories: Bidenism, Globalization

Cuba hanging tough, helping vaccinate the world, getting solidarity and help from all over; Bolivia bouncing that fascist hag Añez; Sandanistas standing firm against US-backed “SOS” astroturf; Venezuela clapping back at US-backed provocateurs and third-rate wannabe Jack Ryans; Peru tossing Fujimori… yeah, these are the kind of “red states” I like.

11×13 inch medium-res color .jpg image, 705kb

Continue reading "Axis Of Resistance" »

Won’t Somebody Think Of The Shareholders?

By mike flugennockMonday - May 10th, 2021Categories: Globalization, Health Care, coronavirus

No doubt that day last week will go down as “Black Wednesday” for all the death’n'misery profiteers out there: the day the US Trade Representative’s office announced its support for a waiver of patent protection for COVID19 vaccines developed by Pfizer, Biontech, Novavax, and Moderna — and Wall Street crapped its pants.

After week after week after week of hell raised about places like India, where they’re dying like flies and can’t get enough vaccine because American corporations, true to form, are hoarding the supply and the IP protection — the US Trade Rep has decided that waiving patent protection on vaccines during a worldwide pandemic might be a pretty good idea after all… and this hasn’t stopped Wall Street from doing the voodoo that it do so well — setting shares of all four of those companies dropping like a rock on Jupiter.

Buddy, can you paradigm?

11×17 inch medium-res color .jpg image, 1.1mb

Continue reading "Won’t Somebody Think Of The Shareholders?" »

At Last! The Left Rises!

By mike flugennockFriday - March 27th, 2020Categories: 2020 Election, Globalization, Party Animals, coronavirus, elections

It seems that everywhere you look around the world these days, the Left is gathering strength and taking the streets, often organizing and acting outside the constraints of standard-issue electoral politics. The issues they address are international, issues that the People can unite around worldwide: neoliberalism, austerity, fascism, militarism.

Everywhere except in the United States, that is. Here in the Evil Empire, what passes for even a merely “progressive” Left is turned inward, all about the “election”, all about “beating Trump”, pouring all of its available energy into getting one guy elected President. Said “sociailst” hero will, of course, once again — as in 2016 — cave at the Convention and endorse whatever vile-ass, useless centrist the Democrats want to serve up, and leave the Left with nothing.

Now, I didn’t graduate PoliSci — I was just some hippie arts major — but it would seem to me their time and energy would be better spent breaking out of the prison of American electoral “democracy” and organizing and acting around the global issues and building international solidarity instead of pissing it all away on a process known to be compromised by capitalism, and rigged against the People.

9×17 inch medium-res color .jpg image, 956kb

Continue reading "At Last! The Left Rises!" »

  • Mastodonfeedvimeo
  • The latest

  • My back pages

  • Categories