Posts Tagged ‘revolution’


In a previous post and video/audio podcast, we discussed mostly Venezuela and only marginally touched upon the coup/revolution in Ukraine. Here are some collected links:

BONUS: Here’s a propaganda clip by the Ukrainian Right Sector, a significant part and even leaders of the protests that led to toppling the elected government this week*

* if you are familiar with Jewish history you may recognize some of the names of the Right Sector’s inspirational leaders as “legendary” anti-Semites with a distinguished record of Jew-killing from the late middle-ages to the Holocaust. mhmm.

BTR News: Woman locked up and kids taken away for being poor in SC? | BLACK TALK RADIO NETWORK™.

We tried to hope that we escaped this ugly history in the humanist era but we’re getting back to the old historical trend: getting rid of the poor unless they are readily exploitable has been the age-old goal of the elites; the one political-economic principle that has held since stratified societies emerged in what we call “civilization”. Sometimes people were able to make themselves valuable and thus get some scrapes off the table, and very rarely, people were able to organize and topple an elite. This is the constant struggle that is required to go beyond survival and what Trotsky called “revolution in permanence” (or at least my interpretation).

Tomorrow MLK will once again be transformed from the real socialist revolutionary that he was into a sad caricature. It’s like they murder him again every year :'(

something from my favorite American poet…

“Chicago is bracing itself for a large, potentially disruptive demonstration on Wednesday involving acts of mass civil disobedience against the largest proposed round of school closures in recent memory.

The city last week announced plans to close 54 schools affecting more than 30,000 students, primarily in low-income black and Latino areas. The proposals, which had already sparked huge, rowdy protests at hearings throughout the city before the announcement, mark mayor Rahm Emanuel’s second major confrontation over education in less than six months, following the teacher strike in late August.

The Chicago Teachers Union, which emerged with considerable public support last year after it blunted Emanuel’s attempts to tie teachers’ pay to test scores, has pledged to engage in a campaign of non-violent disobedience to oppose the closures.”