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David P. Hamilton : Nationalization and French Socialism

Socialist Francois Mitterrand was the fourth President of France, elected under the Fifth Republic, serving from 1981 until 1995. Image from agen-demain.fr.Letters from France V:Nationalization and French socialism It is in Western Europe where we see the most successful efforts … finish reading David P. Hamilton : Nationalization and French Socialism

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Changing Climate : Denmark Becoming Police State?

Above, a Danish policeman arrests a demonstrator at Copenhagen climate change summit. Photo from AP. Below, detained demonstrators are seen lined up on a street during mass arrests. Photo by Thibault Camus / AP.Changing winds in Denmark:Preventive detention and the … finish reading Changing Climate : Denmark Becoming Police State?

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BOOKS / Caliban and the Witch : The Creation of Capitalism

Who Were the Witches?Patriarchal Terror and the Creation of Capitalism By Alex Knight / The Rag Blog / November 6, 2009 This Halloween season, there is no book I could recommend more highly than Silvia Federici’s brilliant Caliban and the … finish reading BOOKS / Caliban and the Witch : The Creation of Capitalism

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Even (Gasp) Pravda Agrees : Health Care a Hole in the ‘American Dream’

‘Somehow, the Europeans see health care as they see food and housing, as a normal human right. Any European population would be demonstrating in the streets if universal care were rescinded.’By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / … finish reading Even (Gasp) Pravda Agrees : Health Care a Hole in the ‘American Dream’

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Some Straight Talk on Socialism and Bullshit

The late great American socialist Norman Thomas. Photo courtesy of The Bancroft Library / University of California, Berkeley.‘The Republican vocabulary has always involved mindless terminology, word choices that cause apprehension and fear in the uninformed, such as “socialism.”’By Dr. S. … finish reading Some Straight Talk on Socialism and Bullshit

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Heed H.R. Mencken : Economy Notwithstanding, This Election Not a Sure Thing

H.R. Mencken: Some wisdom worth heeding?‘We face an election currently as did the USA and Germany in 1932’By S.R. Keister / The Rag Blog / September 21, 2008 H.L. Mencken once wrote, “The only way to success in American life … finish reading Heed H.R. Mencken : Economy Notwithstanding, This Election Not a Sure Thing

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For American Workers : Lessons from the French Revolution

Victory of the “Front Populaire” in 1936. From left to right: Mme. Blum, Léon Blum (SFIO), Maurice Thorez (PCF), Roger Salengro (SFIO, minister of the Interior). In the second row, behind Blum and Thorez, (rolling a cigarette) is Edouard Dalladier … finish reading For American Workers : Lessons from the French Revolution

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