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Why isn’t Afghanistan an issue in the presidential campaign?

(This op-ed was supposed to appear in the Opinion section of today’s (9/18/16) Portsmouth Herald, but didn’t. It’s now the common intellectual property of humanity. Post and share as widely as you want, as long as you give credit to … Continue reading

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Drugs and the US Deep State

This is the text of a talk I gave at the Portsmouth NH library on September 7, 2016. The Portsmouth Herald article the next day was headlined, “Activist alleges links between CIA, drug epidemic.” In parenthetical footnotes, ADS refers to … Continue reading

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From Selma to Charleston

In light of the tragedies of last week, and the continued strength of the Black Lives Matter movement, I thought I’d republish an essay I wrote last year for the Peace and Justice Crier, an annual publication of New England … Continue reading

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Toward revolution

With the end of the presidential primary season, what was also mercifully halted was the media holding pattern over the last weeks of the campaign. Every week’s post-primary talking-head blather about the Democratic race ended up circling the same drain—into … Continue reading

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Overturning inverted totalitarianism

Perhaps the most important result so far of the Bernie Sanders insurgency is how starkly it has exposed the truly totalitarian nature of the 21st century American state.   Of course, this is not totalitarianism of the classic Orwellian variety. … Continue reading

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Fork in the path

Sometimes when you’re moving along the revolutionary path, you come to a fork, and have to make a choice. The political revolution that Bernie Sanders has ignited seems to be approaching such a decision.   With the near sweep of … Continue reading

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Weimar America 2016

Here in the waning days of American empire, we can now watch the left and right engage in actual physical clashes on TV—a phenomenon unseen in the US in decades, at least in presidential contests. The alarming resemblance of current … Continue reading

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