Fascism? First Two Months in Power: Hitler vs. Trump

http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/03/21/first-two-months-in-power-hitler-vs-trump/ http://dissidentvoice.org/2017/03/first-two-months-in-power-hitler-vs-trump/ https://www.opednews.com/articles/Fascism-First-Two-Months-by-Stansfield-Smith-Hitler_Hitler-Brownshirts_Nazis_Trump-Campaign-170321-41.html#comment651214    With the hullabaloo about Trump and fascism, it is useful to review Hitler's first months in power, to get a sense of a real fascist regime. Hitler came to power January 30, 1933, Trump on January 20, making easy a chronological comparison of their lead ups to power and their first … Continue reading Fascism? First Two Months in Power: Hitler vs. Trump

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Rebel Diaz Reportback  on Grassroots Strategies in Venezuela

Just back from Venezuela from meetings with grassroots groups organizing against the US economic and media war Tuesday March 14  6 pm DePaul University SAC 204 Rebel Diaz is just back from Venezuela from meetings with grassroots groups organizing against the US economic and media war. They will report on what the Chavista people are … Continue reading Rebel Diaz Reportback  on Grassroots Strategies in Venezuela

The Dubious Story of Murder of Kim Jong Nam

http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/03/07/the-curious-story-of-kim-jong-nams-death/ http://mltoday.com/article/2686-the-dubious-story-of-the-murder-of-kim-jong-nam-2/91 http://dissidentvoice.org/2017/03/the-dubious-story-of-the-murder-of-kim-jong-nam/ http://www.4thmedia.org/2017/03/the-dubious-story-of-the-murder-of-kim-jong-nam/ http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-dubious-story-of-the-murder-of-kim-jong-nam-brother-of-dprk-leader-kim-jong-un/5578256 https://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Dubious-Story-of-the-M-by-Stansfield-Smith-Korea_Media-170308-957.html Stansfield Smith, Chicago ALBA Solidarity     In the West, even among people who consider themselves not susceptible to government-corporate media propaganda, any wild story about North Korea can be taken as credible. We should ask ourselves why that is the case, given what we know about the history of … Continue reading The Dubious Story of Murder of Kim Jong Nam

Obama’s Hidden Role in Worsening Climate Change

http://dissidentvoice.org/2017/01/obamas-hidden-role-in-worsening-climate-change/ http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/01/18/obamas-hidden-role-in-worsening-climate-change/ by Stansfield Smith / January 17th, 2017 It should be a scandal that leftists-liberals paint Trump as a special threat, a war mongerer – not Obama who is the first president to be at war everyday of his eight years, who is waging seven wars at present, who dropped three bombs an hour, … Continue reading Obama’s Hidden Role in Worsening Climate Change

A Look at George Ciccariello-Maher’s Building the Commune, Radical Democracy in Venezuela

By Stan Smith, Chicago ALBA Solidarity Committee http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/12/30/venezuelas-communal-movement/ http://www.thedawn-news.org/2017/01/18/venezuelas-communal-movement/ http://mltoday.com/article/2617-review-building-the-commune/91 George Ciccariello-Maher, author of We Created Chavez, has come out with a short book on Venezuela, Building the Commune (Verso, 2016 Verso, 138 pp). Here the grassroots struggle  to build a new society, focusing on the cooperatives, the community councils, the communes, established to strengthen popular … Continue reading A Look at George Ciccariello-Maher’s Building the Commune, Radical Democracy in Venezuela

Medea Benjamin Code Pink Chicago Speaking Tour  

    Monday October 31, noon WBEZ Jerome McDonald Worldview   Monday October 31, 6-7:30 pm 8th Day Center for Justice, 205 W. Monroe, Chicago Tuesday November 1, noon- 4:00 pm  Purdue University, Calumet, Indiana November 1, 6:30- 8:00 pm City Lit Book Store, 2523 N Kedzie Blvd. Chicago   Wednesday November 2, 3:00 to 4:30 pm Loyola … Continue reading Medea Benjamin Code Pink Chicago Speaking Tour  

The War in Syria: Reportback from July Anti-War Delegation

Tuesday, October 4, 7m Loyola University (downtown)  Corboy Law Center, room  301,  25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago Joe Jamison, a member of the US Peace Council, reports on their July delegation of US antiwar organizations in Syria. At the request of the U.S. Peace Council, the Syrian government approved a 7-member delegation composed of representatives … Continue reading The War in Syria: Reportback from July Anti-War Delegation

Fall 2016 Film Series: The Fight Against the 1%

Sundays,  2pm Loyola University (downtown) Corboy Law Center, room  301,   25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago (one block north of Chicago & State Red line L stop) September  18           Shock Doctrine                                  2009       A documentary adaptation Naomi Klein's 2007 … Continue reading Fall 2016 Film Series: The Fight Against the 1%

Behind the Bolivia Miner Cooperatives Protest and the Killing of the Bolivian Vice-Minister

https://zcomm.org/znetarticle/behind-the-bolivia-miner-cooperatives-protests-and-the-killing-of-the-bolivian-vice-minister/ http://www.wrongkindofgreen.org/category/organizations/ned/ http://dissidentvoice.org/2016/08/behind-the-bolivia-miner-cooperatives-protests-and-the-killing-of-the-bolivian-vice-minister/ https://off-guardian.org/2016/09/03/behind-the-bolivia-miner-cooperatives-protests-and-the-killing-of-the-bolivian-vice-minister/ The Bolivian cooperatives’ protests and their August 25 killing of the Bolivian Vice Minister of the Interior Rodolfo Illanes requires us to question our assumptions about cooperatives.  What are the Bolivian mining cooperatives? Most began during the Great Depression as miners banded together to work a mine in common.  However, like … Continue reading Behind the Bolivia Miner Cooperatives Protest and the Killing of the Bolivian Vice-Minister