Displaying all posts for Deirdre Griswold

Como es un video fascista

By April 1, 2014

Se dice que una foto vale más que mil palabras. ¿No debería una imagen animada valer aún más? Tomemos el video que se difundió ampliamente a través del Internet por un tiempo —hasta que alguien dijo que estaba protegido por la ley de derechos de autor y fue eliminado de muchos sitios web. Pero no […]


What a fascist video looks like

By March 26, 2014

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Shouldn’t a moving picture be worth even more? Take the video that spread widely across the Internet for a while — until someone claimed it was copyrighted and it got pulled off a lot of websites. But not all of them. You can still find it […]


Why Washington prefers coups over elections

By March 19, 2014

What is the real attitude of the U.S. ruling class toward elections? Events in Ukraine — and elsewhere — show that the ruling billionaire establishment respects only those elections that are in sync with its drive to bring more and more areas of the world into its political orbit and under its economic sphere of […]


South Korean workers strike again

By March 6, 2014

Imagine a general strike of 200,000 workers — and not one word about it in any of the world’s so-called free press. What a breathtaking admission that these so-called “news media” are nothing but propaganda organs for big business. Look it up — the one-day general strike on Feb. 25 in south Korea. The only […]


Occupation of Afghanistan is not ‘democracy’

By February 24, 2014

When the anti-war movement makes the argument that U.S. and NATO troops must get out of Afghanistan, liberal apologists for the war counter that without the troops, the country will fall under the control of the Taliban, and any improvements in the status of women or other “democratic” measures will be reversed. The ironic thing […]


What Obama did and didn’t say

By February 5, 2014

President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address to Congress was an effort to touch the right buttons to retain the allegiance of millions of people in the U.S. who are suffering from the prolonged economic crisis. In that sense, it was very like the State of the Union speeches made by presidents in the […]


Gov. Chris Christie’s ‘Bridgegate’ — Follow the money

By January 29, 2014
George Washington Bridge

The sordid workings of bourgeois politics have been in the spotlight in the New York-New Jersey area for several months. In early January, the story came out that Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey had made a whole lot of commuters furious because his deputy chief of staff, working in cahoots with two Christie appointees […]


¿Por qué la nueva ley de salud es ya tan cara?

By January 15, 2014

Era el año 1965. La guerra del gobierno estadounidense en Vietnam era cada vez más impopular, sobre todo entre los jóvenes que eran reclutados y enviados allá. Los movimientos  de liberación de los pueblos oprimidos también iban creciendo, a menudo inspirados en las luchas anticoloniales y la resistencia de los vietnamitas. En los EE.UU. Lyndon […]


Workers’ struggle in Cambodia: the back story

By January 11, 2014
Workers protest in Phnom Penh to demand a higher minimum wage.

When the police in Cambodia shot and killed four people Jan. 3 during a workers’ demonstration calling for higher wages in the garment industry, it got the attention of the media in the imperialist world. The story, as they presented it, was a simple one: The Cambodian government was repressing workers seeking a living wage. […]


Why the Affordable Care Act is already so expensive

By January 10, 2014

The year was 1965. The U.S. government’s war in Vietnam was increasingly unpopular, especially among the young people being drafted and sent there. The movements of oppressed peoples for liberation were also growing, often inspired by the anticolonial struggles and the resistance of the Vietnamese. In the U.S., Lyndon Johnson, whose presidency had begun with […]