Category Archives: History

What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia

  If you are wondering how one of the greatest strikes in recent history came out of a place we were told was a “Trump County” backwater then read this. This slender book packs quite a punch. Elizabeth Catte takes … Continue reading

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Mueller the Politician

This also was in Counterpunch   Mueller has proven himself quite the politician. I was hoping that the indictments would bring some sort of resolution to the investigation and force all the evidence to become public. But no, this investigation … Continue reading

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How Corporate Power Killed Democracy

Find this also at CounterPunch and Popuar Resistance Corporate Power is the Fusion of the Corporation and the State The rise of Corporate Power was the fall of democracy.  Over the long haul, US politics has revolved around a deep tension … Continue reading

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Goldman Sachs vs. Goldman Sachs?

Murphy vs. Trump? In the race for New Jersey Governor Democrat Phil Murphy is way up in the polls against a weak Republican challenger.  With money and machines both aligned in Murphy’s favor New Jersey faces yet another non-competitive election. … Continue reading

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New Jersey is a One Party State

The race for governor of New Jersey is the most important election of 2017.  With so much at stake you might think the people would have a real choice, and they do, its just not the choices presented by the … Continue reading

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The Young Patriots, The Original Rainbow Coalition and Rising Up Angry

Seventh in the Series: Organize the White Working Class! Young Patriots* In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, the social movements crossed over into revolutionary territory. The victories and the failures of the civil rights movement, the intensification of the … Continue reading

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Empire Abroad. Empire at Home.

This article also appeared in CounterPunch. “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” Americans are taught to revel in our power and supremacy. Over 650 major military bases … Continue reading

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