Could this virus and economic crisis be a revolutionary moment?

Marx on the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Ron Ridenour Copenhagen — “A spectre is haunting Europe—the spectre of” COVID-19. For Marx and Engels writing the Communist Manifesto, in 1848, that spectre was communism, their political system of choice. This flaring ghost they described frightened the capitalist class, which endeavored to exorcise its breath. The contemporary specter (thesis-see note) is a new …

Call to resist the ongoing assault on Assange and Manning

Mr. Johnson, Tear Down This Wall!

   On June 12, 1987, the greatest president in the history of the United States of America (according to US opinion polls), Ronald Reagan, challenged Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall. Twenty-nine months later, November 9, 1989, the communist party leaderships of the DDR and Soviet Union, complied and opened the wall. I …

Morales made unforced errors as president:

Bolivia’s Foreseeable Coup

  Did a coup d´état take place in Bolivia with the removal of President Evo Morales? Certainly, an internal coup was a major cause, along with a rebellion calling for Morales’ resignation. When the commander of the armed forces, backed by many generals, publically calls for the president to abdicate, that is an internal coup. …

New poem by Ron Ridenour:

Human

Human is inhumane Greed is human Humanism is inhumane Exploitation is human Oppression is human Repression is human Torture is human Murder is human War is humane Love of humanity is inhuman   There are no more cracks in the wall Leonard Cohen is dead Hope is off the wall — Ron Ridenour   RON …

'Teach your parents well...'

While State Leaders Make War, Spanish Children March for Peace

  Benalmádena — Seven hundred and seventy primary and elementary school children, aged three to 12, walked and skipped three kilometers to the main square (Plaza de España) here in this town located n in Spain’s Andalusia province, and back to their municipal school, Jacaranda. On this 30th march for international peace in commemoration of …

A poem by Ron Ridenour:

Lament for a future in memory of Leonard Cohen

I cried again this morning. Tears just burst out as I was dusting the house. I’d set Leonard Cohen’s album “The Future” on the record player to accompany my house chores. Give me back the Berlin wall Give me Stalin and St. Paul Give me Christ or give me Hiroshima Destroy another fetus now We …

Interview with author John Rachel

‘The Peace Dividend: The Most Controversial Proposal in the History of the World’

    Q: You wrote the book, The Peace Dividend: the most controversial proposal in the history of the world (Lulu Publishing). What is the basic idea of this project?  John Rachel: In 1992 with the collapse of the Soviet Union, the citizens of the United States and the world were promised the arrival of …