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Neoliberalism and the Withering Away of The State

From Wikipedia:

"Withering away of the state" is a Marxist concept coined by Friedrich Engels referring to the idea that, with realization of the ideals of socialism, neoliberalism, the social institution of a state will eventually become obsolete and disappear as the society will be able to govern itself without the state and its coercive enforcement of the law.

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Examining the ‘Political Extradition’ Case against Julian Assange


Much of Day 3 of Julian’s Final Extradition hearing was spent on the assertions of US Prosecutor QC Lewis that Barack Obama’s administration, having opened a secret grand jury with investigations afoot, it proved that Donald Trump’s Administrations 17 charges under the Espionage Act were clearly ‘not politically motivated’, thus valid.

A few bits from Andy Worthington’s Sept. 10, 2020: ‘The Ongoing And Unjustifiable Persecution Of Julian Assange’, worldbeyondwar.com via Popular Resistance (CC) (although given that he’d worked with WikiiLeaks on their Guantanamo releases, and will be a witness for the defense in coming weeks, you might like to read it all):

Some words about the attacks upon "Marxism."

For some reason there's this great outcry among "intellectuals" about "Marxism." Jordan Peterson doesn't like "cultural Marxism," people think Black Lives Matter is Marxist, and so on. Since I don't read their stuff, I pick it up through articles in Jacobin which show up on my Facebook feed.

The Weekly Watch

Unspoken Truths and Damn Lies

We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.1981 Former CIA Director William Casey

The powers that be (TPTB) don't want truth spoken nor understood. The kangaroo trial of Julian makes it obvious. And of course the main stream media (MSM) isn't going to inform the citizenry...just the opposite...it will be unspoken. Consortium News is a go to outlet for updates.

The New York Times did not deem it fit to print an article on Tuesday about the resumption of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing after a seven-month delay because of the pandemic. It only ran a story online that could not be found by scrolling down the page. One had to put “Julian Assange” in the search engine to find it.

Instead the dispatch from London that appeared in print editions was about the city’s bridges “which are really falling down.” It is unlikely the Times will provide day two coverage, or any coverage at all until the verdict comes down on whether Assange will be extradited to the United States.

The Washington Post tucked a FAQ about Assange at the very bottom of its web page, and published a piece at the bottom of the last page of its World News section about Prof. Mark Feldstein testifying for Assange, because he is a local from the University of Maryland.

a song for Julian Assange

A Recommendation

I think there may be more than a few people here who would find this interview between Rich Roll and Andrew Huberman interesting and thought-provoking. It’s long, but you can get a sense of the discussion from these last 9 minutes - 1:49.50 - 158.24.

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