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Historic

There in the early morning, trucks rumbling slowly by, up this usually sleepy street, pulling flatbeds bearing bulldozers. Bound for the fire. Because we’re in “historic” again.

When you’re young and you don’t know anything, you might think it kinda cool, to someday be in some way involved in something historic.

No. I don’t think so.

It Could Have Been Worse

President Trump was in need of positive headlines as his ratings and poll numbers droop. So, today we had a pageant called "The Middle East Peace Deal." Four nations representatives spoke and signed on the White House Lawn. Very pretty for TV.

Now, a deal Was signed. Between the USA, Israel, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. The NY Times calls it less a Peace deal than a business deal and for once, they got it right.

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.

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