You’re not going to believe what I’m about to tell you – The Oatmeal

This is a comic about the backfire effect.

From my point of view, this is a neurological defect of human evolution that basically makes it incredibly difficult for me to convince the vast majority of Americans that their country is imperialistic and evil, and that they should become socialists. – PC

Source: You’re not going to believe what I’m about to tell you – The Oatmeal

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The silence of the pseudo-left on the danger of war

OffGuardian

by Eric London at Defend Democracy Press

war is cool for the new Left

A wide range of nominally left-wing political groups and publications have acquiesced to a series of dangerous military actions by the Trump administration that have brought the world to the brink of war.

On April 13, the US dropped the largest nonnuclear bomb ever deployed in history in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan. The Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb weighs over 10 tons and is so destructive it reportedly obliterated the homes of peasants living several miles from the drop zone.

Four days later, Vice President Michael Pence traveled to the demilitarized zone on the Korean peninsula, where the US has threatened to use preemptive military force against the nuclear-armed North. Pence acknowledged that the MOAB bombing was aimed at proving that the US was prepared to go to war.

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Stephen Gowans launches new book

Buy this book! – PC

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The Vanishing U.S. Left – The Greanville Post

Click the image or the link below to hear a brief Black Agenda Report interview with Danny Haiphong about the state of the US “left.” – PC

Source: The Vanishing U.S. Left – The Greanville Post

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The Myth of “Russian Imperialism”: in defence of Lenin’s analyses | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

February 29, 2016 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal — A sharp controversy within the international left in recent times has concerned the place occupied by Russia in today’s capitalist world-system. Is Russia an imperialist power, part of the “centre” of global capitalism? Or, do its economic, social and politico-military characteristics mark it as part of the global “periphery” or semi-periphery – that is, as one of the majority of countries that, to one degree or another, are the targets of imperialist bullying and plunder?

Source: The Myth of “Russian Imperialism”: in defence of Lenin’s analyses | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

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