I subscribe to the SF Chronicle. When it comes, first I read the comics and “Dear Abby.” Then I turn to the news. Sometimes I learn something new. Sometimes I relearn something […]
Planet Emergency Part II: Connect the Dots!
The very seriousness of the planet emergency is causing many of us to avoid staring it in the face. If socialists don’t start focusing on the issue, if we don’t start explaining […]
Capitalist Predators – Sexual and Otherwise
It would be interesting for somebody to do a study on the connection between those responsible for the most predatory practices of 21st century capitalism and the capitalist sexual predators. That’s what […]
Memo to the Movement: Keep it up; we are winning.
Last night, there was a radio show on KPFK with three members of the group “Black Lives Matter.” Two main themes emerged from what they had to say: “This is not a […]
Facts and propaganda re: Michael Brown homicide
In the coming days, there will be increasing “evidence” that officer Wilson had reasonable cause to fear for his life. The corporate controlled mass media will be the main outlet for this. […]
Putting Their Children at Risk?
In early April, the Kaufman family set sail across the Pacific from Baja California. On their 36 foot sailboat were mom and dad – Charlotte and Eric – and their daughters: Cora, […]
America the Paranoid
Yesterday, as I was leaving a parking space, I saw that my ticket had quite a bit of time left on it. (In Oakland, the parking meters issue a ticket valid for […]
The Demise of the WASP
Today’s Wall St. Journal has an incredible article on the demise of the “WASP” – White, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant – as the unchallenged ruling stratum in the US. They describe how in the past, […]
Just the Facts – but the Selected Facts
A forest fire is raging in California’s Big Sur region. Forest fires in this time of year (normally the rainy season) are unheard of, but California has experienced several years of […]
Socialism Makes the Big Time
The media can no longer ignore the issue of socialism. If nothing else is accomplished by Kshama Sawant’s victory, that in and of itself is an important step forward. Like all capitalist […]