Tue, 18/04/2023 - 20:03

By Paul Street / CounterPunch The Capitalist Democrats… The Democratic Party is a militantly capitalist entity and always has been – and not just in the neoliberal era. The much beloved New Deal Democratic president Franklin Roosevelt, himself a wealthy member of the capitalist establishment, boasted that he had saved the US American profits system by overseeing […]

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Sat, 25/02/2023 - 08:49

By John Kiriakou / Original to ScheerPost I was very fortunate to have been able to travel to Cuba a week ago as part of a delegation of American authors, poets, and writers to participate in the 31st annual International Book Festival.  The Cubans included my first book, The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in […]

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Sun, 26/02/2023 - 07:46

By Vijay Prashad / Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research A few years ago, a minor medical problem took me to the Hospital Alemán-Nicaragüense in Nicaragua’s capital, Managua. While I was being treated, I asked the doctor, a kindly older man, if the hospital had been built in association with a German missionary organisation, given its […]

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Wed, 15/02/2023 - 21:59

By Jim Mamer / Original to ScheerPost Paranoia strikes deep Into your life it will creep It starts when you’re always afraid You step out of line, the man come and take you away  Buffalo Springfield “Somethings Happening Here” (1966) Paranoia may be the major ingredient in American Exceptionalism. Where else can a kid grow up in security […]

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