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  • Socialist publication: We can ‘change the world’ through abortion and gay ‘marriage’

    09/11/2013 5:59:00 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9-11-13 | Ben Johnson
    A publication of the international socialist movement has explicitly stated it is promoting abortion and gay “marriage” as part of a multi-pronged campaign to “replace global capitalism” with Marxism. The admission came on Monday in an article entitled "How Can We Change the World?" by Todd Chretien in the Socialist Worker, which is published by the International Socialist Organization. The ISO proudly “stands in the tradition of revolutionary socialists Karl Marx, V.I. Lenin, and Leon Trotsky.” The article was putatively about the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington. However, it hailed the socially liberal views of...
  • Three Numbers [human cost of Communism in Russia]

    04/08/2013 6:31:24 PM PDT · by annalex · 47 replies
    Posev / Rusidea ^ | 1977 | I.Kurganov
    Three Numbers In the Soviet Union preparations begin for the fiftieth anniversary of the communist revolution; in particular, a large collective "book epic" is conceived. The idea has been talked about in the Secretariat of the Union of Soviet Writers with Fedin, Twardowski, Tikhonov, Surkov Gribachev, etc., and, of course, the idea will be implemented. Not even one "book epic", probably, will be created. We decided to offer the authors of this undertaking three numbers that will be useful for any "book epic." NUMBER ONE It is a question of human losses in the revolutionary transformation of Russia. Ninety-plus years...
  • Anybody know of this?? President Obama Indicted by Federal Court?"

    01/30/2013 9:41:08 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 79 replies
    you tube ^ | 30-jan-2013 | In2thevast1975
    Mr. Lyndon Larouche, a well respected journalist and political activist received word from his sources within the United States government that President Barack Hussein Obama has been indicted by a Federal Court
  • Just What Was Fundamentally Wrong with Bolshevism?

    11/29/2012 5:29:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 29, 2012 | Steven Plaut
    I recently read the new biography of Trotsky by Oxford don Robert Service, published in 2009 by Pan Books. It is well-written and surprisingly interesting. The book does a great public service in describing the life of the actual Trotsky, whose previous “biographies” were little more than hagiographies written by his toady worshippers (people like Isaac Deutscher). The last time that I had taken any interest in Trotsky was when I was a teenager and had fleeting delusions of believing in “socialism.” Reading the new book as an adult and as an economist, I found it a useful opportunity to...
  • Propaganda: Collectivist/Statist vs. Individualist

    11/30/2011 8:10:04 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    Renew America ^ | 11-30-11 | Frank Maguire
    "Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythologies, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that at least he won his own kingdom — Lucifer." Rules for Radicals, Saul Alinsky "A radical programme of social legislation, particularly unemployment insurance; the shifting of the burden of taxation to the wealthy classes; free popular-education — all these and similar measures, which in themselves do...
  • Thousands of Protesters Fill NYC's Times Square

    10/16/2011 6:22:52 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 73 replies
    Philly.com & AP ^ | 10/16/11 | CHRIS HAWLEY
    NEW YORK - Thousands of demonstrators protesting corporate greed filled Times Square on Saturday night, mixing with gawkers, Broadway showgoers, tourists and police to create a chaotic scene in the midst of Manhattan. "Banks got bailed out, we got sold out!" protesters chanted from within police barricades. Police, some in riot gear and mounted on horses, tried to push them out of the square and onto the sidewalks in an attempt to funnel the crowds away. Sandy Peterson of Salt Lake City, who was in Times Square after seeing "The Book of Mormon" musical on Broadway, got caught up in...
  • 'A deep-rooted hatred of the British': How Israelis 'armed junta' in Falklands conflict

    04/20/2011 8:08:52 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 76 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 20th April 2011 | Mail Foreign Service
    'A deep-rooted hatred of the British': How Israelis 'armed junta' in Falklands conflict Israel secretly provided arms and supplies to Argentina during the Falklands conflict, according to revelations in a new book. Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin had such a deep-rooted hatred of the British that the Jewish state covertly became the biggest supplier of military equipment to the Argentine military junta. Gas masks, radar alert systems, air-to-air missiles and fuel tanks for fighter bombers were sent from Tel Aviv to arm General Galtieri’s forces. The most audacious deal involved supplying 23 French-built fighter aircraft – Mirage IIICs – which...
  • The Media Insights of FAIR Compared with those of Leon Trotsky

    01/05/2011 11:20:45 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    verum serum ^ | 1/5/11 | John
    Here’s Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), from the section of their website called What’s Wrong with the News? With U.S. media outlets overwhelmingly owned by for-profit conglomerates and supported by corporate advertisers, independent journalism is compromised… The owners and managers of dominant media outlets generally share the background, worldview and income bracket of political elites. Here’s Trotsky as recounted in this 1927, pro-communist book: In America, freedom of the press for the working class amounts to the right to buy for two cents a newspaper produced by bourgeois journalists in the interests of capitalists… Later in the same chapter,...
  • The Darwin/Trotsky connection

    06/17/2009 8:19:30 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 213 replies · 2,690+ views
    Creation Magazine ^ | Barry Woolley
    Leon Trotsky (1879–1940) was the organizer, propagandist, and military leader of the communist seizure of power in Russia following the revolution of 1917. He was communist dictator Lenin's heir apparent, until Stalin usurped this position. Intolerant, tactless and impatient, Trotsky had an unbounded faith in Marxism, which was reinforced by his uncritical acceptance of Darwinism...
  • Help the Obama Family Name Their New Dog

    03/05/2009 3:36:44 PM PST · by lewisglad · 178 replies · 2,411+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 5, 2009
    After considering numerous dog breeds, the Obama family is bearing down on an April deadline to get a dog promised to first daughters Malia and Sasha. A Portuguese water dog is one of several breeds apparently still in the running, but what should they name it? Michelle Obama hinted that the first family could use some help. "Oh, the names are really bad. I don't even want to mention it, because there are names floating around and they're bad," Obama told People magazine. Leave us a comment below in our Comment & Contribute section and we'll compile a list of...
  • The Man Who Killed Leon Trotsky

    01/15/2009 11:58:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 1,869+ views
    typicallyspanish.com ^ | Dec 28, 2008
    Ramón Mercader from Barcelona killed Trotsky with an ice axe in Mexico City. On 20th August 1940, the exiled Leon Trotsky was fatally wounded at his home in a suburb of Mexico City when an ice axe was driven into his skull. He cried out to his guards as they burst into his study, ‘Don’t kill him! He must talk.’ Despite struggling fiercely, and even managing to bite the hand of his assassin, Trotsky died the next day, and the man who wielded the murder weapon was sentenced to 20 years in prison. He insisted throughout his trial and his...
  • Bush Irked by Leak on Private Talk With Obama Over Trade, Aid to Automakers

    11/11/2008 10:03:37 AM PST · by pleikumud · 93 replies · 1,250+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 11, 2008
    President Bush is unhappy the conversation between him and President-elect Barack Obama has been cast as a trade-off between Bush signing a second stimulus package in exchange for congressional passage of the Colombia Free Trade Deal, administration officials told FOX News on Tuesday.
  • Allied Menace: Islamists, Marxists, and the Radical Left Make Common Cause

    07/09/2008 11:41:16 AM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 20 replies · 341+ views
    National Review magazine ^ | July 14, '08 | Daniel Pipes
    Hugo Chavez visiting Tehran celebrated his alliance with Akmadinejad. Che Guevara's son Camillo visited Tehran last year. Fidel Castro was there and told his hosts that "Iran and Cuba, in cooperation with each other, can bring America to its knees." It's not just Latin American leftists who see potential in Islamism. There is Ken Livingstone, the Trotskyist mayor of London. Dennis Kucinich, during his first presidential campaign in 2004, quoted the Koran and roused a Muslim audience to chant Allahu akbar ("God is great") and he even announced, "I keep a copy of the Koran in my office." And there...
  • Another Obama Marxist

    04/26/2008 11:22:37 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 29 replies · 686+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 4-27-08 | Lance Fairchok
    Return to the Article April 27, 2008Another Obama MarxistBy Lance Fairchok Barack Obama has a thing for Marxists. He befriends them, listens to their counsel, and he even hires them to work in his campaign.  And they seem to feel the warmth.  President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua, who led a revolution there in 1979,  says Barack Obama's presidential bid is a "revolutionary" phenomenon, and Americans are "laying the foundations for a revolutionary change." A captured computer revealed that an unknown person chatted with Marxist FARC guerillas on Obama's behalf (they believed), stating he would be the next President and US policy...
  • Cash to Hillary continues flowing in Q2, secret document shows

    06/06/2007 3:33:35 PM PDT · by HarmlessLovableFuzzball · 37 replies · 1,504+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 06-06-07 | Drudge
    Breaking on Drudge... **World Exclusive** And the money kept rolling in from every side... Numbers from a top-secret spreadsheet show the former first lady and senator from New York on track to exceed money she raised in the first quarter, over $27 million, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned! But where are the big bucks coming from? A secret spreadsheet, that includes all of the Clinton campaign’s fundraising activity in the second quarter, shows continued generosity from lobbyists. More...
  • We Are All in It Together, Clinton Says [Shared Prosperity Should Replace "On Your Own' Society"]

    05/29/2007 9:13:29 AM PDT · by HarmlessLovableFuzzball · 211 replies · 6,149+ views
    AP ^ | May 29, 2007 | Holly Ramer
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined a broad economic vision Tuesday, saying it's time to replace an "on your own" society with one based on shared responsibility and prosperity. The Democratic senator said what the Bush administration touts as an "ownership society" really is an "on your own" society that has widened the gap between rich and poor. "I prefer a 'we're all in it together' society," she said. "I believe our government can once again work for all Americans. It can promote the great American tradition of opportunity for all and special privileges for none."...
  • History of Jihad against the Russians (1444-1918)

    01/28/2007 3:24:51 AM PST · by Islamwatch · 17 replies · 1,200+ views
    islam-watch ^ | 27 Jan, 2007 | History of Jihad
    Russia has suffered terribly at the hands of Islamic terrorism over the centuries and continues suffer today. Yet, Russia is the best friend of the terrorism-exporting Muslim countries. Russia is actively helping Iran towards its ambition to extiprate Israel. Will Russia learn a lesson?
  • What Is A Neocon? & Does It Matter?

    12/21/2005 1:58:34 PM PST · by ninenot · 99 replies · 1,728+ views
    New Oxford Review ^ | 12/2005 | Dale Vree
    We received a letter from Christian Crampton in Newport Beach, Calif., saying: "Regarding your September Editorial ('Your Voice of Orthodox Catholicism, Without Any Strings Attached'), it brought out a word which I would like you to define for me. I've seen it occasionally in the NOR, but you used it more than 10 times in the Editorial. The word is 'neoconservative' (neocon)." Before the September Editorial and especially since then, many people have asked us what a neocon is. Your Editor has followed the neocons for over 35 years, and I have had dealings with many of them (but I...
  • Mandela wins BBC's 'global election' (Mega-barf alert, Moonbat choices for one world government)

    10/02/2005 7:39:53 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 27 replies · 1,156+ views
    BBC Online ^ | 10-03-05 | BBC staff
    Mandela wins BBC's 'global election' Former South African President Nelson Mandela has topped a BBC poll to find the person most people would like to lead a fantasy world government. More than 15,000 people worldwide took part in the interactive Power Play game, in which players were invited to choose a team of 11 to run the world from a list of around 100 of the most powerful leaders, thinkers and other high-profile people on the planet. The second choice was former US President Bill Clinton. The winning 11 were exclusively male, with Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi...
  • Overthrowing dietary dogma

    08/21/2005 4:23:52 PM PDT · by satchmodog9 · 14 replies · 659+ views
    Chicago Libune ^ | 8-21-2005 | Jeremy Manier
    Americans can thank the legacy of Leon Trotsky for some of the most influential research on the addictive qualities of food. It was Trotsky's great-granddaughter who helped make obesity a top priority of the federal government's National Institute on Drug Abuse. When Nora Volkow became director of the institute in 2003, it was far better known as the home of research on drug addicts, not junk food. But Volkow's restless interests expanded in recent years from cocaine abuse to include the puzzle of why people overeat. Intellectual upheaval is the birthright of Volkow, an intense, fast-talking scholar with weaknesses for...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses

    07/16/2005 6:52:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies · 2,139+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Jul 14 2005 | Aoife White
    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/cmp/20050715/tc_cmp/165702500 UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses Aoife White Thu Jul 14, 9:38 PM ET BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)--A U.N. panel created to recommend how the Internet should be run in the future has failed to reach consensus but did agree that no single country should dominate. The United States stated two weeks ago that it intended to maintain control over the computers that serve as the Internet's principal traffic cops. In a report released Thursday, the U.N. panel outlined four possible options for the future of Internet governance for world leaders to consider at a November "Information...
  • Red Alert... list of Left groups plan to surround the Whitehouse on Sept 24th

    07/14/2005 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 127 replies · 8,101+ views
    Here is the list so far for sponcers to this hate America fest: ANSWER Code Pink UFPJ NION Al Awda World Workers Party Ruckas Revolutionary Communist party Moveon.org ACORN Campus Antiwar Network International Socialist Org Greens Party Muslim Student Association CPUSA
  • Moms tell recruiters: ‘Leave My Child Alone!’

    07/02/2005 6:08:14 AM PDT · by Alia · 253 replies · 4,596+ views
    People's Weekly World ^ | 06-30-05 | Tim Wheeler
    WASHINGTON — Megan Watson, leader of Mainstream Moms, is so angry at military recruiters for invading schools to sign up unwary youth for combat in Iraq that she and her group launched an online movement, “LeaveMyChildAlone.org.” “They offer these trinkets to lure our children to enlist,” Watson said in a phone interview from her home in Bolinas, Calif. “This is very aggressive, demographic targeting to have conversations with our kids that should not be happening.” All branches of the military are falling short of recruiting goals as parents say, in effect, “Hell no! My kids won’t go!” Watson blasted the...
  • A.N.S.W.E.R.'s response to Bush: Hit the Streets September 24! [Treason & Sedition]

    06/29/2005 5:23:41 AM PDT · by upchuck · 69 replies · 2,757+ views
    email | June 28, 2005 | ANSWER
    A.N.S .W.E.R.'s response to Bush:Hit the Streets September 24!Recognizing that the people of the United States have turned dramat ically against the war and occupation of Iraq, Bush went on national televi sion tonight to defend his imperial foreign policy. He repea tedly invoked September 11 as a pretext for the criminal and illegal war ag ainst Iraq. Bush took to the airwaves tonight because the antiwar m ovement is growing in strength. Our power poses a major poli tical obstacle to the continuation of the war and occupation. Now Bush has taken on the additional role of Recruiter-in-Chi ef, urging young people to sign up for military...
  • GLOBAL ANTIWAR MOVEMENT DECLARES SUPPORT FOR TERRORISTS AGAINST US, UK

    06/27/2005 5:22:48 PM PDT · by kristinn · 220 replies · 11,324+ views
    Monday, June 27, 2005 | Kristinn
    At the culmination of a gathering of global 'antiwar' groups in Istanbul to hold court on the liberation of Iraq led by the United States and the United Kingdom, the jurors who heard testimony against the liberators issued their findings which included a declaration of support for the terrorists in Iraq who are killing American, British and coalition soldiers and Iraqis.The World Tribunal on Iraq is endorsed by leading leftwing organizations from around the world including American-based groups like Not in Our Name Project, United for Peace and Justice, Code Pink and International ANSWER.The war on terror has reached a...
  • US anti-war group vows sea of demonstrators at White House

    06/22/2005 2:25:08 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 59 replies · 2,205+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | Wed June 1st | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - A US anti-war group vowed to surround the White House in a sea of demonstrators during coordinated protests scheduled to take place in Washington, as well as Los Angeles and San Francisco on September 24. The ANSWER Coalition expects more than 100,000 people, from families of US soldiers to trade unions and diverse religious groups, to take part in the demonstrations against the war in Iraq.
  • A.N.S.W.E.R.: Momentum Builds for Sept. 24 Mass March in Washington DC

    05/21/2005 7:42:43 AM PDT · by upchuck · 77 replies · 4,663+ views
    email | May 19, 2005 | A.B.S.W.E.R.
    Momentum Buildsfor Sept. 24 Mass Marchin Washington DCThe importance of the mass antiwar protests being organized on September 24 is driven home by two major new stories appearing today (M ay 19). A front-page article in the New York Times, headlined "Generals Offer a Sober Outlook on Iraqi War", is further confirmation of what has become crystal clear over the past month: The U.S. war strategy is in deep crisis and there is no more a "light" at the end of the tunnel in Iraq than there was in Vietnam. Pulling back from their rosy assessments of just a...
  • Saul Bellow, Trotsky, and Mexico

    04/19/2005 1:52:59 PM PDT · by mandingo republican · 13 replies · 780+ views
    Frontpage ^ | April 19, 2005 | Stephen Schwartz
    Saul Bellow, Trotsky, and Mexico By Stephen Schwartz Reforma | April 19, 2005 In the first week of April, Holy Father, John Paul II, Pope of the world’s Catholics, died at 84 in Rome. Three days later, he was followed in death by the sole contemporary individual who could be called the Pope of the Jews, if that community were to acknowledge such a figure of authority: Saul Bellow, the Canadian-born American author and Nobel laureate. Bellow died, aged 89, in Massachusetts. As the Pope represented the Catholic virtues, Bellow embodied the Jewish values of high intelligence, dedication to the...
  • Welcome Back, Leon Trotsky

    02/15/2005 5:54:50 PM PST · by wagglebee · 26 replies · 981+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/16/05 | Phil Brennan
    The National Socialist Democrat Abortion Party (NSDAP) has found its Leon Trotsky. His name is Howard Dean, and, despite NSDAP claims to the contrary, as long as he is the party's national chairman he will be the face and voice of the party the public will see and hear. Anybody who really believes that he will be merely a fund-raiser, political technician and organizer who will be content to lurk largely unseen in the background doesn't really know Howard Dean. He is no shrinking violet. Even if he wanted to, he could never accept the role of the man behind...
  • The 'Neo-Con' Phenomenon

    01/29/2005 8:16:02 AM PST · by Ohioan · 2 replies · 257+ views
    Return Of The Gods Web Site ^ | January 27, 2005 | William Flax
    The "Neo-Con" Phenomenon .... day dreams of grandeur--without understanding of how human societies ... actually function. . . . we had never heard--or at least never paid enough attention to have noted--the term "neo-con," before the inauguration of George W. Bush in January, 2001. We understood that the President, who called himself a "compassionate conservative," was not really Conservative on many issues. But we took him at his word . . . Our first notice of the "neo-con" phenomenon came . . . after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks . . . The first impression was of a...
  • Neoconservatives and Trotskyism (Paleoconservatives engaging in intellectual onanism)

    03/22/2004 11:58:27 AM PST · by quidnunc · 9 replies · 303+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | March 22, 2004 | Bill King
    In one of the first in-depth studies written about neoconservatism in the 1970s, "The Neoconservatives: The Men Who Are Changing America's Politics" (1978), Peter Steinfels observed that it is impossible to understand the neoconservatives without understanding their history. Yet it is precisely the history of "the neocons" that is today being systematically distorted by paleoconservatives through the polemical campaign they are waging against leading neoconservative intellectuals and the foreign policy of the Bush administration. As part of the two-decade old civil war within intellectual conservatism, paleoconservatives have forcefully asserted that neoconservatism is a descendant of American Trotskyism, and that neoconservatives...
  • Communists Trash Western Media (4th International--Trotskyitee Communists)

    11/21/2004 11:54:07 AM PST · by Snapple · 16 replies · 552+ views
    World Socialist Website ^ | 11-9-04 | wsw.org
    (Communists who believe in Trotsky) US media and liberal establishment: accomplices in the assault on Fallujah Statement of the World Socialist Web Site editorial board 9 November 2004 A murderous operation is under way in Fallujah and the entire media and political establishment in the US is an accomplice in the crime. The unfolding massacre in the Iraqi city has failed to elicit an outcry, or even significant questioning of the assault, from these circles. No editorialist at a major newspaper or television news commentator has even hinted at moral qualms over the American onslaught. Not one columnist at the...
  • Disarmament and The United States of Europe

    08/10/2004 10:19:46 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 9 replies · 367+ views
    Marxists.org ^ | October 1929 | Leon Trotsky
    1. How Can Europe Be United? Briand senses the need of improving the historical lot of 350 million Europeans who are the hearers of highest civilization but who find it impossible to live through a single century without a dozen wars and revolutions. For the sake of pacifying our planet, MacDonald has crossed the Atlantic. On the agenda are the United States of Europe, disarmament, freedom of trade, peace. Capitalist diplomacy everywhere is cooking up a pacifist stew. Peoples of Europe, peoples of the world get out big spoons to swallow it with. Why all this pother? After all, aren’t...
  • The Old Man (Hitchens on Trotsky)

    06/25/2004 7:24:35 PM PDT · by BluegrassScholar · 16 replies · 2,303+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | June 25, 2004 | BluegrassScholar
    Two images have been with me throughout the writing of this essay. Between them they seem to show the alternative paths for the intellectual. The one is of J. M. Keynes, the other of Leon Trotsky. Both were obviously men of attractive personality and great natural gifts. The one the intellectual guardian of the established order, providing new policies and theories of manipulation to keep our society in what he took to be economic trim, and making a personal fortune in the process. The other, outcast as a revolutionary from Russia both under the Tsar and under Stalin, providing throughout...
  • Was Reagan the First Neocon?

    06/14/2004 4:57:30 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 41 replies · 518+ views
    WND.com ^ | 06-14-04 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    Was Reagan the 1st neoconservative? Posted: June 14, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 Creators Syndicate, Inc. Would Ronald Reagan have invaded Iraq? Would he have declared a doctrine of preventive war to keep any rival nation from rising to where it might challenge us? Would he have crusaded for "world democratic revolution"? Was Reagan the first neoconservative? This claim has been entered in the wake of his death. Yet, it seems bogus, a patent forgery, a fabricated claim to the Reagan legacy, worked up in the same shop where they made the documents proving Saddam was buying up all...
  • Bloggers answer Trotskyite Troll

    06/10/2004 7:46:44 AM PDT · by Roamin53 · 2 replies · 120+ views
    You’ve also got our history with Saddam a bit mixed up. As you admit, we helped Saddam. We supported him, providing him with arms and funds, for the war with Iran.. We were also, of course, selling arms to Iran for that same war. Later, Saddam started to not be as reliable of a go-to guy as he had been. We didn’t object to his gassing his own people, but we thought maybe he wasn’t the best person to rule this oil rich land. Then, when Saddam asked permission of the US to invade Iraq, the US under George Bush...
  • LGBT Americans for Dean

    01/13/2004 8:06:01 PM PST · by Jonathan · 56 replies · 278+ views
    www.deanforamerica.com ^ | 1/13/2003 | Socialist Traitor
    LGBT Americans for Dean "I believe in equal rights under the law, period. And that means equal rights for everybody under the law, including those who are gay and lesbian." Howard Dean Join the Rainbow Riders in Iowa! Okay, all of you glbti and allied Dean supporters. We are going to Iowa to help the Dean campaign win the Buckeye State caucuses. Iowa has been the first-in-the-nation caucus state since 1972, sharing with New Hampshire’s primary, the honor of those all-important first races of the presidential campaign season. Hundreds of activists are joining together in Iowa over the next month...
  • Clinton uncovers the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy

    12/31/2003 12:25:35 AM PST · by counterpunch · 9 replies · 398+ views
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  • French Trotskyists revamp 1917 rhetoric

    11/03/2003 7:59:50 AM PST · by Pikamax · 2 replies · 150+ views
    AFP ^ | 11/03/03 | AFP
    French Trotskyists revamp 1917 rhetoric PARIS, Nov 2 (AFP) - France's Revolutionary Communist League (LCR) has announced it is moving away from old Soviet-style rhetoric, as a new opinion poll shows the extreme-left making significant ground on the mainstream political scene. At its 15th party congress on Saturday, delegates of the Trotskyist party voted overwhelmingly to drop the Marxist tenet of the dictatorship of the proletariat, a move described as a "pleasant surprise" by one LCR member. The "Stalinist reference had become too heavy a load," the delegate said. The party also voted in favour of an alliance with the...
  • Revolutionary Thinker: Trotsky's Great-Granddaughter [heads National Institute on Drug Abuse in USA]

    08/28/2003 3:29:11 PM PDT · by yonif · 14 replies · 305+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday, August 21, 2003 | Guy Gugliotta
    Nora Volkow was born three years after Stalin died, and 16 years after the Soviet dictator sent a student with an ice ax to kill her great-grandfather. Her grandmother committed suicide, and her grandfather was shot to death in a Stalinist prison. She grew up in Mexico City knowing that her family was both steeped in greatness and marked by tragedy. Today, Volkow is the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse and one of the United States' leading experts on the science of drug addiction. "I've studied alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and more recently obesity. There's a...
  • The Trotsky Two-Step: Is the Bush Administration run by ex-Commies?

    06/16/2003 11:32:16 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 14 replies · 287+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Tuesday, June 17, 2003 | By Greg Yardley
    The Trotsky Two-StepBy Greg YardleyFrontPageMagazine.com | June 16, 2003 Trotskyists in the White House? A recent article in the Canadian National Post suggests that President Bush's advisors were influenced by Leon Trotsky, the big loser in the Bolshevik power struggle after Vladimir Lenin's death, hounded out of the country by Stalin and eventually murdered by Stalin's agents in 1940. Although the link between dedicated Communist Leon Trotsky and the conservative Bush administration is tenuous, the author, Jeet Heer, pursues the link with zeal. According to him, Vice President Dick Cheney and Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz frequently consult an...
  • Trotskycons? (Neo-Con Scholar Confesses Neo-Conservatism Was Founded By Trotskyite Communists)

    06/16/2003 5:03:58 PM PDT · by ComtedeMaistre · 176 replies · 1,314+ views
    National Review ^ | June 11, 2003 | Steven Schwartz
    Trotskycons? Pasts and present. By Stephen Schwartz EXCERPTS ".....This path had been pioneered much earlier by two Trotskyists: James Burnham, who became a founder of National Review, and Irving Kristol, who worked on Encounter magazine. Burnham was joined at NR by Suzanne LaFollette, who, piquantly enough, retained some copyrights to Trotskyist material until her death. But they were not the only people on the right who remained, in some degree, sentimental about their left-wing past. Willmoore Kendall, for example, was, as I recall, a lifelong contributor to relief for Spanish radical leftist refugees living in France. Above all, Burnham and...
  • Trotskycons? Pasts and present.

    06/13/2003 6:12:33 AM PDT · by Valin · 6 replies · 206+ views
    National Review ^ | 6/11/03 | Stephen Schwartz
    In June 7, the National Post, a Canadian daily, published a rather amusing article by Jeet Heer, titled "Trotsky's ghost wandering the White House." The aim of the author was to illuminate two issues occasionally argued in political media: first, the scurrilous claim by a group of neofascists that the neoconservatives are all ex-Trotskyists, and second, the very real evolution of certain ex-Trotskyists toward an interventionist position on the Iraq war. In the U.S., these are fringe topics discussed only in the most rarefied circles. In Canada, however, a labor and socialist party remains a major political force (the New...
  • My Dogs Watch Fox News (Gottfried on Neocons)

    03/01/2003 8:44:08 AM PST · by u-89 · 7 replies · 294+ views
    Lew Rockwell.com ^ | 1 March 03 | Paul Gottfried
    My Dogs Watch FoxNewsby Paul Gottfried This morning, when I turned on FoxNews for our three dogs, who seem to like the staccato sounds on Rupert Murdoch Central, I caught sight of the well-publicized visage of David Frum. Apparently Frum was being asked to comment on the Christian faith of George W. Bush, a spiritual disposition that had just received high grades from an Evangelical Republican who was particularly struck by the Prez's remarks about everyone having the potential for democracy. Frum, who was in agreement with the Evangelical, spoke about how effusively Bush's faith had come out in his...
  • The Apologists

    01/24/2003 10:40:37 AM PST · by Commander8 · 2 replies · 184+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | 01/27/03 | Pat Buchanan
    After his fifth apology, on Black Educational Television, and his promise to honor Martin Luther King Day and support affirmative action forever, Trent Lott packed it in. That was the signal for the pogrom.
  • FLYING THEIR POLITICAL COLORS

    11/16/2002 11:34:24 AM PST · by forest · 47 replies · 1,902+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #296 ^ | 11-17-02 | Doug Fiedor
    Last Thursday, House Democrats elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as House Minority Leader. Pelosi won the minority leader position on a 177-29 vote. That is, only 29 House Democrats voted against her. Clearly, 177 agree with her positions. This is a very important point. Because, now we can define, specifically, what the House Democrats are and what they stand for. Money is the life-blood of politics. Like Hillary in the Senate, Pelosi capitalized on that. In so doing, Pelosi bought her position within the Democratic Party. According to Opensecrets.org(1), Pelosi set up her own PAC and quickly became a major...