Socialism: What it is by Caleb T. Maupin

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By Caleb T. Maupin
www.workers.org
June 23, 2011

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There has been much media talk about “socialism” since the 2008 financial near-meltdown.

From the left, Lawrence O’Donnell, the liberal MSNBC commentator who has replaced Keith Olbermann, calls himself a “socialist.” Film-maker Michael Moore’s film, “Capitalism: A Love Story,” the ninth-top-grossing documentary in history, tears capitalism apart, but stops far short of describing real socialist change.

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Rational Fascism by Michael Parenti (1997)

by Michael Parenti
Featured Writer
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www.michaelparenti.org
June 22, 2011

English: Benito Mussolini and Fascist blackshi...

English: Benito Mussolini and Fascist blackshirts in 1920 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Excerpted from Chapter 1 of Blackshirts and Reds

While walking through New York’s Little Italy, I passed a novelty shop that displayed posters and T-shirts of Benito Mussolini giving the fascist salute. When I entered the shop and asked the clerk why such items were being offered, he replied, “Well, some people like them. And, you know, maybe we need someone like Mussolini in this country.” His comment was a reminder that fascism survives as something more than a historical curiosity.

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Brainwashing the Corporate Way by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
Global Research
JohnPilger.com
June 24, 2011

One of the most original and provocative books of the past decade is Disciplined Minds by Jeff Schmidt (Rowman & Littlefield). “A critical look at salaried professionals,” says the cover, “and the soul-battering system that shapes their lives.” Its theme is postmodern America but also applies to Britain, where the corporate state has bred a new class of Americanised manager to run the private and public sectors: the banks, the main parties, corporations, important committees, the BBC.

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Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould expose the official 1980s “narrative” on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan as propaganda

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Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould expose the official 1980s “narrative” on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan as propaganda created by the MSM to build support for Charlie Wilson’s War. See http://invisiblehistory.com/ for more information.

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Kucinich: Congress Votes Overwhelmingly Against Authorizing the War + Defeat the Authorization for the War

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US Out of Libya

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by Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich
Washington, June 24, 2011

Attention Now Turns to Kucinich-Amash Amendment for Total Cutoff of Funds

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today made the following statement after the House of Representatives rejected a measure offered by Representative Rooney that would have limited the U.S. involvement in the war in Libya. The Rooney bill was defeated after a bill authorizing the war in Libya was soundly defeated by 295 to 123.

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