by Joel Kotkin Daily Caller edited by O Society September 15, 2019 Despite the media’s obsession on gender, race and sexual orientation, the real and determining divide in America and other advanced countries lies in the growing conflict between the ascendant upper class and the vast, and increasingly embattled, middle and working classes. We’ve seen … Continue reading Neo-Feudalism: The Real Conflict Is Not Racial Or Sexual, It’s Between The Ascendant Rich Elites And The Rest Of Us
by Diana Johnstone GlobalResearch Jan 10, 2019 Or perhaps one should say, buried or revived? Because for the mass of ordinary people, far from the political, financial, media centers of power in Paris, democracy is already moribund, and their movement is an effort to save it. Ever since Margaret Thatcher decreed that “there is no … Continue reading Gilets Jaunes in 2019: French Democracy Dead or Alive?
by Paul Street Truthdig Dec 26, 2018 The dog whistle couldn’t have been any clearer. When Donald Trump said two weeks ago that “the people would revolt” if he were impeached, his extremist base of neo-Nazis, Klan members, right-wing militias and sympathetic service members likely heard the following: “Feel free to attack Democrats, liberals, leftists … Continue reading Could This Be Our Best Hope of Removing Trump From Office?
by Bree Hood Gihon Journal Dec 9, 2018 The general feeling expressed about the mass revolt currently taking place in France is the country is falling. But that assumes France is composed of just its government and not composed of its people. If it is the people of France revolting against their neoliberal government, is the … Continue reading France isn’t Falling… It is Rising!
by Sylvain Cypel New York Review of Books Dec 11, 2018 In Soviet times, Russia’s Jews told a joke about a man named Rabinovitch who was distributing pamphlets in Red Square. In a matter of minutes, the KGB had found him and taken him to headquarters. Only there did the agents realize that the sheets … Continue reading From Sans Culottes to Gilets Jaunes: Macron’s Marie Antoinette Moment
by Alex Lantier WSWS 7 December 2018 The French government of banker-turned-President Emmanuel Macron is preparing for a major confrontation with “yellow vest” demonstrations and other protests this weekend, as the political crisis gripping the French state intensifies. The interior ministry is planning to deploy 89,000 riot and military police throughout the country on Saturday, … Continue reading The demonstrations in France and the global class struggle