May Day and the World Working Class in 2012

By John Reimann  “Competition in a global economy is… not an option…. Rich people can always take their wealth elsewhere.” That was how one columnist in the Wall St. Journal (Bret Stephens, WSJ, 4/24/12) denounced the French voters for in effect rejecting the austerity measures of Sarkozy in their recent (Sunday, April 22) elections, and […]

JUVENILE OFFENDERS: THE CASE FOR COMPASSION

By Elaine Leede Recently, I have seen a lot written on whether juveniles convicted of violent crimes should be given life sentences without parole. At this moment, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering the question of whether such a sentence is cruel and unusual punishment, forbidden by the Constitution. Some believe that this might be […]

Bikeswarm: Modern urban guerilla tactic

I had no idea what the Bikeswarm was until I was suddenly, unexpectedly part of it. After having been rousted from their initial occupation site on Nov. 13, Occupy Portland announced their intention to take over an entirely different park. The location of the planned new encampment was not announced, but people were told to […]

Occupy Wall Street and the Awakening in America: "Making petrified conditions dance by singing them their own tune."

From Ken Knabb and the Bureau of Public Secrets THE AWAKENING IN AMERICA (Analysis of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement) http://www.bopsecrets.org/recent/awakening.htm “A radical situation is a collective awakening. . . . In such situations people become much more open to new perspectives, readier to question previous assumptions, quicker to see through the usual cons. . […]

Ayn Rand’s Politics of Self-Interest

(This is part four of a four-part series on the ethics and political theory of Ayn Rand, written exclusively for The Daily Censored, by Dr. Robert Abele, professor of philosophy at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area.) ON RIGHTS—Rand asserts that a “free society” is synonymous with “capitalism” (The Virtue of Selfishness, […]

What Do You Think?

At sixty-eight, I can only pretty much sit and watch this country come apart.  In 1965, I marched on Washington D.C. to end the war in Viet Nam.  In 1968 I helped organize busses to go to Wisconsin to stump for McCarthy in the Greater Milwaukee area.  Today I can only watch and write about […]

The Liberal Dilemma

Everyday the Republicans come up with another way to put the screws to the middle class and the poor.  You see, right here is a dilemma.  The differentiation between the middle class and the poor, or lower class, has all but disappeared.  Or, perhaps the idea of a middle class has all but disappeared and […]

I am the Enemy: A Unionized Public Employee Speaks Back

I Am The Enemy By Michael I. Niman ArtVoice (etc.) 2/24/11 If you listen to any Wall Street banker, right-wing talk radio host, or Republican politician, I am the enemy. I am a public employee. Along with snow plow operators in Wisconsin, meat inspectors in Iowa, welfare fraud investigators in California, transit workers in Chicago, […]

"The Stupids"

We have a new epidemic in this country and it’s not obesity.  This country is experiencing an epidemic of “Stupids.”  Apart from the fact that our new generation of congressional representation does not have a clue as to how government and the economy work, we have another really big problem, education. “The new statistics, part […]

So, You Think You Have A Chance? Ha!

They move quickly from person to person and present no moving target at which to shoot.  They are like the head of the hydra.  Once the idea takes hold in a person, if you cut that person down at least two more arise in his or her place.   You cannot pin a target on an […]