Corona Uprising

I will not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.  And that is why people like me—feeble scholars though we are—are useless, for we can do nothing more than lament, take up our pens, avail ourselves of what we write to issue calls for decency and advance pleas on behalf of Justice. Faced with the crisis of the coronavirus, confronting this disordered world, I join my compatriots—the 1.4 billion men and women, brothers and sisters of China, the countless multitudes who have no Read More

Noam Chomsky, ‘History does not repeat itself but sometimes rhymes.’

Posted by Dilip Simeon, 9.2., 2020 NOAM CHOMSKY: If you’ll indulge me, I’d like to start with a brief reminiscence of a period which is eerily similar to today in many unpleasant respects. I’m thinking of exactly 80 years ago, almost to the day, happened to be the moment of the first article that I remember having written on political issues. Easy to date: It was right after the fall of Barcelona in February 1939. The article was about what seemed to be the inexorable spread of fascism over the world. In 1938, Austria had been annexed by Nazi Germany. A Read More

How will they look anyone in the face….

Richard Wolffe: Republicans march over the impeachment cliff – taking their self-respect with them Posted: 31 Jan 2020 10:56 PM PST by Dilip Simeon How will the nation’s Republican senators look anyone in the face and say they have any rights to keep in check a corrupt and criminal president? How can they pretend to be Trump’s victims when they marched themselves off a constitutional cliff? And how on earth can they pretend to the world that their vision of America – where a president can happily use military aid to coerce a foreign government to smear his political rival in Read More

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