The Jaded Prole

A Progressive Worker's Perspective on the political and cultural events of our time.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

We Will Retool

An interview with Cindy Sheenan from Democracy Now!.

Monday, May 28, 2007

A Mother's Memorial Day

Cindy Sheehan takes the Democrats to task for cynically selling us out. Their complicity in extending funding for more needless death and destruction may seem like a winning tactic to them but it may, backfire as the movement comes to terms with the reality of a corrupt duopoly and seeks alternatives. If indeed Cindy Sheehan throws in the towel, I don't blame her, she's been through a lot. We must forge onward.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Oil, Water & Blood

A great article on why the US ruling elites are so obessed with the Persian Gulf that they are willing to gamble everything in a futile effort at conquest.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Speaking the Truth

Dennis Kucinich is taking flack from opportunist politicians from both heads or the Corporate Party for telling the truth about this administrations war. The only other politican with the guts to stand up to Congressional capitulation is Russ Feingold. We need to support Kucinich and let the Dims know that we will not vote for any of the other lackeys.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Democrats Cave II

As I pre-emptively reported back in January, Democrats Caved to Bush in funding the occupation of Iraq without any deadlines or benchmarks for troop withdrawl. Of course we can expect an increase in posturing and the rhetoric of opposition as the selection draws near but expect nothing more. One doesn't need a crystal ball to figure this out, it just takes an understanding of class dynamics and the interests at stake.

Only a major change in leadership will end this bloody debacle and I don't see that coming from the Democrats. I would love to see them nominate Kuncinch but he is an anathma to them. We may need an independent candidate to reperesent a sane and honest alternative.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Sand Trap of Greed & Power

Though the debacle in Iraq has gone badly and both Iraqis and Americans are calling for an end to it, can the ruling class reliquish control of the best oil fields on the planet? For all the campaign rhetoric, will we really be out in a year or two or are we there for good? It seems to me the longer we are there the more resistance to this system will grow so it is indeed a dangerous game that they may not be able to let go of.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Vidal on Cuba

Gore Vidal eviscerates the official US position on Cuba in an interview with Robert Scheer. The US continues to label Cuba as a country that exports or is involved it terror and maybe it considers free medicine and act ot terrorism as Cuba continues to export and train physicians but of course the irony is that the US is the largest exporter and practioner of terroism on the planet

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

How You Makin' It?

My jobs iffy -- how 'bout you? This is a great piece.

Friday, May 04, 2007

More Gravel in Their Faces

A good interview with Mike Gravel. This guy has what it takes to grab America's atention and shake things up. I'd like to see a Gravel-Kucinich team take it in '08. Of course the corporate media will denigrate and lambast these two as unwinnable or off-the-wall candidates as they do with truth-tellers like Cynthia McKinney. What that means is that they are not owned. All the more reason for our support.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Iraqi's Rally for Unity, Reconciliation & Socialism

On the May Day, it is important that we go around what isn't being reported in the bourgoise press to show that working class unity is the only force that is more powerful than sectarianism, even in Iraq where 10,000 in Baghdad attended a rally of the Iraqi Communist Party with large gatherings throught the country. The ICP calls for national unity and and end to the occupation. The sectarianism that our leaders say will tear Iraq apart if we leave is a direct result of our actions in pitting Iraqis against each other to weaken their resistance to us but as Riverbend points out, it wasn't that way before the occupation and as the CPI rally shows, Iraqis have the capability and desire to overcome it when we leave.