Category Archives: COMMENTARY

LEFT FORUM 2016

CLICK HERE TO HEAR THE PANEL MITCHEL ORGANIZED AT THE 2016 LEFT FORUM IN NYC, with panelists: Margaret Stevens, Ann Snitow, Irene Javors, Jack Shalom (dialectical magic – video!), Mitchel Cohen, and Debbie Despina Sophia Stamos. Also invited, Sister Dragonfly, was unable to attend.

ENDORSING BERNIE SANDERS IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY

OUTRAGED NYC VOTERS AT THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS Please Listen to this report:   I am not a Democrat, I’m an enrolled Green, and I hope Bernie Sanders accepts Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s offer to run an independent campaign with her on the Green Party line. Jill Stein has even offered to run […]

THE FEAR THAT IS GRIPPING FRANCE

BY RICHARD GREEMAN The fear that is gripping France today stands in ghastly contrast with the positive national mood during the days immediately following the horrific Nov. 13 attacks in Paris. (See my report,  “France at War.”)

DAYS OF ATONEMENT

Some outrages are worse than others. Still, why should we set one injustice against the other, as though seeking greater exhibitions of revulsion at the one oppression or injustice than at the other. And yet we do. The murder of Eric Garner last year at the hands (literally) of one of New York’s “Finest” is […]

The Problem of Greece Is Not Only a Tragedy. It Is a Lie.

By John Pilger Global Research, July 13, 2015 An historic betrayal has consumed Greece. Having set aside the mandate of the Greek electorate, the Syriza government has willfully ignored last week’s landslide “No” vote and secretly agreed a raft of repressive, impoverishing measures in return for a “bailout” that means sinister foreign control and a […]

ON PHIL OCHS, MALCOLM X, & JE SUIS CHARLIE

Mitchel Cohen resurrected an interview by 18-year-old Kenny Bromberg with Phil Ochs at SUNY Stony Brook, recorded in 1967. Mitchel turned it into a new show, for Steal This Radio. Listen here. Guest Post by Carol Lipton Phil Ochs penned the famous lyrics to “Love Me I’m a Liberal” about Malcolm X: I cried when […]

GUEST POST BY DAVID SWANSON: SO THAT’S WHY THEY KEPT THE ‘DRONE MEMO’ SECRET

Now that the U.S. government has released parts of its We-Can-Kill-People-With-Drones memo, it’s hard to miss why it was kept secret until now. Liberal professors and human rights groups and the United Nations were claiming an inability to know whether drone murders were legal or not because they hadn’t seen the memo that the White […]

COMMENTARY BY MUMIA ABU-JAMAL

Detroit: Night of The Wolves [CLICK HERE] — Class war against the working class. (December 5, 2013)  

ARMISTICE DAY 2013

This morning on WBAI (listener-sponsored, free-speech, non-commercial radio), Bob Hennelly advised listeners to “thank the veterans” for serving “our” country and protecting us. What a crock! It’s not “our” military, “our” war against Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s theirs. The rulers. The one-percent. The fact is in this day and age, no one fights for their […]

NICARAGUA SOLIDARITY & BILL DE BLASIO

Here’s a thorough refutation of attempts in the corporate media to criminalize the 1980s Latin America solidarity movements and tar Democratic Party candidate for NYC Mayor, Bill de Blasio, for being supportive of them. It almost makes me want to vote for de Blasio as a thank you for his old efforts — however weak […]

TOO LONG IN LINCOLN’S SHADOW

[As with all articles posted to this website, your comments are very welcome. Please post them! – Mitchel] by STAN HISTER Unhappy is the land that needs a hero – Bertolt Brecht Abraham Lincoln is one of those touchstone historical figures who we seem to have to reinvent every generation. I’m not sure, though, if […]

CHECHEN TERRORISTS & THE NEOCONS

BY COLEEN ROWLEY The revelation that the family of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings was from Chechnya prompted new speculation about the attack as Islamic terrorism. Less discussed was the history of U.S. NeoCons supporting Chechen terrorists as a strategy to weaken Russia. Coleen Rowley, retired FBI agent and former chief division […]

RED ALERT! CALL TO DEMAND SHUT DOWN OF INDIAN POINT NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, NOW!

They’ve shut the subways. They’ve shut the schools. They’ve shut the parks, tunnels and shortly the bridges. But the nuclear power generators at Indian Point, just 26 miles north of New York City? Those they’re keeping open. This is insane! Should the waters of the Hudson flood into the plant, that will be an utter […]