Editor's Choice

Israel and the ‘Politics of the Last Atrocity’ (1995)

Submitted by dalcassian on 25 January, 2017 - 9:06 Author: Sean Matgamna

THE history of colonialism contains many scenes of half-naked
men with spears charging machine guns — but even they could
hope to see off some of their enemies. Israeli's April war in
Lebanon — like the US-British-Europcan Gulf war of 1991 — goes
far beyond that.

Quentin Tarantino: surfaces with a sting

Submitted by Matthew on 22 December, 2009 - 9:55 Author: Clive Bradley

Four Rooms bombed with the critics, but Quentin Tarantino remains hot property. According to Paul Schrader, writer of such Martin Scorsese movies as Taxi Driver and The Last Temptation of Christ, and director of — among others — American Gigolo, and Mishima, Hollywood is desperately trying to remould its output on Tarantino-esque lines, but can’t work out what they are. Schrader sees Tarantino as a watershed in American film, ending the tradition of what he calls ‘the existential hero’.

New Year in Spain (1938)

Submitted by dalcassian on 25 January, 2017 - 6:45 Author: Louis MacNeice

The road ran downhill into Spain,
The wind blew fresh on bamboo grasses,
The white plane trees were bone naked
and the Issues plain:
We have come to a place in space where
shortly
All of us may be forced to camp in time:
The slender searchlights climb,
Our sins will find us out, even our sins of
omission.

Reflections of a Black American Soldier In World War Two

Submitted by dalcassian on 10 August, 2015 - 3:20 Author: Bill Horton

I'm just a Negro soldier
Fighting for "Democracy,"
A thing I've often heard of
But very seldom see.

In the South I was just a "nigger"
On whom the boss man kept close track
To see that I grew no bigger
Than the clothes upon my back.

In the North, of course, it's different,
That is, they had a different name
For Jim-Crow it was segregation
But it amounts to just the same.

Yet I must be patriotic
Must not grumble or complain
But must fight for some "four freedoms"
On which I'll have no claim.

For the United Front against Hitler

Submitted by cathy n on 20 March, 2007 - 2:27

Oskar Seipold was a member of the Prussian Diet, elected on the official Communist Party ticket, who later defected to the Left Opposition. He delivered this speech in March 1932. It has been abridged slightly.
The nations of the entire world and especially we in Germany are living under such conditions that every serious conversation turns directly to the questions of high politics — to that of the revolution.

Adventures of a Euro-marcher cathy n Tue, 09/30/2014 - 21:51