Wu Ming’s books, including Manituana, have been blacklisted thanks to a transparent attempt by "Berlusconi's lackeys" to divert public attention away from a regime in deep crisis by banning books and scapegoating intellectuals.
In an extended article for Truthdig
, published on the anniversary of Rosa Luxemburg's death, Scott Tucker notes the persistence of "a tug of war over [her] legacy" and highlights the need to "honor her memory with a closer reading of her words, and a sober consideration of her circumstances." He tips his hat to Verso, welcoming the "good news that her Complete Works
are due to be published in 14 volumes. The inaugural volume, [The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg]
will be the most complete collection of her letters available in English."
Senator Bernie Sanders, outspoken socialist and author of the acclaimed Outsider in the House, is still in the news for his mid-December harangue on tax cuts in the Senate. Now over a month later, the "near-filibuster" has inspired a new wave of debate over reforms to filibuster policy which could greatly affect the dynamic of Senate decision-making.
In a piece for the Winter 2011 issue of Radical History Review, David Harvey argues that the real problem demanding our attention is private property, not the commons itself.
Responding to the death of John Ross yesterday morning, Frank Bardacke, for Counterpunch
, writes, "John's gone. John Ross. I doubt that we will ever see anyone remotely like him again."