1. "The Obama administration has separated more families and nearing 2 million, he’s deported more people than the last three administrations combined."

  2. "It’s hard to imagine a more potent sign of a weak, declining empire than having one’s national “credibility” depend upon periodically bombing other countries."
    — Glenn Greenwald

  3. I was in JCPenney today and I heard this worker struggling to explain to another worker why Obamacare is cool but the second guy was like “Wait, so I *have to* buy insurance from a private company now? And if I don’t then the government is going to charge me a fine?!?”


  4. The purity of Wise’s animus towards the left was impressively displayed in a recent series of tweets provoked by the NSA disclosures and the Obama administrations efforts to retaliate.  Rather than welcome the revelations, Wise was quick to minimize their importance, basing his dismissal on a transparently absurd claim by Wise that “NO people of color (are) shocked by Snowden’s revelations. None. POC assume this shit. #whiteprivilege lets u ignore till now.” When those who objected to this gross distortion responded, they were red baited as “white Marxists” who fail to appreciate that “white supremacy is the glue that holds the U.S. class system together, and if you don’t KNOW that, yr an idiot.”

    These same “white leftists” according to Wise should congratulate themselves “on their irrelevance & wonder why most POC apparently think they r full of crap…” According to Wise, “I’d be effing amazed if any white leftists enamored of Snowden actually new shit about movement building and how its done.” And “Let’s b [sic] clear: Glenn Greenwald was a moderately decent college debater who thinks this is his moment. It isn’t. You nor Snowden r heroes.”

    This final tweet removed the veil from the game being played by Wise.

    As those who have followed the matter are aware, the  “no heroes” designation of Snowden and Greenwald has been a staple of Obama’s apologists, Reid, Harris-Perry, and others, almost certainly circulating a focus group tested talking point devised by White House media specialists.  By blandly parrotting this well worn establishment smear, Wise revealed his membership within this cohort, with the only difference between Wise and the others inhering in Wise’s primary demographic being not the liberal MSNBC left but the radical left associated with Zmag, Democracy Now and the Nation.  For this constituency, full throated defenses of Obama’s policies have long since failed to pass the laugh test.  And so Wise is always careful to note his disagreement with Obama’s policies, his service to the administration deriving from his reliable attacks on the “white privilege” of left critics providing an easy rationalization for complacency and inaction.

    Tim Wise is a liberal hack masquerading as a radical. “Edward Snowden needs to check his white privilege! Now excuse me as I go give a racial sensitivity class to pigs thereby justifying their continued occupation of black and latino communities.”


  5. President George H. W. Bush on the Rodney King verdict: 
    "Viewed from outside the trial, it was hard to understand how the verdict could possibly square with the video. Those civil rights leaders with whom I met were stunned. And so was I and so was Barbara and so were my kids."

    President Barack Obama on the Trayvon Martin verdict: 
    "I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken."


  6. Your daily reminder that Barack Obama is the best the Democratic Party can give us and yet in the middle of his second term, with little to lose, he won’t even tell the world that this case was a travesty of justice. I don’t know how much clearer I can make this: this is a party for whom murdering families in Pakistan is less controversial than denouncing white supremacists.

    Fuck the Democratic Party. Fuck Barack Obama.


  7. let’s all be real with each other for a moment: the abortion filibuster in texas yesterday led by wendy davis was exactly what the democratic party needed right now. after months of full-frontal assault against the people in the form of severe budget cuts, continued war, and the egregious violation of privacy, they now get to declare themselves once again the proud defenders of human rights and the progressive cause, and we’re all too busy celebrating to realize that their foot is currently pressing down on our necks.

    hellfire and destruction to the democratic and republican parties alike.


  8. daily reminder that barack obama cut maternal health services so that our government would have money to kill brown women in the middle east by firing missiles on their villages from unmanned drones


  9. Chavez / Castro 2012

    That’s all.


  10. The Progression of the Democrats in Power

    1. Obama campaigners in 2008: "If you elect Obama, he'll do all this progressive stuff and change America!"
    2. Obama supporters in 2009: "What did you expect, that he'd be able to change anything? Look at all the obstacles!"
    3. Obama campaigners in 2012: "You have to give him more time, four years isn't enough to fix all the problems that Bush created!"
    4. Obama supporters in 2013: "What did you expect? Everyone knows that a second-term president is a lame-duck president."
  11. Fuck patriotism. Fuck your military occupation. Click the picture for more info.

    Abajo el imperio yanqui!!


  12. "You, who are so liberal and so humane, who have such an exaggerated adoration of culture that it verges on affectation, you pretend to forget that you own colonies and that in them men are massacred in your name."
    — Jean-Paul Sartre, intro to Frantz Fanon’s Wretched of the Earth

  13. I don’t have respect for the office of the presidency. I didn’t under Bush, and I don’t under Obama. We should be absolutely firm in our denunciation of race-based attacks against Obama and his family both personally and politically; that is to say, attacks Obama as a Black man and also the fallacious argument that he represents some nefarious “Black agenda.” However, that does not change the fact that the office of the presidency in its essence is one antithetical to social justice and people-power.

    Anyone who is president of the United States is president of an empire, and by definition must promote capitalist, imperialist, and by extension racist, politics. The belief that not just Obama, but anyone, could create real change from that position is in my view incorrect. Obama is obliged by the nature of his job to attack other countries that oppose U.S. foreign policy. He is obliged by nature to prioritize the demands of the rich over the demands of the people. And he is obliged by nature to ensure that this wretched capitalist system continues forward unencumbered by those who demand a better world.


  14. BAM. Hugo es el mejor denunciador de todos.

  15. manilaryce:

    If you claim to be a progressive and believe that the most basic of human rights are worth fighting for then you need to organize to fight this president, not organize to get the asshole reelected.