This space is dedicated to the proposition that we need to know the history of the struggles on the left and of earlier progressive movements here and world-wide. If we can learn from the mistakes made in the past (as well as what went right) we can move forward in the future to create a more just and equitable society. We will be reviewing books, CDs, and movies we believe everyone needs to read, hear and look at as well as making commentary from time to time. Greg Green, site manager
Click on the headline to link to Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox blog for the latest from her site.
I find Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox rather a mishmash of eclectic politics and
basic old time left-liberal/radical thinking. Not enough, not nearly enough, in
our troubled times but enough to take the time to read about and get a sense of
the pulse (if any) of that segment of the left to which she is appealing. One
though should always remember, despite our political differences, her heroic
action in going down to hell-hole Texas to confront one President George W.
Bush in the dog days of 2005 when he was riding high and when many others were
resigned to accepting the lies of that administration or who had “folded” their
tents when the expected end to the Iraq War did not materialize in 2003. Hats
off on that one, Cindy Sheehan.
I place some material in this space which may be of
interest to the radical public that I do not necessarily agree with or support.
Off hand, as I have mentioned before, I think it would be easier, infinitely
easier, to fight for the socialist revolution straight up than some of the
“remedies” provided by the commentators in these entries. But part of that
struggle for the socialist revolution is to sort out the “real” stuff from the
fluff as we struggle for that more just world that animates our efforts.