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By Alex Brower Last Tuesday, November 23, the Milwaukee Common Council adopted the new maps for aldermanic districts for the City of Milwaukee. These maps need to be approved as a result of population changes identified from the 2020 US Census. This comes just a short time after the Common Council approved the newly redrawn
Auf Auf Zum Kampf (traditional march, adapted by Bertolt Brecht) On the eve of the outbreak of the First World War, the Second Socialist International gave permission to member organizations to support the war effort if their country was threatened with attack. Given the complex circumstances of the onset of the war, most of the
“War Pigs” – Black Sabbath Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs,” from their Paranoid album, was released in the early 70s, toward the end of the Vietnam war, a costly and bloody quagmire not unlike the Afghanistan War. The song portrays generals and arms manufacturers as “war pigs” who kill in the name of their own greed.
The Triumph of General Ludd (Traditional, performed by Chumbawamba) Referring to the revolutionary impact of capitalism in the early 19th century, Karl Marx wrote “All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned…” Capitalism, in other words, undermined the pre-capitalist social relations and material conditions, all of the traditions and customs,
A specter is haunting the United States –– the specter of democratic socialism. Yet as Joel McNally rightly notes in his July 12 Shepherd Express column, socialism ought to be seen as a friendly and familiar ghost, especially in Milwaukee, which for nearly forty years grew and thrived under the leadership of socialist mayors. McNally’s