Category: US

Bill Berkowitz: Sovereign Citizen’s Domestic Terror Threat

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), in late September, Thomas David Deegan, a man described by authorities as an anti-government sovereign citizen, was arrested and accused “of plotting to overthrow the state government in West Virginia, hoping to establish a prototype for extremists to follow in other states.” At the same time, the Read more…

Ramzy Baroud: Forget ISIS: Humanity is at Stake

Not only did the Americans destroy the central piece of our civilizational and collective experience that spanned millennia, it took pleasure in degrading us in the process

Marina Sitrin: Against Thanksgiving – for Indigenous People’s History

There is a conscious choice to ignore the history and politics of Thanksgiving, together with the history that surrounds it

Victor Wallis: The Trump Phenomenon

Trump’s prominence also reflects the combined complicity of both major parties in the deepening crisis of capitalism

Kelly Hayes: On Holiday Myths and State Violence

One of the common refrains that Indigenous people in the United States are confronted with when they speak to this country’s history of genocide and repression is the claim that the harms Natives have historically endured are confined to the past. We are told that we are no longer living out the reality or the Read more…

Sarah Yozzo: Thanksgiving: celebrating the privilege to forget

Capitalism eats the lives of occupied peoples, collateral damage in a process of wealth accumulation

Juan Gonzalez: Puerto Rico’s Economic “Death Spiral” is Tied to Legacy of Colonialism

Could Puerto Rico become America’s Greece?

Cynthia Peters: This is How You Stay Focused

Recent news threatens to fragment our attention and make us numb. But we can refuse to get scattered and helpless

Juan Cole: This Year Thanksgiving overlaps Paris Climate Summit: Let’s be Thankful we can Do Something

Thanksgiving in the American popular tradition hasn’t only been about being thankful for food abundance. It has been gratitude for survival and adaptation in an alien clime

Vijay Prashad: Showdown on the Syrian border

Impossible to ignore the grave implications of this event – a Russian jet shot down by the Turks around the Syrian-Turkish border. Stern faces all round as NATO’s military council meets to discuss the first time in decades that a member nation has shot down a Russian plane. Russia’s President Putin calls the Turkish government “accomplices Read more…

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