Category: US

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Chris Hedges: The Great Unraveling

The ideological and physical hold of American imperial power, buttressed by the utopian ideology of neoliberalism and global capitalism, is unraveling

Kathleen Wallace: The Id(iots) Emerge

The escalating rhetoric of the crazies is very concerning

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Cynthia Peters: A Feminist Re-Frame on the Little Pink Pill

The FDA’s decision to approve a drug designed to increase women’s libido is not a feminist victory. But it reminds us of what we need to be fighting for

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Serge Halimi: A choice of billionaires

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both spent around $1bn on their 2012 presidential campaigns. Rather than fund a candidate in 2016, New York billionaire Donald Trump decided to stand himself

Mehlab Jameel: US Empire: drone strikes, torture and prison industries

Torture and abuse of U.S. prisoners at home and abroad are not the acts of a few bad apples, but examples of systemic, state-sanctioned violence

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Michael Parenti: How The Free Market Killed New Orleans

Ten years ago Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Today the media are full of commentaries about it. Yet now like then, our pundits leave out the real story. I wrote this in 2005.

Paul Buhle: Labor Power=Workplace Democracy?

Reviews of “An Alternative Labour History: Worker Control and Workplace Democracy” and “New Forms of Worker Organization, The Syndicalist and Autonomist Restoration of Class-Struggle Unionism”

Adam Johnson: Katrina’s ‘Golden Opportunity’: 10 Years of Corporate Media Celebrating Disaster

So many corporatists think this “miracle” was not just an incidental positive but was, all things considered, worth it

Jordan Flaherty: Failing New Orleans

It’s a story of systemic racism that began long before the storm

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Cyril Mychalejko: Central American ‘Springs’ Foregone

Democracy in the region has continuously been deemed a threat by Washington, so much so that state terror has been used to crush it

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