…popular governance is a myth in the United States. There are, Lofgren writes, two U.S. governments in and around Washington DC…
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The fool is John Kerry, rushing around between Washington and Tel Aviv, assailing Nicholas Maduro of Venezuela, and, of course, denouncing the Russians for “aggression”…
Since “Our Dilemma” appeared in the March issue, things have improved and we can take more time with our decision. Meanwhile, we would like to assure you that we have never asked ourselves, “Why Bother?”
Up to now, I have remained speechless in the face of what appears to me to be utter madness.
An institutional analysis of the mainstream media, including some excerpts on the “propaganda model” from Manufacturing Consent by Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman
The changing face of law enforcement is indicative of this process as forces that are traditionally advertised to “protect and serve” have become noticeably militaristic…
In Latin America, where media control often rests in few elite hands, a group of political advisers have mastered the use of rumorology and legal processes to influence elections and lay the groundwork for future coups…
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As more details of federal surveillance come to light, revelations of the domestic use of similar tools and systems of surveillance by police are surfacing as well
… kids are getting test prep for test prep. And the more time that is devoted to testing and preparing for tests, the less time is devoted to actual instruction. u
Despite the cuts to traditional aspects of the military, the DoD has no plans to shrink or limit programs that would undermine America’s ever-growing hegemonic objectives
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It is in these once-liberal states where the Republicans have advanced astonishingly anti-working class measures and pro-corporate subsidies—to the delight of their donors—and enacted major cuts in education and environmental protections.
Journalist-scholar Gareth Porter has published another fine book on U.S. aggression, Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare, which follows in the footsteps of his 2005 study, The Perils of Dominance.
Any discussion involving American militarism must include the underpinnings of white supremacy
Those at the top of the U.S. economic pyramid continue to benefit from the economic and social exclusion of disabled people.
They call President Yanukovych a dictator but, curiously, there was no outcry against the governor of Michigan when he engineered the passage of an anti-democratic piece of legislation.
If Ukraine is on the brink of a catastrophe, it is mainly because the present regime in Kiev and its supporters, backed by certain Western powers, had violated a fundamental principle of democratic governance.
Unfortunately, during the last five years, no world leader has done more to undermine international law than Barack Obama.
The role played by former Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan in creating the conditions that led to the 2008 global financial meltdown is known to many. What is less known is that Greenspan is a former member of the Group of Thirty.
After World War II, the U.S. military hired 1,600 former Nazi scientists and doctors, including some of Adolf Hitler’s closest collaborators.
Although a majority of U.S. citizens believe in the scientific evidence of climate change, a number of powerful individuals and corporations are determined to undermine public faith in the scientific evidence for climate change.
While post-U.S. invasion Iraq was not a heaven for democracy and human rights, the “new Iraq” has solidified a culture of impunity that holds nothing sacred.
The purpose of this piece is to help illuminate the role that wealthy expatriates play in propagating a narrative conducive to their own and, by extension, U.S. interests in Venezuela.
What is occurring in Venezuela is a critical battle in the struggle for national sovereignty and 21st century socialism.
As protests have been taking place in Venezuela the last months, it is always good to check on what the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) has been up to in Venezuela.
When is it considered legitimate to try and overthrow a democratically-elected government? In Washington, the answer has always been: when the U.S. government says it is.
Putting people in jail for failure to pay their private probation handlers is part of what is called the “‘offender-funded’ model of privatized probation”
Wisconsin’s Scott Walker’s latest agenda
The small provincial city of Burgos in northern Spain has witnessed mass protests and unrest in the working class neighbourhood of Gamonal.
An Interview with Pete Seeger in 2006
According to a global survey of 66,000 people conducted across 68 countries…
The Balkans and the Future of Europe
China and the global drift to deflation
A possible counterweight to AIPAC
Events, book releases and other items of interest to progressives, compiled for Z by Joel Chaffee
Resistance and a systemic transformation
Another blow in the ongoing class struggle
A hopeful chapter in the No Nukes movement
A hero’s horrendous crimes
The GOP has no agenda on poverty
Costs, class, and militarization
The Newspaper of Record and how it positions people’s politics–left, right, and center
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Solomon corresponds with the Washington Post
The chaos, lawlessness, and human rights abuses by the U.S./NATO after Gaddafi’s death