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Trump, Tulsa, and the Rise of Military Dissent
What steps can be taken by left in both the global South and the global North to challenge, compete with, and, in the end, vanquish the right?
With popular support for the EU on the rise, a left-wing exit no longer looks feasible. So where do we go from here?
For Mexican workers, farmers, and the poor, the pandemic and the new treaty replacing NAFTA are a devastating one-two punch
. “They’ve been adding unit after unit after unit just to care for coronavirus patients.”
Reopening too soon is eating the South and West alive at this very moment. If schools open next month under the current circumstances, I fear we may start painting corner after corner of the entire country “infected” red.
The politicians don’t want to admit that the real problem is a serious lack of testing, contact tracing, and quarantining of infected people.
As soon as we pull the trigger, we’ve dehumanized the enemy and gone to war. When we go to war, nobody wins
Interview on the need for a broad front coalition to defeat Bolsonarismo
A coalition of labor unions with racial and social justice organisations will stage a mass walkout to highlight racism July 20. Groups include Service Workers (SEIU), Teamsters, Teachers, Farmworkers, Domestic Workers and the Movement for Black Lives
“If we open an app every day, developers are satisfied. On social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, the more time we spend on the platform, the more advertising revenue flows into the pockets of tech companies—attention is currency,”
Walls and fences are not the recipe for peace
How ironic it is to write an ode to participation and collectivity while hunkering down behind voluntarily closed doors enduring voluntarily welcomed isolation. Stupid hypocrisy? Marvelous victory? Maybe both. So it goes.
Here is the core of the system: ‘white privilege’ means the power of money
A war crimes complaint has been filed against Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Trump adviser Jared Kushner in the International Criminal Court
In both the case of the sanctions against the ICC and the theft of Venezuela’s gold, the United States and the UK demonstrate their disregard for international institutions and for international law
A positive outcome of the coronavirus disaster would be a wider appreciation that liberating ourselves from capitalism requires rejecting its self-justifying ideology of efficiency.
The healthcare industry has a long and well-documented history of racist treatment of Black and Indigenous people. Now, doctors join the movement for Black lives
A new House proposal would ensure that all Americans in hard-hit areas could have a job. A tax on Wall Street windfalls would pay for it
Are we going for more convergence or divergence? More nationalism and divisiveness or more connectedness?
If workers continue to organize, it’s possible that Big Tech’s big brother surveillance tools may not be sufficient to quell these collective voices of protest
Seattle City Council Passes Progressive Tax on Big Business to Fund Relief
Trump Rules by Temper Tantrums and Bullying
Wednesday, July 1, was meant to be the day on which the Israeli government officially annexed 30% of the occupied Palestinian West Bank and the Jordan Valley. This date, however, came and went and annexation was never actualized.
“America’s Doctor has accomplished great things in the past, but his hubris now makes him an accomplice of a dangerous and criminal regime
“It’s going to cause enormous confusion and uncertainty,. ICE is clearly creating an incentive for institutions to reopen, regardless of whether or not the circumstances of the pandemic warrant it.”
Stocks are soaring, auctioneers are hammering, and the awesomely affluent are feeling no pain
Important questions are being raised about why the police seem so much less skilled in nonviolent techniques of de-escalation and conflict resolution than the average bartender, ambulance attendant and social worker
The horror of the coronavirus pandemic proves that progressives have been justified in demanding a single-payer health care system
Defunding America’s Wars at Home and Abroad
Self-reflection is welcome. But until we undo the structures that hold up anti-blackness across the world, injustice will persist
Workers still have the power to shut down production but unions must have a class consciousness, including organizing the unemployed
Scapegoating Systemic Military Failure in Afghanistan
Halt Trump’s rush to war in the Pacific
Source: Countercurrents The rise of AfD right-wing extremism may well threaten Germany’s democratic society Photo by Corinna Haselmayer The rise of AfD right-wing extremism may well threaten Germany’s democratic society. It applies even more since the AfD mutated into Björn Höcke’s national-revolutionary movement party while also moving [its focus] from the earlier scapegoat (the Read more…
A federal judge has ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline to shut down and remove all oil within 30 days, a huge win for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, and the other plaintiffs.
An investigative reporter, Arun Gupta has been consistently ahead of the news. In September 2011, he founded The Occupy Wall Street Journal with the help of the Yes Men to help build support for the fledgling occupation in Zuccotti Park. During the 2016 presidential campaign, he warned that if elected Trump would carry out “the Read more…
The US is currently experiencing what might be called a ‘triple crisis’. A health crisis that shows little sign of abating. A deep economic crisis that is still in its early phases. And a ripening political crisis
It makes sense that this fresh and hopeful wind of change sweeping across Turtle Island is impacting some of those who have some power, like federal judges, and unnerving the “them” in “them and us.”
Should anti-capitalists urge a vote for Joe Biden to defeat Donald Trump in November 2020 or not?
After his disastrous handling of the COVID-19 epidemic, Trump is trying to improve his waning electoral chances by reserving all of Gilead’s stock of remdesivir
Trump Facilitates both in a backward US as Europe makes strides against Both
Here’s an idea: we should redistribute wealth from the largely white 1 percent to the poor and working class of all races — tackling both racial and class inequality simultaneously.
“I just don’t feel that police evicting people is a way to ‘protect and serve.’”
Approve $2,000 Monthly Checks, Cancel Rent, and Expand Medicare
The basic point here is a simple one. If the pandemic is out of control, we should be encouraging people to stay home, not to return to work
A look at Shaun Richman’s newly published Tell the Bosses We’re Coming
Are Trump and Johnson paving the way for fascism, or for something different, but just as bad?
Remember when we understood ‘sentiment’ As a human construct? Now, ‘sentiment’ defines the mood-swings Of the stock and share market. When men were killed in gruesome droves, We spoke of a “blood bath’; Now, it is currency that bleeds When the bourses take a bearish path. And “carnage’ no longer defines A human Read more…
“We cannot depend on food aid, the charity of the philanthropic community, government agencies and non-profit organizations to feed poor people. We need to not only demand but also create the engines and processes of control.”