Category: Repression

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Arun Gupta: The Left Underestimates the Danger of Trump

In reality, all the recent organizing gains will whither as the left is forced to wage losing defensive struggles against violent white nationalists

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Vincent Emanuele: The Riots Will Continue

The issues of policing, systemic racism, systemic economic inequality and political corruption will only become more prominent as existing institutions become increasingly militarized and violent

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Sarah Lazare: Charlotte Cops Dig In, Won’t Release Video; Opposition to Police Terror Builds

“One of the major problems with reporting on police violence is the degree to which police statements are treated as the gold standard of information instead of being treated with the skepticism they deserve”

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John Feffer: Syria as Metaphor

Disharmonious pluralism has become the new global standard. Other countries – Turkey, Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia, the EU, even the United States – gaze upon the Syrian example and tremble

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Jonathan Cook: Palestinians lose in US military aid deal with Israel

Netanyahu has drawn the right lesson from the aid deal – he can act against the Palestinians with continuing US impunity

Jennifer Goett: Nicaragua’s Authoritarian Turn is Not a Product of Leftist Politics

Political repression in the country has its roots in U.S. intervention

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Peter Van Buren: It’s Personal: Apologizing to My Daughter for the Last 15 Years of War

I know I’m not the first parent to grow reflective watching his last child walk out the door, but I have a sense of what’s ahead of her: an American world filled with misplaced fears

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David Swanson: Who Killed the People of California? Should Kaepernick Protest His Uniform?

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been given much deserved credit for protesting racism by sitting out the Star Spangled Banner, which not only glorifies war (which everyone, including Kaepernick is totally cool with) but also includes racism in an unsung verse and was written by a racist slave owner whose earlier version had Read more…

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Jonathan Cook: Israel’s bogus civil war

Is Israel on the verge of civil war, as a growing number of Israeli commentators suggest, with its Jewish population deeply riven over the future of the occupation?

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Ramzy Baroud: The Native American, the Palestinian: A Spirited Fight for Justice

Well into the 21st century, the Native American-Palestinian struggle remains one and the same

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