Category: ZMag

John Malkin: Rock ‘n Roll Resistance at Big Mountain, Arizona

I recently spoke with Clayson and Jeneda Benally about their bands Blackfire and Sihasin, their indigenous roots and the power of punk rock to change the world.

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Vincent Emanuele: Red State Organizing in the Age of Trump

Reflections on the sort of organizing work I’m currently doing in Northwest Indiana, where I live and work. I hope people will find some of my insights interesting and useful.

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Jack Rasmus: Trump’s tax Cuts, Budget Deficits, Trump’s Recession 2019?

The U.S. budget deficit consequences of the Trump tax cuts are therefore massive. Instead of averaging $150 billion a year on average (the $1.5 trillion) the effect will be three to four times that, or around $300 to $400 billion a year.

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Michael T. Klare: Extraction

Donald Trump and his generals are making fossil fuels a crucial ingredient for bulking up our national security. In that way, they will turn anything (or any group) standing in the way of the extraction and exploitation of oil, coal, and natural gas into obstructers of the national interest and, quite literally, of American national security.

Margaret Flowers: No Foreign Bases: Challenging the Footprint of U.S. Empire

The footprint of U.S. empire are what Chalmers Johnson called an “empire of bases.”

Nicolas J.S. Davies: Why North Korea Wants Nuke Deterrence

If politicians in the U.S. and around the world need the ugliness of Donald Trump as a mirror for their own greed, ignorance and temerity, to shame them into changing their ways, so be it–whatever it takes

Allan C. Brownfeld: Quakers Who Rescued Jews From The Nazis Are Now Banned From Israel

Quaker leaders and their Jewish counterparts were instrumental in organizing the Kinder-transport, which brought 10,000 German-Jewish children to safety in Britain in 1938 and 1939. For this work and more, British Quaker organizations and the AFSC won the Nobel Peace Prize together in 1947…

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Steve Ellner: Leopoldo Lopez & MLK

The New York Times, by glorifying leaders like López, is demonstrating that the support of the U.S. liberal establishment for popular pro-working class reforms on the nation’s domestic front does not extend to third-world countries.

William Boardman: U.S Military Intervention in Vermont Town Meeting

General Cray’s approach to the F-35 is misleading, corrupt, and dishonest as well as in clear violation of U.S. Army Regulations

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Patrick Bond: Africa’s Systematic Looting

Last year, the Bank appointed Zambia the main pilot country study within the project “Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services

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