Category: Commentary

Pete Dolack: Trump Administration Takes Aim At The World

Trump trade policy is set by economic nationalists determined to deepen the dominance of U.S. corporate power at the expense of working people everywhere, U.S. working people not excepted. It is the height of naïveté to expect anything else

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Jeremy Kuzmarov: Secret Teams in Another Deadly Imperial War?

Since the end of the Cold War, this undercover infrastructure has only expanded as the brutal destabilizing operations continue. Yemen is but the latest playground, with severe consequences yet again.

Tarek R. Dika: Syria and the Politics of International Law

Moral posturing by the United States and its allies fall on deaf ears in the Middle East

Sharon Kelly: Fifteen Years of Pipeline Spills

5,475 days, 527 pipeline spills: that’s the math presented in a new report from environmental groups Greenpeace USA and the Waterkeeper Alliance examining pipelines

William Boardman: The President’s Blatant Bigotry May Save DREAMERS in Federal Court

There is a hint of light at the end of the tunnel for DACA, but there may only be the Supreme Court at the end of the tunnel, a court where many parties have pleaded positions that are heartless and the court has affirmed their heartlessness

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Francis Boyle: The Unlimited Imperialists

The factual circumstances surrounding the outbreaks of both the First World War and the Second World War currently hover like twin Swords of Damocles over the heads of all humanity

C.: On The Crest Of 
A Strike Wave

To build on West Virginia’s success, we must be reminded that no victory is assured, and that we are fighting enemies of extraordinary power

Chuck Idelson: Daniel Ellsberg’s New Nuclear Wakeup Call

Can we step back from the danger of extinction of all life on earth? Without complete dismantling of everyone’s nuclear arsenal?

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.

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