A right-wing insurgency, with the United States’ backing, threatens a fragile democracy
Exacerbated by climate-related shocks, increasing conflicts have been a key driver of severe food crisis and recently re-emerged famines, a major United Nations joint report has just revealed
Who is the world’s leading environmental vandal? The answer may surprise you
Why some western intellectuals are trying to debrutalise colonialism
Watching the news recently, I was struck by a stark contrast between pure good and sheer evil. The pure good: hundreds of dedicated rescuers fighting desperately, foregoing sleep, and putting their own bodies at risk in a race against time to save as many people as possible trapped in rubble from a Mexico City Read more…
Across most Caribbean islands, hazard exposure is about the same, but research shows that poverty and social inequality drastically magnify the severity of disasters
The rise of reactionary hatred and how to fight it
Deficits is a clever marketing term used by those charged with keeping government money out of the hands of the poor—and in the coffers of weapons makers, banks and other wealthy interest groups
What About the Rest of Us?
Amid protesting in St. Louis, a youth football team decided to take a knee during a pregame rendition of the national anthem
What in Nature is more Horrifying than starving Children with blank eyes, and Mothers hugging them as Though they still had life? The misery of the Rohingyas Ought to be a knife in every Heart, including that of the Hindu Samrat. But it is not. You see, they are not just Rohingyas but Muslim Read more…
The “meaning” of the Vietnam war is no different from the meaning of the genocidal campaign against the Native Americans, the colonial massacres in the Philippines, the atomic bombings of Japan, the levelling of every city in North Korea
Senate Defense Budget Set to Exceed One Third of Global Military Spending
The Full Disclosure campaign rips away the lies that allow America’s wars to continue: GIs slogging through jungles and rice paddies to protect the ideals we hold dear
Fiddling Through the Smoke in 2025
The Turkish army build-up in Reyhanli sends a message to the rebels in Idlib province
North Korea has demonstrated that it’s quite pragmatic. It will work with anyone — churches, multinational corporations — if it’s a win-win deal
Local news channels that become appendages to a police department will find it difficult to report independently on brutality or corruption
Four years ago, the U.S. and the UK signed a landmark treaty to restrict the sale of arms to rights abusers. So why are they still profiting off the atrocities in Yemen?
At Harvard, Chelsea Manning Lost Her Fellowship. At Fordham, a Former CIA Torture Proponent Kept His
Note: The new book RPS/2044 An Oral History of the Nexr American Revolution is available on Amazon now and has its own website as well. Here, one of the interviewees (from the future) comments on the book. Late in the oral history titled RPS/2044, the book’s interviewer, Miguel Guevara, asked me the origin of the phrase “planting the Read more…
From 1773 to 1946, a large part of the building and maintaining of empires had been done by addicting and exploiting large sections of humanity
Any White Cop Can Kill a Black Man at Any Time
Bringing together of different forms of democratic ownership, from neighborhood to community to region and beyond. At its core is a vision of community, one made real by the forms of economic life it nourishes
Has Gauri Lankesh, in her martyrdom propelled India to rethink and rebuild democracy?
Ralph’s museum, organized as a non-profit educational institution, is a fitting tribute to his life’s work—and a challenge to others to carry it on
Resisting the Spanish government siege
Will Israel Become a UN Security Council Member?
Interview on how the progressive movement’s strategies need to change in now that climate change’s real impacts are more obvious to the American public
Whether Trump stays in the agreement means little if the chief means of compliance — the Clean Power Plan — is gutted
The ups and downs of his reputation reflect changes in key elements of Americans’ historical consciousness
The Iraqi Supreme Court has ordered that the referendum on independence planned for September 25 be halted
Why international powers fear independence vote could derail fight against Isis
When Donald Trump plunged a dagger through the hearts of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio’s victims and all justice-loving people by pardoning the racist serial lawbreaker, many threw up their hands in resignation. The president’s constitutional pardon power is absolute, they thought. Not so, argue lawyers and legal scholars in two proposed amicus briefs filed Read more…
The American Military’s Repetition-Compulsion Complex
The speech was a weird amalgam of white nationalism and Neoconservatism. It abandoned the isolationism of the former and eschewed the idealism of the latter
Developing countries are a hot market for Big Food’s high-calorie junk food
Interview on life in Russia, the power of the intelligence apparatuses and continuing to battle against all-encompassing surveillance by governments.
Until there is exerted enough pressure on the Israeli government to change course drastically, there is no genuine prospect for a political solution to the conflict
America is ready for Sanders-style universal health coverage.
Steve Bannon gets a bully platform and runs rings around Charlie Rose
Nonviolent direct action is struggle. It is courage. It is thoughtful and creative strategizing. It is for the future of humankind
It is not diplomacy that the Trump administration seeks, but to crush North Korea
Why Anti-Trumpism Doesn’t Include Anti-War
The Senate overwhelmingly approved an $80 billion annual increase in military spending, enough to have fully satisfied Sanders’s campaign promise to make tuition free at public colleges and universities
Why Syriza Continues to Lose
Bernie’s Medicare-for-All Bill & the Future of the Democratic Party
We need to concentrate our analyses and our actions on what makes it more likely that the progressive side of the bifurcation outweighs the reactionary side in the middle-term resolution of the struggle
It is extremely rare to hear murmurs of discontent from within the Bharatiya Janata Party. Which of course does not mean that discontent does not ever exist. A brave BJP Member of Parliament has, if you like, broken the hard ice and let out the best known secret of our times: “Modi does not like Read more…