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Vincent Emanuele: Reviewing Kim Scipes’ Building Global Labor Solidarity

Workers in South Africa and the Philippines were able to accomplish the unimaginable under circumstances far worse than the ones we encounter in the U.S. For me, this is a source of great inspiration

Brandon Stout: Michigan evictions continue despite CDC moratorium

By allowing the statewide eviction ban to expire, Gov. Whitmer has indicated she wants to slowly strip away the minimal eviction protections that exist while both the pandemic and economic depression intensify

Sharon Zhang: The Right Is Planning More Armed Coup Attempts, According to the FBI

Starting on January 16, the bulletin says, these groups will be armed and are planning to “storm” government buildings in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

Meaghan Ellis: Republican members led ‘reconnaissance’ tours of Capitol one day before pro-Trump riot

“We can’t have a democracy if too many members of our police and our military are acting to overturn it and undermine it.”

Matt Cohen: The Pro-Trump Riot Renews Concerns About Extremism in the Military

The Pentagon has done little to address the growing threat

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James Anderson: Thoughts on the Making and on the Prospects of Unmaking Market-Driven Higher Education

the rising cost of graduate education, often in the form of exorbitant fees, reflects and exacerbates structural violence

William J. Astore: POW Nation

When Will America Free Itself From War?

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Marjorie Cohn: Trump Can Be Indicted Under Federal, State and DC Laws for His Role in Jan. 6

The legal evidence is damning: Donald Trump should be held criminally liable for “seditious conspiracy” and “inciting insurrection” for his role in stoking the events of January 6,

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Jonathan Cook: Twitter’s ban on Trump will deepen the US tribal divide

These moves threaten to widen the tribal divide between the Democratic and Republican parties into a chasm, and open up a damaging rift among liberals and the left on the limits of political speech

Ruth Ben-Ghiat: Trump Radicalized His Supporters; Turning This Back Will Be Very Hard

Ruth Ben-Ghiat, whose work focuses on fascism, authoritarian leaders and propaganda, says the storming of the Capitol was “a logical result” of Trump’s legitimization and encouragement of right-wing extremism since 2016

Brad Evans: Trump Was Dangerous But the Solution is Not to Give More Political Power to TechGiants

It is worth reminding that Trump was effectively made by these technology firms who gave him the mass divisive audience he craved

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Juan Cole: The armed Accelerationists are Coming

Neo-Nazis and Boogaloo Bois plan another Insurrection Jan. 20

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Sonali Kolhatkar: In America, Business Profits Come First Over the Pandemic

To understand the real reason for the ever-increasing death toll, look no further than the American way of leaving citizens to fend for themselves in the service of capitalism

Jeff Schuhrke: Chicago Teachers Are Considering a Strike Amid Pandemic Surge

Over 10,000 CTU members have pledged their opposition to the reopening plan put forward by the mayor and Chicago Public Schools (CPS), citing serious concerns over safety and transparency

Jerry Redfern: New Mexico’s Economists: “Like It or Not, We’re at the Tail End of the Fossil Fuel Age.”

Right now, more than 40% of the state’s income relies on the boom-and-bust fortunes of oil and gas. Now, according to a trio of New Mexico’s leading economists, the time has come to change course

Matt Apuzzo, Selam Gebrekidan and Apoorva Mandavilli: As Coronavirus Mutates, the World Stumbles Again to Respond

A South African tip led to the discovery of mutations around the world. With infections skyrocketing, “it’s a race against time.”

Nick Pemberton: You Say You Want A Revolution

The revolution is bigger than any of us. So we must go on, in spite of ourselves, to a better tomorrow

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Paul Street: Remove Trump Now

The United States government will never live down the ignominy of failing to remove Donald J. Trump through readily available legal and parliamentary means

Jeremy Corbyn: Now is the Time to Work Together to Build a Better Future

We are at a turning point. Despite Trump’s defeat, internationally the forces of the right promote rampant free-market economics, racism and militarism to protect a failed status quo. This year we need to promote the alternative

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Patrick Cockburn: What Assange’s Victory Really Means

This is one of the most worrying aspect of the case – the willingness of the media to stand to one side during one of the greatest attacks on press freedom in modern history

Rebekah Jones: COVID Scientist Condemns Armed Police Raid on Her Home

As Florida sets new records for daily coronavirus cases, we speak with a whistleblower who was fired in May from the Florida Department of Health after she refused to censor information

Laurie Macfarlane: Why 2021 is make-or-break on our climate crisis, and Biden-Xi Cooperation is Crucial

COVID-19 and climate change are two sides of the same coin. To overcome both we must confront their root cause: an economic system that is killing the planet

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Trump won’t take cyanide

The US is as vulnerable to authoritarian adventures as any other country

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Norman Solomon: Denouncing Republican Evils While Demanding Progressive Policies

“The old way of thinking is what brought us Donald Trump.”

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Nomi Prins: War of the (Financial) Worlds

Or Let the Markets Go Wild While the People Go Down

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Juan Cole: Yes, it Was a Coup Attempt, but one Just as Looney as Trump and his Wingnuts

It is not that Trump himself urged or planned the breach of the Capitol or the infliction of harm on the legislators, it is that he was attempting to create an unnamed chaos, which he viewed as advantageous to his efforts to remain in office

David Rovics: Questions in the Wake of the Beer Belly Putsch

No group of white anarchists has ever tried to do what they did. If we did, we’d be shot

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Ralph Nader: Can Justice Finally Overtake Trump, Its Most Defiant Fugitive?

Published warnings about Trump’s interest in insurrection were largely unheeded by the mass media and even by the independent progressive media

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Henry A. Giroux: Attack on Capitol Affirms Trumpism Will Live On After Trump Leaves White House

Such violence has a long history in the U.S. and has been normalized under the aegis of Trumpism as a right-wing populist movement

Cody Fenwick: The damning timeline of Trump’s conduct during the siege of the Capitol

This shows that what Trump was doing was more than just incitement. He was using the mob and the storming of the Capitol for a targeted purpose

Hunter: The coup isn’t over

Republican leaders stoke same conspiracies while others brag of involvement

Helen Buyniski: Big Tech has proven it’s more powerful than any government

Deplatforming Trump is only the beginning of a megalomaniacal crusade against all those who would question a government by the algorithms, of the algorithms, and for the algorithms

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Michael Moore: The 7 Critical Truths

This attack on the Capitol was an Inside Job in which some Republican members of Congress and their staffs assisted the mob in getting into and through the Capitol building.

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David Renton: More cops, fewer platforms: the risky fallout of the Capitol riot

Rather than relying on the state and social media platforms to take on Trump and his supporters, anti-fascists need to build their own strength to do so

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Mike Davis: Riot on the Hill

Freed from Trump’s electronic fatwas, moreover, some of the younger Republican senators may prove to be much more formidable competitors for the white college-educated suburban vote than centrist Democrats realize

Alan MacLeod: Billionaire-Owned Media Look Out for Neediest by Demanding They Get No More Money

A lot of extremely rich people seem to be against the idea of giving money to the rest of us

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Juan Cole: Vanilla ISIL: Social Media is forced to Treat Trump and Trumpists Like Terrorists

Significant blows have been dealt to the Trump terrorist network in the past two days, but the vast well of support it has built up among less violent supporters, and among media enablers like Fox, Breitbart and Newsmax, will make it very difficult to root out

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John Feffer: Knives Out: Boycott, Purge, and Prosecute

The ForeverTrumpers are challenging the Constitution. They should be penalized for their efforts

Mike Ludwig: The Trumps Have Fueled a Far-Right Media Monster That Is Not Going Away

The force and power of far-right media must not be underestimated; after all, it played a seismic role in paving the way for Trump’s presidency

Allan Nairn: “Americans Are Now Getting a Mild Taste of Their Own Medicine”

“What has shaken the U.S. population so badly, this assault on the Capitol yesterday, is really nothing by comparison to what U.S. operations have done in Latin America, in Asia, in Africa, in the Middle East, to other democratic movements and elected governments over the years”

Mel Gurtov: The End of American Exceptionalism

Progressives face a serious challenge: push their agenda too hard and give fodder to the Trumpites; refrain from pushing hard and wind up with weak reforms or nothing at all

Thomas Konda: The conspiracy election

Conspiracy theories aren’t the preserve of a minority – they lie at the heart of US politics

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Paul Street: The Failed Fascist Coup and the Futility of “Reconciliation”

Did Trump really think the “wild protest” he called for three weeks ago would succeed in stopping the ascendancy of Joe Biden? Perhaps. The line between fantasy and reality is weak in his delusional mind

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Richard Falk: State Terrorism: Remembering General Soleimani

It is finally possible that energy geopolitics will also exert an influence over how relations with Iran evolve

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Noam Chomsky: A Global Green New Deal Is the Only Way to Avert Disaster

The fate of the planet depends on whether we can put in place just transition policies for workers and communities that will be negatively impacted by the decline and shuttering of the fossil fuel industry

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Ryan Devereaux: Storming of the Capitol Was Openly Planned but Ignored by Law Enforcement

Despite billions spent on intelligence and surveillance, U.S. law enforcement permitted an armed Trumpist mob to sack the Capitol

Pete Dolack: The threat of fascism rears its head in Washington

The street thugs following Trump have now shown their willingness to spring into action. Are the rest of us willing to step up and out-organize them?

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Jonathan Cook: How the left is being manipulated into colluding in its own character assassination

We need to find ways to turn the tables on the war criminals who have been gaslighting us in demanding that Assange, who exposed their crimes, is the one who needs to be locked up

Alex Newhouse: Far-Right Activists Telegraphed Violence Weeks in Advance

This violence was fomented in the open, and not for the first time. Right-wing activists have made a habit of organizing in the open and galvanizing supporters to express their desire for violent confrontation

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Gar Alperovitz: After the storms: Defeating Trumpism, rebuilding America

The answer to Charlottesville, to ever-intensifying racism, to the accelerating climate crisis, and to Donald Trump himself is first, to resist, and then to get serious about changing the system that has created them, from the bottom up and in a radically decentralized way

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