A society that allows many, many people to live on less than £100 per week while a privileged few get by on over £100,000 is surely a great place to live
An open, frank public discussion about the IMF’s regrettable history and current agenda is sorely needed
Building Block for the Green New Deal
The French popular masses are furious at being taken for fools
Humanity faces two imminent existential threats: environmental catastrophe and nuclear war. These were virtually ignored in the campaign rhetoric and general coverage
Global oil prices cannot be understood apart from understanding what’s happening with other financial asset markets and prices
Is it simply business as usual or a corporate conspiracy to destroy the planet? However one characterizes it, our planet is being cooked so already wealthy people can make even more profit
Clearly there are those who are keen to rid Lebanon of its Palestinian population
Now is the time to act boldly and courageously to defend Black communities from the destructive forces of gentrification
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The forces of reaction realize that if Blacks maximize voter registration and mobilize/organize large voter turn-outs, it is a threat to their retrograde agenda
They’re gathering in the early morning hours of Friday, October 12, 2018 outside the city. At least 100: nursing mothers and motherless teens, a man on crutches and another pushed by his brother in a wheelchair
War is not inevitable. It is an obsolete, repetitive choice. Everywhere, each of us can emulate these new-generation Afghans by ushering in breaths of fresh air
This is not simply bad journalism, but part of a calculated Israeli campaign aimed at preemptively justifying the killing of children such as Nassir and Mohammed, and thousands like them
Instead of forthrightly addressing the reality he created, the governor chose to go paranoid and conspiratorial
In light of the proliferation of laws that pose obstacles to voting, the Supreme Court will have the opportunity to further eviscerate the Voting Rights Act
BlackKklansman is a feel-good film. It’s a great film if we want to keep our feathers unruffled and sleep peacefully at night, embedded in the system, minds comfortably turned off
Under pressure from the left lately and in response to strong public support for “clean elections,” putative foes of corporate influence have been forced to rebrand themselves as “progressives” who are free of “independent expenditure” taint
The western elites will decry Bolsonaro in the forlorn and cynical hope of shoring up their credentials as guardians of the existing, supposedly moral order. But they engineered him. Bolsonaro is their monster
The last decade, 2008-18, is eerily similar to the periods 1921-1929 and 1996-2007
Every day for more than 400 years, working people have been devising new ways to defend themselves against indignity, deprivation and injustice
Looking at the Root Causes of Migration
While Iran does not have nuclear weapons, North Korea does. That is North Korea’s insurance policy against U.S. military aggression
As long we continue to fail to question the world economic system, our conditions will only worsen
Ever since the foundation of the American Republic, there has been both praise for and suspicion of the press
The degradation of American society since 1980 has been deliberate and ruthless…
Ron Dellums appreciated the struggle against racism is permanently joined with those against sexism, militarism, and capitalism
How China will respond to more U.S. tariffs and technology transfer is the crux of any U.S.-China trade agreement—or trade war
Religious freedom arguments are increasingly being used to challenge anti-discrimination policies and access to services
Halt the spread of political authoritarianism takes honest, dedicated, courageous and persistent engagement, ranging from education and organization to direct activism, carefully honed for effectiveness under prevailing circumstances
As the “war on terror” generation comes of age, their status quo is perpetual war, a complete brainwashing that war is inevitable
The great environmental challenge of our time is to understand that the many sources of biodestruction are interconnected and must be confronted simultaneously, rather than disparaging one danger to focus on another
Interview on Trump and the future of U.S. politics
Is the Trump phony trade war really about reducing the U.S. $375 billion annual trade deficit with China? Or about U.S. bankers wanting more access and ownership of operations in China?
In her actions as a militant, Drif casts aside the romanticization of revolution
Borders have become another way of making sure that nothing gets in the way of the sanctity of business as usual in a world that desperately needs something new
A list of events, activities, books, music and more for activists
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
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.
Moral posturing by the United States and its allies fall on deaf ears in the Middle East
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
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
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
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
Can we step back from the danger of extinction of all life on earth? Without complete dismantling of everyone’s nuclear arsenal?
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.
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.
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.
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.
The footprint of U.S. empire are what Chalmers Johnson called an “empire of bases.”