The class basis of US elections
- Lenin's Tomb
The Democrats have lost the House of Representatives but kept the Senate by a slim margin. The Tea Party 'movement' will be credited for giving the Republicans this energy in the polls, but in fact there will be little evidence when the dust settles ...
Why Women Dominate the Right-Wing Tea Party
- Ruth Rosen
Why have American women become so active in the right-wing Tea Party movement? Could it be that they are drawn to the new conservative Christian feminism publicized by Sarah Palin? Without its grassroots female supporters, the Tea Party would have far ...
South of the Border: Oliver Stone and his swamp thing
I live in a cinema wasteland. We used to have one tiny scary movie theatre here before it was torn down and we were ultimately abandoned to the fate of Netflix. The floor was positively glue-like, from all the spilled cola that was never ...
“Can you give my son a job?”- Book Review: The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers by Richard McGregor
- Slavoj Žižek
Khrushchev’s speech in 1956 denouncing Stalin’s crimes was a political act from which, as his biographer William Taubman put it, ‘the Soviet regime never fully recovered, and neither did he.’ Although it was plainly opportunistic, ...
Cuba Today: Certainties and Uncertainties
- Frank Josué Solar Cabrales
The Cuban Revolution is facing one of the most complex moments in its history. On the island there is a fairly general consensus that important changes must occur in our society.
The debate is over the pace and scale that this will assume, ...
US elections 2010: Learning from defeat
- Eric Walberg إيريك ولبر
In the US mid-term elections, Republicans picked up approximately 65 seats in the House for a 237-198 majority, and six seats in the Senate — including the Illinois seat formerly held by President Obama and that of liberal icon Russell Feingold ...
War starts here: 15 antimilitarist activists make their way into the NATO military base of Bétera (Valencia, Spain) and turn it into a playground
15 ANTIMILITARIST ACTIVISTS MAKE THEIR WAY INTO THE NATO MILITARY BASE OF BÉTERA AND TURN IT INTO A PLAYGROUND TO DEMAND ITS CLOSURE, TROOP WITHDRAWAL FROM AFGHANISTAN AND ABOLITION OF ARMED FORCES
For the eighth consecutive year, an antimilitarist ...
'I Enjoy Crushing Bastards': Julian Assange
- John Goetz - Marcel Rosenbach
In a SPIEGEL interview, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, 39, discusses his decision to publish the Afghanistan war logs, the difficult balance between the public interest and the need for state secrets and why he believes people who wage war are more ...
Slavoj Žižek: Far Right and Anti-Immigrant Politicians on the Rise in Europe
- Amy Goodman
We turn now to Europe, where many are concerned about the growing acceptability of anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies. Far from just being expressed by the extreme right wing, the anti-immigrant trend has entered the mainstream. German Chancellor ...
Zionist Tolerance for a Change
- Gilad Atzmon جيلاد أتزمون گيلاد آتزمون
I have spent the last ten years elaborating on Jewish national ideology and tribal politics. During my journey of grasping what Zionism and Israel stand for, I came to realize that it is actually the Jewish left -- and Jewish Marxists in particular ...