Jared, Jerusalem, and Possible Jail Time
- Gary Leupp
Jared Kushner, 38-year-old “senior adviser” to his father-in-law Donald Trump, is also the president’s chief negotiator for Middle East peace. Trump has absolute confidence in Kushner, who like the president himself, is ...
Resisting Trump and building an alternative
Interview with John Catalinotto
- Alex Anfruns
A year has passed since Donald Trump took office as president of the United States. We talked to author and socialist activist John Catalinotto* to get an idea of where the Trump administration is going and how a progressive alternative can be built. ...
The Public Bank Option
- Ellen Brown
Phil Murphy, a former banker with a double-digit lead in New Jersey’s race for governor, has made a state-owned bank a centerpiece of his platform. If he wins on November 7, the nation’s second state-owned bank in a century could follow. ...
The Simulacra Democracy
- John Steppling
… a nation in which 87 percent of eighteen- to twenty-four year olds (according to a 2002 National Geographic Society/Roper Poll survey) cannot locate Iran or Iraq on a world map and 11 percent cannot locate the United States (!) is not merely ...
Hollywood’s other ‘open secret’ besides Harvey Weinstein: preying on young boys
- Ira Madison III
This is a place where adults have more direct and inappropriate connection with children than probably anywhere else in the world,’ claimed former child actor Corey Feldman.
Last week, former child actor Corey Feldman (Stand by Me, The Goonies) ...
The End of Empire
- Chris Hedges
The American empire is coming to an end. The U.S. economy is being drained by wars in the Middle East and vast military expansion around the globe. It is burdened by growing deficits, along with the devastating effects of deindustrialization and ...
Letter on Korea: ‘Don’t kill for Trump and the Pentagon!’
- Kermit Leibensperger
To the Editor:
Why does north Korea want nukes? It’s pretty simple, and totally unreported in the corporate media. The U.S. Air Force flattened practically every building and structure there during the Korean War in the 1950s.
Starve Them to Death: Wall Street Journal’s Solution to North Korea
- Mike Whitney
The editors at the Wall Street Journal have settled on a plan for ending the crisis in North Korea. Starve them to death.
I’m not kidding. In an article titled “Options for Removing Kim Jong Un” the WSJ’s editorial ...
Hurricanes, floods and capitalism
- Tony Murphy
In “Capital,” Karl Marx described capitalism as a system that is designed entirely around the exploitation of labor — but its true character is hidden.
Unlike previous social systems like slavery and serfdom, where the use and abuse ...
A Requiem for Florida, the paradise that should never have been
- Michael Grunwald
As Hurricane Irma prepares to strike, it’s worth remembering that Mother Nature never intended us to live here.
ORLANDO, Fla.—The first Americans to spend much time in South Florida were the U.S. Army men who chased the Seminole Indians ...