Who are we really marching for? Critical reflections a year after the Women’s March
- Tamara Hijazi تمارا حجازي
This past Saturday, on the first anniversary of the Women’s March, I did not step onto the buses. Last year, despite being surrounded by 500,000 individuals screaming for social justice in the heart of the Women’s March in Washington D. ...
Forty-One Hearts Are Still Beating in Guantanamo
- Kathy Kelly
Today, January 11, 2018, marks the 16th year that Guantanamo prison has exclusively imprisoned Muslim men, subjecting many of them to torture and arbitrary detention.
In Washington, D.C., about thirty people have gathered this week as part of Witness ...
Trump presidency survives by paying off the ruling class
- Fred Goldstein
Journalist Michael Wolff’s new book “Fire and Fury” depicts Donald Trump as totally unfit to serve as the chief executive of U.S. imperialism. It describes the Oval Office as a snakepit populated by subordinates and relatives at ...
Why there will never be gun control in the US
- Gary Flomenhoft
There is a mass shooting in the US about once per day, defined by a murder of more than 4 people at a time; 307 so far this year by Nov. 8, the 312th day of the year. A little known statistic in the US about gun ownership explains everything you need ...
Homelessness: one of capitalism's many inevitable products
- Gus Bagakis
"As long as the capitalist mode of production continues to exist, it is folly to hope for an isolated solution to the housing question or of any other social question affecting the fate of the workers." -- Friedrich Engels, 1872
Living in cars, working for Amazon: meet America's new nomads
- Jessica Bruder
Rising rents are leading Americans to live in cars and other vehicles, writes Jessica Bruder, the author of Nomadland
Millions of Americans are wrestling with the impossibility of a traditional middle-class existence. In homes across the country, kitchen ...
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 ...