‘I hope I can quit working in a few years’: A preview of the U.S. without pensions
- Peter Whoriskey
TULSA — Tom Coomer has retired twice: once when he was 65, and then several years ago. Each time he realized that with just a Social Security check, “You can hardly make it these days.”
Tom Coomer, 79, outside of the Walmart ...
Trump, the generals and the FBI
- Fred Goldstein
A most remarkable and telling indicator of where the ruling class stands today on the question of war and peace is the widespread acceptance of the Trump administration’s open surrender of civilian control to the military. Three high-ranking ...
The My Lai Massacre: fifty years later
- Howard Lisnoff
Nineteen sixty-eight was an earth-shattering year! Revolution was in the air all across the globe from nations in Europe to Mexico, the U.S., and beyond. Living in revolutionary times was exhilarating, especially when seen against the backdrop of ...
It’s time to call economic sanctions what they are: war crimes
- Patrick Cockburn
The first pathetic pieces of wreckage from North Korean fishing boats known as “ghost ships” to be found this year are washing up on the coast of northern Japan. These are the storm-battered remains of fragile wooden boats with unreliable ...
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 ...