Fight Chaos with CHAOS: How Flight Attendants Grounded Trump’s Shutdown

Sara Nelson, the flight attendants union leader whose strike threat helped end the government shutdown, speaks to Jacobin. “There are no labor rights without the right to strike.” LIZA FEATHERSTONE interviews Sara Nelson Jacobin Feb 2, 2019 Andrew Caballero Reynolds / Getty Our winter issue will be out soon. Print subscriptions are $10 off if you follow this … Continue reading Fight Chaos with CHAOS: How Flight Attendants Grounded Trump’s Shutdown

How Nixon Actually Got Into Power

by Mae Brussell Realist August 1972 The rise of Adolph Hitler and fascism in Germany was carefully planned. It began with the illegal rearmament of a covert army following defeat in World War I, which was an intentional, secretive breaking of the Versailles Treaty disarmament agreements. American munition manufacturers and industrialists aided the clandestine military … Continue reading How Nixon Actually Got Into Power

The rent is too damned high because money-laundering oligarchs bought all the real-estate to clean their oil money

by CZ Edwards ReaderApp “Current conditions mirror what happened after the housing market collapsed. Prices tumbled and property was abundant, but the only people who could afford to buy were those who hadn’t been crippled by the financial crisis.” Loads of houses are up for sale -- but middle-class buyers are still shut out Who … Continue reading The rent is too damned high because money-laundering oligarchs bought all the real-estate to clean their oil money

There’s a wider scandal suggested by the Trump investigations

by Ofer Raban  Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Oregon The scope of financial crimes unearthed so far by state and federal authorities investigating President Trump and his associates is remarkable. Paul Manafort was found guilty of bank and tax fraud, and faces another trial involving charges of money laundering. Former campaign adviser Rick Gates … Continue reading There’s a wider scandal suggested by the Trump investigations

Insidiocracy: Russiagate, Corporate Media & Losing My Religion (4)

by Nina Illingworth Jan 23 It’s nine-thirty on a Saturday night and for the first time in a long while, I care enough to be furious about themainstream media’s openly dishonest coverage of yet another largely fictional story in the endless and excruciating “Russiagate” saga. The latest “bombshell” Trump-Russia revelation from Buzzfeed News had predictably fallen completely … Continue reading Insidiocracy: Russiagate, Corporate Media & Losing My Religion (4)

Reality Check: Half of the “People” on Facebook are not People

Download Report (PDF) By Aaron Greenspan PlainSite: Reality Check Jan 24, 2019 Executive Summary On paper, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is one of the most successful companies in history. With a market capitalization that peaked at over $600 billion, Facebook has been the envy of blue chip executives, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists since it exploded onto the … Continue reading Reality Check: Half of the “People” on Facebook are not People

Can the Senate Decline to Try an Impeachment Case? What if They Decide to Break the Government Some More?

by Bob Bauer LawFare  January 21, 2019 Scene from the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson, held in the Senate Chamber in 1868 (Source: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper) Does the Senate have an obligation to conduct a trial of the president if the House impeaches him? With the increased prospects for an impeachment inquiry now that the Democrats have … Continue reading Can the Senate Decline to Try an Impeachment Case? What if They Decide to Break the Government Some More?