by Glenn Ford Black Agenda Report Jan 28, 2019 The best thing that can happen in 2020 is for Bernie Sanders to do fantastically in the primaries and be cheated out of the nomination, once again, thus giving millions of leftish Democrats a chance to do something useful with their lives: leave the party. Early this century, … Continue reading Bernie Sanders vs Kamala Harris the Jailer & Her Corporate Backers
by Paul Street Truthdig Dec 26, 2018 The dog whistle couldn’t have been any clearer. When Donald Trump said two weeks ago that “the people would revolt” if he were impeached, his extremist base of neo-Nazis, Klan members, right-wing militias and sympathetic service members likely heard the following: “Feel free to attack Democrats, liberals, leftists … Continue reading Could This Be Our Best Hope of Removing Trump From Office?
I see the rage all around me, but painful emotions can coexist with activism – and millions of Americans are stepping up. by Rebecca Solnit Guardian I keep the newspaper clipping inside a Milan Kundera novel: it shows demonstrators in Prague in 1989, one of them carrying a badly chipped bust of Stalin around whose neck … Continue reading The Trump era won’t last forever, but we must do our part to end it.
by JIM KAVANAGH The Polemicist Dec 19, 2018 Something’s happening here… Class Act The “yellow vest” (gilets jaunes) movement has upended French politics, at least. It has delivered a sharp and refreshing smack in the face to the smuggest of smug, entitled neoliberal brats, Emmanuel Macron, forcing him to retreat on substantive tax and minimum wage … Continue reading For What It’s Worth: The Yellow Vests and the Left
"Everything I've seen so far out of France is singing loudly that, yes, it's a small world, after all – and that what's happening on the barricades is both a reflection of what's going on in much of the developed world and a screaming alarm for what could come next." by Will Bunch Philadelphia Inquirer … Continue reading Is France showing us what America’s next civil war will look like?
The War on Huawei by Jeffrey SACHS Project Syndicate Dec 11, 2018 The arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is a dangerous move by US President Donald Trump’s administration in its intensifying conflict with China. If, as Mark Twain reputedly said, history often rhymes, our era increasingly recalls the period preceding 1914. As with … Continue reading The arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou
by CJ Hopkins Consent Factory Dec 13, 2018 So it appears the privatization of France isn’t going quite as smoothly as planned. As I assume you are aware, for over a month now, the gilets jaunes (or “yellow vests”), a multiplicitous, leaderless, extremely pissed off, confederation of working class persons, have been conducting a series … Continue reading The Indiscreet Charm of the Gilets Jaunes