We need to reduce inequality within countries, not between them, and invest in the future of all Europeans by Thomas Piketty Guardian Dec 9, 2018 Since the election of anti-European governments across the EU, and with Brexit looming, it is no longer possible to continue as before. We cannot simply wait for the next departures, … Continue reading Our manifesto to save Europe from itself
by Andrew Levine Counterpunch Dec 7, 2018 The time to resume using words like “resistance” and “revolution” in philosophically sound and historically accurate ways was long ago. And while the Sanders campaign deserves praise for bringing the word “socialism” back into mainstream political discourse, for reasons other than to disparage it, some precision would be … Continue reading Trumpism must persist and its vileness deepen before any genuine resistance will develop.
By Anne Meador DCMG Dec 4, 2018 Washington, DC—The release this fall of several new reports on the effects of climate change has given a new sense of urgency to the climate movement. Even though some say the reports may still be too conservative in their findings, scientists finally seem to be hitting the panic … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion Convenes ‘People’s Congress’ at U.S. Capitol
by Claude Poissenot Conversation Dec 3, 2018 France’s “gilets jaunes” protests of December 1 were marked not only by their anger and violence, but also by the variety of those taking part. The violence of the protests – named after the yellow vests worn by those on the streets – is partly the work of … Continue reading Why France’s ‘gilets jaunes’ Yellow Jackets protesters are so angry
by John Lichfield, who witnessed the destruction and disorder around the Arc de Triomphe first hand on Saturday. The Local Dec 3, 2018 The rivers of destruction which spread down the avenues radiating from around the Arc de Triomphe at the Place de L'Etoile were fed not just by social anger but by a kind of … Continue reading Yellow Jackets’ savage violence in Paris was not a protest, it was an insurrection
Impeachment isn’t the only way: How past presidents were removed from office MATTHEW ROZSA interviews David Priess Salon Dec 2, 2018 David Priess' new "How to Get Rid of a President: History's Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable or Unfit Chief Executives" contains enough sharp analysis, rich detail, and epic sweep to enthrall even the casual fan of history, … Continue reading How to Get Rid of a President: History’s Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives
by Chris Hedges Truthdig Dec 3, 2018 “The Lobby,” the four-part Al-Jazeera documentary blocked under heavy Israeli pressure shortly before its release, was leaked online by the Chicago-based website Electronic Intifada, the French website Orient XXI, and the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar. The series is an inside look over five months by an undercover reporter, armed with … Continue reading The Film the Israel Lobby Does Not Want You to See