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

America Is Not a Democracy

How the United States lost the faith of its citizens—and what it can do to win them back by YASCHA MOUNK Atlantic March 2018 https://youtu.be/lYhg2iAU6jY For years, the residents of oxford, massachusetts, seethed with anger at the company that controlled the local water supply. The company, locals complained, charged inflated prices and provided terrible service. But unless … Continue reading America Is Not a Democracy

‘Liberal’ Delusions on Trump

by  FINIAN CUNNINGHAM Strategic Culture Jan 17, 2019 The anti-Trump so-called “liberal” American politicians and media suffer from a cozy big delusion. The Democrats and their supportive media, such as CNN and New York Times, as well as the foreign policy establishment, including the CIA, promote the belief that all of America’s ills and problems will … Continue reading ‘Liberal’ Delusions on Trump

Twelve Tips For Making Sense Of The World

by Caitlin Johnstone In an environment that is saturated with mass media propaganda, it can be hard to figure out which way’s up, let alone get an accurate read on what’s going on in the world. Here are a few tips I’ve learned which have given me a lot of clarity in seeing through the … Continue reading Twelve Tips For Making Sense Of The World

Here’s why Americans know so much about sports but so little about world affairs

The way the system is set up, there is virtually nothing people can do anyway to influence the real world. What the World is Really Like: Who Knows It — and Why by Noam Chomsky QUESTION: You’ve written about the way that professional ideologists and the mandarins obfuscate reality. And you have spoken — in … Continue reading Here’s why Americans know so much about sports but so little about world affairs

North Carolina Wrote the Playbook Wisconsin and Michigan Are Using to Undermine Democracy

Two years ago, North Carolina Republicans decided to make Democrats’ lives hell. by Tara Golshan, Vox December 7, 2018 emocrat Roy Cooper was weeks away from being sworn in as the new governor of North Carolina, when outgoing Republican Gov. Pat McCrory called a special session of the legislature under the guise of helping the victims … Continue reading North Carolina Wrote the Playbook Wisconsin and Michigan Are Using to Undermine Democracy

Amazon’s Long Game Is Clear: Oligarchy

Why bother with these middling steps in between? Let’s just fast-forward to the inevitable Amazon-led oligarchy. by MATT TAIBBI Rolling Stone Nov 14, 2018 The Washington Post seemed happy about Amazon’s decision to divide its new headquarters between New York and Crystal City, Virginia, outside of D.C., noting the amazing benefits both communities will receive by the arrival of the … Continue reading Amazon’s Long Game Is Clear: Oligarchy