by Paul Street TruthDig Jan 9, 2019 As the United States lurches toward its 2020 presidential election cycle, it is useful to revisit the central tension of Donald Trump’s presidency. I’m speaking, of course, about his phony populism and the politico-financial establishment’s utter contempt for his political ascent. As the Democratic field slowly takes shape, … Continue reading Has the Ruling Class Finally Had Enough of Trump?
by Andre Vltchek New Eastern Outlook Dec 17, 2018 What if protesters in Paris win, and the French government gives in to all their demands? What if taxes are reduced, wages increased, President Macron steps down? I am not talking only about the fuel tax; attempts to impose it have been already abandoned. I am not … Continue reading What Happens If the French Yellow Vests Win?
by Richard Moser Be Freedom Dec 20, 2018 The movement around the Green New Deal is the ultimate testing ground for the kind of political skills and strategy needed to win the most important political battles of all. What do you think of the Green New Deal? I think we might just have a workable “revolutionary … Continue reading Is the Green New Deal a “Revolutionary Reform?”
by Peter Koenig New Eastern Outlook Dec 11, 2018 The Yellow Vest Movement – weekend 8 and 9 December – Round 4. Some say, they are the worst riots in France since the student-driven mini-Revolution of May 1968. Over the four weekends, hundreds of thousands were in the streets, middle class people, from students to workers to … Continue reading The Macron Implosion – Will it Spread to Other EU Members?
by Paul Street Counterpunch Dec 12, 2018 The deletion of events that don’t fit with the reigning ideology is part of how ruling class-owned media works to manufacture mass consent to unjust hierarchy. I spent much of last week in a cable-television-equipped U.S.-American apartment with CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News at my fingertips. As … Continue reading Blacking Out the Yellow Jackets on Cable News: Corporate Media Doing its Job
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.
Labeling ‘mainstream’ academic texts as 'extremist' by Eleni Courea Guardian Nov 11, 2018 An essay by a prominent leftwing academic that examines the ethics of socialist revolution has been targeted by a leading university using the government’s counter-terrorism strategy. Students at the University of Reading have been told to take care when reading an essay by … Continue reading University Alerts Students to the ‘Danger’ of Left-wing Essay