HR 1’s Campaign Finance Program: A Reform That Doesn’t Reform

By Howie Hawkins, Counterpunch. -

HR 1, the For the People Act, is an omnibus voting reform bill that has many progressive measures concerning voter registration, voter roll purges, voter-verified paper ballots, early voting, [...]

The Carceral Force Of Prosecutor Associations, Explained

By Angela J. Davis, The Appeal. -

The California District Attorneys Association (CDAA), a statewide advocacy group, misappropriated almost $3 million that was earmarked to support public interest advocacy, and instead used it for [...]

Democrats Torpedo $15 Minimum Wage Hike

By Marcus Day, WSWS. -

On Thursday, US President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party effectively ended efforts to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour as part of the COVID-19 stimulus package making its way [...]

Biden’s Reckless Syria Bombing Is Not The Diplomacy He Promised

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, Popular Resistance. -

The February 25 U.S. bombing of Syria immediately puts the policies of the newly-formed Biden administration into sharp relief. Why is this administration bombing the sovereign nation of Syria? [...]

Capitalism And Political Violence At Home And Abroad

By Robert Urie, Counterpunch. -

Question: why do both conservative and liberal governments in the U.S. install right-wing governments abroad if ‘the U.S.’ opposes right-wing political violence? While right and left politics may [...]

Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

By Caitlin Johnstone. -

This latest Biden airstrike is being spun as “defensive” and “retaliatory” despite its targeting a nation the US invaded (Syria) in response to alleged attacks on US forces in another nation the [...]

Mumia Abu-Jamal Has COVID-19

By Dave Lindorff, This Can't Be Happening. -

Internationally known U.S. political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal has reported to friends and family on the outside that he has contracted Covid-19 in the Pennsylvania prison where he is [...]

Biden’s First Strike

By Adil Ahmad Haque, Just Security. -

The United States carried out airstrikes in Syria early Friday morning, killing several people and destroying several buildings. The Pentagon says that the airstrikes were a response to a rocket [...]

‘Enough Is Enough’, Says Julian Assange’s Father

By Kerry Smith, Green Left. -

John Shipton has started an eight-city speaking tour — the Home Run 4 Julian tour — in defence of his son Julian Assange who is still languishing in Belmarsh Prison. The protest tour was [...]

Ecuador’s Elections Are Being Undermined By Foreign And Domestic Interference

By Mohamed Elmaazi, Sputnik News. -

Before the votes were fully counted in Ecuador's latest elections, one candidate received a phone call from the US embassy assuring him that he would be in the second round. Fidel Narvaez, a [...]

Dr. Osterholm’s Warning: COVID Hurricane On The Horizon

By Vincent Emanuele, Counterpunch. -

Twelve months ago, Dr. Michael Osterholm was interviewed on the Joe Rogan Program. At the time, he warned that anywhere from 400,000 to 1.5 million Americans would die of COVID and that the [...]

Atlantic Ocean Current At Weakest State In ‘Over A Millennium’

By Daisy Dunne, The Independent. -

The Atlantic Ocean current that plays a major role in the world’s weather is at its weakest state in “over a millennium”, researchers have found. The research combines various lines of [...]

Privacy, Immigrant Rights Groups Slam Biden’s ‘Smart Wall’

By Chris Mills Rodrigo, The Hill. -

A coalition of privacy and immigrant rights groups are pushing back on the Biden administration’s proposal to deploy a “smart” wall on the southern border. In a statement released Thursday, [...]

Your Privileges Are Not Universal

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

Stencilled in red on the walls of Santiago, Chile is a statement of fact: ‘your privileges are not universal’ (tus privilegios no son universales). This is a factual declaration because the [...]

What Future For Farmworker Families In The United States?

By David Bacon, Oakland Institute. -

Oakland, CA — As the Biden administration begins dismantling Trump's anti-immigrant legacy and contemplates reforms to US immigration policy, it will have to take the crucial decision of whether [...]