After 300 Years, It’s Time To End Capitalism, Not Reform It

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

The United States is facing multiple crises with no signs of improvement on the horizon - a deep recession, high unemployment, millions of people soon to be displaced from their homes, a failed healthcare system in the midst of a pandemic, the [...]

Memorials, Protests On The 6th Anniversary Of Michael Brown’s Death

By Bryce Gray and Rachel Rice, St. Louis Post-Dispatch. -

People gathered in a Ferguson street Sunday to mark the sixth anniversary of the shooting death of local teenager Michael Brown by a police officer — an event that not only resonated throughout the community but came to ignite a national [...]

The ‘Wall of Vets’ Continues Long Legacy Of Veteran Activism 

By Brian Trautman,  Peace Voice. -

Military veterans have long been resisting war, promoting positive peace, and defending human and civil rights against state violence and other forms of oppression. They have made significant contributions to the antiwar and peace and justice [...]

Major New Study Calls For A Ban On Facial Recognition In Schools

By Fight for the Future. -

A new study from the University of Michigan on the use of facial recognition in schools is recommending that lawmakers and school administrators ban the use of this technology in educational settings. The researchers behind the study write that [...]

How Socialists Won Our Democratic Rights

By Adam J. Sacks, Tribune Magazine. -

The myth of modern democracy is that it was handed down from on-high. In fact, the ruling class resisted extending the franchise at every turn – and it was socialists who fought them for the right to vote. Since the advent of the modern state, [...]

Chris Hedges: The United State’s Death March

By Chris Hedges, SheerPost.com. -

The terminal decline of the United States will not be solved by elections. The political rot and depravity will continue to eat away at the soul of the nation, spawning what anthropologists call crisis cults — movements led by demagogues that [...]

US Crimes Against Humanity At Home And Abroad

By Bill Hackwell and Alicia Jrapko, Resumen English. -

The US crimes against humanity did not begin or end with the dropping of the nuclear bombs on Japan. As militant civil rights leader Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown) pointed out years ago, “Violence is as American as cherry pie.” [...]

The Neoliberal Virus

By Ben Debney, Counterpunch. -

Neoliberalism can be characterized, amongst other things, by a doctrinaire preoccupation with market deregulation and accompanying mythology, with all the supporting evidence of children’s fairy tales, that market mechanisms left to themselves [...]

Lebanese Protesters Occupy Government Buildings As Army Uses Live Ammunition

By Menas Solidarity Network. -

Massive demonstrations rippled through Beirut on 8 August as protesters took to the streets calling for revenge on the politicians who bear collective responsibility for the huge explosion at the port on 4 August. Protesters stormed the Ministry [...]

‘Execute Them’: Lebanon Protesters Demand Revenge After Blast

By Agence France Presse. -

Mock gallows nooses tied to brooms: Lebanese protesters on Saturday clamored for bloody revenge against a leadership they blame for the massive blast that engulfed their capital. "There is hatred and there is blood between us and our [...]

Trump’s Executive Orders Are Public Relations Stunts

By Jack Rasmus, Predicting the Global Economic Crisis. -

Trump, Meadows, Mnuchin and McConnell cleverly set up and sucked in Pelosi and Shumer into negotiations last week, never planning to conclude a deal by Friday, in the process getting them to reveal their priority demands and securing from them [...]

Can Cities Go Zero-waste?

By Olivia Sullivan, The Revelator. -

In 2003 the small Japanese town of Kamikatsu set an ambitious zero-waste declaration, aiming to be 100% waste-free by 2020. The goal was to produce no trash, meaning everything from food packaging to unwanted clothing to yesterday’s newspaper [...]

Era Of US Domination Of Latin America Coming To An End

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

Despite its failings at home, the United States intervenes in countries across multiple continents seeking to control their governments and resources. This week, we look at the US' latest efforts in Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Bolivia to [...]

National Uprising Exposes Divisions In The Ruling Class…

By Ari Saffran and John Peterson, Socialist Revolution. -

For weeks on end, the George Floyd protests against racism and police violence shook America. Support for the movement overflowed all demographic boundaries as an estimated 10% of all American adults—some 25 million people—participated in at [...]

Neoliberal Centrists And The American Left

By Rob Urie, Counterpunch. -

The rapid end to the electoral fortunes of the Anglo-American left in 2020 was engineered by radical centrists for the benefit of capital. What was banished, in addition to vibrant and informed opposition to an atrophied political class, was the [...]