Martin Luther King’s Revolutionary Dream Deferred

By Danny Sjursen, Truthdig archives. -

We kill the most beautiful among us—anyone, it seems, who reveals the nastier, brutish elements of American society and has the audacity to imagine, demand even, a better path: peace, unity and [...]

The Country Where Liberty Is A Statue

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

On 6 January, the world witnessed an interesting spectacle, an assortment of what appeared to be characters from fantasy television shows taking possession of the US Capitol, where the [...]

The Freedom Struggle Is A Labor Struggle, Then And Now

By Robin D. G. Kelley, Black Agenda Report. -

As we think, again, about the role of organized labor in the long Black freedom struggle, it is worth noting that in India at this very moment 250 million farmers, workers, students and allies [...]

America Condemns One Violent Mob While Celebrating Another

By Lee Camp, -

Most rational Americans have correctly criticized and denounced the violent insurrection in the Capitol last week. Those moments of attack by a racist, disgusting mob have not lacked for [...]

War Of The (Financial) Worlds

By Nomi Prins, Tom Dispatch. -

Sometimes things only make sense when seen through a magnifying lens. As it happens, I’m thinking about reality, the very American and global reality clearly repeating itself as 2021 [...]

People’s Movement Is Faced With A Serious Threat

By US Peace Council. -

The deep political and social contradictions of the U.S. capitalist system, which were becoming increasingly visible to the people during the past few decades, and had come to the surface with [...]

A New Book Analyzes The Impact Of COVID-19 On The US And China

By Danny Haiphong, Black Agenda Report. -

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed China and the United States on the opposite ends of human progress.  In the U.S., massive casualties of the pandemic have been coupled with the worst capitalist [...]

Polarization, Then A Crash: Michael Hudson On The Rentier Economy

By Lynn Fries, Global Political Economy. -

I'm delighted to have Michael Hudson join us today. He'll be discussing how under a neoliberal shift from industrial to finance capitalism, today's most pressing economic conflict is not simply [...]

Water Should Not Be Traded On Wall Street

By Avexnim Cojti, Cultural Survival. -

On December 8, 2020, several media sources reported that fresh water started to be traded on Wall Street as a commodity such as gold and wheat. This comes as water scarcity is increasing in [...]

‘We Demand Tomorrow’: Marxist Documentary On The Climate Crisis

By David Schwartzman, Popular Resistance. -

Kudos to Patreon for this brilliant production, well worth seeing, with its deep analysis of capitalism though I have some reservations to be noted below.  I particularly applaud the presentation [...]

Socialise Big Tech

By Thomas Hanna and Michael Brennan, Tribune Magazine. -

On Wednesday 9 December, the Federal Trade Commission and forty-eight states and territories sued Facebook for its illegal social networking monopoly after an extensive investigation. The [...]

The DC Political Monopoly Just Doesn’t Get It

By Richard D. Wolff, Counterpunch. -

The spectacle of political “leaders” disconnected from basic social realities survived Trump’s defeat. He and his GOP had shown little grasp of the two great crises of 2020: the crash of [...]

Lee Camp: Ads All Tell Us To Kill Our Future

By Lee Camp, -

It’s the holidays. It’s the buying season. You’re supposed to run out immediately and buy everything you can afford — and actually much more than you can afford — because you can dump everything [...]

Capitalism On A Ventilator

By Kollibri Terre Sonnenblume, Counterpunch. -

Asian countries have been far more successful than the US in responding to the COVID pandemic, but you’d never know that from the US media. Even most alternative media has been largely US- & [...]

There Is No Vaccine For Climate Catastrophe

By Nicholas Loubere, ROAR Magazine. -

The destruction wrought by COVID-19 represents an unprecedented crisis in recent history, yet it somehow feels eerily familiar. This is because the pandemic has mirrored many of the dynamics of [...]