Democrats Cover Up Links Between Fascist Police ‘Trainers’

By Jacob Crosse, World Socialist Web Site. -

The World Socialist Web Site has uncovered evidence that police departments across the United States have paid thousands of dollars for “training” by a fascistic private military contractor, [...]

Vietnam Veterans Descended On The Capitol 50 Years Ago This Week

By Chris Lombardi, Waging Nonviolence. -

On Sunday, CBS News’ “60 Minutes” profiled the Oath Keepers, a white-supremacist veterans’ group founded when President Barack Obama assumed office. The program traced the group’s history from [...]

The Capitol Raid And Pandemic Can Help Us Empathize With Venezuelans

By Leonardo Flores, Popular Resistance. -

The January 6th raid on the Capitol and the pandemic that has upended the lives of every American seemingly have nothing to do with Venezuela. But the effects they had on U.S. political and [...]

The Failure Of Trump’s ‘Coup’: A Victory For The US Empire

By Stansfield Smith, Popular Resistance. -

The Democrats’ second trial of Trump ends like the first: the outcome known in advance, the entire process designed to sell to the anti-Trump masses that the Democrats were leading some [...]

Impeachment Theater

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

The impeachment circus has mercifully come to an end. The public have endured rank hypocrisy and a cynical show meant to give both parties cover for their wrong doing. The Republicans defended [...]

How A US-Backed Coup In Serbia Inspired The DC Insurrection

By Dan Cohen, Mintpress News. -

As the Capitol insurrection on January 6 descended into a frenzy of mob violence, a far-right paramilitary group known as the Oath Keepers marched through the sea of rioters and protesters, up [...]

The ‘Insurrection’ And Its Discontents: ‘American Exceptionalism’ Revisited

By Ramzy Baroud, Counterpunch. -

History is being written in the United States today. Even the most pessimistic about the prospects of American democracy have rarely ventured out this far while offering a bleak analysis of [...]

Proud Boys Leader Was ‘Prolific’ Informer For Law Enforcement

By Aram Roston, Reuters. -

Washington, DC - Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys extremist group, has a past as an informer for federal and local law enforcement, repeatedly working undercover for investigators [...]

The Trump-Biden Transition In The Wake Of The Capitol Building Riot

By Roger D. Harris, Popular Resistance. -

The Capitol building riot of January 6 marked the messiest transition in recent history of ruling class power from one chief executive of the capitalist world to the next. If that history is any [...]

Capitol Riot Exploited To Expand The National Security State

The US national security state failed to prevent the pro-Trump mob attack on the Capitol. Yet instead of accountability, US intelligence officials are being emboldened via increased [...]

DOJ Now Says There Was No Plot To Kill Elected Officials

By Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

The U.S. Justice Department has reversed an earlier assertion in court by prosecutors that protestors who broke into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 had plans to  “capture and assassinate elected [...]

Enabling A Fascist Putsch And Empowering A Big Lie

By Werner Lange, Hampton Think. -

January 6, like December 7 eighty years earlier, will forever live in history as a day of infamy. Yet unlike the foreign military attack on the US base in Pearl Harbor in 1941, the domestic [...]

The Capitol Was Stormed Long Ago

By Shane Burley, Protean Magazine. -

There are key flashpoints that define the Trump years. The escalator speech. The “total and complete shutdown.” Charlottesville. But these were not qualitatively dissimilar from the bulk of his [...]

Right-Wing Blames US Capitol Riot On Notorious Instigator

By Max Blumenthal, The Grayzone. -

The most dramatic footage to emerge from the far-right storming of the US Capitol on January 6 depicted the lethal shooting of Ashli Babbit, a pro-Trump activist and military veteran, by a [...]

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 [...]

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