Massive Protests In Beirut Over Rapidly Declining Living Conditions

By People's Dispatch. -

Scores of ordinary Lebanese citizens participated in a massive protest demonstration in the Lebanese capital, Beirut on Sunday, March 28, 2021 to express their disapproval and anger over the [...]

Saving Ourselves: Autonomous Disaster Relief In Texas

By It's Going Down. -

On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with participants in autonomous groups across Texas, including Cooperation Denton, Stop the Sweeps in Austin, Mutual Aid Houston, Houston [...]

‘Disintegration’ Of Political System Helps Explain Rising Censorship

By Mohamed Elmaazi, Sputnik News. -

Increased social media and tech censorship must be understood in the wider context of the establishment desperately seeking to hold on to what used to be called "the vital centre", a US-based [...]

We Who Believe In Freedom Cannot Rest Until It Comes

By Anoa Changa, Scalawag Magazine. -

As winter storms rocked Texas and others across the South last week, Southern organizers waited for no one to do what they do best: stepping up to make it happen. Volunteers signed up to [...]

If It Were A Narco Lab, It Would Be Working

By John Perry, London Review of Books. -

On the day he was inaugurated, Joe Biden halted the construction of Trump’s Mexican border wall. A few days earlier, 1500 miles to the south, a new ‘caravan’ of at least eight thousand Honduran [...]

What Ever Happened To Class Struggle?

By Bruce Gagnon, Space for Peace. -

As the fight amongst the oligarchs heats up over Trump's 2nd impeachment, one must wonder what ever happened to the days when the poor and the working class were clear-eyed enough to see their [...]

The Decline And Fall Of The American Empire

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

In 2004, journalist Ron Susskind quoted a Bush White House advisor, reportedly Karl Rove, as boasting, “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.” He dismissed Susskind’s [...]

While America Was Sleeping

By Alfred McCoy, Tom Dispatch. -

After four years of Donald Trump’s fitful tenure, America is awakening from a long, troubled sleep to discover, like the fictional character Rip Van Winkle, that the world it once knew has [...]

What Happens January 6th, 20th And After?

By Jack Rasmus, Z Net. -

This past week’s events are a harbinger of worse to come on January 6th and 20th. Contrary to Democrat Party leaders, the political crisis will not end on January 6, 2021 when Congress confirms [...]

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 [...]

2020 Exposed The Myth Of American “Security”

By Sarah Lazare, In These Times. -

If there’s one cen­tral les­son to take from 2020, it’s that the coun­try with the most well-fund­ed ​“secu­ri­ty state” in the world is also one of the least secure places on Earth. Fac­ing [...]

What We Have Here Is A Failure To Negotiate

By Richard Moser, Counterpunch. -

The first and worst failure to do a damn thing for the working class was the multi-trillion-dollar corporate bailout of the CARES Act. If you walk into the first bargaining session with the [...]

Chris Hedges: The Politics Of Cultural Despair

By Chris Hedges, ScheerPost.com. -

The physical and moral decay of the United States and the malaise it has spawned have predictable results. We have seen in varying forms the consequences of social and political collapse during [...]

Coronavirus As An Opportunity

By Jan Oberg, Transcend Media. -

The lack of connections between the dots of the Corona and security – human security in particular – would be another example. The present author would see the handling of the Corona pandemic as [...]

Beirut Goes Up In Smoke

By Andre Vltchek, Popular Resistance. -

To see Beirut and its port area with a huge mushroom cloud hanging above is a truly surreal sight. But what is not surreal in battered Lebanese capital? A big part of the downtown looks [...]

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