You Don’t Need A Telescope To Find A ‘Shithole Country’

By Chris Hedges, -

I covered the war in El Salvador for five years. It was a peasant uprising by the dispossessed against the 14 ruling families and the handful of American corporations that ran El Salvador as if [...]

Corpses Of Souls

By Chris Hedges, -

Walker Percy in his 1971 dystopian novel “Love in the Ruins” paints a picture of a morally degenerate America consumed by hedonism, wallowing in ignorance, led by kleptocrats and fools, [...]

New Gilded Age: First Time Arrogance, Second Time Vengeance

By David Rosen, -

In his 1852 essay, “The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte,” Marx recalls a saying from Hegel, “that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice.”  Marx adds, “He [...]

Will USian PseudoLeft Evolve True Revolutionary Consciousness?

By Loren Bliss, -

Exemplifying how Capitalism's momentum invariably thrusts it toward fascism, Mainstream Media was headed in that direction even under the independent ownership that characterized most USian [...]

Understanding Coates-West Conflict Clarifies Many Issues

By Robin D. G. Kelley, -

When the emails started coming in, I ignored them. By day’s end, my voicemail and email inboxes were filling up with links to the Guardian, followed by links to Facebook pages and blogposts [...]

The Counter-Revolution

By Adrian Kuzminski, -

The polarization of our country isn’t between left and right, liberal and conservative, Democrat and Republican. It’s between richer and poorer, elitists and proletarians, over-educated and [...]

Utilizing Indigenous Thought To Cope In The Age Of Trump

By Four Arrows, -

By Four Arrows for Truthout - November 9, 2016, was a typical North Dakota wintry day and the cold wind bit into me. Unlike the group of fellow Veterans for Peace I was with, who had come from [...]

The FBI Targets Black “Ideology”

By Glen Ford, -

By Glen Ford for Black Agenda Report - The FBI has apparently chosen a new heading under which to lump Black Americans targeted for political persecution: “Black Identity Extremists.” There’s a [...]

Faces Of Pain, Faces Of Hope

By Chris Hedges, -

By Chris Hedges for Truth Dig - ANDERSON, Ind.—It was close to midnight, and I was sitting at a small campfire with Sybilla and Josh Medlin in back of an old warehouse in an impoverished section [...]

The Silencing Of Dissent

By Chris Hedges, -

By Chris Hedges for Truth Dig - The ruling elites, who grasp that the reigning ideology of global corporate capitalism and imperial expansion no longer has moral or intellectual credibility, have [...]

Eve Of Destruction…Or Revolution?

By Ron Jacobs, -

By Ron Jacobs for Counter Punch - “In order to replace capitalism with an ecological society we need a revolution.” That modest sentence is how Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams, the authors of [...]

The Last Liberal

By Zoltan Zigedy, -

By Zoltan Zigedy for ZZ's Blog - The year 1989 marked the death of the independent journalist, Isidor Feinstein (I.F.) Stone, the last twentieth century US liberal. Liberalism in the last century [...]

Beware The Politics Of Fear And ‘Non-Ideological’ Saviors

By Slavoj Zizek, -

By Slavoj Zizek for Independent - Recall how, in the last elections in France, every leftist scepticism about Macron was immediately denounced as a support for Marine le Pen. And look at the [...]

Love, Western Nihilism And Revolutionary Optimism

By Andre Vltchek, -

By Andre Vltchek for Investigation Action - How dreadfully depressing life has become in almost all of the Western cities! How awful and sad. It is not that these cities are not rich; they are. [...]

The Praetorian Bodyguards (Of The Empire’s Liars)

By Greg Maybury, -

By Greg Maybury for Pox Amerikana - The soul of wit may become the body of untruth. However elegant and memorable, brevity can never, in the nature of things, do justice to all the facts of a [...]

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