The Empty Radicalism Of The Climate Apocalypse

By Ted Nordhaus, Issues.org. -

At a moment when advocates make a range of demands that are simultaneously vague and controversial, from ending capitalism and economic growth to rejecting materialism and consumption to [...]

You Can Handle The Truth

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

Sometimes the truth is painful to hear, but if we don't know what is going on or what we are up against, it's impossible to change it. We speak with political comedian Lee Camp about how he began [...]

After Rahm’s Destruction, Can Chicago Creative A Cooperative Economy?

By Matt Stannard, Occupy.com -

When Rahm Emanuel announced last month that he would not seek a third term as mayor of Chicago, he broke no hearts among people opposed to neoliberal privatization and the power of finance [...]

Democratic Socialism And Political Power

By Rob Urie, Counterpunch.org -

Occasionally a phrase supports a wide range of political posturing while bearing little determinable relationship to actionable politics. ‘Income inequality’ is one of these phrases. Few using it [...]

“Get up” – Sahra Wagenknecht In An Interview About Her Collection Movement

By Fabienne Rzitki, Web.de -

A movement can not compete in elections in Germany. But when we get strong, we can build up so much pressure that the parties open their lists for fellow campaigners. However, our primary concern [...]

A New Model For Progressive Politics In The Heart Of Deindustrialization

By Bruce Vail, Inthesetimes.com -

It’s startling when your hometown is labeled the worst city in the United States for African Americans. That’s what happened in Peoria in late 2016 when a survey by the online publication 24/7 [...]

National Consensus For Progressive Transformational Change Grows

By Jim Naureckas, Fair.org -

The Pew Research Center (3/1/18) recently released a survey on political attitudes by generation. “America is politically sorted by generations in a way it never has before,” was the takeaway [...]

The Complex Political Realities In Venezuela

By Lucas Koerner, Venezuelanalysis.com -

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans could be seen marching down Caracas’ principal Urdaneta Avenue under the sweltering Caribbean sun. No, this was not a protest against the government, which we are [...]

Corpses Of Souls

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

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, [...]

Open Letter To American People From Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales

By Staff, taskforceamericas.org -

For the past century, the owners of the fruit companies called our country “Banana Republic” and characterized our politicians as “cheaper than a mule” (as in the infamous Rolston letter). [...]

The Counter-Revolution

By Adrian Kuzminski, counterpunch.org -

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 [...]

Latin America: The Pendulum Swings To The Right

By James Petras, informationclearinghouse.info -

The right wing regimes are driven by intent to implement structural changes: they look to reordering the nature of the state, economic and social relations and international political and [...]

Weedkiller Vote Poisons European Politics

By Simon Marks and Giulia Paravicini, politico.eu -

By Simon Marks and Giulia Paravicini for Politico - An EU vote approving the use of a controversial weedkiller for another five years triggered an immediate backlash from Paris and Rome, and is [...]

Venezuela’s Fragile Revolution: From Chávez To Maduro

By Steve Ellner, www.theindigenousamericans.com -

By Steve Ellner for Venezuela Analysis - The Venezuelan experience of nearly two decades of radicalization, extreme social and political polarization, and right-wing insurgence offers valuable [...]

Can The Politicians Heed The Lessons Of Hurricane Harvey?

By Ralph Nader, www.blog.nader.org -

By Ralph Nader of The Nader Page - Hovering Hurricane Harvey, loaded and reloading with trillions of gallons of water raining down on the greater Houston region—ironically the hub of the [...]