Creeping Toward Tyranny

By Chris Hedges, -

The destruction of the rule of law, an action essential to establishing an authoritarian or totalitarian state, began long before the arrival of the Trump administration. The George W. Bush [...]

The Case For Delegitimizing The Police

By William C. Anderson, -

The institution of policing doesn’t deserve the unquestioned authority and purpose people give it in the United States. Fraud, corruption, and violence are too common for the institution and the [...]

How Corporate Power Killed Democracy

By Richard Moser, -

By Richard Moser for Counter Punch - The rise of Corporate Power was the fall of democracy. Over the long haul, US politics has revolved around a deep tension between democracy and an [...]

Roger Taney Statue Removed From State House Overnight

By Pamela Wood and Erin Cox, -

By Pamela Wood and Erin Cox for The Baltimore Sun - Under the cover of night, a work crew removed the statue of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, taking down the author of the [...]

Political Myth-Making And State Legitimacy

By Gerald Sussman, -

By Gerald Sussman for Counter Punch - First off, it is quite evident that the United States, which for years has been losing internal state legitimacy, is in crisis. (It’s already lost external [...]

“What Does It Mean To Smash The State? This Is Our Great Challenge.”

By Staff, -

By Staff of Left East - A: People are speculating all over the world on what the exchange rate will be in the future. They are buying future contracts, and you as a producer are buying in that [...]

State Denies Lease Needed To Build Big Longview Coal Export Terminal

By Joel Connelly, -

By Joel Connelly for Seattle PI - The state of Washington will not allow its aquatic lands along the Columbia River to be used in a major coal export terminal, a decision announced late Tuesday [...]

A Nation Of Snitches

By Chris Hedges, -

A totalitarian state is only as strong as its informants. And the United States has a lot of them. They read our emails. They listen to, download and store our phone calls. They photograph us on [...]

Hedges On Bill C-51 & The Corporate State

By H.G. Watson, -

We can't talk about free citizens in the state where everyone has all of their electronic forms of communication not only monitored, but stored in perpetuity in government computers. It doesn't [...]

The Grand Strategy To Cast Off The Corporate State

By Carl Gibson, -

This is a strategic memorandum to all movement organizers, social justice organizations, and free citizens disgusted with a corporate state that has systematically extracted our wealth and [...]

Blazing The Terrorism Trail: The US War Industry

By CJ Werleman, -

In a recent op-ed, Noam Chomsky, who is often acclaimed as America’s greatest intellectual, wrote, “It's official: The US is the world's leading terrorist state, and proud of it." Chomsky [...]