Corporate Democrats ‘Passing the Torch’ / by Norman Solomon

U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries in 2020. (Brookings Institution, Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Originally published in  Common Dreams Congressman Hakeem Jeffries is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, but Norman Solomon says that affiliation for the man tapped Wednesday to take over as leader of House Democrats should not be taken at face value. Images ofContinue reading “Corporate Democrats ‘Passing the Torch’ / by Norman Solomon”

Commentary: When a Country That’s Orchestrated Many Coups Has One of Its Own / by Amy Goodman and Dennis Moynihan

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Brent Stirton/Getty Images) Originally published in Common Dreams, July 16, 2022 The United States has a long history of organizing, funding, arming and actively perpetrating coups against democratically elected governments. “AllContinue reading “Commentary: When a Country That’s Orchestrated Many Coups Has One of Its Own / by Amy Goodman and Dennis Moynihan”

Commentary: On the suffering of the masses for capitalist and imperialist gains / by Raina Overskride

Photo credit: Courtesy CPUSA “Standing up for our values is not without cost” The last couple of months have brought clarity to many within the masses, when it comes to the oppressive nature of capitalism and the lengths the ruling class will go to achieve its goals regardless of the suffering that is created inContinue reading “Commentary: On the suffering of the masses for capitalist and imperialist gains / by Raina Overskride”

The capitalist solution to ‘save’ the planet: make it an asset class & sell it / by Lynn Fries

John Bellamy Foster explains the ‘solution’ master-minded by global finance to resolve the imminent environmental crisis: create a multi-quadrillion dollars’ worth of assets on the back of everything nature does and expropriate it from the global commons to make a profit. Worse still: it is already happening. LYNN FRIES: Hello and welcome. I’m Lynn FriesContinue reading “The capitalist solution to ‘save’ the planet: make it an asset class & sell it / by Lynn Fries”

Commentary: On transphobia / by Miranda Lynch

Recently, right-wing and liberal media have been attacking trans people in increasingly vicious ways. How can we analyse this from a left-wing viewpoint?      In 1919 Lenin said the following in a speech on anti-Semitism: “The hate of the workers and peasants, the landowners and capitalists tried to divert against the Jews. In other countries,Continue reading “Commentary: On transphobia / by Miranda Lynch”

Berlin – Munich – Kyiv: Berlin Bulletin, No. 202 / by Victor Grossman,

The tide of public opinion in Germany is as overpowering–and changeable–as elsewhere: “Stop the Russian invasion!“–“Defend Ukraine!”–“Send money”–“More, bigger, further–reaching weapons!”–“Defeat Russia!” Sustaining this tide is an all–encompassing media campaign. No politician is exempt; even President Frank–Walter Steinmeier and ex–Chancellor Angela Merkel are pressured to make excuses for long–past efforts to achieve detente and decreaseContinue reading “Berlin – Munich – Kyiv: Berlin Bulletin, No. 202 / by Victor Grossman,”

Commentary: “We are not done”: Policy, protections, and the people’s struggle for Pride / by Aimee Rickman

The rainbow flag waving in the wind at San Francisco’s Castro District | Photo: Benson Kua, Wikimedia Commons June is Pride Month. It is a time to celebrate. It’s also a time to remember the struggle for equal rights, a history we are continually encouraged to forsake, fragment, and forget. Far-reaching state laws criminalize teachersContinue reading “Commentary: “We are not done”: Policy, protections, and the people’s struggle for Pride / by Aimee Rickman”

Mapping U.S. Imperialism / by The Mapping Project

The greatest threat looming over our planet, the hegemonistic pretentions of the American Empire are placing at risk the very survival of the human species. We continue to warn you about this danger, and we appeal to the people of the United States and the world to halt this threat, which is like a swordContinue reading “Mapping U.S. Imperialism / by The Mapping Project”

Commentary – Culture and existence: the message from Silger / by Saroj Giri

A mandi woman in Adivasi day. (Photo: Biplob Rahman / Wikimedia Commons) On May 17, 2021 three unarmed adivasi (aboriginal) protesters were killed by Indian police near the village of Silger, in the central Indian forests in the State of Chhattisgarh. They were protesting the building of a fortified camp by the Central Reserve PoliceContinue reading “Commentary – Culture and existence: the message from Silger / by Saroj Giri”