The United States of America as a Sacrifice Zone / by Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

“Fight Poverty Not the Poor.” (Photo: Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Despite the encouraging policy-making that hit the headlines this summer, America remains a significant sacrifice zone with economic policies that justify their painful impact on the poor and marginalized as necessary for the greater good. In the American ethos, sacrifice is often hailed asContinue reading “The United States of America as a Sacrifice Zone / by Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis”

Student Loan Debt Is an American Malignancy Born of Ronald Reagan / by Thom Hartmann

Former President Ronald Reagan addressing the audience at the White House News Photographers Association dinner on May 18, 1983. (Photo: Bettmann/Contributor/via Getty images) Originally published in Common Dreams, https://www.commondreams.org/ Forgiving student debt is not a slap at anybody; it’s righting a moral wrong inflicted on millions by Reagan and his morbidly rich Republican buddies. PresidentContinue reading “Student Loan Debt Is an American Malignancy Born of Ronald Reagan / by Thom Hartmann”

Opinion: To Win a Political Revolution, We Need a New Mass Organization / by Jeremy Gong and Nick French

Since Bernie Sanders’s defeat in 2020 and the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the US left has been largely disorganized. The time is ripe for Bernie and the Squad to create a new mass organization to confront today’s crises. It’s hard for leftists in the United States to find much to celebrate these days. AfterContinue reading “Opinion: To Win a Political Revolution, We Need a New Mass Organization / by Jeremy Gong and Nick French”

Xi warns Biden against interference in Taiwan / by Morning Star

U.S. President Joe Biden in Washington, Nov. 6, 2021, and China’s President Xi Jinping in Brasília, Brazil, Nov. 13, 2019. CHINESE President Xi Jinping has warned his US counterpart Joe Biden against meddling in Beijing’s dealings with Taiwan, amid rising tensions over a potential visit to the breakaway island by House of Representatives Speaker NancyContinue reading “Xi warns Biden against interference in Taiwan / by Morning Star”

Opinion: The Time Is Now for a People-Powered Backlash / by Bill McKibben

Hundreds of young climate activists rally in Lafayette Square on the north side of the White House to demand that U.S. President Joe Biden work to make the Green New Deal into law on June 28, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) The Supreme Court’s decisions are insanely unpopular; we have toContinue reading “Opinion: The Time Is Now for a People-Powered Backlash / by Bill McKibben”

The United States contests the Chinese Belt and Road with a private corporation / by Vijay Prashad

Joe Biden at the G7 Summit. At the G7 Summit in Germany, on June 26, 2022, US President Joe Biden made a pledge to raise $200 billion within the United States for global infrastructure spending. It was made clear that this new G7 project—the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII)—was intended to counter the Chinese BeltContinue reading “The United States contests the Chinese Belt and Road with a private corporation / by Vijay Prashad”

Sunset of the AFL-CIO? / by Chris Townsend

AFL-CIO Headquarters, Washington, DC, 3014. Matt Popovich | Flickr The 29th Constitutional Convention of the American Federation of Labor – Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 12, 2022 delayed by one year owing to pandemic conditions. There was little fanfare, and little advance publicity apparently. Even ordinarily sympathetic observers of AFL-CIO Conventions haveContinue reading “Sunset of the AFL-CIO? / by Chris Townsend”

‘Not a Justification but a Provocation’: Chomsky on the Root Causes of the Russia Ukraine War / by Ramzy Baroud

Photograph Source: Cityswift – CC BY 2.0 One of the reasons that Russian media has been completely blocked in the West, along with the unprecedented control and censorship over the Ukraine war narrative, is the fact that western governments simply do not want their public to know that the world is vastly changing. Ignorance might beContinue reading “‘Not a Justification but a Provocation’: Chomsky on the Root Causes of the Russia Ukraine War / by Ramzy Baroud”

Opinion: Is US dangling another carrot to attack China?: Global Times editorial / by Global Times

US President Joe Biden (left) and French President Emmanuel Macron attend the G7 Summit on June 27, 2022 at Elmau Castle, southern Germany.Photo: AFP A corner of US’ “toughest playbook on how to tackle China” was unveiled. During the G7 summit on Sunday, US President Joe Biden said: “Collectively, we aim to mobilize nearly $600Continue reading “Opinion: Is US dangling another carrot to attack China?: Global Times editorial / by Global Times”

Joe Biden’s saber-rattling threatens World War III—with China and Russia / by Dee Knight

Image credit: globaltimes.cn Fits long pattern of war-mongering and provocations that are a feature of the American Century When U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about war and peace, we have to listen carefully whether we like it or not. Regarding Taiwan, when asked in Tokyo on May 23 if he was “willing to get involvedContinue reading “Joe Biden’s saber-rattling threatens World War III—with China and Russia / by Dee Knight”