On Bush’s Freudian Confession / by Caitlin A. Johnstone

Oh my God. It happened. I can’t believe it really happened. During a speech in Dallas at Southern Methodist University’s George W Bush Presidential Center on Wednesday, the man himself, George W Bush, did the best thing ever. I am pretty sure it is the single best thing that has ever happened. I do not believeContinue reading “On Bush’s Freudian Confession / by Caitlin A. Johnstone”

$40 Billion more the Ukraine war: a wakeup call for those who still believe in lesser-evilism / by Ryan Costello

U.S. Administration to deliver military aid to Ukraine, 2019. (Photo: Petition) The U.S. House of Representatives just approved another massive military “aid” package for the Ukraine War. The Biden administration had initially requested $33 billion in new money for the war, but leaders of both parties in Congress, eager to support the war, quickly saidContinue reading “$40 Billion more the Ukraine war: a wakeup call for those who still believe in lesser-evilism / by Ryan Costello”

A Massive Expansion in Public Rental Homes Could Literally Pay for Itself / by Alex Hemingway

British Columbia could massively increase public investment in below-market rental housing. (Nathan Shurr / Unsplash) Public investment in below-market rental housing could leverage private-sector development to secure housing for all. This idea is being floated to address British Columbia’s housing crisis — and should be taken up everywhere. In the face of a mounting housingContinue reading “A Massive Expansion in Public Rental Homes Could Literally Pay for Itself / by Alex Hemingway”

In a world of great disorder and extravagant lies, we look for compassion / by Vijay Prashad

Francisca Lita Sáez (Spain), An Unequal Fight, 2020. Greetings from the desk of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. These are deeply upsetting times. The COVID-19 global pandemic had the potential to bring people together, to strengthen global institutions such as the World Health Organisation (WHO), and to galvanise new faith in public action. Our vast socialContinue reading “In a world of great disorder and extravagant lies, we look for compassion / by Vijay Prashad”

We Failed to Protect Abortion Rights. We Need a Labor-Based Strategy / by Lillian Cicerchia

A crowd gathers outside the Supreme Court to protest against the overturning of Roe v. Wade. (Kent Nishimura / Getty Images) Despite majority support for abortion rights, we failed to build a majority coalition to defend reproductive freedom. We should honestly assess our failures — and then build a movement that ties together labor, feminists, andContinue reading “We Failed to Protect Abortion Rights. We Need a Labor-Based Strategy / by Lillian Cicerchia”

Taking Aim at Ukraine: How John Mearsheimer and Stephen Cohen Challenged the Dominant Narrative / by Michael Welton

Photograph Source: Chatham House – CC BY 2.0 Interfering in another state is tricky business Interfering in another state is tricky business – so says the gutsy University of Chicago international relations scholar John Mearsheimer (The great delusion: liberal dreams and international realities [2018]. It is tricky – and dangerous – and the exceptional nation, theContinue reading “Taking Aim at Ukraine: How John Mearsheimer and Stephen Cohen Challenged the Dominant Narrative / by Michael Welton”

Posting May Day – The Story of International Workers’ Day Through Trade Union Posters / by Lorna Miller

Posting May Day | MR Online May Day is known throughout the world as International Workers’ Day. It is celebrated in over one hundred countries to highlight workers’ struggles and triumphs. Though the movement celebrating May Day originated in the United States, it is not a recognized holiday there. May Day commemorates the mass protestsContinue reading “Posting May Day – The Story of International Workers’ Day Through Trade Union Posters / by Lorna Miller”

Zelenskymania and Switzerland’s ruined image / by by Guy Mettan

While negotiations seem to be progressing and the first contours of a possible solution in Ukraine are emerging (neutrality and partial demilitarisation of the country, handover of the Donbass and Crimea), the background to the conflict is beginning to be better understood. However, a quick ceasefire is not to be expected: the Americans and theContinue reading “Zelenskymania and Switzerland’s ruined image / by by Guy Mettan”

Blaming workers, hiding profits in primetime inflation coverage / by Ines Santos and Luca GoldMansour

An NBC Nightly News segment (11/12/21) on the “Inflation Crisis” stressed the role of labor shortages. Rising prices directly impact virtually the entire population, so it’s not surprising that there has been a constant drumbeat of reports in the corporate media laying out the factors contributing to inflation as well as its economic and political consequences.Continue reading “Blaming workers, hiding profits in primetime inflation coverage / by Ines Santos and Luca GoldMansour”

Record heat waves sweeping both Poles of Earth, climate scientists warn of danger / by Sandipan Talukdar

NewsClick (@newsclickin) | Twitter Earth’s ice caps are simmering in a bad spell of heat, with temperatures reaching unprecedented extremes in both the poles. Currently, some parts of Antarctica have been reported to witness swelling in temperature that is over 70 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) warmer than the usual average. Similarly, in the north, areas ofContinue reading “Record heat waves sweeping both Poles of Earth, climate scientists warn of danger / by Sandipan Talukdar”