As it should be. Imore.Com A violent riot has broken out at an iPhone factory in India over allegations of unpaid wages. Employees can be seen on video attacking a Wistron iPhone plant in Bengaluru, images show broken glass, overturned cars and fires being started. Update, December 14 […]
What this speaker in this video is describing sounds fairly accurate in the sense of merely recognizing prevailing trends. What’s going on now is a repeat of what happened in the Industrial Revolution with unprecedented technological expansion and the emergence of elites with unprecedented wealth, combined with the […]
The postwar West was a historically unique time of unprecedented economic expansion, technological development, and economic reforms that allowed the working class to live like an upper middle class. All of that is disappearing now, and we’re becoming “normal” societies once again with traditional levels of social stratification. […]
Duh? At least the public is getting an education about how the system really works.
The actual leadership (ownership) of the Republican Party (American ARENA/American Likudniks) is actually to the right of both New York liberal Trump and the know-nothing populist “basis.”
If we must have presidents, it should have been Tulsi. Although, interestingly, she’s too conservative for liberals, too liberal for conservatives, too moderate for radicals, and too radical for moderates.
Fracture, fracture, fracture…
The most dangerous form of rhetorical excess in US politics is not the standard hate rhetoric between Red/Blue tribal loyalists but the enmity that is directed toward two backwater but nuclear-armed provinces in global capitalism, Russia and China, and a nation that is actually under siege by the […]
This article combines some of the usual right-wing howlers (like the Democrats and Antifa being on the same team, or the mayors of New York and Seattle being anarchists) with some actual insights, like the relationship between big tech and the rising sectors of the capitalist class and […]
A pretty good assessment of the partisan/tribal “civil war” from Williamson, proving that even a neocon mouthpiece can be right twice a day. By Kevin Williamson, National Review In an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN, Bill Gates said he expects that there will be an ugly wave of […]
This article begins by asking a really dumb question. Maintaining the empire is the purpose of foreign policy. Joe is the new CEO of Imperialism, Inc. It’s like asking why the CEO of McDonald’s hasn’t converted the chain into vegan restaurants. By Blaise Malley, The American Conservative Joe […]
Remember Thomas Szasz’s warning about therapeutic totalitarianism? By Jenin Younes, American Institute for Economic Research Lest you were hopeful that some semblance of normal life will return in 2021, either due to the development of vaccines or the pandemic fizzling out on its own, the New York Times […]
One thing that most “radicals” in North America (other than tankies, Third Worldists, a few libertarians, and some far-rightists) do not understand is that there is only one system, i.e. the global capitalist-imperialist empire in which the American ruling class is the senior partner. Even a cursory look […]
This is hilarious. The best thing about Trump is that he is a chaos agent who has more or less left the Republican Party in shambles. Now we need a Democratic Trump.
Excellent. Now if we could only have a Democratic civil war.
By C.J. Ciaramella, Reason Chicago police burst into the apartment of an innocent woman based on a faulty tip and handcuffed her while she was naked, forcing her to stand in full view of male officers as they searched her home, newly revealed body camera footage shows. Local […]
By James Lindsay, New Discourses I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked why it is that the Woke won’t seem to have a debate or discussion about their views, and I’ve been meaning to write something about it for ages, probably a year at this […]
Hardly surprising. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss whether Edward Snowden should be pardoned by President Trump. They also weigh in on John Brennan and James Clappers’ opinions on the issue.
The new Asshole-in-Chief is already prepping for the job. He’s not going to let Trump upstage him in dickishness.
Believe it or not, I’ve actually seen left-anarchists rushing to defend Dr. Jill on this one because apparently nothing is more anarchist than fealty to the queen. Maybe it means the anarcho-left now recognizes anarcho-monarchism as a legitimate form of anarchism.
I don’t care the first thing about this issue, but apparently, it’s causing a lot of drama among the leftoids. I’ve seen prominent left-anarchists attacking Dore for being mean to AOC. Krystal Ball weighs in on the debate over Jimmy Dore’s statements on how to force a vote […]
Once again, if Trump manages to take down MSNBC, CNN, FOX, the GOP, the neocons, and the Christian Zionists down in flames with him, he really will have accomplished something. Team Rising discusses concerns at CNN and MSNBC about the future of their networks in a post-Trump news […]
If Trump manages to paralyze the GOP by turning it into a pro wrestling franchise like the WWE or WCW he really will be performing a “service to his nation.” Team Rising reacts to Donald Trump’s tentative 2024 plans and the acknowledgement from top Republicans that Joe Biden […]
A quarter of a billion people engaged in direct action. The main problem with this action so far is that the demands of the strikers amount to little more than pittances and handouts. They should be demanding the keys to the kingdom.
The daily “let them eat cake” report. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss the latest stimulus negotiations, a reported wave of evictions threatening black and latino residents, and Tuesday’s cancelled house vote.
By Matthew Crawford, Unherd The HBO series Succession depicts the dynastic dramas of a family-controlled media company, headed by patriarch Logan Roy in a spirit of vigorous tyranny. This clan is ultra-rich and totally amoral. One of the sons, the dissolute and aptly named Roman (played by Kieran […]
I generally favor abortion rights and oppose capital punishment, both of which are positions I hold on anti-statist grounds, but this is funny as hell. Babylon Bee U.S.—According to ultrasound technicians around the country, unborn babies are disguising themselves as death row inmates so that liberals will defend […]
By Morgan Gibson The centrality of anarchism to the praxis of contemporary anti-systemic social movements has been well documented. From the alter-globalisation movement to Occupy, many contemporary anti-systemic movements are defined by their commitment to some of the central tenets of anarchism, including the pursuit of decentralized, directly […]
I have noticed over the past decade or so that many anarchists have made opposition to national borders into their flagship issue. The reason for this is obvious. National borders demarcate the territory of national states, which are historically rooted in conquest and plunder. Plus, many anarchists associate […]
American partisanship and “culture war” psychology actually have very little to do with 20th century European and Asian totalitarianism, which has never had more than very marginal influence in the US, and everything to do with historic American traditions. The Red Tribe/Blue Tribe battle is reminiscent of conflicts […]
This article reads almost like a liberal-left version of the traditional conservative view that “freedom is a means to virtue.” By Umair Haque By now, you might have heard North Dakota is the world’s worst Covid hotspot. The world’s worst, with South Dakota not far behind. Things aren’t […]
This is an interesting comment from Dreher. It is interesting how the different sides view themselves as merely defending their own right to go about their business and not bother anyone, and not be oppressed by (pick one) government, corporations, racists, leftists, fascists, cops, do-gooders, etc. If I […]
Does any of this seem familiar? Nothing new under the sun. “The Federalists favored a strong central government and close relations with Great Britain. The Democratic-Republicans favored decentralization to the state governments, and the party attacked the taxes imposed by the Federalists. The Democratic-Republicans also denounced the Alien […]
Of all the idiotic hills to die on. By Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams At least four people were stabbed Saturday as supporters of President Donald Trump, including maskless Proud Boys in helmets and bulletproof vests, descended on the nation’s capital and clashed with counterprotesters — violence that some […]
Contrary to the claims that the “Stop the Steal” crowd are agitating for a fascist revolution, in reality, they see themselves as defenders of liberal democracy and the American constitutional tradition, however stupidly they may be going about it. At their worst, they are solely within the American […]
By Greta Moran, The Intercept As oil and gas projects expand across the United States and Canada, often imperiling Indigenous land without ever obtaining consent, land defenders are increasingly pressuring the financiers of fossil fuel infrastructure — banks, insurance companies, and asset managers — to respect their sovereign […]
By John Lauritis In 2015, studies estimate that US renters paid $535 billion to landlords in residential rents. To put this in perspective, $535 billion is about enough to give $15,000 to every human being in the US state of California. It would also be enough to replace […]
And the ruling class is really taking this seriously as evidenced by one federal judge after another laughing Trump’s lawsuits out of court. By Jeremy Pelzer, Cleveland.Com COLUMBUS, Ohio — A prominent Ohio tea party leader has taken out a full-page ad in the Washington Times calling on […]
Unlike many people, I do not lament the “divisiveness” and “polarization” we have in US politics today. I grew up in the USA where guys like Reagan and Nixon could get reelected with 49 of 50 states. Sorry, folks, but I don’t miss that. By Ethan Gach America’s […]
Tulsi has introduced a couple of pieces of legislation that seem to be overtures to the right. Is she planning on running again in 2024 as a left/right crossover Democrat, or as Independent, or even switching parties? By Sam Dorman, FOX News Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, is facing […]
The psychiatric imprisonment of dissidents. Sounds very Soviet. By Jeanne Smits, Lifesite News December 11, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Early on December 10, Jean-Bernard Fourtillan, a French retired university professor known for his strong opposition to COVID-19 vaccines such as those presently being distributed in the U.K., was taken […]
By Thomas L. Knapp Radical, a. 1. Of or pertaining to the root; proceeding directly from the root. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: Of or pertaining to the root or origin; reaching to the center, to the foundation, to the ultimate sources, to the principles, or the like; original; […]
By Peter R. Quinones One would think it’s just a given that when the government or one of their cut-outs is pushing to do something that will harm the individual, you don’t support them in any way, shape or form. Dave Smith paraphrased Daniel McAdams on a recent […]
Germany apparently realizes that unipolarity is fading and the days of receiving military welfare from the USA will eventually pass. DW Global military expenditure reached $1.9 trillion (€1.7 trillion) in 2019, the highest annual sum in real terms since 1988. That sum marked an increase of 3.6% over […]
As I have said many times, the function of the Supreme Court is to arbitrate public controversies for the purpose of formulating a position that reflects the dominant consensus of the power elite and “educated classes.” Leftists and rightists who get so worked up over Supreme Court nominees […]
Meh. Sinophobia is the Russiagate of the Right.