By J.D. Tuccille, Reason Americans are choosing jobs, brands, and friends for partisan reasons, say researchers. Is there anything that politics can’t ruin? The answer, it appears, is a resounding “no” as partisan conflict creeps into all areas of American life. Our political affiliations, researchers say, obstruct friendships, […]
Tom Woods Show Michael Malice’s latest book, The Anarchist Handbook, made it all the way to #1 among nonfiction books on Amazon. He accomplished this feat with no publisher, no marketing department, and not even a book launch. This is worth talking about. Read the original article at […]
By Annika Neklason, Smithsonianmag.com For six years, starting in 1921, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti watched from death row as writers argued for their freedom, politicians debated their case, and radicals held protests and set off bombs in their names. They managed to rally support even from people […]
Founder of The Daily Poster, David Sirota, breaks down The Koch Foundation’s recent financing of legal groups fighting to end prohibitions against evictions.
In this clip from the Waking Up With Julianna Forlano show, Professor Richard D. Wolff discusses how “if we stop funding the Military-Industrial Complex we could afford the greening of America, the infrastructure program, the American family program. All of these things wouldn’t require a nickel of government […]
The Grayzone journalist, Max Blumenthal, talks about charged, weaponized rhetoric used to ratchet up tensions with China.
CNN’s Fareed Zakaria gives his take on why China’s increasingly assertive foreign policy is putting it at odds not just with foreign nations, but also with its own interests.
CNN’s Jake Tapper speaks to Texas Rep. Michael McCaul, a top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, about the origins of Covid-19, the potential evacuation of thousands of Afghan nationals whose work for the US could make them Taliban targets, and election reforms in his home state.
Freddie Sayers meets Andrew Gutmann. Listen to the podcast version here: https://shows.acast.com/lockdowntv-wi… Accompanying article here: https://unherd.com/thepost/parent-why… Brearley is one of the most prestigious private schools in America. Based in the Upper East side of Manhattan, where the children of plutocrats and power brokers attend, the $54,000 a year […]
These guys have a decent leftist “inside baseball” show. The Vanguard is bringing lively conversations to the left and platforming independent voices with ideas on the “vanguard” of modern leftist thought and politics.
There are some gem quotes in this. By PJ O’Rourke, American Consequences This is not a book review… This is especially not a book review of a memoir by a politician. Because they always write them, and we never read them. We just read the reviews. Oh, sometimes […]
Crimethinc On the night of June 12, 2020, Atlanta police officers murdered Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old Black man, at a Wendy’s in south Atlanta, Georgia. This took place immediately following the high point of the countrywide uprising in which people responded to the murders of George Floyd in […]
This discussion between Michael Lind and Walter Russell Mead is a must-watch. Among Lind’s observations: -The USA is actually becoming less racially polarized as more integration is taking place along socioeconomic, geographical, institutional, and even partisan lines. -More class polarization is taking place but the working class is […]
The Albrightians vs. Pink.
The Young Turds forever discredited themselves with their reverential interview of Maudlin Half-bright.
By Robert Stark, Medium The nation is caught up in a reckoning over racial justice that coincides with civil unrest and greater political polarization. In line with these national trends, California has put forth measures on racial justice grounds that include racial favoritist cash payouts, educational curriculum based […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley America loves its monsters. We love to make em and we love to blow em up. For all our high talk of freedom and democracy, we are a superpower with a long and storied history of building up […]
By Eduardo Romanos Historians have traditionally considered Spanish anarchism to be the most successful variant of the international libertarian movement. Most of them also believe that the terminal point of that variant came soon after the end of the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939) and Franco’s dictatorship (1939–1975) came […]
This is fairly interesting. A new study on the January 6 Capitol insurrection finds that of the nearly 400 rioters arrested or charged, 93% are white and 86% are male. Michel Martin speaks to the study’s principal investigator, Professor Robert Pape, to discuss these findings and some surprising […]
BBC A mass grave containing the remains of 215 children has been found in Canada at a former residential school set up to assimilate indigenous people. The children were students at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia that closed in 1978. The discovery was announced on […]
By Andrew Prokop The report from the firm Catalist looks at what changed since 2016, but also at the parties’ coalitions overall. In the days and weeks after presidential election results come in, commentators attempting to figure out what happened with voter demographics are often in a fog […]
I suspect free college will happen eventually for three reasons. As more and more jobs require college degrees, a college education will eventually come to have the same status as public school education, a necessary public utility that is provided by the government. Colleges are also big businesses […]
Betrayal, Vengeance, and the Anarchist Ideal: Virgilia D’Andrea’s Radical Antifascism in (American) Exile, 1928–1933
By Lorenza Stradiotti A contribution to histories of women in the interwar transnational antifascist movement, particularly radical exiles, we focus on VirgiliaD’Andrea, a noted Italian anarchist exile from fascist Italy who spent her final exile in New York, 1928–33. An intellectual, writer-poet, and orator belonging to a small […]
She’s crazy, but I don’t necessarily disagree with her on this. I think the decision concerning what public monuments to have should be made by the people who actually live in a community and pay for the upkeep of the community. But the wave of statuephobia we have […]
The most immediately obvious problem with this analysis is that it ignores the rise in the expected threshold of subsistence during the time period that is being discussed. Politicians and the media are telling bogus stories about falling fertility rates, rising inequality, and supposed lack of economic mobility. […]
I agree with his emphasis on Palestinian issues. Most of the rest of this is fairly predictable.
A pretty good explanation of the backstory.
Growing criticism of big-city progressive D.A.s George Gascón and Chesa Boudin underscores the importance of distinguishing necessary reform from simply failing to enforce the rule of law. In 1960, the U.S. violent crime rate started rising, and for three decades this was one of the most vexing and […]
Good job, Abby. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to Georgia’s anti-BDS law being deemed unconstitutional.
As I said, they’re getting desperate. Krystal Ball reacts to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow attacking Attorney General Merrick Garland.
They’re apparently getting desperate. Team Rising reacts to reports that MSNBC anchor, Nicolle Wallace, is in talks with the streaming platform, Peacock, about a new show.
Thanks to the Internet, everyone is going to the independent media, which is why the censors are trying to tighten the grip. Team Rising discusses CNN’s struggle to maintain viewers in the post-Trump era.
Saagar Enjeti reacts to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos purchasing MGM for $8.45 billion.
It will be interesting to see what their next project is. Their program was highly unique.
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By Morris Brodie This article examines the function of anarchist periodicals in the United States during the Great Depression. Periodicals acted as forums for debate, where ideas were constantly challenged and important theoretical issues were aired. This was both within anarchism and between the wider radical movement. In […]
Amazon has introduced the ‘Ama-Zen’, a wellness isolation box for employees to distract from the fact that they just busted a unionization effort in Alabama.
By Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic The journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones appears to be a victim of viewpoint discrimination. Academic freedom needs a vigorous defense—and not just at UNC. Last week, the journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, who led The New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project, was named the Knight Chair in […]
Crimethinc In this anonymous submission, participants in the uprising in Minneapolis in response to the murder of George Floyd explore how a combination of different tactics compelled the police to abandon the Third Precinct. The following analysis is motivated by a discussion that took place in front of […]
By Sara Fischer, Danielle Alberti , Axios Americans are leaning into companies that have strong political positions, in the wake of one of the country’s most divisive election years. Driving the news: New rankings from the Axios/Harris 100 poll — an annual survey to gauge the reputation of the […]
By Patrick Tomassi, Plough “What’d you see?” a man shouted. Around him, a crowd of black-clad activists gathered outside the Multnomah County Democrats building in northeast Portland, Oregon, the Sunday night after the US presidential election in November 2020. “You didn’t see shit!” the protesters chanted in response. […]
“They put a gun to my dad’s head, and pulled the trigger. It wasn’t loaded” – Stories from Communism
Dr Philip Kiszely has lectured at the University of Leeds for the last 15 years. Philip has been outspoken on identity politics, critical race theory and the activist impulse in the media and institutions. In this episode he talks about his father, who escaped communism in Hungary after […]
Many North Korean defectors who have managed to escape by traveling through China think of their secretive home country as a haunting place. Five particular spots within North Korea stand out to those who know about them for their propagandist nature and strange history…
By Peter Van Buren, The American Conservative Reporters joke that the easiest job in Washington is CIA spokesman. You need only listen carefully to questions, say, “No comment,” and head to happy hour. The joke, however, is on us. The reporters pretend to see only one side of […]
By Douglas McGregor, The American Conservative If the U.S. Armed Forces are compelled to internalize the Biden administration’s ideology, they will cease to be a national military establishment. The Biden administration took Americans on the right by surprise. In the opening weeks of the new administration, very few […]
By Rod Dreher, The American Conservative Well, well, well: The Pentagon official tasked with leading efforts to crack down on extremist views among military servicemembers once asserted that backers of former President Donald Trump were also supporters of racism, misogyny and extremism. The official, Bishop Garrison, is a […]
By Doug Bandow, The American Conservative The upcoming summit between Biden and Putin is an opportunity for productive conversation and a little less conflict. Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin are planning to meet in Switzerland next month. It obviously is better to have the two talking rather […]
By Matt Taibbi If you haven’t heard about the “transformational presidency” for a few weeks, it’s because the White House is selling something else at the moment. Joe Biden is cruising, in a happy-place few politicians reach. Outside of a few grumpy right-wing outlets he faces almost no […]
Ben appeared on Majority Report to argue with Sam and Emma about cancel culure and promote his new book.
Fragment, fragment, fragment…and we need the Right and the Center to do the same. Vaush explains how initially his main goal was lefty unity however recently he has discovered that it’s a pipedream. He also talks about how we must criticize and hold to account certain beliefs that […]