By Mohammed Hardin, Al-Monitor The eastern Euphrates area in Syria topped the news headlines at the end of 2020, as Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring against the Kurds shuffled the cards and opened the way to a multilateral rivalry seeking to control the most important area in Syria. The […]
By Daniel Estrin, NPR JERUSALEM — In what it calls its most comprehensive report to date on Israel’s treatment of Palestinians, Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused Israel of committing “crimes against humanity” and said the U.S. and the international community have “turned a blind eye.” It advocated […]
By Philip Giraldi Last week there were some interesting stories that were very definitely underreported partly due to the fact that the mainstream media was heavily into the distraction provided by its beatification of George Floyd. For example, the tale of how a mob consisting of hundreds of […]
By Ben Fox, Associated Press/ABC News WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security on Monday announced an internal review to assess the threat of violent extremism from within the agency, part of a broader administration focus on domestic threats following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. […]
CNN’s New “Reporter,” Natasha Bertrand, is a Deranged Conspiracy Theorist and Scandal-Plagued CIA Propagandist
By Glenn Greenwald In the U.S. corporate media, the surest way to advance is to loyally spread lies and deceit from the U.S. security state. Bertrand is just the latest example. The most important axiom for understanding how the U.S. corporate media functions is that there is never […]
Krystal points out that class position has little to do with how individuals vote. Krystal Ball explains how class status has nearly zero correlation to how people vote and how this allows politicians to ignore class concerns.
President of the United Mine Workers of America, Cecil Roberts, gives his thoughts on calls for the creation of new jobs in Appalachia through tax credits.
Team Rising shares their thoughts on Bill Gates’ statements that vaccine recipes should not be shared.
By Lenore Skenazy, Reason When I opened my Yahoo! News page today, I found a list of stories including this one: “Mom Issues Terrifying Warning After Being ‘Hunted’ at Target: ‘I Will Never Forget.’” Many readers will never forget, either—and that is the problem. There is not a […]
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti share their thoughts on the Oscars ratings and react to predicted support for presidential powers.
This should be a howler. Team Rising discusses reports that Rep. Liz Cheney has not ruled out a 2024 Presidential run.
Saagar Enjeti explains how the public health system is contributing to the “anti-vax” sentiment across the country.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss John Roberts’ correction to his analysis of President Joe Biden’s climate plan and what it means for burgers.
Ryan Grim weighs in on the fight over who will run the antitrust division.
As the Democratic Party and, in particular, Democratic-leaning states veer leftward, outward migration from the blue zone and the alienation of politically moderate working to middle-class voters could certainly work in the Republicans’ favor. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti weigh in on the results of the 2020 census […]
By Danny Evans This thesis analyses the opposition mounted by anarchists to the policy of state collaboration, which was adopted by the principal organisations of the Spanish libertarian movement at the outset of the civil war. Collaboration is understood in broad terms as the involvement of libertarian individuals […]
By Robby Soave, Reason Last week, the American Humanist Association (AHA) stripped British author Richard Dawkins of his 1996 Humanist of the Year award after he made a comment on Twitter that offended some in the transgender community. “Regrettably, Richard Dawkins has over the past several years accumulated […]
Justice in a corrupt society Why is it that there is no expensive tribunals set up to ‘establish the truth’ about joyriding in Darndale Crime and community policing The term ‘community policing’ has been much abused in recent times, most particularly in the North of Ireland where it […]
Solidarity Federation Anarchists are repeatedly accused by their detractors of being idealist, utopian and impractical. One matter, on which the libertarian perspective is often seen as particularly weak, is the thorny topic of crime. It would be fair to say that the “all coppers are bastards”-type polemics trotted […]
This is pretty interesting although I’m not sure I agree on every point. By Scott, Insurgency Culture Collective In The Descent of Man, [Charles Darwin] gave some powerful pages to illustrate its proper, wide sense. He pointed out how, in numberless animal societies, the struggle between separate individuals […]
Demonstrators are marching in the streets of Elizabeth City, North Carolina protesting lack of transparency by law enforcement following the deadly shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. Civil rights attorney Bakari Sellers on Monday slammed the “disrespect” shown to the family of a man shot and killed by police […]
Not that bad for a Breadtuber.
Oh, well. Folks need to organize their own protection systems.
China is the test market.
Todd Lewis is joined by Keith Preston, Swithun Dobson, and Terminal Philosophy to discuss the implications of Defund the Police, the Chauvin Trial, and the rise of the Martial Law State.
Host of The New York Times’ The Argument, Jane Coaston, discusses Florida governor, Ron DeSantis’ controversial ‘anti-riot’ law.
Krystal Ball breaks down the Warrior Met Coal strikes.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss President Biden caving to Big Pharma on negotiating drug prices.
Saagar Enjeti warns about a new wave of celebrity involvement in politics.
Seattle City Council member, Kshama Sawant, discusses a resolution that her office will bring forward for a vote in support of over 400 global organizations who are calling on the Biden administration to stop blocking intellectual property waivers.
Team Rising discusses President Biden’s latest approval rating according to a new poll from ABC News.
Team Rising reacts to a New York Times’ piece on the American CEO’s who earned the most money during COVID.
As an anarchist, I oppose taxes generally, but unfortunately, these supply-side guys give anti-tax perspectives a bad name. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to Chris Christie’s latest comments on President Biden and socialism.
When I started ATS 20 years ago, the main objective I wanted to promote was to end US imperialism by dissolving the United States itself, a goal I had originally embraced in the 1980s. Initially, I had thought anarcho-syndicalism would be the vehicle but being involved with actual […]
By Jason Lee Byas, Center for a Stateless Society Almost everyone today accepts at least one utopian idea: that slavery is so morally unacceptable that the practice must be stomped out wherever found, and any institution that depends upon it must immediately crumble. It’s probably even an understatement […]
By Joel Kotkin The Democratic Party has always been a loose confederation of outsiders — poor farmers, union members, populists, European immigrants and southern segregationists. As the actor Will Rogers said in 1924: “I am not a member of any organised political party. I am a Democrat.” Yet […]
Michael Lind nails it again. The Democrats are now the new Rockefeller Republicans, and the Republicans are now Jacksonian Democrats (as was FDR). By Michael Lind, Tablet Seventy-six years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, serving his fourth term in office, died in his “little White House” in […]
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 […]
By Patricia McCormick, Washington Post In 1970, an image of a dead protester immediately became iconic. But what happened to the 14-year-old kneeling next to him? Last May, when Mary Ann Vecchio watched the video of George Floyd’s dying moments, she felt herself plummet through time and space […]
The Manufacturing of Greta Thunberg – for Consent: The Political Economy of the Non-Profit Industrial Complex
By Cory Morningstar, Wrong Kind of Green “What’s infuriating about manipulations by the Non Profit Industrial Complex is that they harvest the goodwill of the people, especially young people. They target those who were not given the skills and knowledge to truly think for themselves by institutions which […]
Black & Green Wednesday Program on Envisioning a Greener New Deal 7:00 pm CT, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 We must halt environmental destruction while providing a better quality of life for everyone on Earth. Since our hope has been that alternative energy can replace fossil fuels, it can […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Oh sweet lord Satan, is this it? Is this really how it ends? With Joe Biden struggling to pronounce Pashtun words on badly shuffled cue cards. Is this it? After twenty long years that could only accurately be […]
By Matt Taibbi “I tend to have a pretty polarizing effect on the discourse,” says the author, in a free-ranging talk about Bolsonaro’s Brazil, his time at The Intercept, and critics who accuse him of being pro-Trump. “That’s what journalism is, you have to inform the public. If […]
There is a lot of interesting discussion in this episode. Wolff’s ideal system amounts to social democracy plus workers’ capitalism. It’s funny that Kyle and Krystal act like these are new and previously unfamiliar ideas. Wolff doesn’t say anything that I didn’t already know 30 years ago.
I saw one of the Hoffman/Rubin debates in the 80s. Rubin was fairly prophetic in predicting a fusion of the cultural left with the business and political class, though Hoffman was right that the “enlightenment” of the boomers was actually pretty benighted. In the 1960s, the former New […]
The state tries to strengthen its position.
Bad news attracts the highest ratings.
An interesting case study.
An interesting assessment of the Chauvin case from an anti-Chauvin, but pro-cop, “conservative” perspective. By Andrew McCarthy, National Review If you did not watch the Derek Chauvin trial, but only heard the inflammatory comments spewing out of the White House and the media-Democrat complex, there are things about […]