Associated Press For millions of Americans, Labor Day 2021 represents a perilous crossroads. Two primary anchors of the government’s COVID protection package are ending or have recently ended. Starting today, an estimated 8.9 million people will lose all unemployment benefits. A federal eviction moratorium already has expired. While […]
Saagar and guest host Marshall Kosloff talk about the Biden jobs report, declassified 9/11 documents, Trump running in 2024, corporate pushback to Texas’ abortion law, men abandoning college, blatant mainstream media fake news, how 9/11 changed the world, the retreat of the American empire, and more! Jobs: 0:00 […]
On today’s What America’s Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds 38 percent of voters say the Democratic party will have control of the House of Representatives after the 2022 midterms. Ryan Grim, Alyssa Farah, and Kim Iversen discuss.
Zaid Jilani breaks down how elite private universities are like the alcohol and tobacco industries, and why they should face taxes on their endowments.
Ryan Grim, Kim Iversen and Alyssa Farah respond to reports that reveal the average pay for restaurant and grocery workers is above fifteen dollars an hour.
Josh Barro makes the case against increased healthcare costs for the unvaccinated.
Ryan Grim, Alyssa Farah and Kim Iversen discuss a website created to help enforce the Texas “heartbeat bill,” which bans abortions after 6 weeks.
Interviews conducted by C.J. Polychroniou Interviews originally appeared in Truthout: An overview perspective on a global Green New Deal vs. degrowth perspectives as climate stabilization programs. Discussion of a specific Green New Deal program for California. [This is the first part of an exchange between Robert Pollin and […]
The comments thread underneath this video pretty much reflect the factionalism that is taking place on the Left at present.
By Declan Leary, The American Conservative On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump opened his administration on an unusually (but appropriately) bleak note. Surveying the decline ongoing all over the nation, the new president promised better days ahead. Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities, rusted […]
Los Angeles temporarily eased parking requirements during the pandemic, offering a glimpse of how much a less restrictive zoning code improves urban life. Before Los Angeles temporarily eased its zoning requirements and allowed restaurants to expand outdoor seating during the COVID-19 pandemic, the parking lot of The Golden […]
–Far-right groups like the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys plan on being at the rally outside the US Capitol on September 18th to demand “justice” for those imprisoned over the January 6th Trump riots
Research actually shows that the biggest divide is between the college-educated and the non-college-educated. –Caller talks about the urban versus rural cultural divide
Gun control in America would only ever be enforced on minorities. See Governor Ronald Reagan signing the Mulford Act in 1967 to disarm the Black Panthers Party and the NRA supporting the policy as an example.
By Manuel Armenteros This essay goes through the history of anarchist thought and action, taking as a basis the work of Peter Marshall. Besides going through many of the different types of libertarian schools of thought, from right wing free market anarcho-capitalists, to left wing voluntary socialism, arguments […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley It’s been twenty years since 9/11 but it feels more like twenty years of 9/11. That’s probably because an entire industrial complex has been constructed around a concerted effort to keep those wounds fresh and harvest the anguish […]
Todd Lewis will be joined by Keith Preston and Logos to discuss the US-Afghan war.
Todd Lewis will be joined by Neil Kiernan an Anarchist who participated in both Occupy Detroit and Occupy Flint. He runs a youtube channel V-Radio: https://www.youtube.com/c/VRADIOHost/… We will discuss the current dissent into madness of the left and his desire to find sane leftists to talk to about […]
With the official end of the War in Afghanistan, we speak with Rafia Zakaria, author of “Against White Feminism,” about how U.S. officials used the plight of the women in the country to justify the 2001 invasion and subsequent occupation. “Feminism has been delegitimized in Afghanistan because it […]
By Hailey Sadle and Darian Woehr, Washington Post Kay Atene’s family lives together on the same red earth in Oljato-Monument Valley in Utah that her great-grandparents returned to after surviving the “Long Walk” more than 150 years ago. Generations living together is central to how the Navajo have […]
By Heather Long Alyssa Fowers Andrew Van Dam Washington Post A mystery sits at the heart of the economic recovery: There are 10 million job openings, yet more than 8.4 million unemployed are still actively looking for work. The job market looks, in some ways, like a boom-time […]
BY CHRISTINE CHMURA Special correspondent As we celebrate our second Labor Day in a pandemic, there are still many unknowns about when employment will return to pre-COVID levels. Although infections continue to rise in many states, some businesses are reopening and consumers are spending. The pandemic still influences […]
By Marco Manfredi Around the world, social movements have become legitimate, yet con-tested, actors in local, national and global politics and civil society, yet we still know relatively little about their longer histories and the trajectories of their development. This series seeks to promote innovative historical research on […]
This is an interesting idea.
Interestingly, Lyft has issued the following statement concerning the Texas abortion. If Roe is either de jour or de facto repealed, the culture wars and political conflict are going to escalate fairly dramatically. Dear Lyft Riders and Drivers, A new Texas law, SB8, threatens to punish drivers for […]
“If you can’t be a trillionaire then why even bother?”
By Matt Stoller An Afghan General blames defense contractors for the collapse of the Afghan army. A government inspector blames the “the pervasiveness of overoptimism” by U.S. generals. It’s all that, and more. “The Pervasiveness of Over-Optimism” In 2017, Netflix put out a satirical movie on the conflict […]
By Brendan Patrick Purdy A vision is a pre-analytic, cognitive act that is a human’s sense of how the world works. While visions themselves are subjective, the theories that spring from them can be evaluated objectively. Thomas Sowell’s informal trilogy of A Conflict of Visions, The Vision of […]
Increasingly, I am coming across more and more articles of this kind, both in the liberal and conservative media, including in publications like GQ that aren’t primarily political. When I first started promoting the idea of pan-secessionism, most sympathizers were, as Matthew Lyons pointed out, “a wide variety […]
One thing that is really interesting is that while the general culture and institutions have taken a sharp turn leftward in recent times, the right-wing undercurrents have moved further rightward. This works in the favor of the pan-secessionist framework because of the escalation of tensions involved. A revival […]
Chief Justice Roberts doesn’t seem ready to overturn Roe, but Texas ruling suggests 5 other conservatives may be
When it comes to mainstream politics, I’d say there are two priorities right now. One is preventing the Reaganites and neocons from making a full comeback on the right, and the other is preventing a full totalitarian humanist takeover from the left. The optimal situation is one where […]
By Holger Marcks “Taking a critical approach, Holger Marcks deconstructs the threat of ‘international anarchist terrorism’ as a justification narrative that was used to generally blame anarchist ideology for politically motivated assassinations, to criminalise political dissent and to shape the norms and practices of the respective transnational criminal […]
The uprising last year does seem to have had some effect in the sense that at least some cases of police and/or prosecutorial misconduct are being taken more seriously, particularly in racially charged cases, and some localities have moved to reign in the worst excesses of the police […]
By John Whitehead and Nisha Whitehead, Rutherford Institute “Let us resolve that never again will we send the precious young blood of this country to die trying to prop up a corrupt military dictatorship abroad. This is also the time to turn away from excessive preoccupation overseas to […]
This article is relevant because Kamala is woke capital’s handpicked successor to Uncle Joe the Pedo. They’re going all out to build her myth, the same way they promoted Michelle Obama as Jackie Kennedy, Joan of Arc, and Florence Nightingale all rolled into one. Promoting Harris’ hideous stepdaughter […]
OpIndia.Com If people had any doubt that 2021 could get even crazier, then it is safe to say that Qasr Bakhaly of the Taliban has safely dispelled any such notions. After the end of the 20 year US occupation of Afghanistan, the Taliban is mocking the United States […]
This is obviously a mixed bag because it is reminiscent of the “company towns” of the industrial revolution but, big picture-wise, I believe this helps fuel the pan-secessionist strategic paradigm in the same way that CHAZ/CHOP was a step in the right direction from the other side of […]
Chelsea, say it ain’t so… Bow-tied country club Republican tabloid TV jerk-off Tucker Carlson is hardly a “nazbol.” Carlson is within a longstanding “progressive Republican” tradition of mildly criticizing big capital that goes at least as far back as Teddy Roosevelt if not Lincoln (and usually doing favors […]
From a thread on a social media page. This nails it. The only qualification might be that I don’t know that “liberal” is really the right word for it, and terms like “cultural Marxist” are even more off base. I’d say “progressive” in the historic American sense is […]
Right now really does feel a lot like 1975-1976. The US is withdrawing from a long unpopular war. A series of racial and political riots have taken place. A president reviled by the cultural elite has left office and been replaced by an empty suit. A strong shift […]
The military-industrial complex has suffered a humiliating loss in Afghanistan. Look for them to try to gin up a new enemy to justify their existence. Right now, starting a new cold war with China seems to be the plan since Russiagate failed. By Benjamin Wallace-Wells Elbridge Colby is […]
Unfortunately, defenders of free speech are almost always in the minority. On today’s What America’s Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds 37 percent of voters said social media companies should indefinitely suspend and ban users who repeatedly post misinformation.
Social Justice, Inc. Team Rising discusses the role of corporations in issues of social, racial, and economic justice.
Glenn Greenwald explains how the Obama administration forced Edward Snowden to take permanent residence in Russia in order to smear him.
Speak of the devil. Here it comes. Ryan Grim, Kim Iversen, and Alyssa Farah react to the FBI’s use of spy planes to surveil civilians.
I’ve mentioned before that we have three parties nowadays. The Democrats are divided between the neo-Ted Kennedy liberals (Berniebros) and neo-Rockefeller Republicans (the Bidenists). The Republicans are essentially a party of George Wallace Democrats now, at least the bottom 85% of the party. To the degree that these […]
China LIMITS Video Game Time To 3 HOURS Per Week, Weekends Only. Surveillance State On Full Display?
I’ve seen a lot of social conservatives and some leftists cheering this. Bad idea, folks. China’s surveillance state and social credit system is a test market for the kind of system the global power elite wants to impose everywhere. Ryan Grim, Kim Iversen, and Alyssa Farah respond to […]
By Jeremy Stahl, Vice On Wednesday, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced a 32-count indictment against five men responsible for the death of Elijah McClain in 2019. The grand jury’s charge that McClain’s death was indeed the result of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide is a long overdue […]
The challenges of the United States’ Afghan withdrawal have caused many to question Washington’s commitments to its allies and others who have found themselves under the American security blanket. The issue of US commitment to Taiwan in particular is one I have been asked in recent weeks. Putting […]
By James Michael Yeoman At the outbreak of the First World War the Spanish anarchist movement was in disarray. Four years earlier, the movement had succeeded in creating a national organisation of syndicates, named the Confederación Nacional de Trabajo (CNT). The CNT was initially a source of pride […]