I agree with his analysis but not his solutions. NEW BOOK “Kamala Harris & The Future of America” https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HGZK7P4 Caleb Maupin is a widely acclaimed speaker, writer, journalist, and political analyst. He has traveled extensively in the Middle East and in Latin America. He was involved with the […]
The Daily Stoic Above all else, the Stoics were masters at assigning things their proper value. The great Stoic philosophers knew the importance of identifying what was within their control, what was beyond, and what fell in-between. And they maintained an unwavering sense of focus on the things […]
By Peter Van Buren, The American Conservative You can only make up your own definition of “incitement” on Twitter and at presidential impeachment trials. Otherwise, the actual law is going to have to do. The context is clear: As they geared up for an impeachment, Democrats and mainstream […]
By Ruth Kinna, ROAR Magazine In March 1889 Peter Kropotkin agreed to give six lectures to William Morris’s Socialist Society in Hammersmith, London. Labeling the series “Social Evolution,” he planned to explore “the grounds” of socialism. As it turned out, he never delivered the talks, but the title […]
Perhaps Trump’s next product line will be “Trump Kool-Aid.”
By Matt Taibbi My colleague Glenn Greenwald hit the nail on the head this weekend when he wrote about “tattletale journalism,” in which media reporters for the largest companies spend their time attacking speech, instead of defending it. The miserable trend just reached its apex when Taylor Lorenz […]
Learning from Venezuela’s Missteps in Building Urban Popular Power: Decentralization, Participatory Budgeting, Communal Councils and Comunes
By María Pilar García Guadilla and Carlos G. Torrealba COMMUNES in Venezuela, once hopeful experiments in local direct democracy and popular power under the socialism of the XXI century have largely succumbed to the crushing crisis gripping the country. . What can we learn from their demise? READ […]
By Jenni Fink, Newsweek Former President Donald Trump‘s impeachment trial will focus on whether he incited an insurrection, a charge that in a criminal court falls short of treason, the highest crime in the United States, and is easier to prove. Treason is an impeachable offense but not […]
ABC News A man was killed Saturday evening after shrapnel from an exploding cannon used at a baby shower in Michigan struck him, police said. A homeowner in Genesee County fired a small cannon-type device in the backyard around 7:30 p.m. to celebrate the baby’s pending arrival, according […]
NBC News RICHMOND, Va. (NBC News) – Federal and state officials are investigating after a woman from Gloucester died shortly after receiving Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. Last Saturday, 58-year-old Drene Keyes received the shot. Keye’s daughter says her mother started vomiting, had trouble breathing and then died hours later. […]
Maybe this will be the Chicago Conspiracy Trial of the Right. By Pete Williams, NBC WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors have now filed charges against more than 200 people accused of taking part in the assault on the U.S. Capitol last month, alleging a wide range of motives and […]
The neocon-neoliberal alliance tightens. Team Rising discusses Congresswoman Liz Cheney’s recent statements supporting President Trump’s impeachment despite Wyoming censure.
My advice to the full range of liberal, left, and libertarian opinion would be to take the arguments Lind raises in this seriously unless you want a right-wing guerrilla insurgency developing in the US. By William S. Lind, Traditional Right As expected, the main theme of President Joe […]
Team Rising reacts to Candace Owens’ announcement that she’s considering running for president.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss the reaction to a Time’s article on the various organizations behind the 2020 election.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss the latest updates on the fight to raise the national minimum wage to $15.
Todd Lewis is joined by Keith Preston, Media Mediator and Terminal Philosophy to discuss our thoughts, predictions and implications of a Biden presidency.
Keith & RJ Study claims vaccines saved 37 million lives mostly children over the past two decades, anti-vaxxers are growing, backlash to over-medicalization, the complexity of the immune system, a long history of human poisonings, paranoia and the American tradition, criticisms of scientism, SpaceX Starship SN9 explodes during […]
Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Valentine’s Day is a bitch for the weirdos and trust me dearest motherfuckers, they don’t come much weirder than me. I’ve long fancied myself a hopeless romantic with a heavy emphasis on the hopeless angle, but lets face it, […]
A reader offers a great summary of Matt Christman’s work: It’s probably one of the best discussions I’ve seen regarding the rift between the GOP elite and the base, and how culture takes the place of economics in politics when economic paradigms become unquestionable. Also, how in general, […]
By Lauren Hilgers, New York Times MADE IN CHINA A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America’s Cheap Goods By Amelia Pang Five chapters into “Made in China,” Amelia Pang’s investigation of forced labor practices in China, her main subject — a Falun Gong practitioner […]
By Yoni Appelbaum, The Atlantic A tectonic demographic shift is underway. Can the country hold together? Democracy depends on the consent of the losers. For most of the 20th century, parties and candidates in the United States have competed in elections with the understanding that electoral defeats are […]
By Daniel Nichanian, The Appeal Tahanie Aboushi discusses her newly expanded proposal to not prosecute offenses that criminalize poverty, mental health issues, and substance use, and to reduce incarceration for all cases. As more district attorneys win elections on promises to reform the criminal legal system, demands are […]
by Tom Keefer It is Marxism itself, in what was the best and most revolutionary in it, namely its pitiless denunciations of hollow phrases and ideologies and its insistence on permanent self-criticism, which compels us to take stock of what Marxism has become in real life.-Cornelius Castoriadis, The […]
Listen here. How can a new generation of leftists learn from Chomsky’s practice as well as his theory? Our own conversation with Professor Chomsky on this week’s episode of Krystal Kyle & Friends reveals how important this question is to him. Chomsky hopes that his lifetime of work […]
By Ezra Bain, Left Voice Industries across Haiti are shut down today as workers in multiple sectors participate in a 48-hour general strike. The strike was called by the labor unions following years of struggle in Haiti against brutal austerity and government corruption. Part of the reason behind […]
What was once mandatory is now forbidden, and what was once forbidden is now mandatory. It works the same way every time. For me, the issue is not the specific content of academic indoctrination as much as that academic indoctrination is happening in the first place. The kind […]
By Esha Mitra and Julia Hollingsworth, CNN New Delhi, India (CNN)Internet access remained blocked Monday in several districts of a state bordering India’s capital following violent weekend clashes between police and farmers protesting controversial agricultural reforms. Online access would be suspended in at least 14 of 22 districts […]
by Behrooz Ghamari Tabrizi, Counterpunch There is an expression in Persian that says when an idiot throws a stone into a well, hundreds of wise people can’t recover it. Now this is the story of Donald Trump’s idiotic decision in May 2018 to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear […]
WCCO MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Lower Sioux Indian Community tribal leaders say that land with historical significance will be returned to the Community from the State of Minnesota and the Minnesota Historical Society. According to Community Council President Robert Larsen, plans are being finalized for the land acquisition, with […]
AK Press Perspectives on Anarchist Theory is an essential journal published by the Institute for Anarchist Studies (an organization established to support the development of anarchism, and copublishers with us of the “Anarchist Interventions” series). The journal includes recent essays by IAS-supported writers and translators, features with anarchist […]
Medea Benjamin, cofounder of CODEPINK, discusses the United States’ history of destructive foreign policy and never-ending wars.
Apparently, there is a new biopic of Fred Hampton. This looks interesting.
A Firing Line debate from 28 years ago. I wonder if these academics, lawyers, and journalists would have predicted that a quarter-century later there would be violent street fights over this stuff. Episode FLS117, Recorded on December 3, 1993 Guests: Ira Glasser, Robert H. Bork, Catharine R. Stimpson, […]
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss the acceleration of permanent job loss to automation due to the pandemic.
Duh? Gallup’s editor in chief, Mohamed Younis, discusses American’s worsening view of their personal financial situation.
Team Rising reacts to a new Echelon Insights survey that reveals a significant drop in support for a Trump 2024 presidential run.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to a government investigation into the GameStop trading frenzy.
Duh? Krystal Ball analyzes the post-Trump Republican and Democrats parties.
It’s hilarious to watch these Alex Jonesy people become a thorn in the side to the neocons and Reaganites. Keep ’em coming. More MTGs and Lauren Boeberts from the right, and more AOCs and Kshama Sawants from the left. Saagar Enjeti analyzes the ongoing battle within the Republican […]
Seattle’s Trotskyist councilwoman. As far as I know, she is the furthest leftward elected official in the US. Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Council member, discusses why raising the minimum wage is important and what it will take to increase it nationally.
Does he even know where Myanmar is? Does he even know where he is? By Matthew Lee, AP News WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday threatened new sanctions on Myanmar after its military staged a coup and arrested the civilian leaders of its government, including Nobel […]
Anarchism was always anti-imperialist while Marx and Engels supported 19th-century liberal imperialism. Marxist anti-imperialism really begins with Lenin and then Mao, mostly as a means of gaining support for their own regimes in the colonies and former colonies. By Joel Wendland-Liu The central cause of the split between […]
Another social-democratic fuck up. By Brad Polumbo, Foundation for Economic Education A new “Hero Pay” mandate in Long Beach, California has inadvertently cost some frontline grocery workers their jobs. “Ralphs and Food 4 Less, both owned by the parent company Kroger, announced Monday that they will be closing […]