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Video: Uncut Chronicles: Gaza-Israel War. Deadly July 2014

The IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) began their current operation against Hamas after three teens were kidnapped and killed. The military op has already claimed...

Rick Perry, the Saudis and a Dangerous Nuclear Deal

Ken Shipp/United States Department of Energy • Public domain Since January 2017, the Trump Administration has been in negotiations to allow a sale of two...

Roaming Charges: Darn That (American) Dream

Abandoned mill and power plant along the Willamette River, West Linn, Oregon. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. + If the Democratic race boils down to Biden...

Right-Wing Psychiatry, Love-Me Liberals and the Anti-Authoritarian Left

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair “In every American community you have varying shades of political opinion. One of the shadiest of these is the liberals....

Barbra Streisand comments on Michael Jackson abuse claims appal Twitter — RT USA News

Barbra Streisand has unleashed a firestorm of outrage for saying Michael Jackson’s alleged molestation of boys...

A Pox on the Houses of Trump and McCain, Huxleyan Media, and the Myth...

Photograph Source DVIDSHUB • CC BY 2.0 You’re going to have to shut up or I’ll call the police…Get out of here you low-life scum.” — John...

Trump vs. McCain: an American Horror Story

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Why is Donald Trump deliberately picking a fight with the ghost of John McCain? It might seem he has nothing to...

Spectacular Violence as a Weapon of War Against the Yellow Vests

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Violence is a spectacular weapon deployed by the ruling class to discredit movements from below and justify their repression. It...

The Ghost of Fascism in the Post-Truth Era

Image by Nathaniel St. Clair We do not live in a post-truth world and never have. On the contrary, we live in a pre-truth world...

Presidential Crimes – LewRockwell

On Ilhan Omar, Assad Fetishism, and the Danger of Red-Brown “Anti-Imperialism”

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Perhaps no elected official has ever been subjected to the level of vitriol, threats, and attacks that Rep. Ilhan Omar...

The Supreme Court and Dual Citizenship

Image Source AIPAC Promotional As AIPAC preps for its annual policy conference entitled “Connected for Good” with an expected attendance of 20,000 committed Zionists, its...

And Now Algeria

Photograph Source Magharebia It has now been nine years since protests broke out across the Middle East and North Africa. After citizens took to the...

Ukania’s Great Privatization Heist

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Margaret Thatcher was very good at telling tall tales. Ukania’s tragedy is that far too many Brits fell for these tales. Probably...

Why Title III of U.S. Helms-Burton Act will be a Horror Show

Photograph Source Detail of 1591 map of Florida and CubaUser: SEWilco • Public domain Embarked upon overthrowing Venezuela’s socialist government, the U.S. government now renews...

Countdown to “Full Spectrum Dominance”

Photograph Source DOD Updater Private • CC BY-SA 4.0 The US is formally committed to dominating the world by the year 2020. With President Trump’s...

The Brutal Legacy of Bloody Sunday is a Powerful Warning to Those Hoping to...

Photo Source SeanMack – Wikimedia Commons The prosecution of a single paratrooper for allegedly murdering two out of the 13 innocent civil rights marchers in...

an Interview About “The Precariat”

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair “The primary antagonist of the traditional proletarian was the boss. The primary antagonistic of the precariat is the state. A...

an Interview About “The Pecariat”

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair “The primary antagonist of the traditional proletarian was the boss. The primary antagonistic of the precariat is the state. A...

Socialism Curiously Trumps Fascism in U.S. Political Threat Reporting

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair “I Have the Tough People” Recently Donald Trump, the orange mother of all assholes, said this in an interview with the...
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Video: Inside Kremlin: What's hidden from public eye? (RT Documentary)

Take a trip to the heart of Russia! With the help of RT's correspondent Sophie Shevardnadze, you'll see parts of the Moscow Kremlin hidden...

On the Ground in Venezuela vs. the Media Spectacle

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair British photojournalist Alan Gignoux and Venezuelan journalist-filmmaker Carolina Graterol, both based in London, went to Venezuela for a month to...

The World’s Most Dangerous Divide

Photograph Source an astronaut aboard the International Space Station took this nighttime panorama while looking north across Pakistan’s Indus River valley. ISS Expedition 45...

Black Lives on Trial

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair March 18, 2018. Sacramento, California. Two police officers, Terrence Mercadal and Jared Robinet, respond to a 9-1-1 call about an individual breaking car...

Trump’s Nightmare Budget

March 15, 2019 by Mel Gurtov Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Two things can be said with certainty about Trump’s 2020...

Our Green New Deal

Photograph Source Sunrise Movement Logo On Friday, February 22, 2019, Sunrise Bay Area, Youth Vs. Apocalypse and Earth Guardians Bay Area Crew gathered together for...

Annexing the Stars: Walcott, Rhodes, and Venezuela

Illustration by Nathaniel St. Clair Poet Derek Walcott’s “A Far Cry from Africa” provides a stirring glimpse into the perspectives and policies of British colonialists...

America’s Puppet: Meet Juan Guaidó

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Juan Guaidó is a useful pawn for U.S. interests in Venezuela, but is he expendable? On January 15th, the White House...

Trump’s $34 Trillion Deficit and Debt Bomb

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair This week Trump released his latest budget for 2019-20 fiscal year. It calls for $2.7 trillion in various social spending...

Did Dallas Police and Local Media Collude to Cover Up Terrorist Threats against Journalist...

Photograph Source Wikipedia User:SGT141 Barrett Brown is an award-winning journalist and author who spent time in federal prison for work he did exposing various elements...

Christchurch, the White Victim Complex and Savage Capitalism

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Despite his own denials, anti-Muslim xenophobia underwrites the 74-page manifesto compiled by Australian mass murderer Brendan Tarrant. The title itself,...

In Salinas, Puerto Rico, Vulnerable Americans Are Still Trapped in the Ruins Left by...

Socorro Rolon’s house. Photo: Stan Cox. Abandoned by their country, residents refuse to accept the idea that they will never recover. Nearly a year and a...

Grieving in the Anthropocene

The old morada at Abiquiu. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. “Having a conscience now is a grief-soaked proposition” – Stephen Jenkinson, author of Come of Age: The...

Is Ilhan Omar Wrong…About Anything?

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair It has been clear for some time that Ilhan Omar owes no one any apologies for her remarks on AIPAC and...

Is Ilhan Omar Wrong…About Anything?

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair It has been clear for some time that Ilhan Omar owes no one any apologies for her remarks on AIPAC and...

Is Ilhan Omar Wrong…About Anything?

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair It has been clear for some time that Ilhan Omar owes no one any apologies for her remarks on AIPAC and...

Jackson Lewis and Higher Education Anti-Unionism

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair From 2008 to 2018, few professors at the University of New Mexico—whether tenured, or tenure-track, or adjunct—received wage increases greater...

Jackson Lewis and Higher Education Anti-Unionism

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair From 2008 to 2018, few professors at the University of New Mexico—whether tenured, or tenure-track, or adjunct—received wage increases greater...

Jackson Lewis and Higher Education Anti-Unionism

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair From 2008 to 2018, few professors at the University of New Mexico—whether tenured, or tenure-track, or adjunct—received wage increases greater...

a Case Study in Uncreative Destruction

Photograph Source LLBG Spotter On October 29, 2018, a Boeing 737 Max 8 belonging to Lion Air in Indonesia crashed into the Java Sea 12...

Ilhan Omar Exposes US Hegemonic Positioning and Takes on Both Political Parties    

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Somali-American Ilhan Omar is a member of the US House of Representatives from Minnesota’s 5th district. Elected to the United...

Will Huawei Become Washington’s Suez?

Photograph Source Brücke-Osteuropa America’s full-spectrum campaign against Chinese tech leader Huawei is coming spectacularly undone. Curtains are imminent for Washington’s tawdriest global offensive in recent...

Blackface and the American Idea of Race

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The price of scandal Periodically the American punditocracy convenes on cable TV for a “conversation about race.” But, whether sparked by...

“Please Step Away from the Socialism”:  The Red Scare Dems at MSNBC

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair I find Donald Trump reprehensible as a human being, but a socialist candidate is more dangerous to this company, country,...

The Political Class’s Disregard for Irish Life

Photo Source SeanMack – Wikimedia Commons The families of the 13 innocent people shot dead by the Parachute Regiment when they took part in a...

Trump is Trying to Pay His Way to an Annihilation of Palestinian Statehood, and...

Photo Source U.S. Embassy Dedication Ceremony “Palestine” has been compared to many things. The world’s longest colonial war, a “hell-disaster” – Churchill’s memorable epithet –...

Military Moves into Environmental Management in South America

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Environmental and land management in South America is being slowly but persistently militarized, with the aim of controlling extractive industries,...

Is a War With Iran on the Horizon?

Here’s the foreign policy question of questions in 2019: Are President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin...

Military Moves into Environmental Management in South America

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Environmental and land management in South America is being slowly but persistently militarized, with the aim of controlling extractive industries,...

Military Moves into Environmental Management in South America

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Environmental and land management in South America is being slowly but persistently militarized, with the aim of controlling extractive industries,...

Military Moves into Environmental Management in South America

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Environmental and land management in South America is being slowly but persistently militarized, with the aim of controlling extractive industries,...

Military Moves into Environmental Management in South America

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Environmental and land management in South America is being slowly but persistently militarized, with the aim of controlling extractive industries,...

Killing a Mockingbird

Image Source Front cover art for the book To Kill a Mockingbird “Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ’em, but...

Is War With Iran on the Horizon? – Consortiumnews

Despite growing Trump administration tensions with Venezuela and even with North Korea, Iran is the likeliest spot for Washington’s next...

Criticizing Israel isn’t Anti-Semitic, Here’s What Is

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Weeks ago, when the first accusations of anti-semitism were being leveled against Representative Ilhan Omar, I was deeply agitated. Not long...

U.S. Gears Up for War on Venezuela

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The relentless U.S. imperial beast has embarked on a full-scale, openly declared, bipartisan regime-change war aimed at overthrowing Venezuela’s democratically...

The Blindness of Empire

Unnamed photographer for US Military “The essence of capitalism is to turn nature into commodities and commodities into capital. The live green earth is transformed...

The Blindness of Empire

Unnamed photographer for US Military “The essence of capitalism is to turn nature into commodities and commodities into capital. The live green earth is transformed...

U.S. Imperialism vs the Rule of Law

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The world faces many overlapping crises: regional political crises from Kashmir to Venezuela; brutal wars that rage on in Afghanistan,...

No Strategies to Erase Damage Already Done

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair “And here, sitting upon London stone, I charge and command that, of the city’s cost, the pissing-conduit run nothing but...

Trump and the White Working Class

Painting by Édouard Manet In November 2015 two Princeton economists, Anne Case and Angus Deaton (a Nobel Prize winner), released a revealing study, “Rising morbidity and mortality...

Capitalism and the Reactionary Power of White Identity Politics

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair “Yet the end that planters and poor whites envisaged and, as the fight went on, the end that large numbers...

US approves importation of genetically engineered salmon — RT USA News

The long running battle previously came to a head in 2016 when Congress blocked the FDA from allowing AquaAdvantage Salmon to appear in grocery...

Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and the Bomb

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair On February 19, the Democratic majority of the House Oversight and Reform Committee released an eye-opening interim report.  Based on...

Roaming Charges: Flag Humpers

Flag Humpers, Las Vegas. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. + It’s now a thought-crime in DC for the powerless to speak about the power of an...

Hurtling Towards an Unlivable Planet

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The media and political establishments are diddling while the planet burns. Are we really supposed to take their games seriously as...

What and Who is it Good For?

Photograph Source U.S. Customs and Border Protection Robert Frost was clearly on to something when he declared a liberal to be a “man” (sic) too...

US government spies on journalists! (Who track migrant caravans, so this time it’s news)...

Journalists, activists, lawyers and “organizers” involved with last year’s Central American migrant caravans were tracked by...

Setting the Stage for an Encounter at the Colombia-Venezuela Border

Image Source F3rn4nd0 On February 23, The U.S. and Colombian governments together tried to push humanitarian supplies from the Colombian border city Cúcuta into Venezuela....

“You May Well Prove Ilhan Omar Correct”

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Speaker Nancy Pelosi is reportedly still considering a symbolic “show vote” in Congress on an anti-Semitism and “hate” resolution –...

a Brief Look at Recent History

Today, the two looming “existential threats” are the possibility of nuclear war, and unprecedented human-caused climate change, yet neither of these seems to unduly...

How to Make Border Porn

Photograph Source Jessie Oni / Voice of America On February 15th, Donald Trump declared a state of national emergency in order to fund his “great,...

Alabama Judge Lets Boyfriend Sue Abortion Clinic With Fetus as Co-Plaintiff

An Alabama county court recognized an aborted fetus as a plaintiff in a lawsuit Tuesday, opening a new chapter in the fight for reproductive...

After Terrorism

Photograph Source SchuminWeb Wikicommons President Trump bashing the free press, F.B.I., allies, human rights, and immigrants illustrates how the national preoccupation with terrorism and the...

The UK Labour Party’s “Antisemitism Crisis” and the Likud Supporters in Its Leadership

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The Labour party’s “antisemitism crisis” keeps dragging on. What can the Labour leadership do about it? The Labour’s leadership has tried appeasing...

the Killing of Stephon Clark

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair On Saturday, Sacramento DA Anne Marie Schubert announced that her office would not bring charges against the two police officers, Terrence Mercadal...

Placing Rights of Woman Last, Alabama Judge Allows Boyfriend to Sue Abortion Clinic With...

An Alabama county court recognized an aborted fetus as a plaintiff in a lawsuit Tuesday, opening a new chapter in the fight for reproductive...

Israel is Playing a Big Role in India’s Escalating Conflict with Pakistan

Photograph Source International Borders When I heard the first news report, I assumed it was an Israeli air raid on Gaza. Or Syria. Airstrikes on a “terrorist...

Stupid, Stupid, Stupid English

Photograph Source Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office I was sitting in a cafe on the Falls Road in heavily nationalist West Belfast when a local...

The Global Assault on Indigenous Peoples

Photograph by Eliseo Carpintero (ECarpintero) “There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.” – Arundhati Roy “We...

The Prisoner Says No to Big Brother

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Whenever I visit Julian Assange, we meet in a room he knows too well. There is a bare table and...

Rapprochement, Dialogue, and a Peaceful Resolution of Jammu and Kashmir

Image Source Wikipedia User Planemad During the last two decades, each military crisis between India and Pakistan has been followed by attempts at diplomatic rapprochement,...

Bomber Bernie Sets Sights on 2020

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair “Yesterday, one of Hillary Clinton’s most prominent Super PACs attacked our campaign pretty viciously…They suggested I’d be friendly with Middle...

What Has the Media Missed?

Photo: Mel Underbakke. Resolution has been reached in the Kansas Bomb Plot case with the sentencing of three men on January 25 for conspiracy to...

No charges for police officers who fatally shot unarmed black man Stephon Clark ‘in...

Two officers who shot and killed 22-year-old black man in the backyard of his grandmother's home,...

Caracas Chronicles, Part I of an Ongoing Series

I just got back from Venezuela and I’ll be writing a lot about the country next week. Virtually everything you read or see about...

What We Learn From the Archives

Illustration by Nathaniel St. Clair In 2017, then-U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director Mike Pompeo said: “we are very hopeful that there can be a...

Trump blames media for twisting his words on Warmbier, issues non-apology — RT USA...

President Donald Trump has scolded the media for "misrepresenting" his words on Otto Warmbier, a US...

Remember the Maine? CIA Intervention in Venezuela 

Photograph Source National Museum of the U.S. Navy In January 1897, Frederic Remington, a 19th-century painter famous for his depictions of the Old West, was...

Cohen’s Overlooked Warning – and Other Media Silences Worth Hearing

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair I fear that if he loses the election in 2020, there will never be a peaceful transition of power. – Michael...

California refused 5,600 ICE requests to turn over criminal illegals in 2016-2017 – report...

California has refused 5,600 federal requests to turn over criminal illegal aliens to Immigrations and Customs...

War on in Al-Aqsa: What Price Netanyahu’s Victory

Photograph by Andrew Shiva – Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 4.0 On February 18, members of extremist Jewish groups raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Occupied...

Cuba Adopts a New Socialist Constitution

Photo by Nathaniel St. Clair On February 24, 2019, the Cuban people overwhelmingly adopted a new constitution, as 84.4% of resident citizens voted in the...

Keith Tharpe and the Death Penalty’s Racist Roots  

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Recently, the appalling spectacle of a black man condemned by a Georgia jury, a jury that included a racist bigot,...

Poisoning the Public: Toxic Agrochemicals and Regulators’ Collusion with Industry

In January 2019, campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason lodged a complaint with the European Ombudsman accusing European regulatory agencies of collusion with the agrochemicals industry....

On the Road with the German Climate Resistance

Image Source Delphi234 – Wikimedia Commons Recently, press in the United States told the story of the great transition that the German Coal Commission announced....

Is Israel’s Tax Grab a Prelude to Further Hollowing Out the Palestinian Authority?

Photo Source The White House Nazareth. Israel’s decision to withhold part of the taxes it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority and plunge it deeper...

Follow the Money to the Border Wall

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Readers may rightly believe that the government and segments of this society have fallen to their absolute lowest levels just...

The Bitter Fruit of Trump’s China Bashing: Anti-Asian Racism

Photo Source PAS China Donald Trump’s New Cold War with Beijing has caught Chinese foreign students at American universities in its crosshairs. His administration has...

Of Insects and Men

Photo by John Severns – Source Wikimedia Commons Invisible denizens — everywhere Insects are all over the world – in and over the waters at the...

New Deal, Who Dis?

The Green New Deal is everywhere, perhaps in part because it has remained nebulous.  Years, cuts and specifics are all over the place depending...

Shifting the Discussion On Climate Change

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair I think we need to omit talking about carbon emissions when discussing climate change. This is what I see the...

The Story of Chicago Police State Racism

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair “I want my husband home. I need him to be safe.” – Tiffany Van Dyke, wife of Jason Van Dyke, the...

Donald Trump’s National Emergency Is The Exact Same As Barack Obama’s National Emergency

Photograph by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos – Public Domain Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency is being framed as an unprecedented...

Will Venezuela Crisis Split Democrats?

Pres. Donald Trump’s “State of the (Dis)Union” speech on February 5th was marked by a remarkable incident that did not take place.  He made the following...

the Strange Mystique of Bernie Sanders

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair (I want to personally thank Senator Sanders for announcing this week that he’s running for president again, since his campaign...

Ilhan Omar Owes No Apologies, Apologies Are Owed Her

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Rebutting the claim that anti-Zionism is a form of anti-Semitism is a tedious and frustrating endeavor – in part because...

The War on Venezuela is Built on Lies

This photograph was produced by Agência Brasil, a public Brazilian news agency. Traveling with Hugo Chavez, I soon understood the threat of Venezuela.  At a...

Outrage as kids pick cotton, sing slave songs during school field trip (VIDEO) —...

Disturbing cell phone video has appeared online apparently showing a class of 10-year-old South Carolina elementary...

Why is the Venezuelan Government Rejecting U.S. Food Supplies?

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair There’s no denying that a serious economic and humanitarian crisis faces Venezuela. Millions of citizens have left the country, and...

This Historical Moment Demands Transformation of Our Institutions. The Green New Deal Won’t Do...

Photograph Source Senate Democrats The Green New Deal now taking shape in Washington will aim to address climate change through economic policies. While many of...

“Heavy Drinking” and the NYT’s Offensive Obit on Herbert Fingarette

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Toward the end of 2018, the New York Times published a lengthy obituary with the headline: “Herbert Fingarette, Contrarian Philosopher on...

The Bill and Melinda Gates’ Fair Taxation Scaremongering Tour

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Billionaire philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates, appearing recently on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, said a number of things...

Israel, Venezuela and Nationalism In The Neoliberal Era

Photograph source U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv What is a nation in the era of neoliberalism? Is community, under any umbrella, possible? Margaret Thatcher was perhaps...

When Saudi Arabia Gets the Bomb

Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead On Tuesday, the House Oversight and Reform Committee revealed that, based on the testimony of “multiple” whistleblowers, the...

An Analysis of U.S. Media Discourse

Photograph by Mahmoud Bali (VOA) – US-backed Forces Press Deeper Into Southern Raqqa City President Donald Trump’s announced withdrawal of 2,000 U.S. combat troops from...

Will Sanders be able to make enough Americans ‘feel the Bern’ in 2020? —...

Bernie Sanders enters the 2020 race for president as the most well-known candidate in an already...

Wyoming Game and Fish’s Latest Attempt to Close the Book on the Mark Uptain...

Grizzlies. Photo: USFWS.  On January 22nd, Wyoming Game and Fish released its second official report on the tragic death of hunting guide Mark Uptain in...

Anti-Islamist campaigner Maajid Nawaz assaulted in racially motivated attack — RT UK News

Maajid Nawaz, vocal anti-Islamist and founder of the anti-extremist Quilliam Foundation was reportedly assaulted outside...

Literature and Theater During War: Why Euripides Still Matters

The Death of Hippolytus by Lawrence Alma-Tadema. (Wiki Commons.) We live under perpetual war. Yet the media and other cultural institutions are silent. They thrive...

Why Attack the ISIS Bride?

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair A tidal wave of hypocrisy has greeted the discovery of the Bethnal Green schoolgirl and Isis bride Shamima Begum in a refugee...

The Left and Tulsi Gabbard

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Tulsi Gabbard’s candidacy for president has raised more problematic questions than answers for people on the Left. Many anti-war leftists...

Constructions of Victimhood and Blame

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Global temperatures are rising in a synchronous dance with glacier ablation and rising ocean levels. Hurricanes are strengthening, islands are...

Someone Needs to Teach These As$#oles a Lesson

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair – Photo by Martin Falbisnor “Someone,” my Finnish-American socialist great-aunt Mary used to say in the late 1960s, “ought to...

The Siege of Venezuela and the Travails of Empire

Illustration by Nathaniel St. Clair Here’s the bullet-point version: + It’s imperialism. + It’s American imperialism, a bipartisan national project. + American imperialism is the global management of...

The Green New Deal, Capitalism and the State

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created by Richard Nixon in 1970 as the official response to the nascent environmental movement. As laid out...

Pence and the Benjamins: An Eternity of Anti-Semitism

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair There has been much throwing about of brains on the subject of anti-Semitism lately. But in the ceaseless and almost...

The Curious Case of Jussie Smollett

Time for Peace in Afghanistan and an End to the Lies

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair It has been more than nine years since I resigned in protest over the escalation of the Afghan War from...

Trump orders US agencies to turbocharge AI research and ensure American dominance — RT...

President Donald Trump has compelled federal agencies to step up research and development of artificial intelligence...

UK woman says she was held by police for 7 hours after ‘misgendering’ trans...

A landmark legal battle is set to unfold between a mother-of-two who says she was...

‘Indentured servants!?’ Virginia ‘blackface’ governor’s euphemism for slavery triggers 2nd roasting — RT USA...

Already facing calls to resign over his ‘blackface’ scandal, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam triggered more outrage,...

Are we Moderns or Terrestrials?

Tongue Point, Astoria, Oregon. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair We, in the United States,are accustomed to discriminatory segregation, accustomed to those excluded, and to those left...

Elizabeth Warren digs herself even deeper hole in ‘Native American’ ancestry row — RT...

As Elizabeth Warren offers a public apology to the Cherokee Nation for identifying as a Native...

The Circle Over the Triangle: A Collectivism and Cyclic Belief Change Comes Around

Book Review of Gary Brumback's Life’s Triangles and America’s Power Elites (2019) To see a world in a grain of sand,And a heaven in a wild...

Warning More Surveillance Would Violate Civil Liberties at Border and Beyond, Rights Groups Say...

Warning of serious rights violations at the southern U.S. border that could make way for similar infringements all over the country, more than two...

From Slavery Onward, A Black Woman’s Body Was Never Hers Alone

Recy Taylor with her daughter and husband To mark the start of the ever-questionable Black History Month and what would have been the 106th birthday...

Everybody Else’s Business: Coup Fever in Venezuela

This could have been seen as audacious.  Instead, it had the smell of a not so well concealed sponsorship, the backing of a meaty...

Genetics firm gives law enforcement free run of profiles without users’ permission — RT...

At least one DNA testing company has given US law enforcement open access to its database...

The Capitalist Adults Are in the Room

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Commercials are the State of the Union Two Sunday mornings ago, sitting in an apartment equipped with cable television, I happened upon a...

Memories of Iraq Sanctions are Still Raw

Illustration by Nathaniel St. Clair In August of 1990, Saddam Hussein sent Iraqi troops into Kuwait, Iraq’s oil-rich neighbor, mistakenly assuming that other Arab countries...

Fondly Remembering Richard Nixon

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The image of Richard Nixon waving his arms as he boarded a helicopter leaving the White house for the last...

People Who Care About Democracy Don’t Plot Coups Abroad

Illustration by Nathaniel St. Clair For some months now, Venezuela’s socialist government has lurched through a series of escalating crises — hyperinflation, mass protests, political...

Max Boot goes full ‘White Man’s Burden’ in WaPo op-ed, sparking mass jaw-dropping —...

Neocon pundit Max Boot defended the unwinnable US “forever wars” in the Middle East in an...

‘The Indigenous Narrative Holds the Power to Really Shift People’s Societal Views’ – CounterSpin...

Janine Jackson interviewed Jenni Monet about indigenous journalism for the January 25, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...

‘Why must we hate Iran?’ Rick Sanchez questions MSM mantra as Trump & US...

Twisted headlines and nuclear accusations against Iran all serve the same purpose: beating the drums of...

Mike Pence and the Dominionists

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Those involved in what’s become a major component of the evangelical right in the United States call themselves “dominionists.” They...

Trump’s Coup in Venezuela: The Full Story

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The US-sponsored coup in Venezuela, still ongoing as I write, is the latest chapter in the long and bloody history...

The Empire’s Propagandists

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair With most media attention in the US on the government shutdown and border wall stand-off spectacle, the Trump administration has...

Pompeo’s Foreign Policy Fantasy

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo started out the new year—the date was January 10—preaching “the truth” about U.S. foreign...

The West Failed to Learn the Most Important Lessons From the Rise and Fall...

Drawing Nathaniel St. Clair It is always pleasing for authors to find out that they have readers in far flung places. It was therefore surprising...

‘Systemic injustices’ led to Trump’s election, claims AOC, but what injustices is she talking...

Hotshot socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told a crowd that even if President Trump left office, the...

Destroying Government

Illustration by Nathaniel St. Clair – Photograph by Martin Falbisoner Donald Trump opened the new year with belligerence. He authored the shutdown of the United States...

Duke University professor warns students of ‘consequences’ for speaking Chinese — RT USA News

A Duke University professor has stepped down, after an email in which she warned Chinese students...

Sixty Years of the Cuban Revolution

Photo by Nathaniel St. Clair We are urged to resist Trump’s lies: the lies of US capitalism. But there are lies about those lies that are...

the Liberal State is No More

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair In a previous article I argued that often confusing and divergent arguments within the neoliberal critique could be best understood as...

Roaming Charges: American Hunger Games

Alcatraz. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. + The shutdown has become Trump’s RealityTV version of The Hunger Games. How long can federal workers go without being...

How the Organization of American States Became an Agent of Regime Change

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair With a Venezuelan opposition leader declaring himself the country’s president and the Trump administration appearing to back a coup, Venezuela...

US Hypocrisy and a Double Standard on North Korea

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Warmbier Was a Victim Otto Warmbier enjoyed New Year’s Eve in 2015 in Pyongyang a few weeks after his 21st birthday....

Roe: 47 Years and Counting

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair On January 20, 1973, Richard Nixon was inaugurated to his second term as president.  His landslide victory over Sen. George McGovern (D-SD)...

The History Behind Nate Phillips’ Song

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair I just saw the incident taking place in Washington, DC, in which a confrontation between the white Make America Great...

Time for the U.S. Yellow Vests

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Here are seven things you won’t hear much if anything about in the reigning corporate media regarding the ongoing record-setting...

The Smile of Class Privilege

Dorothy Counts in classroom at Harry Harding High Schoo, 1957. Photo: Don Sturkey (Public Domain.) There it is again. Recognize it? That smile. A grin,...

Popular Democracy in Cuba

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The socialist governments of the Third World plus China have developed popular democracy, with structures that are alternatives to those...

‘If Vogue can’t identify Muslim girls, why not hire someone who can?’ — RT...

Fashion magazine Vogue had to apologize after misidentifying a Muslim activist featured in its latest issue....

The Little Brett Kavanaughs from Covington Catholic High

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair On Friday, January 17, 2019, a sordid modern day short-lived tragedy unfolded in close proximity to the Lincoln Memorial. A...

US attorneys say criminals may be roaming free as govt shutdown slows investigations —...

A professional union of 6,000 US prosecutors says the government shutdown has heavily incapacitated criminal proceedings...

Complaint Lodged with European Ombudsman: Regulatory Authorities Colluding with Agrochemicals Industry

Back in 2016, I posed the question in The Ecologist whether regulators in the EU were acting as product promoters when it came to...

US Blunders have made Russia the Global Trade Pivot

The year 2019 had barely begun before news emerged that six Russian sailors were kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Benin. It was...

Europe’s Strategic Humanitarian Aid: Yemen vs. Syria

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The Syrian conflict will soon be into its ninth year, and the Yemen conflict into its fifth year. Both are...

Why He Cannot Invoke the Emergencies Act to Build a Wall

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The more President Trump changes his mind about declaring a national emergency to build his wall the less likely it...

That Green Growth at the Heart of the Green New Deal? It’s Malignant

Longview, Washington. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. A burgeoning save-the-climate effort called the Green New Deal, explains Vox’s David Roberts, “has thrust climate change into the...

Trump savages ‘Elizabeth Warren beer catastrophe,’ as shutdown debate drags on — RT USA...

Against the backdrop of a government shutdown and withdrawal from Syria, President Trump still found time...

Brief History Notes on Mexican Immigration to the U.S.

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The historical ties of Mexican immigrants to the U.S., specifically the Southwest, distinguishes people of Mexican origin from other immigrant...

Joe Biden, Crime Fighter from Hell

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair I just listened to Joe Biden’s seventeen-and-a-half minute 2003 eulogy for his political friend Strom Thurmond, the former Dixiecrat segregationist from South...

Jim Yong Kim’s Mixed Messages to the World Bank and the World

Image by Nathaniel St. Clair Johannesburg. World Bank president Jim Kim is an ex-leftist who claims that in the mid-1990s he wanted to shut down...

Amos Oz and the Real Israel

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair On 29 December 2018 the New York Times (NYT) reported the death of the charismatic Israeli writer Amos Oz. Born...

The Faux Political System by the Numbers

Image by Nathaniel St. Clair It’s sort of funny in a diabolical way: Trump a Russian agent. That’s the line that readers might expect from...

Refugees Are in the English Channel Because of Western Interventions in the Middle East

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair A black rubber inflatable boat was found abandoned earlier this week on the shingle at Dungeness on the Kent coast. Eight men, reportedly...

Two women arrested after forcibly groping trans woman in bar bathroom — RT USA...

In a case set to reignite the gender debate in the US, two women are facing...

Everything the Western Mainstream Media Outlets Get Wrong When Covering Poor Countries

If you want to find out what’s happening in a poor country, be sure to add tourists to your Google News search. “Canadian and Italian tourists...

Police reveal details of teen’s abduction by 21yo suspect — RT USA News

A 21-year-old man has been arrested for kidnapping Jayme Closs after the teen managed to escape...

How Tre Arrow Became America’s Most Wanted Environmental “Terrorist”

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The following is an excerpt from the new book The Big Heat: Earth on the Brink by Jeffrey St. Clair and...

Scholars Reflect on Dangerous Times

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair My fellow U.S.-Americans, we stand at a moment of no small peril. Contrary to much of what one hears from liberals,...

Free Market Fundamentalism or Corporate Power?

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair I’ve been hearing about neoliberalism for a long time now and never could make much sense of it. It turns...

Corporate Press Stoops to Absurdity to Balance Trump’s Border Wall Lies – Factcheck false...

  Last month, FAIR (12/7/19) examined the absurd false equivalence that some factchecking sites, including the Washington Post’s Fact-Checker, sometimes engage in by comparing imprecise...

Corporate Media Miss Distinction Between Pro- and Anti-Genocide

  Today, US politics (and those of close allies) are much like the Upside-Down of Stranger Things: an inversion of how things should be, and...

What Are We Working For?

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair “One also knows from his letters that nothing appeared more sacred to Van Gogh than work.” – John Berger, “Vincent Van...

Women Politicals of the American Empire

There have been many women dissenters who have been jailed by the American government as political prisoners.  There are women in jail now who...

CEO of disgraced Arizona care facility resigns after vegetative patient gives birth — RT...

The CEO of an Arizona care center where a woman in a vegetative state for over...

Warren wants Democrats to reject big lobby money, signaling division ahead of 2020 —...

Senator and presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has closed her joint financing committee, lashing out against the...

A Tough Time to Be a Spy, NPR Reports – Current and former CIA...

by Belén Fernández NPR (1/3/19) reports on the CIA finding it harder to sneak into other countries to commit espionage. Imagine, for a moment, that a prominent...

Teacher who fed puppy to snapping turtle found not guilty of animal cruelty —...

Jurors in Idaho have found a science teacher not guilty of feeding a live puppy to...

Democrats, Press Must Stop Playing Into the Master Manipulator’s Hands

The day after Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced that she was launching an exploratory committee for the 2020 presidential race, National Public Radio reported that...

“If Bernie Runs?” Wrong Question

Drawing By Nathaniel St. Clair Remembering Bernie Sanders at Prairie Lights In late 2014 Bernie Sanders came out to Iowa City to speak before a large...

New Film Follows Nobel Peace Winner Nadia Murad’s Fight to End Sexual Violence

We look at the remarkable story of Nadia Murad, the Yazidi human rights activist from Iraq who was recently awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace...

‘The US Has Been at the Root of the Undemocratic History of the Congo’...

Janine Jackson interviewed Maurice Carney about coverage of Congo politics for the December 21, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...

Canada and the Rule of Law

Canada’s fealty to the rule of law is much spoken of nowadays by Liberal politicians in regards to a current pending extradition request made...

‘Ask her psychiatrist’ – Trump on Warren believing she can win in 2020 —...

President Trump laughed off Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s chances at a run for the presidency in...

Twitter reacts to news Elizabeth Warren running for president in 2020 — RT USA...

With a mere 673 days until the 2020 US presidential election, Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren has...

The Totem Thieves

Tlingit totem poles and long-house taken from Alaska for display at the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893. In 1899, railroad tycoon Edward Harriman put...

In Praise of Dead Trees

Lost Coast redwoods. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. Dead. Most of us have negative associations with the word. After all how did Death Valley get its...

Ecocide as Creative Destruction

According to the WWF (World Wildlife Fund), since 1970 60% of the mammals, birds, fish and reptiles on the planet have been driven to...

Der Spiegel Shows Danger of Liking Good Stories More Than True Stories

by Neil deMause Der Spiegel‘s troubling mea culpa (9/20/18). While everything about the story of Claas Relotius, the award-winning Der Spiegel journalist who turned out to...

Russophobia and the Specter of War

Could global warming pose the greatest threat to the future of life on the planet?  Quite possibly, if we believe the international (and scientific)...

The Waters of American Democracy

Photo Source Kurtis Garbutt | CC BY 2.0 The year 2018 is coming to an end with a deeply divided government and people. The Democrats...

MIT team develop tech that can reduce objects to nanoscale — RT USA News

While it may not be worthy of ‘Honey, I shrunk the kids’ or Marvel’s Ant-Man, MIT...

Better Living Through Climate Change?

Photo Source Phil Roeder | CC BY 2.0 The growing season used to be too short to grow corn in Alberta. That’s no longer true,...

Big Pharma Fights Proposal to Keep It From Looting Medicare

Photo by ProgressOhio | CC BY 2.0 The Trump administration has proposed that insurance plans providing drug coverage to Medicare beneficiaries will no longer be...

Big Pharma Fights Proposal to Keep It From Looting Medicare

Photo by ProgressOhio | CC BY 2.0 The Trump administration has proposed that insurance plans providing drug coverage to Medicare beneficiaries will no longer be...

Viktor Orban, Trump and the Populist Battle Over Public Space

Photo by European People’s Party | CC BY 2.0 Almost a year after President Trump assured a stricken nation that there were “very fine people...

Marc Lamont Hill’s Detractors are the True Anti-Semites

Photo Source Flisadam Pointer | CC BY 2.0 Temple University’s administration announced the unsurprising news that it has found no grounds to punish or investigate...

UK supermarket evacuated, bomb disposal unit called over suspicious package — RT UK News

An Asda supermarket in Chelmsford, Essex, has been evacuated after a suspicious package was reported...

Climate Change and the Limits of Reason

Modern urban-industrial man is given to the raping of anything and everything natural on which he can fasten his talons.  He rapes the sea;...

Principles and Morality Versus Cash and Profit? No Contest

Photo Source Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court | CC BY 2.0 Imagine Western reaction if a British or American citizen had been detained in Russia...

Six Times Higher Than Previously Reported

Photo Source Felton Davis | CC BY 2.0 The number of people killed by the violence in Yemen has for the first time risen above 3,000 dead...

George H. W. Bush: Another Eulogy

Photo Source Library of Congress | CC BY 2.0 Jon Meacham inspired this piece. The story was almost over even before it had fully begun. When...

The Yellow Vest Insurgency – What’s Next?

Photo Source Guilhem Vellut | CC BY 2.0 Paris, France, April 2017: Macron Unveils Assault on Workers’ Rights. Paris, France, December 2018: A potential worldwide insurgency...

Praise For America’s Second Leading Intellectual

Photo Source Andrew Rusk | CC BY 2.0 “If you’re not first, you’re last” —Ricky Bobby’s father, Talladega Nights “It’s hard to hate from up close” —Michelle Obama “The...

Coffee, Social Stratification and the Retail Sector in a Small Maritime Village

Photo Source VasenkaPhotography | CC BY 2.0 In 2007, when Starbucks took over a cavernous storefront formerly occupied by a children’s clothing store, it resulted...

Fathers and Sons, Bushes and Bin Ladens

Photo Source A.Davey | CC BY 2.0 Chances are that George W. Bush didn’t need to be tutored on how to pronounce Osama bin Laden’s...

NYT Trumpets New Anti-Suicide Drug

Photo Source Psychonaught | CC BY 2.0 The drumbeat for ketamine as a way to halt the rising suicide rate is upon us, as the...

The Significance of The Common Wind

The Cover of the Book The Common Wind: Afro-American Currents in the Age of the Haitian Revolution by Julius S. Scott I intend to speak...

A Tale of Two Cities

Photo Source Laurent Bourrelly | CC BY 2.0 Here follows a tale of two cities — not, as in Dickens’ novel, Paris and London, but...

the 25 Best Books of 2018

1.  Reporter by Seymour Hersh (Random House). 2. Loaded: a Disarming History of the Second Amendment by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (City Lights). 3. Surveillance Valley: the Secret Military History of the...

a Planet in Loss Mode

Photo Source Edward Kimmel | CC BY 2.0 If you’ve been paying attention to what’s happening to the nonhuman life forms with which we share...

Amazon’s Disturbing Plan to Add Face Surveillance to Your Front Door

Recently, a patent application from Amazon became public that would pair face surveillance — like Rekognition, the product that the company is aggressively marketing...

Stacking the Deck Against Democracy in Wisconsin

Photo Source Fibonacci Blue | CC BY 2.0 The power grab by Wisconsin Republicans to limit the incoming authority of the Democratic Attorney General and...

Corporate Media Doing its Job

Photo Source Dmitry Dzhus | CC BY 2.0 The deletion of events that don’t fit with the reigning ideology is part of how ruling class-owned...

War, Anniversaries and Lessons Never Learned

Photo Source NARA FILE #: 208-YE-7 | CC BY 2.0 On December 7, 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and the U.S. entered the Second World...

Why World War II, Not the New Deal, Ended the Great Depression

Photo Source WPA poster 1935 | CC BY 2.0 On November 27th, I wrote an article on how FDR’s long-standing racism accounted for the detention...

War Over Ukraine?

Photo Source NASA | CC BY 2.0 Today, the United States and Allies conducted an extraordinary flight under the Open Skies Treaty. The timing of...

AFRICOM: A Neocolonial Occupation Force?

Photo Source Blleininger | CC BY 2.0 Amid the George HW Bush imperial death-orgy, the endless saga of Midtown Mussolini’s daily news cycle, the seemingly...

Rebranding Bundy

Photo Source Blaine Cooper | CC BY 2.0 Recent efforts to burnish the image of members of the Bundy Public Land Grab clan bear close...

Foreign Interventions in Revolutionary Russia

Photo Source http://visualrian.com/images/item/850828 | CC BY 2.0 All over Europe, the First World War had brought about a potentially revolutionary situation as early as 1917....

Joe Kennedy and the Precarious Promise of “Moral Capitalism”

We are a nation that was founded in opposition to hereditary rule. The founders rejected the notion of a king and embraced the principle...

Tribal Justice

Photo Source David Shankbone | CC BY 2.0 “In justice as fairness society is interpreted as a cooperative venture for mutual advantage.” – John Rawls,  A...

Joe Kennedy and the Precarious Promise of “Moral Capitalism”

We are a nation that was founded in opposition to hereditary rule. The founders rejected the notion of a king and embraced the principle...

Spare Me the American Tears for the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi

Photo Source Hilmi Hacaloğlu | CC BY 2.0 Can I be the only one – apart from his own sycophants – to find the sight...

The Deathly Insect Dilemma

Photo Source Ryan McGuire | CC BY 2.0 Insect abundance is plummeting with wild abandon, worldwide! Species evolve and go extinct as part of nature’s...

Julian Assange, Manafort and The Guardian

Photo Source Jeanne Menjoulet | CC BY 2.0 “This is going to be one of the most infamous news disasters since Stern published the ‘Hitler...

Degrowth: Toward a Green Revolution

The Americanism that people will never voluntarily give up the consumption that is killing the planet represents the triumph of a long con. The...

Thoughts on Strategy for a Left Opposition

Photo Source ep_jhu | CC BY 2.0 The time to resume using words like “resistance” and “revolution” in philosophically sound and historically accurate ways was...

Time to De-Colonize Human Rights!

Photo Source Franklin D Roosevelt Library | CC BY 2.0 “…recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members...

Time to De-Colonize Human Rights!

Photo Source Franklin D Roosevelt Library | CC BY 2.0 “…recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members...

The Free Market and the Continuity of Change

Photo Source Torsten Scholz | CC BY 2.0 The Jungle, Upton Sinclair’s novelization of the plight of the working class in the early 20th century,...

Establishment Rituals in How to be a Proper Ruler

Photo Source Адміністрація Президента України | CC BY 2.0 The prolonged nationally televised commemorations of the racist, corporatist, and imperialist killers John McCain and George...

Poppy Bush’s Radioactive War on Iraq

Photo Source Bush Library | CC BY 2.0 At the close of the first Gulf War, Saddam Hussein was denounced as a ferocious villain for...

What If We Just Buy Off Big Fossil Fuel? A Novel Plan to Mitigate...

Photo Source Food & Water Watch | CC BY 2.0 As the nations of the world are gathered in Poland to fret about the state...

What If We Just Buy Off Big Fossil Fuel? A Novel Plan to Mitigate...

Photo Source Food & Water Watch | CC BY 2.0 As the nations of the world are gathered in Poland to fret about the state...

What It Means That Hillary Clinton Might Run for President in 2020

Twenty-five years ago — when I wrote a book titled “False Hope: The Politics of Illusion in the Clinton Era” — I didn’t expect...

Warnings of Doom, Amid a Smokescreen of Denial and Distraction

Photo Source reurinkjan | CC BY 2.0 The Trump administration predictably tried to bury the dire warnings contained in the fourth National Climate Assessment by releasing...

How Neil Bush Succeeded in Business Without Really Trying

Photo Source National Archives and Records | CC BY 2.0 Now, that ain’t workin’That’s the way you do itGet money for nothin’And your chicks for...

Israel’s New War of Attrition on Jerusalem’s Palestinians

Photo Source Hudson Institute | CC BY 2.0 Czech president Milos Zeman offered Benjamin Netanyahu’s ultra-nationalist government a fillip during his visit to Israel last...

Poppy Bush, the Contras and a Secret Airbase in the Backwoods of Arkansas

On March 16, 1986, President Ronald Reagan went on national television to make a desperate pitch for the restoration of congressional aid to the...

Just How Corrupt is the American Soul?

Photo Source Anita Ritenour | CC BY 2.0 In an oped piece published in Al Jazeeera on 15 November 2018, the Columbia University professor Hamid...

Gassing Migrants

Photo Source Daniel Arauz | CC BY 2.0 The Trump administration and its apologists are quick to point out that Barack Obama was as willing...

How Poppy Bush’s Brother, “Uncle Bucky,” Made a Killing Off the Iraq Wars

Photo Source William Henry Trotter Bush | CC BY 2.0 Back in 1991, shortly after the depleted uranium-flaked dust had settled some from the first...

A Critical History of George H. W. Bush’s War on Iraq

Photo Source Library of Congress | CC BY 2.0 The U.S. media haven’t been shy about lionizing the late President George H. W. Bush in...

George H.W. Bush v. Noam Chomsky

Photo Source David Hume Kennerly | CC BY 2.0 A Humble Man Who Liked to Wear Socks The obsequious praise of the life and legacy of...

U.S. Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds

Photo Source Tavox13 | CC BY 2.0 A rather puzzling news item caught the eye of this writer today: “The US has imposed sanctions on...

Cycles of Trauma and Aggression in the Service of Settler Colonialism

Photo Source zeevveez | CC BY 2.0 Zionism is inherently reactionary The origins of Zionism are profoundly misunderstood by many. This is not coincidental and can...

How the U.K. and Ecuador Conspire to Deliver Julian Assange to U.S. Authorities

Photo Source Jeanne Menjoulet | CC BY 2.0 The accidental revelation in mid-November that U.S. federal prosecutors had secretly filed charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian...

Washington is Ramping Up Military Confrontation With Russia and China

Photo Source DVIDSHUB | CC BY 2.0 On November 26 the New York Times asserted that “Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian naval vessels was the first overt...

Humanity is Killing the World’s Wildlife Populations, Not ‘Capitalism’

Photo Source N i c o l a | CC BY 2.0 Cocked the gat to her head, and pulled back the shirt cover But what...

Experts Condemn the Tear-Gassing of Children

Photo Source Daniel Arauz | CC BY 2.0 On Sunday, US border officers fired tear gas at groups of asylum seekers attempting to reach the...

Lessons of the Great Khashoggi Kill Story

The Jamal Khashoggi kill drama was instructive regarding the shameless imperial hypocrisy of the United States’ media and politics culture. Before it disappears completely...

Get Ready for the Storm Ahead   

Photo Source Billie Grace Ward | CC BY 2.0 The feeling is palpable: with the Christmas recess coming to Capitol Hill, and then with Democrats...

From Free Trade to Gassing Migrants

Photo Source Jonathan McIntosh | CC BY 2.0 Last weekend, US Border Patrol agents used tear gas against hundreds of migrants protesting on the Mexican...

The End of Illusion

Photo Source Christopher Michel | CC BY 2.0 The following is the Epilogue from Jeffrey St. Clair’s and Joshua Frank’s new book The Big Heat:...

To Build a Fire in the Heart of Our Country

Photo Source Felton Davis | CC BY 2.0 But for most of us, the movement was a life-giving force. To join a hundred thousand others...

The Principles of Socialism

Photo Source Corey Torpie | CC BY 2.0 With the emergence on the U.S. political scene of self-proclaimed socialists like Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and...

Worst serial killer? Elderly man in jail for murder confesses to taking 90 lives...

A convicted killer serving three life sentences in a Texas prison has confessed to killing 90...

The Day I Almost Went to Prison for Life

Photo Source Joshua Livingston | CC BY 2.0 Larry and I took the bus from Augusta to Atlanta, Georgia on a Friday night in November...

The Audacity of Struggle

Photo Source Newtown grafitti | CC BY 2.0 The madness around us is no accident. Donald Trump is not an anomaly, but he is the...

Why This Long Island City Resident Opposes the Amazon Deal

Photo Source Sergei Gussev | CC BY 2.0 In Mel Brook’s 1976 film Silent Movie, the villain is a corporation, “Engulf and Devour,” that is...

Saving the Environment: Is Degrowthing the Answer?

Photo Source Anahi Patricia Jasso Aleman | CC BY 2.0 A friend recently sent me a piece by Jason Hickel, arguing that growth can’t be...

No, We Won’t be Raking Our National Forests

Photo Source Nicholas A. Tonelli | CC BY 2.0 By now the worst wildfire in California has been extensively covered, even as rains drown the...

Invasion! Sinclair’s 173 TV stations air ‘must-run’ anti-migrant screed as narrative battle heats up...

As the migrant caravan continues to polarize America, the battle to control the narrative is heating...

Meat and Consequences:  More Bad News for Climate Change

Photo Source Audrey | CC BY 2.0 Thanksgiving is quite a holiday.  In one day, we manage to eat and enjoy 44 million turkeys, twice...

Gamer arrested after alleged rape of teen overheard on Playstation — RT US News

A video gamer has been arrested after one of his online opponents overheard him allegedly raping...

Trump’s “America Incorporated”

Photo Source Michael Esposito | CC BY 2.0 In the runup to the 2016 election, candidate Donald J. Trump proposed, if elected, to run government...

The War in Yemen is Not a War, It is a Massacre

Photo Source Felton Davis | CC BY 2.0 The numbers are mind-blowing: Since the beginning of the conflict in Yemen, an estimated 85,000 children under...

The Dark Side of the New Deal: FDR and the Japanese-Americans

Photo Source H.L.I.T. | CC BY 2.0 Ever since the election of Barack Obama, there has been a tendency for some on the left to...

Whitewashing Murder is Simply Wrong

Photo Source POMED | CC BY 2.0 Last Tuesday, within about an hour of his announcement on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi announcement, in the...

Whitewashing Murder is Simply Wrong

Photo Source POMED | CC BY 2.0 Last Tuesday, within about an hour of his announcement on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi announcement, in the...

Carbon Capture – Does it Work?

Photo Source Nicholas A. Tonelli | CC BY 2.0 Harken! Good news (maybe) “encouraging news” is a better description, as Negative Emissions Technology (“NET”) starts...

Remembering Alger Hiss in the Age of Russia-Gate

Photo Source Library of Congress | CC BY 2.0 In January 1950, Alger Hiss, a former State Department employee and Director of the Carnegie Endowment...

Trumps Foreign Policy War on Americans

Photo Source James N. Mattis | CC BY 2.0 Beyond any reasonable doubt, in substance if not in appearance, Donald Trump is a thoroughly conventional...

Lessons From the California Wildfires

Photo Source U.S. Department of Agriculture | CC BY 2.0 The recent wildfires in California make me feel even more worried about the fate of...

US spies pressed to tell if they knew of Saudi plot against journalist Khashoggi...

A US group promoting press freedom has sued US intelligence agencies to find out whether they...

the Violent Theft of Land and Capital is at the Core of the U.S....

Photo Source Jayel Aheram | CC BY 2.0 The United States has been at war every day since its founding, often covertly and often in...

Can a Few People Save the World?

Monarch butterfly. Photo: Evaggelos Vallianatos. Occupy Health In May 2018, I met Susan Downs at an international conference at the University of Patras, Greece. She is...

Terminate the Tribe That Aided the Pilgrims

Mashpee Wampanoag Chairman Cedric Cromwell. Photo: courtesy of Alter-Native Media. As elementary school kids across the US don gaudily dyed chicken feathers and hop around...

Amazon Workers Across Europe Walk Out on Black Friday

Amazon workers across Europe staged a walkout on Black Friday—when retailers offer major deals to holiday season shoppers the day after Thanksgiving—to protest low...

The NYT’s David Sanger, the Boy Who Cried “Nukes”!

Photo Source The Official CTBTO Photostream | CC BY 2.0 Since the early 1990s the US mass media has consistently portrayed the government of North...

Scotland Yard reveals new ‘tactical contact’ policy in its war on moped crime (VIDEO)...

As part of efforts to tackle a scourge of moped crime in the capital, London’s...

Afghanistan is Collapsing. Get Out: Now!

Photo Source Expert Infantry | CC BY 2.0 November has been quite a month, so far, in Afghanistan.  The level of violence has been appalling and...

How Liberals Got Seduced By Trump’s Gifts To Private Prisons

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair “The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.” — Karl Marx “Give the man his...

Ex-pastor charged with rape at gunpoint & shooting woman in head — RT US...

A former evangelical pastor known for his rants against gun control measures was charged with kidnapping,...

All U.S. Gov’t. Accusations Against Russia’s Gov’t. Are Lies

By Eric Zuesse (originally posted at The Saker, and now submitted free of charge for republication, by the author, to all English-language news-media, and...

How a U.S. Anarchist Has More Than Survived

Photo Source cloud2013 | CC BY 2.0 “The person who claims the legitimacy of the authority always bears the burden of justifying it. And if...

Washington’s Regime Change Strategy in Venezuela

Photo Source Andreas Lehner | CC BY 2.0 For those who have been following Venezuela closely in recent years there is a distinct sense of...

It’s Getting Hot Up in Here

Photo Source Dan Nevill | CC BY 2.0 The following is the foreword to Jeffrey St. Clair’s & Joshua Frank’s new book, The Big Heat:...

It’s Getting Hot Up in Here

Photo Source Dan Nevill | CC BY 2.0 The following is the foreword to Jeffrey St. Clair’s & Joshua Frank’s new book, The Big Heat:...

Nothing Adds Up When You do the Alternative Math

Photo Source Dustin and Jennifer Stacey | CC BY 2.0 A disgruntled, off his meds, “lone wolf” gunman walks into a bar. We all know...

‘UK govt putting interests with UAE above husband’s freedom’ – wife of Brit student...

The British state has been condemned following the life sentencing of a student accused of...

From Vegetarianism to Nazi Animal Rights

With the surge in meat-eating associated with industrial capitalism came-particularly from city-dwellers-a swelling of the vegetarian cause, hitherto confined to a relatively few Pythagoreans,...

Industrial Forest Science: Industry’s Bitch

Photo Source Gunvor Røkke | CC BY 2.0 “As soon as you are a scientist … you take a political side you must necessarily...

Liar Liar

Photo Source Cat Branchman | CC BY 2.0 “The dictatorship’s mistake was to torture but not kill.” – Jair Bolsonaro (Radio interview, 2016) “I don’t get voted...

Netanyahu’s Ceasefire is Meant to Keep Gaza Imprisoned

Photo Source U.S. Embassy Jerusalem | CC BY 2.0 Palestinians in Gaza should have been able to breathe a sigh of relief last week, as...

Return to Denver: Clouds on the Horizon

Photo Source Scott McLeod | CC BY 2.0 I’m in Denver, Colorado, which I’ve not visited since my climbing days in the Rockies 25 years...

Climate Change Action Would Kill Imperialism

Photo Source Molly Adams | CC BY 2.0 Climate change action would kill imperialism, and that is why we can’t have it in America. American political...

Why (Mostly) Men Trophy Hunt: a Biocultural Explanation

Photo Source Robert Tadlock | CC BY 2.0 Wolves do not stay anywhere for long. This is partly a function of their prey’s movement, but...

‘Put down the lettuce. Please move away from the lettuce.’ E.coli scare casts pall...

An E.coli outbreak has Americans terrified of lettuce for the second time this year as they...

Living Through California’s Wildfire Nightmare

“Red Moon. Red Moon.” These were the words of my 18-month-old, describing the sky in the late afternoon on November 8 as we walked out...

Abolishing ICE Means Defunding it

Photo by Nathaniel St. Clair Many progressive Democrats that won their midterm election bids, from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York, to Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar, campaigned...

Geographies of Violence in Southern California

Photo Source IvyMike | CC BY 2.0 The Arroyo Conejo winds through what once were oak meadows in the Conejo Valley. The area is now...

Will Progressives Ever Think About How We Structure Markets, Instead of Accepting them as...

Photo Source Lord Jim | CC BY 2.0 The right would like us to believe that the inequality we see in the United States, and...

Why Trump is Wrong About the California Wildfires

Photo Source U.S. Department of Agriculture | CC BY 2.0 With the shocking loss of thousands of homes and dozens of lives in the Camp...

Art of the Smear: the Israel Lobby Busted

In 2016 and 2017 Al Jazeera produced a program that unmistakenly documents the Israel government and U.S. Israel lobby’s all-out effort to spy on,...

New York Taxpayers Fund World Biggest Sex-Toy Retailer

Photo Source James N. Mattis | CC BY 2.0 When was the last time you bought a vibrator, lubricant or specialty outfit? For decades, shoppers for...

Amazon, Go Home! Billions for Working People, But Not One Cent For Tribute

Photo Source Backbone Campaign | CC BY 2.0 On November 7, Andrew Cuomo was re-elected as New York’s Governor. One week later, the people of...

Amazon, Go Home! Billions for Working People, But Not One Cent For Tribute

Photo Source Backbone Campaign | CC BY 2.0 On November 7, Andrew Cuomo was re-elected as New York’s Governor. One week later, the people of...

“Winners” in Amazon Sweepstakes Sure to be the Losers

Photo Source James N. Mattis | CC BY 2.0 Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person, wouldn’t seem to need the money. Nonetheless, huge sums of...

Ireland’s New President, Other European Fools and the Abyss 

Photo Source Óglaigh na hÉireann | CC BY 2.0 The Irish just elected their President. But who cares? No one – least of all the...

Fire is Sweeping Our Very Streets Today

+ The Camp Fire, which leveled the Sierra foothills town of Paradise (pop. 27,000), is now the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the...

1,000+ now listed missing as official death toll in California blaze rises to 71...

Casualties of the deadliest wildfire in California's history continue to mount, with eight more bodies found...

Nuclear Weapons are a Nightmare Made in America

Photo Source International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons | CC BY 2.0 What transforms American elections from participatory politics into farce is the exclusion of...

The Shocking Lack of Evidence

Israel Cannot Use Violent Self-Defense While Occupying Gaza

Photo Source U.S. Embassy Jerusalem | CC BY 2.0 Whenever bombings and shootings escalate in the Middle East, Israeli propagandists say that Israel is exercising...

The Revolution’s Here, Please Excuse Me While I Laugh

Image by Nathaniel St. Clair The revolution’s hereNo one can lead you off your pathYou’ll try to change the worldSo please excuse me while I...

Climate Change and Wildfires: The New Western Travesty

Photo Source BLMIdaho | CC BY 2.0 The following is an excerpt from Jeffrey St. Clair & Joshua Frank’s new book, The Big Heat: Earth...
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Video: Man chops off wife’s hands out of jealousy, sentenced to 14 yrs in...

READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9inl A high-profile crime of jealousy, kidnapping and mutilation in Russia is one step closer to an end after a court in...

Whither the Melting Pot?

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair It is practically axiomatic: Donald Trump makes everything worse. Is it all part of a plan? There is no easy answer to...

London’s Hyde Park partly evacuated after unexploded WW2 bomb discovered — RT UK News

Published time: 16 Nov, 2018 13:58 Edited time: 16 Nov, 2018 14:02 A huge unexploded...

A California Jew in a Time of Anti-Semitism

Photo Source Nick Kenrick | CC BY 2.0 According to the FBI, 1,679 religious hate crimes were reported last year. 58.1% were anti-Jewish and 18.6% were anti-Muslim. I don’t...

63 killed, 600+ missing in raging wildfires (HARROWING VIDEOS) — RT US News

The deadliest blaze in California’s history continues to burn uncontained as firefighters and rescuers find more...

Build in a Fire Plain, Get What You Deserve

Photo Source Robert Couse-Baker | CC BY 2.0 My girlfriend and I are trying to figure out a place to live, build a cabin. Somewhere...

the Midterms, Recounts, and the Future of Progressive Politics

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair In the wake of the 2018 midterms, President Trump and his foot soldiers on the right have continued to repeat...

Spraying Poisons, Chasing Ghosts

Photo Source jetsandzeppelins | CC BY 2.0 Agribusiness power The twentieth first century continues the toxic business as usual of the twentieth century. Agribusiness, part of...

the Land Where the Queen’s Son Has His Shoelaces Ironed by His Valet

Photo Source ale | CC BY 2.0 I’ve just left Ukania, where I attended the Historical Materialism conference in London. After some much needed psychological...

The Filter Bubble: Owen Jones And Con Coughlin

There is something dreamlike about the system of mass communication sometimes described as ‘mainstream media’. The self-described ‘rogue journalist’ and ‘guerrilla poet’ Caitlin Johnstone...

Unstoppable: The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline and NAFTA

Photo Source tarsandsaction | CC BY 2.0 On Thursday, November 8, a federal court in Montana ordered a pause in the construction of the Keystone...

How a Bad Environment Impacts Children’s Health

Photo Source UNICEF Ecuador | CC BY 2.0 Millions of children die every year as a result of environment-related diseases. Their deaths could be prevented...

101 Actions Israel Could Take

Photo Source U.S. Embassy Jerusalem | CC BY 2.0 Israel has made a colossal mockery of the concept of security. In debating an Israeli friend from...

Wall Street Celebrates Halliburton’s 100th Anniversary

Photo Source James Brooks | CC BY 2.0 When it comes to the ruling elite’s corporate plunder and crimes against humanity, the U.S. national memory’s...

Germany on a Political Seesaw

Photo Source European People’s Party | CC BY 2.0 While Americans teetered, arguing as to which side gained more in the elections, Germans have been...

Fictitious Assets, Hidden Losses and the Collapse of MDM Bank

Photo Source MAXmyd | CC BY 2.0 Off Balance Sheet Shenanigans in the Irish Financial Services Centre  Introduction In November 2016, two of Russia’s largest banks MDM...

The Midterm Results are Challenging Racism in America in Unexpected Ways

Waiting In Line To Vote Miami In 1898 the state of Louisiana held a constitutional convention with the declared aim of disenfranchising black people and perpetuating...

the Government’s War on Military Veterans

Photo Source Patrick Trujillo – Photography | CC BY 2.0 “For soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, coming home is more lethal than being in...

Tropical Trump Declares War on Amazonia

Photo Source Anna & Michal | CC BY 2.0 When it comes to planetary carnage, Trump (Amerika’s president) is facing strong competition. Brazil’s new president...

When It Comes To Stone Throwing, Democrats Live In A Glass House

Photo Source stuart.childs | CC BY 2.0 While shepherds watched their flocks by nightA mile away the soldiers dynamite the innOf the little family whose...

a Political and Commercial Maneuver of the Chemical Poisons Industry

Aedes aegypti mosquito potentially carrying the Zika virus. Courtesy Wikipedia. Researchers discovered the Zika virus in the Zika forest of Uganda – in 1947. It is...

Facebook Allows Governments to Decide What to Censor

Photo Source Mike Mozart | CC BY 2.0 Facebook and other social media companies give governments free reign to censor political dissent on their websites...

Welcome, Class of ‘70

On LZ Compton, third squad, third platoon, waiting to go out on minicav. An Loc, 1970. (Photo: Marc Levy.) Thanksgiving: I’m wandering the city streets...

The Malevolent Hypocrisy of Selective Sanctions

Photo Source Debra Sweet | CC BY 2.0 George W Bush used the phrase ‘Axis of Evil’ in his State of the Union address in...

Chuck and Nancy’s House of Cards

Photo Source Senate Democrats | CC BY 2.0 + It seems like everybody got something out of the midterms, except one lonely man. Nancy Pelosi won....

What Now?

Photo Source Phil Roeder | CC BY 2.0 The good news is that Democrats will take over the House of Representatives and hold onto or...

Why Democrats Are So Okay With Losing?

Photo Source Nancy Pelosi | CC BY 2.0 Ever since the Democratic Party abandoned its New Deal legacy and adopted the neoliberal centrism associated with...

It’s Time to Decriminalize Sex Work

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair Two New York City Democratic Socialist were overwhelmingly victorious in the November 6th elections – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for the U.S. House for the 14th District (Bronx-Queens) and Julia...

With Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Israel Finds Another Natural Partner on the Far-Right

Photo Source Janine Moraes / Câmara dos Deputados | CC BY 2.0 The victory of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s presidential election last week has won...

Is NATO Protecting My Granddaughter in Norway?

Photo Source Official U.S. Navy Page | CC BY 2.0 Like all grandparents, I worry about my offspring. As President Trump and John Bolton continually...

US Americans Are Not the Only Americans

Photo Source Fibonacci Blue | CC BY 2.0 The migrant caravan that originated in Honduras is currently making its way northward through Mexico towards the...

The Imperialist Project in Latin America and Its Epigones

Photo Source vaticanus | CC BY 2.0 Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela are today threatened by US imperialism. The first salvo of the modern Age of...

Why Iran Needs a War Economy

Photo Source Blondinrikard Fröberg | CC BY 2.0 Faced with the relentless U.S. economic war, Iran needs a war economy. Indeed, the plan of a...

Pablo’s Ghost

Fernando Botero’s portrayal of Escobar’s death in one of his paintings, detailing the violence seen in Colombia. Roberto ‘Cubby’ Escobar is the 71-year old, former...

Trump Following the Hungarian Model in Demonizing Refugees and Jews

Photo Source Epistola8 | CC BY 2.0 Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller are very possibly advising President Trump to follow the Hungarian Model in confronting...

The Power That Must be Resisted

Photo Source CPERS Sindicato | CC BY 2.0 “We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human...

What is to be Done? Looking Past Trump’s Tyranny

Photo Source Bruce Berrien | CC BY 2.0 We live in dangerous times. Capitalism’s globalization has ended the post-WW-II “American Dream.” The U.S. economy is...

Utah mayor killed in Kabul the latest victim of perpetual US presence in Afghanistan...

The US serviceman killed in an insider attack in Kabul is identified as Brent Taylor, a...

Rescuing the Banks Instead of the Economy

Photo Source Mark Dixon | CC BY 2.0 You can’t bail out the banks, leave the debts in place, and rescue the economy. It’s a...

The midterms’ craziest campaign ads — RT US News

American politics has always been about spectacle, and with Tuesday’s midterm elections watched closer than any...

Roaming Charges: Seeing John Berger

A Burial at Ornans by Gustave Courbet. (Musée d’Orsay.) When I heard that John Berger had died, an image flashed in my mind of a...

The Significance of the Tet Offensive

Photo Source Department of Defense (USMC) | CC BY 2.0 Fifty years ago the world received a lesson in the revolutionary power of protracted people’s...

Violence Will Ensue If The GOP Loses

Photo Source Governor Tom Wolf | CC BY 2.0 In the wake of yet another preventable massacre here in the United States, Donald Trump and...

Gentrification on a Presidential Level

Photo Source Jason Scragz | CC BY 2.0 In Chicago, a low but persistent rumbling is heard these days, especially on the South Side. It...

a Monster Engineered by Our Media

Photo Source Janine Moraes / Câmara dos Deputados | CC BY 2.0 With Jair Bolsonaro’s victory in Brazil’s presidential election at the weekend, the doom-mongers...

The Proud Boy President

Photo Source Tiffany Von Arnim | CC BY 2.0 We will kill you, that’s the Proud Boys, in a nutshell. We will kill you. We...

Undermined Sovereignty in the Middle East

Photo Source Peter Mulligan | CC BY 2.0 The Israelis have violated Lebanese land, sea and airspace over 1,500 times this year. In the past...

Catabolism: Capitalism’s Frightening Future

Photo Source SPACES Gallery | CC BY 2.0 “Out of the frying pan, into the fire” is an apt description of our current place in...

The Occasional Stupidity of Hope and How, Again, to Learn From Cuba

Photo Source DieselDemon | CC BY 2.0 The occasional stupidity of hope and how, again, to learn from Cuba Hope is pervasive in the North. We...

The Hypocrisy of the United States, Cuba Edition

Photo by Nathaniel St. Clair One can only marvel at the blatant, outrageous hypocrisy of the United States. This is on clear display in many...

Climate Change and the Potential for Conflict

Photo Source U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service | CC BY 2.0 East Island was an uninhabited remote island in the Hawaiian chain, but it was...

Why a Neoliberal Society Can’t Survive

Photo by Nathaniel St. Clair Humans are complicated creatures. We are both cooperative and sectarian. We tend to be cooperative within in-groups (e.g., a trade...

Synagogue Shooter Shares His HIAS Obsession With Far-Right Media

Breitbart headline pulls together Jews, refugees, organizers and the “Obama government” in one “anti-Trump” package. As the facts of the fatal antisemitic attack at a...

Saudi Killing in an Age of Manufactured Outrage

Photo Source Alfagih | CC BY 2.0 The murderous dismemberment of the US-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has prompted– after an initial phase of “let’s...

The Death Toll in Yemen is Five Times Higher Than We Think…How Much Longer...

Photo Source Felton Davis | CC BY 2.0 One reason Saudi Arabia and its allies are able to avoid a public outcry over their intervention...

US mail bomber reportedly compiled 100-name ‘hit list’ — RT US News

Cesar Sayoc, suspected of mailing at least 15 pipe bombs to prominent Democrats, was just getting...

The Saudi Blueprint: Arms Sales and Assassinations

Photo Source James N. Mattis | CC BY 2.0 It reads like a swaying narrative of retreat. A man’s body is subjected to a gruesome anatomical...

Did the Saudis Bury Jamal Khashoggi’s Body Facing Mecca?

Photo Source POMED | CC BY 2.0 I knew just what Jamal Khashoggi’s murder really meant in the context of the Middle East last week...

Brazil, Fascism and the Left Wing of Neoliberalism

Photo Source Agência Brasil Fotografias | CC BY 2.0 With Jair Bolsonaro’s electoral victory in Sunday’s runoff election for president of Brazil, a global resurgence...

As a Saudi Citizen in Exile I Know What the Regime Does to Silence...

As a Saudi citizen exiled in Washington, D.C., since 2000, Ali al Ahmed has experienced first-hand what the Saudi government...

Undoing Patriarchy

Patriarchy is male supremacy over women. The Me Too movement fighting sexual assault and harassment is a modern battle against this centuries-long phenomenon. In...

Doom & Gloom, Truth & Consequences

Photo Source Sakeeb Sabakka | CC BY 2.0 …We can’t save the world by playing by the rules because the rules have to change. Everything...

Doom & Gloom, Truth & Consequences

Photo Source Sakeeb Sabakka | CC BY 2.0 …We can’t save the world by playing by the rules because the rules have to change. Everything...

Presidential Nuclear Nonsense

Photo Source Ed Uthman | CC BY 2.0 The Reagan Administration’s 1980s crazy talk of “winning” nuclear war with “only” 20 million US dead produced...

The Spectre of Genetic Catastrophe

Photo Source Logo from the Second International Eugenics Conference, 1921 | CC BY 2.0 I recently watched The Eugenic Crusade, a PBS documentary on “improving” human evolution. Sir Francis...

A Less Long And Rambling Response To Lesser Evil Voting

Photo Source Erik (HASH) Hersman | CC BY 2.0 I was pleased to see an article calling me long and rambling earlier this week. It...

The Legacy of Emmett Till

Photo Source 14EmmettTillBefore | CC BY 2.0 Emmett Till’s death was an extreme example of the logic of America’s national racial caste system. To look...

Pittsburgh shooter used AR-15 & handguns in synagogue massacre — RT US News

The gunman who opened fire in a Pittsburgh synagogue didn’t want any of the Jews inside...

The Anti-Russia Cold War in the Arctic is Heating Up

Photo Source Official U.S. Navy Page | CC BY 2.0 Britain’s Daily Mail is a strident rag that is bought daily by over a million people who...

Roaming Charges: Drone the Outside World

+ The migrant “caravan” from Honduras is composed of people seeking political asylum in the US. This is entirely legal under US and international...

Twitter was too busy banning ‘Russians’ to notice #MAGAbomber’s threats — RT US News

The history of criminal behavior and online threats by Cesar Sayoc, the Florida man charged with...

The Poor, the Rich and the Immigrant

Photo Source Noborder Network | CC BY 2.0 In 2016 the gloomy TV series Black Mirror dedicated a disturbing and revealing episode to xenophobia and migrants....

When America Was Great, Savage White Un-Settlers Raped a Continent and Assaulted a Planet

Photo Source Pamela Andrade | CC BY 2.0 Your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings…are…a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace...

DOJ identifies mail bomb suspect as Cesar Sayoc, could face up to 48 years...

Identified as Cesar Sayoc, the suspect in mail bomb case has been charged with 5 federal...

This is Serious, Help Keep CounterPunch a Corporate-Free Zone

Dear CounterPunchers, We are just 1/4 away from reaching our modest fund drive goal. For those of you that already have donated, we thank you...

FBI detains mail bomb suspect, seizes white van with pro-Trump posters (VIDEO) — RT...

Federal agents have arrested and detained a suspect in connection with a string of suspicious packages...

A Stroll Through the Ruins of the Austro-Hungarian Empire

Photo Source Roman Boed | CC BY 2.0 My grandmother told me that in Prague one day, when she was a child, she saw a...

Prez Pans Saudi Shocker, Stays Mum On Mass-Murder Prequel

Photo Source The White House | CC BY 2.0 There should be a simple rule for Trump commentary: Every criticism of his actions should be...

OPINION: CBS’s & NPR’s Rabidly False ‘News’ About the Khashoggi Case

Eric Zuesse CBS It’s a lie to say, as CBS ‘News’ did on October 24th, that Saudi Crown Prince Salman couldn’t have done what Turkey says...

Vital Ignored Truths in Milgram’s Obedience to Authority Studies

Psychologist Stanley Milgram (1933–1984) was deeply affected by Nazi atrocities, so when his early 1960s research on Americans revealed an unexpectedly high rate of...

Why “Good Liberals” Won’t Save the Climate

Climate justice communities blockade corporate greenwash. Photo via Brook Anderson. “Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people...

Precaution or scaremongering? Georgia town to round up sex offenders for Halloween evening —...

The mayor of a small town in Georgia announced that all sex offenders living on parole...

Why Do Yemen’s Dead Not Merit the Attention of Jamal Khashoggi?

Photo Source Felton Davis | CC BY 2.0 The apparent murder of Saudi Arabian dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi is a shocking crime that merits the international...

What is It About Bears?

Black bear mother and cubs in September, 2018. My editor at Natural History magazine once remarked how, whenever their cover features a bear, sales rise....

The Middle East, Not Russia, Will Prove Trump’s Downfall

Photo Source The White House | CC BY 2.0 The Middle East has a century old tradition of being the political graveyard of American and British political...

Neoliberalism in the Age of Pedagogical Terrorism

Photo by Nathaniel St. Clair Marx was certainly right in arguing that the point is not to understand the world but to change it, but...

America’s Lost Souls: the 21st Century Lumpen-Proletariat?

Photo Source Giuseppe Milo | CC BY 2.0 America is a nation of lost souls, but who are they? The online Urban Dictionary explains, “A lost soul...

There is No “Proxy War” in Yemen

Photo Source Felton Davis | CC BY 2.0 Those in the Western media too busy to be bothered trying to understand the complexities, intricacies and...

‘Mohammad bin Salman Must Go’

The Earthquake in International Alliances

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org (UPDATE about the Khashoggi case, posted at end.) America’s international alliances are transforming in fundamental ways. The likelihood of World...

The Negan Syndrome

Photo Source NFCC#4 | CC BY 2.0 Overnight, like a flash of light, the far right took another big step forward on the world stage....

The Road to Khan al-Akhmar

For two days now, Israel has been investing in Khan al-Akhmar’s infrastructure. Yesterday, heavy machinery drained a large swamp of sewage flowing from nearby...

The Last History of the United States

Photo Source Boston Public Library | CC BY 2.0 The words “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…”, from America’s Declaration of...

Why The Democratic Party Can’t Be Saved

Photo Source Justin Herald | CC BY 2.0 “There are two issues. One is a kind of moral issue: do you vote against the greater...

Murder Most Foul – LewRockwell

“Male Energy,” Authoritarian Whiteness and Creeping Fascism in the Age of Trump

Photo Source CNN ScreenShot “You Made a Superman Cape for Me” Who needs dystopian political fiction in the age of the orange-tinted monstrosity that calls itself...

A Day in My Life at CounterPunch

The view from my desk. It’s six in the morning here in Oregon City. The sun won’t be up for another hour. The west wind...

The Pieties of the Liberal Class

Photo Source D.C.Atty | CC BY 2.0 From the west side of the island, a pedestrian can see, high in the misty gray sky of...

Israel’s “Psychological Obstacles to Peace”

Photo Source Edgardo W. Olivera | CC BY 2.0 Understanding is Not Excusing There is a difference between understanding and excusing. I might understand the arguments...

Nikki Haley’s top jokes at NYC fundraiser — RT US News

Many predict a presidential run for Nikki Haley, but we have a better idea: stand-up comedy....

Native People Urge Politicians to Stop Instrumentalizing Their Identities

Native Americans across the country are criticizing Senator Elizabeth Warren’s decision to use a DNA test to assert her Native American heritage. Chuck Hoskin...
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Video: Sen. Warren’s Claim to Native Heritage Didn’t Aid Her Career, But Did it...

https://democracynow.org - Senator Elizabeth Warren has come under fire since releasing a DNA test Monday showing Native American ancestry. Via Youtube

How the Maker of Junk Fighters Like the F-22 and F-35 Came to Have...

Photo Source Charles Atkeison | CC BY 2.0 Lockheed-Martin is headquartered in the Bethesda, Maryland. No, the defense titan doesn’t have a bomb-making factory in...

Why Coverage of Indigenous Issues Is So Lousy

Long ago and far, far away, in a Canadian prairie city and a prior life as a local and regional reporter for TV news,...

When Warren Woke Up – LewRockwell

“When your enemy is making a mistake, why interrupt them?”  – Napoleon. Elizabeth Warren’s national political career is over.  And malignant narcissist that she is she...

The Ten Big Lies of Traditional Western Politics

Photo Source DieselDemon | CC BY 2.0 Public lands managed by the federal government loom large in western politics, a defining topic dictating the political...

Wages Rising? 

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair Some observers write as though we are waiting for wage growth to return to normal. We just need money wages...

‘Go kill yourself!’ GOP candidates face attacks as Dems urge end to civility ahead...

Two Minnesota GOP candidates and a Nevada GOP campaign manager were attacked in separate incidents over...

When Saudi Arabia’s Credibility is Damaged, So is America’s

Photo Source POMED | CC BY 2.0 The Khashoggi affair has weakened President Trump’s campaign to impose stringent economic sanctions on Iran aimed at reducing its influence or forcing...

Khashoggi and Demetracopoulos | Dissident Voice

by Muhammad Othman / October 17th, 2018 In the early seventies, Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger were torn to distraction by a Greek refugee journalist...

George Orwell’s Message in a Bottle

Photo Source Martin Pettitt | CC BY 2.0 In June the United States became the first and only nation to withdraw from the United Nations...

Before the Law

Photo Source Law and Order Television Show Logo | CC BY 2.0 The limited formal and negative generality of law under liberalism not only makes...

Trump, Iran and Sanctions

Photo Source Kamyar Adl | CC BY 2.0 Representatives from the nations that, along with the United States, signed on to the Joint Comprehensive Plan...

Fifty Years of Mexican October

Photo Source U.S. Department of State | CC BY 2.0 In understanding contemporary Mexican politics and society, the careful observer might well draw a line...

Talking About Death While In Decadence

Photo Source Diana Kelly | CC BY 2.0 Gunslinging Our Way to a Terminal Salvation The word “decadence” means extravagance, luxury, and self-indulgence with a sense of moral...

Can U.S.-North Korea Diplomacy Survive Maximum Pressure?

Photo Source Cheongwadae / Blue House | CC BY 2.0 South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s meeting with North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un on September 18-20...

Khashoggi Was No Critic of Saudi Regime – Consortiumnews

Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist, who disappeared in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week is not quite the critic...

The Saudi Atrocities in Yemen are a Worse Story Than the Disappearance of Jamal...

Photo Source Felton Davis | CC BY 2.0 The plot to supposedly murder Jamal Khashoggi, as apparently proved by Turkish audio and video evidence shown...

Syria’s Chessboard

Photo Source Freedom House | CC BY 2.0 The Syrian civil war has always been devilishly complex, with multiple actors following different scripts, but in...

‘Strong evidence’ Elizabeth Warren may be a little Native American after all — RT...

A DNA test, provided by Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren to the Boston Globe, proves she...

The Strange Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi – Consortiumnews

Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist, who disappeared in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week is not quite the critic...

Peak Carbon Emissions By 2020, or Else!

Photo Source David Burke | CC BY 2.0 World greenhouse gas emissions must peak by 2020, or it’s lights out! That’s the message from the IPCC...

Seeking Justice for My Son Eric Garner

Photo Source Paul Silva | CC BY 2.0 I had no idea how difficult it would be to write my book, This Stops Today: Eric...

The Deportation Crisis: Report From Long Island

Photo Source Tony Hisgett | CC BY 2.0 I am writing to you from Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, a place you may associate...

Pope to Declare Slain Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero a Saint

On Sunday, the Catholic Church will have half a dozen new saints as Pope Francis I canonizes five people including Óscar Romero, the former...

Democrats: Boost, Knock, Enthuse

Photo Source AFGE | CC BY 2.0 Hillary Clinton was supposed to trounce Donald Trump two years (or was it two centuries?) ago. She was...

Trump’s Special Relationship With the Saudi Monarchy

Photo Source Alfagih | CC BY 2.0 The Saudi crown prince and de facto leader of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman bin Abduld Aziz al Saud (33),...

‘Huge’ amount of potentially carcinogenic toxins found near Grenfell Tower site – expert —...

More than one year after the Grenfell Tower tragedy claimed the lives of 72 people,...

From Zionist Settler Colonialism to Decolonization

Photo Source Charity Organisation | CC BY 2.0 Over the years tons of ink have been expended on the seemingly interminable issue of the Palestinians...

The Summer of No Return

Photo Source NASA Goddard Space Flight Center | CC BY 2.0 The forecast for August 8th was ominous. The temperature in Portland was predicted to breach...

What We Didn’t Want to Know About Africa

Photo Source NDU Audio Visual | CC BY 2.0 The symbol of First Lady remains important to the American propaganda machine. She not only smiles...

My History with Alexander Cockburn and The Financial Future of CounterPunch

CounterPunch Business Staff, From Left to Right: Nichole Stephens, Becky Grant, Deva Wheeler. Dear Readers and Supports, As you’ve likely seen on our homepage, in our...