Attack on St. Louis Homeless Foreshadows Things to Come
by Don Fitz
Stories about Thinking Politically.
by Don Fitz
The Socialist Imperative
“Houston, we’ve had a problem here”: A Bold, “Outside of the Box”
Suggestion for Addressing Climate Change and other Forms of Environmental Destruction
By Kim Scipes
A Guardian reporter who closely followed the rise of UKIP suggests that with 40% of the US workforce now engaged in various forms of contingent work with no semblance of job security, the left needs to rethink its historic focus on work as the central aspect of people’s identity.
Phyllis Bennis addresses current debates on the left around Syria, suggesting that the priority has to be on steps to end the war.
The iconic feminist author discusses important lessons from the rise of neo-fascist politics in Hungary and how they apply to the present-day US.
Exploring his nefarious history, and close ties to the likes of Nixon operative C. Colson and E. Price of Blackwater infamy, who was a $100K contributor to the Trump campaign.
Christian Parenti's analysis of the Trump phenomenon and why it was able to prevail.
While Hillary Clinton publicly welcomed improved relations with Venezuela as secretary of state, she privately ridiculed the country and continued to support destabilization efforts, revealed her emails leaked by WikiLeaks.
In 2010, Clinton asked Arturo Valenzuela, then assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere Affairs, how “to rein in Chavez.” Valenzuela responded that, “We need to carefully consider the consequences of publicly confronting him but ought to look at opportunities for others in the region to help.”
His answer was in line with the U.S. embassy strategy in 2006, also revealed in WikiLeaks intelligence cables: “Creative U.S. outreach to Chavez' regional partners will drive a wedge between him and them,” said the confidential cable from the embassy.
On Wednesday, Dilma Rousseff was formally impeached by the Brazilian senate. It’s another tragic chapter in the history of the Brazilian Workers’ Party (PT). After thirteen years at the head of government, the party was wrenched from office in a reactionary judicial and parliamentary coup orchestrated by the right wing.
In place of PT president Dilma Rousseff, Vice President Michel Temer assumed office. Temer belongs to the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB), which allied with the PT in 2014 to form a coalition government. The party broke their ties with the PT in March, ahead of the impeachment. Since then, Temer has earned the support of the PT’s rivals, the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB), and instituted massive cuts to public services.