• The Second International’s Conflicted Legacy
    The Second International’s Conflicted Legacy

    Virtually all socialists today are descendants of the Second International of 1889 to 1914. Yet its legacy remains sharply disputed. Some associate this International with its betrayal of socialist principles at the start of World War I, and think there is little reason to study it any further. Others see the prewar Second International as a model to be re-created. Both assessments are mistaken.

    The Supreme Court, rights, and judicial abdication
    The Supreme Court, rights, and judicial abdication

    The Supreme Court Justices have left town for the summer. Their sense of justice departed a few months ago, along with their fidelity to the history and text of the Constitution.

    Capitalism Is the Real Information War
    Capitalism Is the Real Information War

    Under capitalism, corporate dishonesty has become so commonplace that most of us take it for granted.

    Colombia Votes in Its First Left Government
    Colombia Votes in Its First Left Government

    On June 19, 2022, long lines brought 39 million Colombian (out of a population of 51 million) to vote in their presidential election. In rural areas, where the vote is often suppressed due to desolation or violence, the lines seemed longest.

    The lethality of Washington’s Global Monroe Doctrine: The Twenty-Fourth Newsletter (2022)
    The lethality of Washington’s Global Monroe Doctrine: The Twenty-Fourth Newsletter (2022)

    This past week, as part of its policy to dominate the American hemisphere, the United States government organised the 9th Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles. U.S. President Joe Biden made it clear early on that three countries in the hemisphere (Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela) would not be invited to the event, claiming that they are not democracies.

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