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Raising Their Banner High: Fascism, Imperialism, and Anti-Communism at the Capitol Hill Riots

Raising their banner high: Fascism, imperialism, and anti-communism at the Capitol Hill riots

This multicultural dimension of an overtly white supremacist demonstration is not a contradiction: rather, it reflects the convergence between imperialism abroad and fascism at home. Liberal commentators expressed self-righteous dismay at the vandalizing of “our” “iconic symbol of democracy,” worrying about what the events would do to the U.S.’ hallowed image as the shining “city […]

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: A threat to democracy and food sovereignty (Photo: Food First)

TNCs reviving TPP Frankenstein

The incoming Biden administration is under tremendous pressure to demonstrate better U.S. economic management. Trade negotiations normally take years to conclude, if at all. Unsurprisingly, lobbyists are already urging the next U.S. administration to quickly embrace and deliver a new version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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"Chile despertó", #Chile woke up! (Twitter - Photo: Laura MillanLombraña)

Burying Pinochet

The Chilean media were quick to label the October 2019 popular uprising an ‘estallido social’, a social explosion. As the cry of ‘Chile despertó!’­– Chile woke up!–rang out in the streets, the refrain in television studios was that ‘no one saw this coming’.

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Aaron Swartz

Aaron would have been 34 years old

November 8, 2020 would have been Aaron’s 34th birthday, but instead we mourn our friend and wonder what could have been, had he not taken his own life seven years ago after being terrorized by a career-driven prosecutor and U.S. Attorney who decided to just make shit up, make an example out of Aaron, impress […]

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