Because of the world’s fundamental interconnectedness, the increasingly Cold War-like relations between The West and China have negative consequences for both systems and for the rest of the world.
Geography Archives: United States
How a U.S. State Department official taught illegal tactics to Brazilian judges and prosecutors that went on to be used to remove Lula from the 2018 presidential race
Arendt saw the “Negro question” as a “Negro problem” rather than a white problem.
What is the point of Star Trek? Is it conceivable that all these treks among the stars are in fact subtle ways to spread and justify U.S. policies, ideology, militarism, and interventionism?
There can be no more excuses made for Democratic “progressives,” who steadfastly refuse to fight for what they know to be right.
For decades, kids who didn’t conform to the gender expected of them were forced to endure treatments designed to “cure” their gender nonconformity. This form of therapy, called “reparative” or “corrective,” typically involved instructing parents–and sometimes teachers–to subject children to constant surveillance and correction.
In 1898, upwardly mobile Blacks in Wilmington, NC were terrorized and slaughtered in a violent insurrection that set the stage for Jim Crow–and the next 123 years. Hardly anyone really knows about it.
The television series Star Trek has appeared in several iterations with a few handfuls of movies thrown in that have fired the imaginations of viewers of all ages for nigh 55 years.
Aggression, in international politics, is commonly defined as the use of armed force against another sovereign state, not justified by self-defense or international authority.
The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001 was criminal. It was criminal because of the immense force used to demolish Afghanistan’s physical infrastructure and to break open its social bonds.
In his first speech to a joint session of Congress on April 28, Joe Biden made the calculation that he needed to directly address the needs of the working class.
Scott McLemee reviews The Man Who Lived Underground: A Novel by Richard Wright.
The coronavirus pandemic and other aspects of the multidimensional crisis of global capitalism are enough to fully justify suspending debt repayment. Indeed priority must be given to protecting people against ecological, economic and public health disasters.
“The world is not only watching, it’s judging.”
For the very first time in United States history, therefore, a jury composed of people of whom half identify as white convicted a white cop for the second-degree murder of a Black person, the most serious charge to date. If there is an exception, it certainly is not as visible as this instance. Thus, a […]
Julian Casablancas has released a new interview with famed philosopher, linguist and social critic Noam Chomsky on the latest episode of his Rolling Stone interview series, S.O.S. — Earth Is a Mess.
CounterSpin interview with Christy Mallory on anti–trans youth bills.
Howard Zinn (1922-2010) offers a talk at MIT titled “The Myth of American Exceptionalism,”
If the state reserves the right to commit mass murder no one should be surprised that the people follow suit.
The information war now conducted by the U.S. against China centers on Xinjiang. Once again, the U.S. uses longstanding problems—such as the rise of extremism in Central Asia (fueled to some extent by the U.S. since the 1980s)—to create problems for its adversaries.