Category: US GOVERNMENT CRIMES

Trump calls for $1.7 trillion in social cuts

The unveiling of the budget underscores the reactionary character of the Democrats’ response to a gangster government headed by a fascistic-minded billionaire and composed of Wall Street bankers, far-right ideologues and generals. The Democratic Party has chosen to base its opposition to Trump not on his assault on working and poor people, his attacks on democratic rights, or his recklessContinue reading

In Defense of Tulsi Gabbard

It takes a lot of integrity and a lot of courage to stand up against the raging pack that is clamoring for war. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has earned the admiration of many in the U.S. who are not in a rush to go to war, in Syria, in Yemen, in Afghanistan, in Iran or in North Korea. In U.S. politics,Continue reading

Beyond Liberal Pieties: the Radical Challenge for Journalism

Main cover image:  What working journalists typically fail to see is that they rarely challenge the dominant culture’s ideological assumptions—that capitalism is a fair and just system, U.S. domination of the world promotes peace and freedom, and U.S. society moves steadily toward greater fairness on race and gender. A more radical journalism that eschewed liberal pieties would help a society transcendContinue reading

Sweden’s investigation into Julian Assange was a political frame-up from the outset

For the past several years, the international pseudo-left has barely mentioned Assange’s name. To appease their reactionary gender politics constituency, they would happily throw him to the wolves. These “left” and liberal forces play an objective social role. The realities of neo-colonial invasion, occupation and war are far from pretty. If the thugs of the Pentagon and CIA were left toContinue reading