The Left Must Finally Break With the Democrats: A Discussion with Nick Brana

NICK BRANA—We’re on the brink of two major crises. One of them is the fact that the Democratic Party presidential primary has already been rigged, again. The other is that, as many economists are predicting, we are due for another recession. The signs are there, beginning with the recent extreme volatility and loss of confidence in the stock market.

That means there will be these great shocks that will lead to a greater erosion of confidence in the establishment parties that have pushed people to the brink since the Great Recession. Eighty percent of Americans live paycheck to paycheck with little to no savings. So it is vitally important that those of us who understand this history with the Democratic Party be prepared to create a mass-based and corporate-free party of working people.


Never Trust an Oligarch (Audio)

Super-rich people’s “charitable” contributions “haven’t done anything to halt inequality,” said Dr Carl Rhodes, of the University of Technology, in Sydney, Australia. “If anything, it justifies the political system that produced the inequality in the first place,” said Rhodes.


In the Crosshairs of the Washington Mafia: Venezuela and Julian Assange

ANN GARRISON—The real lynchpin to busting this mob hit before it happens is UK Labour Party leader and international-law crusader Jeremy Corbyn. Were he to become prime minister, he could say, “Enough of these gangsters,” have the bail-jumping charge dismissed, and refuse to extradite Assange to the mob’s Washington headquarters. The smear tactics that the British mob’s media soldiers have already deployed against Corbyn couldn’t get worse. He is, they say, an anti-Semite, a homophobe, a Russophile, a former Communist spy, a Stalinist, Trotskyist, Anarchist, etc. And now—oh my God!—he supports freedom of the press. He even said so before all the cameras at the UK Labour Party’s last convention.


Freedom Rider: Black Voters Used to Destroy Bernie Sanders

MARGARET KIMBERLEY—The treatment of Sanders is getting worse. They are no longer content to take words out of context, they now tell outright lies. The Hill falsely reported that Sanders would deliver a State of the Union response at the same time that Stacey Abrams was delivering the official Democratic Party response. Abrams is second only to Kamala Harris in the Democrats’ plan to use black women as window dressing to cover up their inaction born of corruption.