For many in today’s commentariat, politics is about mediation between irrational tribes rather than conflict between competing interests.
Establishment outlets like the Economist insist the Brazilian military is a moderating influence on the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro. But precisely the opposite is true.
A culture of racism, paranoia, and authoritarianism permeates American police departments. Piecemeal reform won’t be enough.
The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is key to the fight against Turkey’s brutal Erdoğan regime. But its struggle is also about building a different kind of world order.
They coarsen our culture, erode our economic future, and diminish our democracy. The ultra-rich have no redeeming social value.
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Children deserve to spend their days in the company of peers, having fun, and discovering the world with the help of loving, well-compensated adults.
The recent tendency to boil class down to consumption habits and taste in food is tiresome and unsound.
Jair Bolsonaro’s core support lies with wealthy Brazilians. But the far-right figure wouldn’t have gotten this far if he hadn’t also established a formidable base among the poor.
Saudi Arabia’s apparent murder of Jamal Khashoggi has provided the best chance yet to end US support for the Saudis’ vile war in Yemen. Now is the time to ramp up the pressure.
Yesterday morning, French police raided the home of Jean-Luc Mélenchon. The leftist leader was quick to point the blame at Emmanuel Macron.
Matteo Salvini’s hard-right Lega used to want independence for Northern Italy. Today, the party is building a reactionary base in the South.
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Jovanka Beckles is a democratic socialist running for California state assembly. In an interview, she explains how she fought oil giant Chevron, how to fix California’s housing crisis, and why capitalism isn’t working for average Californians.
Racism, inequality, and austerity politics were the culprits in the poisoning of Flint, Michigan. And residents are still living with the consequences.
A corporate management technique called “design thinking” promises a frictionless path to saving the world, one brilliant idea at a time. It’s a neoliberal dream — but it’s making its way into politics.
Fifty years ago, police and military forces massacred hundreds of students in Mexico City, sparking a brutal dirty war in Mexico for which no one was ever brought to justice. Andrés Manuel López Obrador could change this.
Five decades since the craze for Brutalism, most of the discussion about these buildings is about tearing them down. But the radical social vision that drove their rise has largely been forgotten.
Africa* Is a Country
*Not the continent with 54 countries
“I love Africa Is a Country, because it is basically the inside of my head.”
— Teju Cole