Coronavirus has brought the United States to its knees not only due to our system’s countless weaknesses, but also because of our delusional self-assessment. Despite all evidence to the contrary, many believed that this country was invincible. That fantasy has been destroyed.
Daniel Denvir is the author of All-American Nativism and the host of The Dig on Jacobin Radio.
Liberals are right to condemn Donald Trump for his disastrous mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic and his undisguised contempt for democracy. But Trump is no aberration: his rise was only possible because of a Republican and Democratic political consensus that has ravaged American politics and society for a generation.
Bernie Sanders has officially suspended his campaign, but its infrastructure is our best hope at organizing to win a just response to the coronavirus pandemic. Bernie can’t dismantle that infrastructure now — we need it more than ever.
Donald Trump’s recent expansion of the Muslim ban and bid to exclude poor immigrants is further proof that his administration is one of the most anti-immigrant in US history. But it was Trump’s predecessors, Democrats and Republicans, who made his assault on immigrants possible.
California is often held as a deeply progressive state. But three decades ago, it was the launchpad for a virulent strain of anti-immigrant politics that soon spread nationwide.
Bernie Sanders often argues, “Beating Trump is not good enough.” This is an understatement. The world quite literally depends on us winning a political revolution. Only Bernie has a plan for that.
The global justice movement exploded onto the scene in protests against the Seattle WTO meetings twenty years ago today. The movement was far from perfect, but its anarchist, direct action-oriented politics were crucial learning experiences for a left that has today finally found its footing.
With the release of his immigration plan yesterday, Bernie Sanders has set the bar on a just and humane immigration, border, and labor policy agenda — and made it clear that immigrants are central to a united, insurgent American working class.
Bernie Sanders’s recent comments on open borders played into a right-wing trap. But his strong record on immigration suggests he can advance a program for immigrant rights that sees immigrants as key players in winning a society for the many, not the few.
The outrage over Trump’s heartless family separation policy provides an opportunity to reverse the bipartisan consensus that has long victimized immigrants.
A left-wing civil rights lawyer is within reach of becoming Philadelphia's district attorney. Can he use the office to roll back mass incarceration?
New figures show that the US prison population has dropped. But mass incarceration remains firmly intact.
We can debate what Ellison can accomplish as the chair of a party dedicated to selling out workers -- but there is no doubt about who would cheer his defeat.
On immigration, the road to the noxious nativism of Donald Trump was paved by centrist Democrats and moderate Republicans.
The only kind of gun control we have in the United States is the kind that locks up black people. We need an alternative.