As the US military increasingly outsources the most important parts of war, American imperialism has evolved into something that can’t be measured merely by counting the number of boots on the ground. But it’s still highly profitable for corporate elites and spreads death and misery around the globe — and it still must be dismantled.
Jason Farbman is Jacobin's Associate Publisher.
New York City teachers stood ready to strike until a deal was reached with the city government today on how to reopen safely. But budgets are strained, the uncertainties are great — and teachers will be watching closely to make sure Mayor Bill de Blasio follows through on his promises.
The publication of the “Afghanistan Papers” has underscored what a bloody disaster the US occupation has been. Whether it’s Trump or Obama or Bush, we must oppose US imperialism no matter who is in the White House.
Chanan Suarez is a socialist running for city council in Washington State. We spoke with him about why he decided to challenge the liberal incumbent, the connection between democracy and socialism, and the “need to fight capitalism, but also to win meaningful reforms.”
An interview with the actor, playwright, and socialist Wallace Shawn.
Trump’s new strategy in Afghanistan is Obama’s plan, dressed up with a lot of bravado. There’s been zero change in policy.
Campaigns to silence criticism of Israel don’t protect Jews — they endanger them.
Even if Macron wins, five more years of neoliberalism in France could further bolster Le Pen’s National Front.
Despite the threat of automation and the weakness of organized labor, workers still hold the key to winning social change.
A former Gawker writer and a union organizer on online worker unions, life under Univision, and labor’s new opportunities.
Former Army Ranger Rory Fanning on why he and so many other veterans stand with Colin Kaepernick and against police murder.
Every dollar in Mark Zuckerberg’s private charity is a dollar wrested from public coffers — and democratic control.
The fiction of race hides the real source of racism and inequity in America today.