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Charlottesville, US: What's the Character of Empire's Racist Right-wing Politics Today?

The Story of Charlottesville Was Written in Blood in the Ukraine What is the character of racist right-wing politics today? Is it the crazed white supremacist who plows into an anti-fascist demonstration in Charlottesville, VA or can it also be the assurance by Lindsay Graham that an attack against North Korea would result in thousands of lives lost…. but those lives will be “over there”? What about the recent unanimous resolution by both houses of Congress in support of Israel and criticism of the United Nations for its alleged anti-Israeli bias? Would that qualify as racist and right-wing, since it appears that the ongoing suffering of the Palestinians is of no concern?

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  • Death of a Nation

    By JAMES GEORGE JATRAS

    Every living nation needs symbols. They tell us who we are as one people, in what we believe, and on what basis we organize our common life. This fact seems to be very clear to the current leadership in Russia, particularly to President Vladimir Putin, in restoring and reunifying a country rent by three generations of […]

  • Kim Jong-un Leaves an Opening for De-escalation. Should the United States Take It?

    By Eric Gomez

    If U.S. policymakers can look beyond the perennial bluster of Kim Jong-un, then they should see an opening to avoid escalation. North Korea’s fear of the B-1B is based in large part on the erroneous assumption that the bomber carries nuclear weapons. This threat perception may be out of line with reality, but it plays an important role […]

  • North Korea Is Not the Provocateur

    By Daniel Margrain

    As each day passes, a major conflict between the United States and North Korea looks increasingly likely. The ratcheting-up of tensions between Washington and Pyongyang is being perpetuated by a corporate media that is reinforcing the myth that North Korea is provoking the conflict and is a barrier to peace. The solution is one that […]

  • You Cannot Trap the ‘Magic Rat’: Trump, Congress and Geopolitics

    By Robert J. Burrowes

    A wonderful thing about observing and analyzing the human mind is that there is a seemingly infinite variety of phenomena to observe and analyze. I sometimes wonder if it is even remotely possible to master this subject but, even if it is not, at least it provides an unending source of ‘entertainment’. The phenomenon that […]

Politics

As Russia-Gate Story Stalls, Cue Trump Neo-Nazi Scandal

As Russia-Gate Story Stalls, Cue Trump Neo-Nazi Scandal

By Finian Cunningham

The political opponents of President Trump have found a new lever for sabotaging his presidency – his alleged embrace of white supremacists and Neo-Nazis. He is now being labelled a «sympathizer» of fascists and bringing America’s international image into disrepute. Cue the impeachment proceedings. Notably, the same power-nexus that opposed Trump from the very outset […]

Economy

Trump Stokes Korea Crisis As Cover for Trade War w/ China

Trump Stokes Korea Crisis As Cover for Trade War w/ China

By FINIAN CUNNINGHAM

It is commonly perceived that US President Donald Trump is using trade leverage with China in order to pressure Beijing to get tougher on North Korea over the latter’s nuclear weapons program. But what if we run that in reverse? It could be argued that Trump is using the Korea crisis to pursue a trade […]

Society

Charlottesville: What You Wish Upon Others, You Wish Upon Yourself

Charlottesville: What You Wish Upon Others, You Wish Upon Yourself

By Moon Of Alabama

U.S. “liberals” cuddle fascists and right-wing religious extremists in Libya, Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela and elsewhere. But when similar movements appear on their own streets they are outraged. The person in the center on the above picture drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville killing one and wounding several. Politicians and media hail […]

Environment

Biological Annihilation on Earth Accelerating

Biological Annihilation on Earth Accelerating

By Robert J. Burrowes

Human beings are now waging war against life itself as we continue to destroy not just individual lives, local populations and entire species in vast numbers but also destroy the ecological systems that make life on Earth possible. By doing this we are now accelerating the sixth mass extinction event in Earth’s history and virtually […]

Culture

Charlottesville Clashes Typify Racial Turbulence in the United States

Charlottesville Clashes Typify Racial Turbulence in the United States

By Abayomi Azikiwe

Durham socialists take direct action while ruling class seeks to reposition itself for a renewed political struggle Thousands of people filled the streets in downtown Durham on August 18 after rumors circulated that the Ku Klux Klan had been granted a permit to march in the city. Soon a standoff between anti-racist demonstrators and the […]

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