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He Fought for the Union

I recently learned that Jerry Zero, the former secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 705, of which I was a member, died on April 4. His death was announced at...   [ continue reading...]

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Tulsi Gabbard Is Not Your Friend

Hawaii representative Tulsi Gabbard is the new progressive darling. She’s young. She surfs. She’s a “rising star” in the Democratic Part...   [ continue reading...]

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Power for Capital’s Sake

Nearly two decades before George W. Bush appointed Henry Kissinger to lead the 9/11 commission — a post from which he resigned following complaints about...   [ continue reading...]

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The Legacy of Vladimir Lenin

Writer, filmmaker, and journalist Tariq Ali’s new book The Dilemmas of Lenin: Terrorism, War, Empire, Love, Revolution, came out last month, in the centen...   [ continue reading...]

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Modernism or Barbarism

When I was an undergraduate, modernity was everything we were taught to despise: totalizing, technocratic, rationalizing. It was the impersonal force that organ...   [ continue reading...]

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Turkey’s “Queer State of Emergency”

Since last summer’s failed coup attempt in Turkey, the state under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been intent on revoking basic democratic n...   [ continue reading...]

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Weaponizing Accreditation

When I was a boy, my grandfather spoke to me about the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez with great esteem. And with good reason. It graduates many mor...   [ continue reading...]

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The Stuff of Politics

In 2011, during a Twitter town hall, one user asked President Barack Obama, “What mistakes have you made in handling this recession and what would you do...   [ continue reading...]

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Donald’s Myths

Since Donald Trump’s victory in November, liberals have felt a profound sense of loss. After decades of defining the relevant facts and truths for others,...   [ continue reading...]

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Brazil’s Crisis of Hegemony

Brazil seems stuck in a permanent political crisis. After three years of agony, President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers’ Party (PT) was impeached last Aug...   [ continue reading...]

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The Women of 1917

On International Women’s Day in 1917, women textile workers in the Vyborg district of Petrograd went on strike, left the mills, and moved in their hundred...   [ continue reading...]

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Exporting Deportation

Immigrants’ rights activists are under pressure to quickly find the way forward in the Trump era. Although the Obama years were hardly easy for activists,...   [ continue reading...]

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Inequality University

Today, Yale University’s 316th commencement is taking place. Beaming young people and their proud parents have flocked to the immaculate New Hav...   [ continue reading...]

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Hillary Clinton’s Self-Defeating Triangulation

Years ago, when Jon Stewart held his “Rally to Restore Sanity” — based on the “post-partisan” premise that what ails America is th...   [ continue reading...]

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California Single Payer Is a No-Brainer

There was coverage yesterday of a new report from the California Senate appropriations committee estimating the budgetary implications of a proposed single...   [ continue reading...]

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The Continental Strikes

On April 28, images flashed across Brazilian social media of burning tires in dozens of roads — blocked off all over the country before dawn by groups of...   [ continue reading...]

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Class Struggle Still Gets the Goods

When American Airlines announced last month that it would boost the pay of its pilots and flight attendants by around $1 billion, investors were livid. One Citi...   [ continue reading...]

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Red Is the New Red, White, and Blue

US capital dominated Latin America throughout the twentieth century. Starting around 1898, a suite of US policies effectively placed the whole Western Hemispher...   [ continue reading...]

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The European Choice

Yanis Varoufakis negotiated with the EU elite over the Greek bailout, witnessed firsthand the callous mathematics used to keep the union together. Today —...   [ continue reading...]

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More Island Than Frontier

Last fall, the people of Barbados celebrated fifty years of freedom. Calypso music and tuk bands took over the streets of Bridgetown, and the general joie de vi...   [ continue reading...]

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