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In the Wake of the Riots: The Blowback from Defeating Trump was Criminalizing Dissent

    In the Wake of the Riots: The Blowback from Defeating Trump was Criminalizing Dissent

The Capitol building riot of January 6 marked the messiest transition in the recent history of ruling class power from one chief executive of the capitalist world to the next. If that history is any guide, the change of guard neither portends better treatment of working people nor a reduction of the threat of fascism.…

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Biden’s Faux Revolution: “Green Energy” Slated to Become World’s New Oil Industry

    Biden’s Faux Revolution: “Green Energy” Slated to Become World’s New Oil Industry

Just before leaving office, Donald Trump asserted his executive privilege to deliver significant concessions to the mining industry, which culminated in the gift of sacred Apache territory to a foreign mining conglomerate covered earlier this month by MintPress. It also led to the irreversible loosening of industry regulations and greater access to federal lands. In…

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With Likely Victory of Andrés Arauz, Ecuador Will Join Latin America’s Anti-Imperialist Surge

    With Likely Victory of Andrés Arauz, Ecuador Will Join Latin America’s Anti-Imperialist Surge

If the country’s polls are to be believed, Ecuador is set to become the latest Latin American nation to move away from the United States and elect a strongly progressive, anti-imperialist government. Successive public opinion studies have shown Andrés Arauz of the Unión por la Esperanza coalition holding a commanding lead over his rivals, with…

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Despite His Attempt to Tie MAGA to Anti-Semitism, Biden Will Preserve Trump’s “Israel First” Legacy 

    Despite His Attempt to Tie MAGA to Anti-Semitism, Biden Will Preserve Trump’s “Israel First” Legacy 

The cantankerous end to the turbulent Trump presidency has imbued the incoming administration with a halo of bright expectations by simple virtue of the disastrous four years that precede it. Like a stand-up feature act that follows an opener’s bombed set at a comedy club, the Biden-Harris duo takes center stage with an easy advantage…

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Poor Nations Left Reeling After Bill Gates Advised Oxford to Ditch Open Source COVID Vaccine

  Poor Nations Left Reeling After Bill Gates Advised Oxford to Ditch Open Source COVID Vaccine

Europe is reeling from the shock news that biotech giant AstraZeneca will not be delivering anything like the number of vaccines it promised. The company informed European Union officials that they will only be supplying 31 million doses to 27 E.U. countries, rather than the 80 million they had promised would arrive by the end…

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Robert Malley for Iran Envoy: A Test Case for Biden’s Commitment to Diplomacy

  Robert Malley for Iran Envoy: A Test Case for Biden’s Commitment to Diplomacy

President Biden’s commitment to re-entering the Iran nuclear deal—formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA—is already facing backlash from a motley crew of warhawks both domestic and foreign. Right now, opponents of re-entering the deal are centering their vitriol on one of the nation’s foremost experts on both the Middle East…

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The ‘Insurrection’ and Its Discontents: ‘American Exceptionalism’ Revisited

  The ‘Insurrection’ and Its Discontents: ‘American Exceptionalism’ Revisited

History is being written in the United States today. Even the most pessimistic about the prospects of American democracy have rarely ventured out this far while offering a bleak analysis of America’s future, whether in terms of political polarization at home or global standing abroad. As shocking and, certainly, telling as the images of thousands…

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Teachers Union Berated Trump for Reopening Schools, Now It’s Praising Biden For Doing the Same

  Teachers Union Berated Trump for Reopening Schools, Now It’s Praising Biden For Doing the Same

The same teachers’ organization that roundly condemned Donald Trump’s attempts to prematurely reopen schools are now applauding Biden’s decision to do the same, even as the coronavirus pandemic reaches new levels. Joe Biden has made the reopening of schools, colleges, and universities a key priority. On his first full day in office, he signed an…

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“Here Are the Superheroes To Come and Save Us”: Media Waste No Time Fawning Over Biden

  “Here Are the Superheroes To Come and Save Us”: Media Waste No Time Fawning Over Biden

We rely on the media to hold the powerful to account. But in its first hours in office, the corporate press has celebrated, rather than challenged, the new Biden administration. It began immediately during the 78-year-old Delawarean’s inauguration, with senior figures in the media barely able to contain their emotions watching what they saw. “As…

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Despite What You Heard, There Was No Peaceful Transition

  Despite What You Heard, There Was No Peaceful Transition

Anyone trying to find the edges of the U.S. Overton Window right now must feel like they’re tracing an amateur rendition of an early Picasso. After a summer spent chanting “defund the police,” self-identifying progressives applaud the pouring of some 25,000 troops and busloads of out-of-city law enforcement into the streets of Washington, DC. Those…

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