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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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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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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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The Deep State’s Stealthy, Subversive, Silent Coup to Ensure Nothing Changes

  The Deep State’s Stealthy, Subversive, Silent Coup to Ensure Nothing Changes

You have such a fervent, passionate, evangelical faith in this country…why in the name of God don’t you have any faith in the system of government you’re so hell-bent to protect? You want to defend the United States of America, then defend it with the tools it supplies you with—its Constitution. You ask for a…

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The Execution of Dustin Higgs and the Tradition of Capital Punishment 

  The Execution of Dustin Higgs and the Tradition of Capital Punishment 

Dustin Higgs, an African American man from Poughkeepsie, New York, became the thirteenth federal inmate to meet his end at the hands of the state in the span of one year since Trump’s Department of Justice directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to resume federal executions in the summer of 2019. The 48-year old father…

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By ‘Force and Fraud’: Is This the End of the US Democracy Doctrine?

  By ‘Force and Fraud’: Is This the End of the US Democracy Doctrine?

In an interview with the British newspaper, The Times, in 2015, former US Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, vehemently denied that exporting democracy to Iraq was the main motive behind the US invasion of that Arab country 12 years earlier. Rumsfeld further alleged that “the idea that we could fashion a democracy in Iraq seemed to…

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Birth of the Digital Oligarchy: The Trump Ban and the Social Media Ruse

  Birth of the Digital Oligarchy: The Trump Ban and the Social Media Ruse

On January 6, as the events unfolding at the U.S. Capitol were discussed on Twitter, the barrage of opinions predictably accumulated on one side of the political spectrum. Outrage over what mainstream pundits characterized as the desecration of the symbols of democracy and similar bleeding heart liberal rhetoric was far more prevalent than the opposing…

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Lee Camp: America Condemns One Violent Mob While Celebrating Another

  Lee Camp: America Condemns One Violent Mob While Celebrating Another

Washington DC (ScheerPost) — Most rational Americans have correctly criticized and denounced the violent insurrection in the Capitol last week. Those moments of attack by a racist, disgusting mob have not lacked for condemnation and denunciation. They were violent. They were reprehensible. They called for the killing of lawmakers, demanded the hanging of Congress members.…

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Covid-19 under Apartheid: How Israel Manipulates Suffering of Palestinians

  Covid-19 under Apartheid: How Israel Manipulates Suffering of Palestinians

Israel’s decision to exclude Palestinians from its COVID-19 vaccination campaign may have surprised many. Even by Israel’s poor humanitarian standards, denying Palestinians access to life-saving medication seems extremely callous. Amnesty International, among many organizations, condemned the Israeli government’s decision to bar Palestinians from receiving the vaccine. The rights group described the Israeli action as evidence…

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