politicians

The American oligarchy

Wall Street

A review of a book that investigates the moral rot corroding U.S. society from the top down.

"When you're done with a condom, you throw it out": New book reveals 2016 Hillary campaign was beset by vicious infighting

Hillary’s paranoid rage and the campaign’s infighting made a mockery of the slogan “Stronger Together”

Call COBRA, that’ll sort it

I originally posted this at Freedom News shortly after the Manchester bombing, but blow me if it's not strangely prescient on today's events as well...

Recent developments in Turkey's transition to fascism

Report from Turkey on recent developments in the country as leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan strengthens his grip on power.

Le Pen or Macron: plague or cholera for the working-class in France and Europe

Plague or cholera.

The French presidential election in 2017 marks a profound change in the European political situation and the approach; generalized crisis in political dominance of ruling classes and political elites over social fabric.

Al Ditty – Working Class Hero

Grave marker for Al Ditty, Mpls. sanitation worker who leaked police raid plan

A tribute to a white Minneapolis sanitation worker who was fired and committed suicide after leaking plans for a police raid on the Justice for Jamar Clark protest encampment outside the 4th Precinct police station in North Minneapolis.

A South African ruling-class brawl

This article looks at the factions of the ruling class battling for positions and control over the state in South. It considers whether such battles offer anything to the working class in the country.

Hillary Clinton’s complaints about the spread of “fake news” belie her contributions to it

Picture of Barack Obama dressed as a Somali elder leaked by the Clinton campaign

The 2008 Clinton campaign played an instrumental role in spreading rumors that Barack Obama was a Muslim not born in America

Authoritarian Neoliberalism: the Specter of Pinochet

Vaporwave Pinochet

This essay explores the rise of populist demagogues and the economics of their regimes. Rather than marking a clear break with neoliberalism or a direct tie to early twentieth century fascism, these figures historically connect to the regime of Augusto Pinochet and illustrate a growing trend of authoritarian-neoliberalism.