Category: Analysis

The religion of money and control

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This is a transcript of a speech written for Albuquerque’s protest against the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. This assault on women...

U.S. intervention and the rise of ISIS

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The following article is based on a talk the author gave at a July 2 meeting in San Francisco How did ISIS gain so much strength that it could take on...

Welcome to ‘average prosperity’

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Since mid-2009 until May, the U.S. economy has been mired in a period of stagnation/depression, while an unusually weak recovery got under way.

Supreme Court: What Noel Canning decision means for workers

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Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the President’s “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) were unconstitutional...

US/UN to Haiti: No remedy for cholera

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On June 20, the United Nations Secretary General was served with a notice requiring him to appear in Court and respond to legal actions taken on behal...

Tiananmen: The Massacre that Wasn’t

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The “pro-democracy” protest movement was led by privileged, well-connected students from elite universities who were explicitly calling for the re...

California socialist campaigns receive more than 200,000 votes

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The Party for Socialism and Liberation ran two candidates for office in California in the June 3 primary, on the Peace and Freedom Party ticket. Frank...

New EPA guidelines: Too soft on corporate polluters

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Earlier this year, the inhabitants of the Carteret Islands became the first modern climate refugees. For the first time in history, an entire people h...

U.S.-Venezuela coup plot exposed; Plan to “annihilate Maduro,” others

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In a dramatic televised exposé on May 28, email messages from Venezuelan ultra-right opposition leaders reveal the direct role of the U.S. State Dep...

Communist forces debate the way forward in Nepal

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Dramatic election results in Nepal have set the stage for a period  of political realignment as the seventh government since the 2006 “People’s ...