Jeffrey Sachs, long-time Washington insider, walks through a brief and important history of the decades-long prelude to Russia’s invasion. “Whatever this war is, it didn’t come out of nowhere.”
An Orgy of Thieves is an excellent collection of essays by two great writers, and a fitting tribute to the late great Alexander Cockburn.
3 years ago yesterday, George Floyd was brutally murdered in cold blood by Derek Chauvin. This murder was a memorable event in many Americans’ lives, as it briefly sparked massive Black Lives Matter protests and riots across the United States for several weeks. Let’s reflect on this event, and whether it is the place of the state to murder its own citizens
Bernie Sanders: guaranteeing healthcare to all Americans as a human right would be a transformative moment for the U.S. It would not only keep people healthier, happier and increase life expectancy, it would be a major step forward in creating a more vibrant democracy. Imagine what it would mean if our government worked for ordinary people and not just powerful corporate interests.
Is neoliberal austerity and rampant inefficient military spending the future of Western Europe, as their establishment powers reduce social spending, and ramp up defense and surveillance spending? That’s up to the European people, and so far, they’ve chosen austerity…