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Thoughts on Strategy for a Left Opposition

December 7, 2018

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. The time to resume using words like “resistance” and “revolution” in philosophically sound and historically accurate ways was long ago. And while the Sanders campaign deserves praise for bringing the word “socialism” back into mainstream political discourse, for reasons other than to disparage it, some precision would be welcome in…

Autoworkers Reject Plant Closings Announcement: Targeted Plants must be Converted for New Economy

December 7, 2018

By Frank Hammer.   The Autoworker Caravan rejects GM CEO Mary Barra’s surprise announcement that General Motors plans to close 5 unionized plants in North America in 2019 and two unnamed plants overseas.  14,000+ workers stand to lose their jobs or will have to transfer to other plants.   The known targeted plants include two U.S.…

Big Money in Politics: Are Leading Democrats Really on the Wagon (or Still Sneaking a Drink)?

December 6, 2018

By Steve Early / Counterpunch. For voters concerned about the bad consequences of big business spending on elections, a New York Times report last month promised mid-summer relief. “Tired of Money in Politics, Some Democrats Think Small,” the headline read. The accompanying article, which focused on a Minnesota Congressional contest, noted that, “in mid-term races around the…

US Senate resolution potentially changes Middle East dynamics

December 6, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A draft US Senate resolution describing Saudi policy in the Middle East as a “wrecking ball” and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as “complicit” in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, if adopted and implemented, potentially could change the dynamics of the region’s politics and create an initial…

Oshawa and Postal Workers: Big and Small Lies We Accept

December 5, 2018

By Harry Glasbeek / Socialist Project. In 1979, Canada’s postal union (CUPW) bargained and bargained with the employer. Eventually, having exhausted all possibilities, it made the decision, supported by a huge majority of its voting members, that its members would no longer provide their services on the basis of the existing terms and conditions of the…

Havana Charter’s Progressive Trade Vision Subverted

December 5, 2018

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Anis Chowdhury / IPS News. KUALA LUMPUR & SYDNEY, Dec 04 (IPS)  – In criticizing the ‘free trade delusion’, UNCTAD’s 2018 Trade and Development Report proposes an alternative to both reactionary nationalism, recently revived by President Trump, and the corporate cosmopolitanism of neoliberal multilateral discourse in recent decades by revisiting the…

What It Means That Hillary Clinton Might Run for President in 2020

December 4, 2018

By Norman Solomon Twenty-five years ago — when I wrote a book titled “False Hope: The Politics of Illusion in the Clinton Era” — I didn’t expect that the Democratic Party would still be mired in Clintonism two and a half decades later. But such approaches to politics continue to haunt the party and the country. The…

Historic Senate Vote Against Trump is Big Step Toward Ending Mass Starvation and Killing in Yemen

Historic Senate Vote Against Trump is Big Step Toward Ending Mass Starvation and Killing in Yemen

December 1, 2018

Mark Weisbrot / CEPR. It was a resounding defeat for the White House and Republican Senate leadership: by a 63-37 majority, the Senate voted yesterday afternoon to advance legislation that would give President Trump 30 days to get the US military out of Saudi Arabia’s genocidal war in Yemen, unless he could get congressional authorization…

Doug Ford’s War on Ontario’s Poor

Doug Ford’s War on Ontario’s Poor

November 30, 2018

John Clarke / Socialist Project. Ontario’s recently elected Tory government, headed by right wing populist, Doug Ford, did not wait very long to incorporate into its reactionary agenda, an attack on the province’s social assistance system and those living in poverty. Though their election platform had been astoundingly sparse when it came to details and…

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 Trumpland: Get Ready for the Storm Ahead   

November 30, 2018

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. The feeling is palpable: with the Christmas recess coming to Capitol Hill, and then with Democrats about to take over the House, a whole lot of shit is about to hit the proverbial fan. So far, this is only a feeling. It is anybody’s guess in what form (or forms)…