U.S. Politics

Support the Workers of Iran, but Oppose US Sanctions

December 12, 2019

How is it possible to oppose the violent suppression of Iranian protest while still condemning U.S. sanctions on Iran?

Inspector General Report Unveils Systemic Problems at FBI

December 12, 2019

The Inspector General’s conclusions show that the FBI’s new standards for investigations are so low, everyone should be worried.

Afghan security forces take position at the site of an attack in a U.S. military air base in Bagram, north of Kabul, Afghanistan December 11, 2019.

The Washington Post’s ‘Afghanistan Papers’ Examines the Root Failures of the Longest Armed Conflict in US History

December 11, 2019

Reporting from the Washington Post confirms what many have known for years.

Trump Is the Golden Calf

December 11, 2019

Trump dredges up old anti-Semitic tropes to the applause of a right-wing Jewish group.

Trump Impeachment: A Misguided Move?

December 11, 2019

The Democrats claim their articles of impeachment against Trump are a solid case. The Nation and Grayzone contributor Aaron Maté argues that they are actually quite weak, and only serve corporate Democrats’ interest in feeding Russiagate paranoia.

Rep. Tlaib’s Bill Targets Trump’s Opportunity Zones Scam

December 10, 2019

Rep. Rashida Tlaib introduced legislation to repeal Trump’s Qualified Opportunity Zones bill, citing opportunity zones as a “scam” that really benefit billionaires. But this isn’t a scam Trump started. Jacqueline Luqman talks with Mehrsa Baradaran to explain why.

Great Employment Numbers: 44% of Fully Employed Make $18,000 a Year or Less

December 10, 2019

Beneath the rosy employment report lives a reality of low-paying part-time and temporary work with no benefits or security.

Laura Flanders Show: Naomi Klein on the Case for a Green New Deal

December 9, 2019

In this episode of the Laura Flanders Show, author and activist Naomi Klein discusses her new book, On Fire, in which she argues that addressing the climate crisis requires more than simply reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Through a series of essays, Klein makes the case for a Green New Deal that tackles the causes and…

Historic Radical Organization Relaunches to Fight Police Oppression

December 9, 2019

Jacqueline Luqman talks to Max Rameau about the relaunch of the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression, and the start of a national effort to advocate for community control over the police.

Trump Declared War on the Poor–And the Poor Are Fighting Back

December 6, 2019

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced plans to cut SNAP benefits that could drive millions further into poverty. Liz Theoharis of the Poor People’s Campaign and Karen Dolan of IPS join us to discuss the implications.