Anatomy of Bernie Sanders’ socialism

By NICK BAKER A 2019 Pew Research Center poll of Americans’ political views found that 42 percent support socialism, up from 31 percent found by Pew in 2010. Fully half of youth under 30 indicated their “positive or very positive impression” of socialism. The biggest change that the new poll registered was among those 30–49…

The Trump impeachment charade

By NICK BAKER The House of Representatives’ almost-exclusively Democratic Party line vote of 232-197 to impeach President Donald Trump is certain to be rejected in early January by a similar Republican Party line vote in the U.S. Senate. Under the U.S. Constitution, the Senate acts as a trial body to determine the validity of House…

Democrats and Republicans Converge on Trade, War and Israel

By JEFF MACKLER Democrats’ sound and fury in denouncing President Trump’s unilateral imposition of tariffs on Chinese imports has given way to general agreement, if not bi-partisan praise, for Trump’s pending tariff deals with China. The same with Trump’s essential denunciation of the WTO, the hitherto world institution aimed at the increasingly impossible objective of…

UNAC says No U.S. War on Iran!

No U.S. War on Iran! United National Anti-War Coalition Statement on Iran and Iraq The United States drone assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi commander Abd Mahdi al-Muhandis, along with eight others, was a war crime by any definition, violating both Iraqi sovereignty and international law.  This criminal act carelessly risked sparking a…

The great Indian fightback: thousands protest Modi’s racist Citizenship Act

By SUSAN RAM (Originally published in the British journal Counterfire. Susan Ram, journalist/editor, lived in India many years and is currently based in south-west France. Published with permission.) Protests are currently sweeping India, gathering force with every passing day.  In every part of this giant canvas from Assam in the north east to Kerala, Karnataka and…