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    • Outsourcing the Refugee “Crisis”

      Outsourcing the Refugee “Crisis”

      by Julia Morris* Nauru, the world’s smallest island state, located in the Equatorial Pacific, has again catapulted onto the international trading scene. US officials have almost completed their vetting of up to 1,250 refugees, a deal brokered between President Obama’s… Read More »
    • After the French Elections, Where Do We Stand?

      After the French Elections, Where Do We Stand?

      by Bernard Dreano* In France, the unexpected and seemingly decisive victory of Emmanuel Macron’s La République en Marche! (The Republic on the Move!) and its allies, first in the presidential race, and then in the June parliamentary elections (winning 350… Read More »
    • Britain’s Bernie Turns the Populist Tide?

      Britain’s Bernie Turns the Populist Tide?

      by David Edgar* Whisper it softly, but Britain may have turned the global political tide. To understand the extraordinary political events of the last few days, it’s necessary to grasp a little history. Seven years ago, in the immediate wake… Read More »
    • Politics on Empty Stomachs: Palestinian Prisoners Demand Dignity and Self-Determination

      Politics on Empty Stomachs: Palestinian Prisoners Demand Dignity and Self-Determination

      by Smadar Ben-Natan* Amidst President Trump’s visit to Israel this Monday, a Palestinian general strike of three hours and clashes with Israeli military forces were meant to express Palestinian Solidarity with hunger striking prisoners and help achieve their demands. Few… Read More »
    • Insurgent Politics against Authoritarian Neoliberalism

      Insurgent Politics against Authoritarian Neoliberalism

      by Alessandro De Giorgi* In a much-quoted segment from the Prison Notebooks, Italian communist intellectual Antonio Gramsci outlined his famous definition of a crisis of hegemony: If the ruling class has lost its consensus, i.e., is no longer “leading” but… Read More »
    • Obamacare Survives but Its Future Remains Uncertain

      Obamacare Survives but Its Future Remains Uncertain

      by Tom Bodenheimer* March 24, 2017 marked seven years and one day since the signing of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) into law on March 23, 2010. On that seventh anniversary, House Speaker Paul Ryan abandoned the Republican plan to repeal… Read More »
    • Trump, DeVos, and the Future of Education

      Trump, DeVos, and the Future of Education

      by Sylvia Mac* Since announcing his campaign, Trump has used a rhetoric that has proven to be divisive and harmful in very real ways to black and brown, immigrant, and LGBTQ students across the country. The days after his election… Read More »
    • Trumpism, 21st-Century Fascism, and the Dictatorship of the Transnational Capitalist Class

      Trumpism, 21st-Century Fascism, and the Dictatorship of the Transnational Capitalist Class

      This post is part of a series on the possible impacts of Trump’s election on a variety of social justice issues. Click here to read more. • • • by William I. Robinson* Donald Trump is a member of the transnational capitalist class (TCC).… Read More »
    • Study for Struggle: Weaponizing Theory for the Fights Ahead

      Study for Struggle: Weaponizing Theory for the Fights Ahead

      This post is part of a series on the possible impacts of Trump’s election on a variety of social justice issues. Click here to read more. • • • by Rachel Herzing & Isaac Ontiveros* The election of Donald Trump to the office of President… Read More »
    • Trump’s Health Care Agenda

      Trump’s Health Care Agenda

      This post is part of a series on the possible impacts of Trump’s election on a variety of social justice issues. Click here to read more. • • • by Thomas Bodenheimer* The nomination of Tom Price to be Secretary of Health and Human… Read More »
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