War/military

13/11/20
Author: 
Bill Van Auken
This adds some significant uncertainty to the hope that Trump will soon stop blustering and accept reality. It reminds us that, as will the pandemic, our reality and Trump's may not be the same.
             -- Gene McGuckin
13/11/20
Author: 
Julia Conley
A man carries an AR-15 assault rifle and a flag as protesters gather near the Indiana State house for a #StoptheSteal rally and to protest Joe Biden's election victory over President Donald J. Trump. The election was called in favor of Biden shortly before the rally began. (Photo: Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

November 12, 2020

"Underestimating Donald Trump is a mistake that people should not go on making. Laughing at him will not make him go away. If it did, he would have vanished decades ago."

Historians and other experts on Thursday warned that President Donald Trump's attempt to remain in power despite his loss in the 2020 election is growing increasingly dangerous as Republican leaders willingly participate in the disenfranchisement of millions of voters and back the president's refusal to accept the election results. 

15/10/20
Author: 
Gabriel Rockhill
man with pig's head signalling 'shhh" Art by Nick Roney

OCTOBER 14, 2020

“The intellectuals cast a veil over the dictatorial character of bourgeois democracy not least by presenting democracy as the absolute opposite of fascism, not as just another natural phase of it where the bourgeois dictatorship is revealed in a more open form.”

– Bertolt Brecht

01/10/20
Author: 
Glen Ford, BAR Executive Editor
The Politics That Led to the “Worst Debate”

01 Oct 2020

The incoherence of the Biden-Trump debate will be repeated every election cycle until Blacks and progressives break with the corporate duopoly.

There is nothing smart or ‘strategic’ about falling for the same trick every election cycle.”

19/09/20
Author: 
Horizons

Convincing more people about the need for this, the need to mobilize for it (beyond petitions and other "pressuring" tactics), and the need for all of us to take an active part in ensuring democratic planning will more or less be the determinant of whether there is a future.

                -- Gene McGuckin

20/08/20
Author: 
Sunera Thobani
A Black Lives Matter protest (November 2015). Photo by Johnny Silvercloud via Wikimedia Commons.

Aug 18, 2020

The West is in freefall.

Liberal-democratic institutions have suffered a near-fatal blow in the United States; Europe, caught leaderless as the United States vacates this position, is in disarray.

Three words have come to define this moment: I can't breathe.

12/06/20
Author: 
Joyce Nelson

June 12, 2020 - In his June 9 piece for Counterpunch, entitled “Big Green Meltdown Over Planet of the Humans,” Josh Schlossberg revealed the extent to which he was “shunned, censored, slandered and blacklisted” by many environmentalists because of his criticism of biomass energy a decade ago. He relates that experience to what has been happening currently with Big Green attacks on the documentary Planet of the Humans, and he states: “Anyway, my story is just another example of what happens when you bring up topics that aren’t rubber stamped by the mainstream Greens.

09/06/20
Author: 
Nick Turse

June 5 2020

IN THE FACE of protests composed largely of young people, the presence of America’s military on the streets of major cities has been a controversial development. But this isn’t the first time that Generation Z — those born after 1996 — has popped up on the Pentagon’s radar.

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