The US Response to the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis: Seize and Privatize

Andrés Arauz On August 10, more than 70 economists, including Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, former economy minister for Argentina Martín Guzmán, and myself, sent a letter to President Biden with a simple ask: return Afghanistan’s central bank assets, deposited at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, to Afghanistan’s central bank, Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB). In the…

What Would the Elites Be Without Those Masses Who Shoot Themselves?

Clodovaldo Hernandez If the life of contemporary societies were a little more rational, more mathematical, the anti-popular elites would have serious difficulties in staying in government and imposing their policies for the simple reason that they are increasingly a minority, and the dissatisfied masses (who are increasingly day they are more nourished) would throw them…

Ghost Stories of Capitalism: Mental Health is a Class Issue

Danny Haiphong We can’t fight capitalism or imperialism without confronting the psychic suffering that these systems have spread far and wide among us In addition to producing socialist and anti-imperialist independent media, I’ve been in social work for nine years. Before this, I moved from childhood to adulthood within a household that struggled with mental…

Exporting Blood and Benjamins: U.S. Capitalism is the Real Dracula

Stephen Millies Over 70% of the world’s plasma comes from the exploited poor in the USA Malcolm X declared, “you show me a capitalist, I’ll show you a bloodsucker.” U.S. capitalists are the biggest bloodsuckers on the planet. In 2017, human blood and plasma were the tenth largest U.S. export items, with sales of $28.6 billion. That’s…

Fascist USA: Coeur d’Alene and a Legacy of Hate

Cassandra Devereaux Large group of “Patriotic Front” fascists arrested when preparing to attach Pride March in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. PART I: 19TH CENTURY NORTHWEST ETHNOSTATES AND THE GENOCIDE OF INDIGENOUS NATIONS Coeur d’Alene,the largest city in Northern Idaho, is set in truly breathtaking country. It’s on a lake that shares its name to the south,…

Cannibal Fascism in the West

Jorge Capelan A vegan burger flavored with human flesh causes a furor in Europe. At the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, a global event in the areas of design, marketing and advertising, an ad for a hamburger that is totally vegetable but prepared to imitate the taste and texture of human flesh won an…

The Brown Internationale

Kai Biermann, Christian Fuchs, Astrid Geisler, Yassin Musharbash und Holger Stark German neo-Nazis who head abroad to fight. American masterminds who dream of a fascist revolution. A former Russian soldier who provides weapons training to right-wing extremists from across Europe. The new right wing is networked internationally – and is growing more dangerous. The hate preacher lives in a run-down…

From Buffalo to Uvalde: Racism, Violence Come from the Top

John Parker People in Buffalo, N.Y., march on May 15 after racist murder of 10 Black people. From Buffalo, New York, to Uvalde, Texas, it all comes from the top. It comes from the top and trickles down to us in bullets and death. That’s the reality in a capitalist country that glorifies murder by…

Capitalism and Death

Yanis Iqbal My maternal grandmother passed away at 2 am on February 14, 2022. For her funeral, I went to Bihar where my grief was socialized among the many people who came to collectively remember her. I could not help but remember what bell hooks said in her book “All About Love: New Visions”: “Love…