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The Vote for House Speaker Obscured Democratic Treachery

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, January 11, 2023 House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s need for 15 rounds of voting from his party is viewed with alarm or humor. But the right wing proved that activists win if they make demands. Democrats have no members brave enough to confront leadership, and the people’s needs go unmet. In 2021 Democratic[…]

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Behind Sam Bankman-Fried’s Cryptocurrency Crash

by Jeff Mackler, published on Socialist Action, December 4, 2022 “What is the robbing of a bank to the founding of a bank?” —Bertolt Brecht, The Threepenny Opera Thirty-year-old “wonder boy” Sam Bankman-Fried (often called SBF) was, at $21 billion, among the richest men on earth. Until a month ago, he was CEO of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange in the[…]

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U.S. Twin Billionaire Parties win 2022 Elections: How the System Really Works

by Jeff Mackler,  November 16, 2022 The 2022 U.S. midterm elections witnessed the twin parties of the ruling rich spending an unprecedented but nevertheless relatively paltry sum of $18 billion to determine which wing of capital will steal the lion’s share of the nation’s wealth created by working people. I say paltry because the stakes to the super rich in[…]

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Progressive Caucus Reversal Shows U.S. Congress Alows No Antiwar Voice

by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World, November 1, 2022 The cynicism of “Congressional Progressive Caucus” Democrats was exposed in their humiliating retraction this week of a letter sent to President Joe Biden calling on him to engage in direct diplomacy with the Russian government. After the backlash from Congressional Democrats, including some signers of the statement, in less than[…]

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Activism Anti-Boycott Laws Are a Dystopian Nightmare

by Hamzah Khan, published on Mondoweiss, October 4, 2022 The right to boycott was once enshrined by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1982, but the recent passing of anti-BDS laws in several U.S. states shows how fragile basic civil rights have become.  Few things have as much bipartisan support in the U.S. as unconditional support for Israel. Ironically, while criticisms[…]

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Trump Calls for Peace in Ukraine While the Democrats Make Support for War a Midterm Campaign Issue

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, October 12, 2022 Donald Trump is no peace maker, but his stance on negotiations to end the war in Ukraine is in stark contrast to that of the democrats, who fully support continuing the dangerous proxy war against Russia. Anti-war forces must step up and struggle for peace. Since the U.S. sponsored coup[…]

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Anti-War Voices Warn US Bill on Taiwan ‘Will Make War Much More Likely’

by Brett Wilkins, published on Common Dreams, September 15, 2022 Sen. Ed Markey, who voted against the measure, said lawmakers must “do everything we can to avoid a situation that could draw two nuclear-armed countries into a conflict.” A U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday approved a bill to dramatically boost American military support for Taiwan, a move that prompted warnings[…]

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