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Eric Draitser

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  • TOPICS: Venezuela, US imperialism, oil, Russia.

31 Actual National Emergencies

Everyone with five functioning gray cells knows that the aspiring fascist strongman Donald Trump’s Declaration of a National Emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border is absurd. More

When Grizzly Bears Go Bad: Constructions of Victimhood and Blame

Global temperatures are rising in a synchronous dance with glacier ablation and rising ocean levels. Hurricanes are strengthening, islands are drowning, droughts are worsening, and weather is gravitating towards extremes, at the same time that our modern version of the Know-Nothings is willfully denying the obvious. Meanwhile, an exceedingly few people are attacked by one of the trifling number of grizzly bears that have survived the onslaught of humanity. And of those exceedingly few people, fewer yet are killed. Fewer by orders of magnitude than those killed by surgical procedures, measles, lightning strikes, dog attacks, murderous white supremacists…and any other of a multitude of causes. More

The Crimes of Elliot Abrams

Last week’s completely appropriate and mild questioning of President Trump’s Venezuela envoy Elliot Abrams seems to have struck a chord for both critics of US Latin American policy over the years and for the foreign policy establishment. The latter has recoiled in horror that one of their own has actually been publicly taken to task, in a congressional setting by a sitting Congresswoman (Omar Ilhan (D)-Minnesota), and the former has rejoiced that, at least, the crimes of US Latin American policy in the 80’s have been recognized. So, what exactly are the crimes of Elliot Abrams? More

Angela Davis Returns to Birmingham, Reflecting on Palestinian Rights & Fight for Freedom Everywhere

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The New NAFTA

In this Issue: The New NAFTA, Worse Than the Old? Laura Carlsen and Pete Dolack dig through the fine print of Trump’s big deal. In Yemen, No One Can Hear You Scream by Jeffrey St. Clair, The Venezuela Fixation by WT Whitney, The Political Economy of Homelessness in the US and the UK by Kenneth Surin, Fidel, Two Years Later by Susan Babbitt, Life Without a Boss by Stan de Spiegelaere, A Big Labor Fight in Iowa by Cinda Cooper, NFL Paper Lions and Sunshine Patriots by Matthew Stevenson, Trump’s Agenda of Destruction by Ruth Fowler, Following the Static by Chris Floyd, and Our Daily Bread by Lee Ballinger

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