System Capture 2020: The Role of the Upper-Class in Shaping Democratic Primary Politics

The Democratic primary season is upon us, and the party’s candidate list is a useful starting point for assessing the impact of affluence on American politics. Classic works by sociologists of decades past, including C. Wright Mills and G. William Domhoff, posited that U.S. political institutions were captured by elite economic actors, who seek to enhance their own material positions at the expense of the many. More

Bernie Sanders, Anti-Imperialism and Venezuela

Throughout the last century, socialists have faced an uphill battle within the United States. Unlike other similarly high-income countries, the U.S. has largely remained a bastion of deeply individualist attitudes and unregulated capitalist policies. More

Cuba and a New Generation of Leaders Respond to U.S. Anti-People War

For almost 60 years Cuba has successfully defended its socialist revolution against a steady onslaught of U.S. aggressive actions, serious enough at times to warrant extraordinary measures. Cuba, for example, established alliances with the Soviet bloc of nations in the early 1960s, readjusted its economy and politics following the Soviet collapse, and sharpened its intelligence capabilities in response to terrorist attacks continuing into the 1990s. More

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The Democrats and the War Machine

Paul Street on how the Democrats have abetted Trump’s aggression against Iran and Venezuela, TJ Coles on how war fuels modern slavery and Dan Glazebrook on the dismal state of Libya seven years after HRC and Obama’s coup. The Great Disappearance: John Davis on the extinction crisis. Mark Taylor on the death penalty and the mentally ill. Laura Carlsen on the political forces driving the war on drugs. Chris Floyd on impeachment. Pete Dolack on capitalism’s addiction to growth. Jeffrey St. Clair on grizzlies. Jennifer Matsui on mass surveillance and the Olympics. Elizabeth Lennard on the Venice Biennale. And much more…

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