Shamus Cooke

Shamus Cooke is a member of the Portland branch of Democratic Socialists of America. He can be reached at

The Fight for $15 Shakes Awake the U.S. Labor Movement

A New Push for Peace in Syria and Why Obama Wants to Kill It

What We Can Expect from the Republican-Controlled Congress

Why Obama Rejected Peace With Iran

Can Hong Kong Trigger a Chinese Revolution?

Obama Reconsiders Attacking Assad

Bombing Syria

Progressive Democrats Follow Obama to War in Syria

The Giant Gaps in Obama’s ISIS Strategy

Obama’s Paralyzed Presidency

Obama’s No-Win War on ISIS

How ISIS Finally Became Obama’s Enemy

How Obama’s Support of Israel Undermines U.S. Foreign Policy

How Obama is a Direct Accomplice to Israeli War Crimes

Obama’s Influence Abroad is Evaporating

The Union vs. Corporate Showdown Has Officially Begun

Regional War Swallowing the Middle East

Who Will Save Iraq?

ISIS and Regime Change in Iraq

How Obama Lost Iraq

Obama’s Syrian Policy

The Democrats’ New Fake Populism

Oregon Zoo Workers Bargain for $15

San Francisco Rides the $15 Wave

The Counter-Attack of Seattle’s Elites

The Counter-Attack of Seattle’s Elites

New Lows for Obama’s Failed Middle East Policy

The Fight for $15 Finally Comes to Portland

Obama’s Far Right Foreign Policy

The Murky Politics of the $15 Minimum Wage

A Victory for Union Democracy in Oregon

Top Three Media Lies About the Syrian Peace Talks

The Left After the Failure of Obamacare

The Last Chance for Peace in Syria?

Is Obama Sincere About Middle East Peace Talks?

Obama’s New Middle East Strategy

The Coming Grand Bargain

Is Capitalism to Blame For the Syrian War Drive?

Labor Leaders, Obamacare, and the Fate of the Unions

Obama’s War Grows as Support Shrinks

How the U.S. Left is Failing Over Syria

The Lie of "Limited" War Against Syria

War With Syria and its Repercussions

The AFL-CIO’s New Strategy

Standing Up to Anti-Union Democrats

A Path Forward for Egypt’s Revolution

Why No Revolution Exists in Syria

What’s Next For the Egyptian Revolution

How Egypt Killed Political Islam

The Obama Failure in Real Time