Shamus Cooke

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

Syria Is Becoming Obama’s Iraq

Who Killed the Syrian Peace Talks?

Syria’s Fake Sectarian War

How Obama and Al-Qaeda Became Syrian Bedfellows

Syria Endgame Approaching Fast

The Onion Website Joins the U.S. Anti-Syria Club

Obama and U.S. Military Divided Over Syria

Who Will Save Social Security and Medicare?

How Obama Chose War Over Peace in Syria

Obama and the Grand Bargain

Chavez Succeeded Where Obama Failed

Bad Romance: Labor, Obama and the Democrats

Obama Wades Deeper Into Syria’s Morass

Austerity USA

What the One-Percent Heard at the State of the Union

The Age of Austerity

Obama’s War on Syria and its Implications

Why UN Climate Agreements Fail

Why is Obama Silent Over the New Congo War?

The American Role in Israel’s Gaza Rampage

Democrats and the Fiscal Cliff

Five Easy Post-Election Predictions

The Coming Age of Austerity

The Jobs Crisis, the “Unemployable,” and the Fiscal Cliff

Obama vs. Economic Reality

All Eyes on Chicago Teachers

Tax the Rich or Privatize the State?

How Obama Created Paul Ryan

Why Voting for Democrats Doesn’t Help Working People

Syria’s “Liberated” Future

The Next Stage in the Destruction of Syria

The Unbearable Waves of Heat

Jobs Crisis Denial

The Health Care Trap

Fighting for the Soul of the Carpenters’ Union

Obama’s Second Latin American Coup?

Imagining a Post-Occupy Social Movement

Why Campaigning for Democrats Cripples Unions

Proxy War in Syria

The Bi-Partisan Attack on Medicare

The Battles of Occupy Portland

Occupy Portland is Born with Ten Thousand Strong

Workers and Environmentalists Unite!

Labor Fights Back in Oregon

How the Rich are Destroying the Economy

The Democrats’ Attack on Unions

The Fake Budget Debate in DC

Should Public Workers Make Concessions?

Democrats Run to the Right

The Bi-Partisan Attack on Public Workers