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  • Antifascism

    The Liberal Myth of Free Speech

    Being unabashedly opposed to fascism has become, strangely, a position that requires increasing amounts of justification in modern America. Mainstream voices have used the growth […]

    Anonymous 28th Aug'17 2
  • Anti-Capitalism

    The Apprentice

    Watching the tragedy of Trump’s childlike oligarchy unspool is mesmerising. Like when you can’t help crank your neck to catch the car-crash you don’t want […]

    Mike Small 6th Feb'17 9
  • Anti-Capitalism

    Beyond Satire

      As we shudder towards some kid of American Weimar we have three ideas about how to respond to and understand the Trump phenomenon. The […]

    Mike Small 20th Jan'17 10
  • International

    What to fear from Trump?

    Sarah Kendzior is the author of The View From Flyover Country, a collection of essays published in 2015. She is a journalist, researcher and foreign […]

    20th Dec'16 1
  • International

    What’s going on in America?

    [View the story “What’s Going on in America?” on Storify]

    12th Dec'16 30
  • International
    David Black 5th Dec'16 9
  • International

    Lessons from Anacostia

    Linda Tirado looks at a broken America. “I don’t call for unity. There can be no unity with people who oppose your existence.” Follow her […]

    Linda Tirado 30th Nov'16 11
  • International

    Don’t Get Nostalgic for Obama

    So, let’s get the fun observations about Trump over with first. In no particular order, he’s a six times bankrupt, self-confessed  sexual predator,  racist, anti-muslim,  […]

    Jim Bennett 21st Nov'16 18
  • International
    Peter Geoghegan 7th Nov'16 65
  • International

    From Lewis to Standing Rock

    Growing in number and spirit, the Standing Rock Sioux protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline is swiftly gaining strength and international solidarity, and overcoming a […]

    Mike Small 1st Sep'16 12
  • International

    Hillary and the Balloons

    I’m looking at the pictures of Hillary among the balloons…as a theatre type…and thinking to myself, a bit uncomfortably… “She may have intelligence and experience […]

    29th Jul'16 28
  • International
    Mike Small 2nd Mar'16 7
  • International

    On Trump’s Wall Fascism

    “Build that wall! Build that wall! Build that wall!” the chanting in the Tampa sports arena went on for over 15 minutes as reported. Of […]

    Thom Cross 15th Feb'16 6
  • Commentary

    Together

    Bernie Sanders results in Iowa and then New Hampshire leave him now standing at a pivotal moment in US history. He is on the brink […]

    Mike Small 11th Feb'16 16
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