Growing up with the threat of pervasive violence
- Frida Berrigan
It’s been a terrible year for gun makers. The venerable Remington filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy after its sales fell 27.5% in the first nine months of Donald Trump’s presidency. (Its officials had expected a 2016 Hillary Clinton victory ...
Dr. King’s long assassination
- Paul Street
As the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s violent death (on April 4, 1968) grows closer, you can expect to hear more and more in U.S. corporate media about the real and alleged details of his immediate physical assassination ...
Lessons of the April 1968 Black rebellions following Dr. King’s murder
- Workers World
Following are excerpts from an April 11, 1968, WW article by Workers World Party founding chairperson Sam Marcy, a week after the assassination in Memphis, Tenn., of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
The rebellions which opened spontaneously ...
USA: A million students walk out for safe schools
- Jayla Rae
Raleigh, N.C. — A million students, from all ages and backgrounds, marched out of schools on March 14 in solidarity with the 17 victims of the mass school shooting in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 15. They chanted: “When our students are under ...
Gina Haspel’s rise is no victory for feminism
- Mona Eltahawy منى الطحاوي
In his tweet announcing her selection for promotion to director of the Central Intelligence Agency, President Trump boasted that Gina Haspel was the “first woman so chosen.”
As an Egyptian feminist, I am not celebrating.
Ms. Haspel ...
Merchants of Death: USAmerica’s toxic cult of violence turns deadly
- John W. Whitehead
“Mass shootings have become routine in the United States and speak to a society that relies on violence to feed the coffers of the merchants of death. Given the profits made by arms manufacturers, the defense industry, gun dealers and the lobbyists ...
Vietnam and the U.S. ‘Forever Wars’
- Alastair Crooke
Military planners have learned the wrong lessons from the Vietnam War, focusing on war’s “winnability” rather than questioning whether to engage in it all, notes Alastair Crooke.
Setting aside for the moment President Donald Trump’ ...
‘I hope I can quit working in a few years’: A preview of the U.S. without pensions
- Peter Whoriskey
TULSA — Tom Coomer has retired twice: once when he was 65, and then several years ago. Each time he realized that with just a Social Security check, “You can hardly make it these days.”
Tom Coomer, 79, outside of the Walmart ...
Trump, the generals and the FBI
- Fred Goldstein
A most remarkable and telling indicator of where the ruling class stands today on the question of war and peace is the widespread acceptance of the Trump administration’s open surrender of civilian control to the military. Three high-ranking ...
The My Lai Massacre: fifty years later
- Howard Lisnoff
Nineteen sixty-eight was an earth-shattering year! Revolution was in the air all across the globe from nations in Europe to Mexico, the U.S., and beyond. Living in revolutionary times was exhilarating, especially when seen against the backdrop of ...