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Manipulating Charges of Anti-Semitism

March 5, 2019           |                                       

ABBA SOLOMON, abbasolomon at gmail.com, @Abba_A_SolomonSolomon is author of The Speech, and Its Context: Jacob Blaustein’s Speech “The Meaning of Palestine Partition to American Jews.” Solomon said today: “’Anti-semitic tropes’ are tendentiously read into Omar’s comments. AIPAC allies should stop hiding behind Jews, and Democratic politicians should stop feigning such sensitivity to Jewish feelings when Zionist lobbying is the […]

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“Boom,” wrote Sarah Isgur on Twitter in 2014, quoting a tweet from the publication Free Beacon: “The Clinton News Network is back!” Two years later, Cesar Sayoc was ranting on Facebook about the “Clinton News Network.” By the end of 2018, Sayoc was sending a wave of pipe bombs to critics of President Donald Trump. Three of the […]

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As science has proven,And people have known for centuries,We die if we don’t eat. Even more, though, than food,What people need’s airTo breathe, and sleep. So, all of those roads and streetsAnd freeways, with their noise and lights,Are parasites of the mind in the night; And the planes in flight, the cars and trucks are […]

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U.S. Thugs warned Russia and Venezuela: They have to be stopped

February 13, 2019           |                                       

Enough is enough! There have been plenty of empty talk and peace conferences, more than enough of begging: “Please, West, stop murdering people, stop your genocides, stop robbing all continents of their resources, stop enslaving billions!” Look where it has ended up! Nowhere. Absolutely nowhere. The more people begged, the more they protested, the harder […]

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Women’s unpaid work is worth $10 trillion annually. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos’s personal wealth dwarves the health budget of most countries. These facts are linked – and a new report from Oxfam suggests answers. Image: Woman carrying water from standpipe in Lao. Credit: Jim Holmes/AUSAid/Flickr, CC 2.0. A new report by Oxfam suggests that a generation […]

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Want an impossible task? Try identifying the most disturbing trend in America today. Consider the choices: Climate change denial, extreme political polarization, gun violence, etc. Those are just the ones on the national radar. Here’s one that isn’t, but needs to be: the systematic destruction of black wealth. The reality is horrific, according to the […]

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Georgia Might Be Led By A Woman But That Hasn't Stopped The Sex Smears

January 29, 2019           |                                       

A female member of Georgia’s parliament is vowing to fight back as another sex-tape scandal rocks the former Soviet republic just as it hoped to shed its chauvinist image following the election of the country’s first female president. Eka Beselia, a member of the ruling Georgian Dream party, became the target of what she called […]

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Left-wing parties and movements across Europe employing anti-globalisation and anti-EU rhetoric are on the increase. In Germany, the new left movement Aufstehen has joined the trend. Sahra Wagenknecht and Bernd Stegemann launching Aufstehen, September 2018. Bernd von Jutrczenka/ Press Association. All rights reserved. The return to the nation is a trend that marks the politics […]

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Much of the U.S. political system was flummoxed two weeks ago when a brand new 29-year-old congressperson made a seemingly radical proposal on “60 Minutes.” Here’s what Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said that wound everyone up: The U.S. should tax income over $10 million per year at a top rate of 60 or 70 percent. Republicans responded by shamelessly lying about what […]

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I met Danielle in the counseling room of the Jackson Women’s Health Organization in Jackson, Mississippi, which sits on a busy corner in the city’s arts district. Its vibrant pink paint job has earned it the name “the Pink House,” and it is the state’s only remaining abortion clinic. Dressed in gray sweatpants and a […]

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