In yet another reality-denying ritual of fealty to the pro-Israel lobby, members of Congress absurdly voted to say Israel was neither an apartheid state nor racist. Only a few progressives, including members of the Squad, stood firm in opposing the measure.
Branko Marcetic is a Jacobin staff writer and the author of Yesterday’s Man: The Case Against Joe Biden. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Pundits are insisting Americans only feel bad about the economy because they’re ignorant or delusional. But maybe it has something to do with the very real economic hardships Americans are still suffering three years after the worst of the pandemic economy.
Montana’s State Library Commission has exited the American Library Association over the sexuality and leftist politics of the association president, bringing together a toxic stew of hysterical homophobia and classic red-baiting to attack public libraries.
Last-minute GOP maneuvering sunk a push to ban cluster munitions in Ukraine last night. But its defeat could open the door to long-needed progressive dissent on the war.
The real outrage isn’t that people can get vaccinated, but that due to pharmaceutical greed and government inaction, billions of people can’t.
Cluster bombs are banned by most of the world, US allies are opposed to their use, and Russia was widely condemned for deploying them over the last year. So why is the Biden administration sending them to Ukraine?
Elliott Abrams is one of America’s worst living human rights abusers. That the Biden administration would nominate him to anything other than a prison sentence is baffling.
It’s hard to imagine any other government getting away with the crimes that Saudi Arabia’s monarchy has. And yet the Saudi-backed LIV Golf’s merger with the PGA Tour shows the Gulf nation continues to be treated as anything but a pariah in the United States.
Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito have made it clear that they do not care what you think about the fact that they are accepting copious, thinly veiled bribes from billionaires.
This past weekend’s attempted insurrection in Russia is a reminder of the self-defeating stupidity of Vladimir Putin’s invasion. It should also be a reminder of the profound dangers of attempting to carry out regime change.
Depleted uranium has been linked to an explosion of cancers and birth defects in Iraq and is rejected even by US allies. So why is the Biden administration approving its use in Ukraine?
Jacobin helped host a gathering of 80 democratic socialist public officials over the weekend. It gave me a measure of hope about our movement’s future.
The only way you can argue that President Donald Trump bucked the hawkish Washington consensus is if you ignore Trump’s entire foreign policy record.
Donald Trump’s indictment was the biggest news of the week, but what was lost in the typical Trump absurdities of documents in ballrooms and bathrooms is the revelation of US plans to attack Iran.
The state of democratic rights for journalists in some of the world’s leading Western powers is becoming increasingly worrisome.
Cars have been the poster child of the current inflation crisis. Dealership executives have made clear in earnings calls why: not because they’re passing on higher costs to consumers, but because they want to net record profits.
Billionaire Harlan Crow’s firm advocated for rolling back the very wetland protections the Supreme Court just gutted. The obvious conflict of interest raises questions about not just the ruling’s legitimacy but the entire court’s.
Homeless people in the United States are far more likely to be victims of gruesome violence than to be perpetrators. Yet the widespread demonization of the homeless would lead you to believe the exact opposite.
Democrats want you to believe their commander-in-chief is an ultraprogressive master negotiator. The GOP wants you to believe they’re a newly reborn party of the working class. The never-ending debt ceiling standoff reveals just how absurd both tales are.
Twenty-one members of Congress last week called for lifting US sanctions on Cuba and Venezuela, including most of the Squad. The pushback is needed: sanctions are a cruel economic weapon that hurts average people — and has spurred a surge of economic refugees.