Lessons for the Progressive Left From the ‘Failed’ Mueller Inquiry

In the combined success-failure of the Mueller inquiry, the progressive left has an opportunity to understand in a much more sophisticated way how real power works and in whose favor it is exercised.

Trump Russia Probe

Here are three important lessons for the progressive left to consider now that it is clear the inquiry by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russia-gate is never going to uncover collusion between Donald Trump’s camp and the Kremlin in the 2016 presidential election.   No. 1: Painting the Pig’s face The left never had a dog in this race.

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With Progressives Like These, Who Needs Conservatives?

“The left has moved so far to the right that they have no memory or understanding that many of us on the left come out of a black revolutionary tradition. In their mind, they’re always the ones who should be running shit.”

amy goodman Glenn Grewwnwald

NEW YORK -- In April, in the days after Western diplomats, aid workers, and reporters yet again accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of using chemical weapons against his own people, the renowned foreign correspondent Eva Bartlett found herself watching a video clip of Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman interviewing Glenn Greenwald, a co-founder of

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The “Cruise Missile Left” Now Cheerleading NATO’s Next Wars

Since 2011, certain influential members of the anti-war left have never strayed far from the official NATO line on countries such as Libya, Syria, and Russia.

Media War Propganda

The US-led alliance of imperial nations has waged war on Syria for eight years with the hopes of overthrowing the independent Arab nationalist state led by President Bashar Al-Assad. Syria was believed to be another domino destined to fall in imperialism’s great power game to contain any international threat to its rule. Former NATO general Wesley

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Is the Left Pro-Islamic?

As corresponding ideologies, the left and Islamic antiestablishmentism, each in its own ways, challenges money cartels, power establishments, military occupations, environmental degradation, settlements, drone assassinations, corporate abuse, and the extreme forms of racism, including casteism and apartheid.

People carry posters during a rally in support of Muslim Americans and protest of President Donald Trump's immigration policies in Times Square, New York, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (AP/Andres Kudacki)

Opinion -- Many well-meaning people wonder whether the left is pro-Islamic. The left has been a vociferous critic of Middle Eastern wars, American hegemony, settler colonialism, and social conservatism that endorses narrow nationalism and overbudgeted militaries. Though skeptical of religion, in theory, the left seems much more tolerant of Islam

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Left, Undone: As Women March, Blacks Increasingly Question the Quality of their Allies

“The point for me,” said one 41-year-old African-American who works in Silicon Valley, “is that black people in America can trust no one but each other. This world means us harm and nobody has our back; you’d have to be a fool to believe otherwise.”

Skylar Barrett walks alone with an American flag in the middle of the street during a march through the Buckhead neighborhood against the recent police shootings of African-Americans on July 11, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP/David Goldman)

Forty years ago last fall, the late Richard Pryor took the stage at the Hollywood Bowl for a gay rights fundraiser and delivered what was perhaps the most incendiary monologue of a career that was both famously -- and literally -- combustible. What the audience of 17,000 mostly gay, white men anticipated was to be regaled by the virtuoso in his

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Meet 3 Secret Trump Picks Out To Take Down Latin America’s Left

A Hugo Chavez alarmist and two ambassadors to El Salvador: the three men promising to take down the left in Latin America are now working for the state.

Venezuela Anti Imperialist March

A Hugo Chavez alarmist and two ambassadors to El Salvador: the three men promising to take down the left in Latin America are now working for the state. Of the 400 hires secretly made by Donald Trump to various major state agencies published by ProPublica on Wednesday, several already have a record of messing with Latin American

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