- Roaming Charges: False Summitby Jeffrey St. Clair on June 18, 2021 at 9:05 am
In reading the transcripts from the post-summit press conferences, nearly every question from the US media was an attempt to goad Biden into making even more belligerent comments about Russia and, once FoxNews got the microphone, China, than he was already inclined to do. The press hasn’t changed all that much since the days of Hearst. In fact it’s probably worse, since there was still a muckraking tradition, even in Hearst’s papers, and the beat reporters themselves were largely working class then. If the administration shows any reluctance to escalate a confrontation, then the media is more than willing to light a match for them and then hide in the green room at CNN as it all goes up in flames. More The post Roaming Charges: False Summit appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
- Anti-Critical Race Theory and Neo-McCarthyismby Timothy Messer-Kruse on June 18, 2021 at 9:03 am
Like many other bills now making their way to law in red states across America, H.B. 327 in Ohio would outlaw what its proponents label as “critical race theory” which they define as teaching that the “United States is fundamentally racist or sexist” or that anyone “is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously.” Unlike similar measures in other G.O.P. controlled states, H.B. 327 very specifically applies its prohibitions to Ohio’s large public university system, threatening any institution that allows such teaching with a reduction of one quarter of its state funding. More The post Anti-Critical Race Theory and Neo-McCarthyism appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
- The 50 Trillion Dollar Question: What is Austerity?by Richard Moser on June 18, 2021 at 9:00 am
The modern system of austerity took shape in the mid-1970s and we are still in its grip. Austerity is meant to trap us in a destructive double-bind; the race to the bottom for millions of people is also the race to the top for the few. The cost? More than $50 trillion. The human cost in misery, death, and despair? Devastating yet uncounted. More The post The 50 Trillion Dollar Question: What is Austerity? appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
- Julian Assange Rots in Jail as U.S. Slaughters First Amendmentby Eve Ottenberg on June 18, 2021 at 8:59 am
Years pass, and journalist Julian Assange languishes in a British jail. His crime? Truthful reporting of U.S. military atrocities in Iraq, reporting that sparked a lust for vengeance among U.S. politicos and military men. With Assange, the American empire would manage what imperialists couldn’t with whistleblower Edward Snowden, who slipped through their fingers by wisely More The post Julian Assange Rots in Jail as U.S. Slaughters First Amendment appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
- Angela Davis, America’s Best-Known Black Radical, Joins the Country’s Most Radical Unionby Peter Cole on June 18, 2021 at 8:59 am
This Saturday, June 19th, celebrated among African Americans as Juneteenth, Angela Davis will be inducted into Local 10, the San Francisco Bay Area branch of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). Happening at Local 10’s legendary hall near San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, in what used to be the busiest port on America’s West Coast, More The post Angela Davis, America’s Best-Known Black Radical, Joins the Country’s Most Radical Union appeared first on CounterPunch.org.