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Counterpunch

Who Sleeps Under the Bridge?  

In the same month when Tory government ministers had their drunken knees-up in the Downing Street garden – there was the case of the woman who had obeyed the regulations and by so doing was unable to say goodbye to her mother who died alone in a care home.  There was...

The Politics of Ethicide in an Age of Counter-Revolution

We must see now that the evils of racism, economic exploitation and militarism are all tied together… you can’t really get rid of one without getting rid of the others… the whole structure of American life must be changed. – Martin Luther King, Jr. The brutalizing...

2021: Another Year of Success at Increasing Wealth Inequality

You were wrong if you spent this past year fretting about the government, led by Biden, harming the prospects of our wealthy comrades—the “job creators.” If an increase in their wealth is used to determine success, 2021 may have been a less successful year than 2020...

The Doomsday Clock SOS

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists unveiled the resetting of the Doomsday Clock on January 20th 2022, electing to keep the clock’s setting at 100 seconds to midnight, same as 2021, which is not at all encouraging since that’s as bad as the setting has ever been....

The Left Demobilized: the Usual Suspects Are To Blame

Just two years ago, the sky was the limit for progressives: Medicare for All, a Green New Deal and a Sanders’ candidacy for president. There was serious talk of forgiving student debt, of free community college, paid parental leave, finally lowering the costs of...

Anti-Vaxxers and Big Pharma, Partners in Crime

The common accusation hurled at proponents of covid-19 vaccines, like me, is that we are carrying dirty water for Big Pharma. The overwhelming evidence that vaccines are safe, does not matter. The fact that they are effective at keeping people out of the hospital,...