Private Security Firm TigerSwan Targets Pipeline Protesters in COINTELPRO-Like Operation

On Thursday, the very same day President Trump announced he’s pulling the United States out of the landmark climate accord, oil began flowing through the $3.8 billion pipeline. Trump greenlighted the Dakota Access pipeline, along with the Keystone XL pipeline, as one of his first environmental actions in office. The pipeline had faced widespread resistance [...]

Moving Beyond Concentrated State Power

Capitalism as a system is now increasingly challenged. Critics proliferate and steadily deepen their opposition (alongside, of course, the persistence of capitalism's defenders). Yet capitalism's traditional "other" -- namely, socialism -- has also been widely devalued. It has lost its position as the goal (however variously interpreted) for anti-capitalist social movements. When not simply ignored, [...]

U.S. Conference of Mayors Calls for Moving Money from Pentagon to Cities

The U.S. Conference of Mayors on Monday unanimously passed three resolutions opposing the military-heavy Trump budget proposal, a proposal that calls for an additional $54 billion to the Pentagon by slashing anti-poverty and environmental programs. Instead, the mayors urge Congress and the President to move funding in the opposite direction, out of the military and [...]