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The Blind Spots of Liberalism

The new issue of Jacobin is out now. To mark its release, we’re offering discounted introductory subscriptions.I grew up in what could be called the …

Socialism

Slam Jam Socialism Highlights Y-3 in Latest 2017 Summer Editorial

Captured on the streets of New York.<p>Slam Jam Socialism in conjunction with <i>office magazine</i> has taken on the 2017 spring/summer looks from Yohji Yamamoto’s Y-3 line in its latest editorial. Captured on the streets of New York, Yamamoto’s designs fall nicely with the city’s shapes and hectic spirit. …

Epilogue to a Revolution

Late evening of October 26, 1917. Lenin stands before the Second Congress of Soviets. He grips the lectern. He has kept his audience waiting — it is …

World History

Socialists and Democrats VP: Socialist ‘errors’ contributed to populism’s rise

Carney warns about popular disillusion with capitalism

<b>Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has warned that people will reject free and open markets unless something is done to help those left behind by the financial crisis and globalisation.</b><p>In a speech, he said: "Globalisation is associated with low wages, insecure employment, stateless corporations …

Economics

World's growing inequality is 'ticking time bomb' - Nobel laureate Yunus | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The widening gap between rich and poor around the world is a “ticking time bomb” threatening to explode into social and economic unrest if left unchecked, Nobel Peace laureate Muhammad Yunus said on Thursday.<p>Nobel peace laureate Muhammad Yunus speaks at the …

Interest Rates

This ancient Chinese bird kept its feathers, and colors, for 130 million years

Fossils of ancient bird, <i>Eoconfuciusornis</i>, revealed microscopic evidence of pigment within its feathers, which were preserved for 130 million years.<p>An international team of U.S. and Chinese scientists analyzed the color of the bird, the oldest known avian after the proto-bird Archaeopteryx, by first …

Paleontology

WATCH: Dakota pipeline protesters sprayed with water cannons in freezing cold, 167 injured in police crackdown

Rights groups condemned the harsh law enforcement response to #NoDAPL indigenous protesters at Standing Rock<p>For months authorities in North Dakota have harshly cracked down on protesters challenging the Dakota Access pipeline but over the weekend this reached a new level of violence, when police …

Rights & Freedoms

Feeling validated by Donald Trump’s win, German hate groups team up with right-wing American hate groups

“The right-extremist scene is networking on a European level, and in some cases, with connections in the U.S.”<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p>Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump exploited existing racist and xenophobic sentiments across his base. Since he launched his election bid 18 …

Donald Trump

Socialist Kshama Sawant Talk About Progress for Seattle Workers

<i>Truthdig.com</i><p>In this week's episode of "Scheer Intelligence," Robert Scheer speaks with Kshama Sawant, the second socialist (and the first within one hundred years) to hold a seat on Seattle's City Council.<p>Sawant, currently in her second term on the council, discusses her upbringing in India and how …

Venezuela

Diversity can distract us from economic inequality

Donald Trump got elected because the liberal elite didn’t care enough about the gap between rich and poor<p>According to the socialist academic Walter Benn Michaels, the reason that rich western liberals talk so much about racism and sexism is so they don’t have to talk so much about economic …

Income Inequality

Pro-Independence Activists Cannot Become Lawmakers, Hong Kong Court Rules

The Hong Kong High Court ruled on Tuesday that two pro-independence activists will not be allowed to serve as legislators despite their elections in …

Hong Kong

Can’t be taken away: Marriage equality is safe, no matter who Donald Trump chooses for the Supreme Court

A dizzying array of social progress is on the chopping block, but same-sex marriage rights aren’t going anywhere<p>In the end, Sen. Mitch McConnell was right to bet that he and his fellow Republicans could simply stall on hearings to confirm Merrick Garland to fill the Supreme Court seat that was …

LGBTQI

Angela Merkel Issues Not-So-Subtle Warning To Donald Trump After His Presidential Win

She hasn't forgotten his divisive campaign.<p>Angela Merkel has issued a carefully-worded response to Donald Trump’s election as US President, taking …

Donald Trump

EU citizenship proposal could guarantee rights in Europe after Brexit

Plan would ensure freedom to live, travel and work for nationals of countries that have left the union – including Britons<p>The European parliament is to review a proposal for an associate EU citizenship open to nationals of a country that has left the union but who want to stay part of the European …

United Kingdom

Tory Motion Aims To Force Trudeau's Hands On Policing Ethics, Fundraisers

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau says he's open to considering some dramatic reforms to political financing laws to counter the perception that wealthy …

German President Gauck fears US election victory for 'unpredictable' Trump

German President Joachim Gauck has voiced concerns about the prospect of Donald Trump winning the US presidential election. A new poll has also found …

Donald Trump

Trump attacks Clinton over email; she condemns his treatment of women

DADE CITY, Fla. — Hillary Clinton and her allies on Tuesday intensified their attacks on Donald Trump’s character and temperament, as they sought to shift scrutiny away from news that the FBI had revived an investigation into her email practices at the State Department.<p>As part of that effort, …

Government

Waiter Breaks Priceless Statue During Museum Catering Job

The statue is considered one of the British Museum's most important Roman sculptures.<p>In potentially the most embarrassing workplace snafu ever, one …

Museums

Russian aggression in Channel like a return to Cold War, minister says

Russian aggression in the English Channel is like a return to the days of the Cold War, a defence minister has said as he indicated the UK will spend more on the military in the wake of Brexit.<p>Mike Penning, the Armed Forces minister, said that Russia was “sending a message” by last week sailing an …

Social Media
Pakistan
South Asia

This massive farm grows 15% of Australia's tomatoes without soil, fresh water or fossil fuels

Did you know there is a way to grow tons of fresh fruits and vegetables with saltwater and solar energy? The good people at SunDrop Farms are doing …

The eurozone is turning into a poverty machine

There are constant bank runs. The bond markets panic, and governments along its southern perimeter need bail-outs every few years. Unemployment has sky-rocketed and growth remains sluggish, no matter how many hundreds of billions of printed money the European Central Bank throws at the economy.<p>We …

Germany Warns of the Danger of War

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Oct. 8 that the situation between the U.S. and Russia today is more dangerous than it was during the Cold War. As he put it, "It's a fallacy to think that this is like the Cold War. The current times are different and more dangerous." Since …

Geopolitics

Ten of the Most Fascinating Pablo Picasso Paintings

The Old Guitarist, 1903-04<p><i>The Old Guitarist</i> is an oil painting which Pablo created somewhere between the years of 1903 and 1904. This dark-themed …