Editorial: Hungarian rightists reject refugees

October 2017

Immigrants from Africa and the Middle East continue to stream across Europe’s southern borders to find safety and a new life. One of the places they land is Hungary. Its far-right government has erected a 13-foot-high fence along the border to keep people out. Migrants are beaten by border guards, deprived of food and medical… Read more »

Editorial: DACA double-cross

October 2017

Trump’s cancellation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a cruel and cynical blow to 800,000 undocumented young people. It holds long-time resident youth as political hostages in order to get a dysfunctional and opportunistic Congress to authorize more crackdowns on border security, more ICE raids, and more deportations. Meanwhile, losing drivers’ licenses, work… Read more »

Editorial: Stop the witch-hunts against anti-fascists!

October 2017

Most people were thrilled at the immense protest against fascists and Nazis and KKKers that swept the country after Charlottesville. But the U.S. government was not pleased. It doesn’t like masses of people in the streets challenging its politics. The Department of Homeland Security has already classified antifa (the anarchist wing of the anti-fascist movement)… Read more »

Time to defy sexual and political predators

October 25, 2016

The choice between an establishment feminist warmonger and a racist, woman-defiling bankruptcy expert is no choice at all. Watching Donald Trump stalk Hillary Clinton on stage during their second debate, I wondered: was he calculating to intimidate or just doing what comes naturally? His misogyny is hard-wired. I abhor Trump’s boasting about his assaults on… Read more »

Blaming Kurds for terrorism in Turkey

August 2016

Whenever there is a murderous assault on civilians in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attempts to accuse the Kurdish independence movement rather than ISIS, whose atrocities in the region are notorious. After suicide bombers attacked Ataturk airport in Istanbul, killing 42 people and injuring 239, Erdogan hedged, saying that “the bombs that explode in our… Read more »

Warning message from Dallas

August 2016

The killing of five police in Dallas by a veteran of the U.S. war in Afghanistan was an act of desperation against an enemy — the U.S. police — whose relentless murders of people of color are rarely prosecuted. The two now famous police victims, Alton Sterling of Baton Rouge, La., and Philando Castile in… Read more »