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The Republican party is about to face the wrath of women

Source: The Guardian

Women aren’t just mad – they’re organized and mobilized politically in a way we’ve never quite seen before

If there’s cause for hope in these horror-show days, it’s this: the Republican party has no idea what’s about to hit it this November.

Even the dimmest and most misogynist of Republican operatives must realize, by this point, that the supreme court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh and the handling of the sexual assault allegations against him will hurt their chances, especially with women voters, in the upcoming midterm elections. read more

Globalism

Crisis After Crisis: 10 Years After the Crash, There’s No ‘Reforming’ Global Capitalism

In critical areas where major economic reform is needed, few to no measures have been taken to prevent a recurrence of 2007. The next big implosion may be just around the corner. The way forward will be largely determined by the outcome of a political struggle between two post-globalization camps. One would not be too far off in characterizing this confrontation as between fascism and democratic socialism.

Americas

The Zapatistas’ Dignified Rage: Revolutionary Theories and Anticapitalist Dreams of Subcomandante Marcos

“Sometimes, in the predawn hours when they find me wandering around without possibility for rest, I am able to climb up on a wisp of smoke and, from very high up, I look at us. Believe me that what can be seen is so beautiful that it’s painful to look at. I’m not saying that it’s perfect, nor that it’s finished, nor that it has no gaps, irregularities, wounds to close, injustices to remedy, spaces to liberate. Eppur si muove. And yet it moves. As if everything bad that we are and carry were mixed with the good that we can be, and the entire world redrew its geography and its time were remade with another calendar. Well, as if another world were possible.” - Zapatista Subcommandante Marcos

Yemeni women walk through the debris of a housing block allegedly destroyed by previous Saudi-led airstrikes in Sana'a, Yemen on Sept. 29. 2017. Photo credit: Yahya Arhab / EPA-EFE
Middle East

Yemen’s Descent into Hell: A Saudi-American War of Terror

It’s the war from hell, one that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, along with seven other Middle Eastern and North African states, have been waging in Yemen since March 2015, with fulsome support from the Pentagon and American weapons galore. It has produced dead children in the dozens, a never-ending air campaign that pays scant heed to civilians, famine, cholera, you name it.

Americas

How Republican-Led Voter Suppression is Undermining Democracy in America

This in-depth Toward Freedom investigation points to the likelihood of massive voter suppression in the mid-term elections, particularly targeting Democrat-leaning demographics. Republicans have passed laws across the country to deny voters their constitutional right to vote. “These laws are part of an ongoing strategy to roll back decades of progress on voting rights,” says Bobby Hoffman of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project.