When President Trump scuttled talks for a peace deal in Afghanistan, liberal media heaved a sigh of relief. But despite the risks, an end to the US occupation is a precondition for peace in the country.
Michael Brooks’s ability to understand and analyze the similarities among authoritarians across the globe meant that he had little time for narratives that sought to portray non-Western culture as the source of barbarism and authoritarian rule.
Amid economic failure and a rising student movement, Indian Prime Minister Modi has turned to outright repression.
With the ongoing mass protests to Modi’s anti-Muslim Citizenship Amendment Act, India is at last seeing a real challenge to right-wing Hindu nationalism.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, India’s “statesmanlike” far-right leader, died this month. The praise showered on him by Indian liberals shows how far to the right the country has moved.
Weapons of mass destruction shipped from Europe are decisive to Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. But in Italy, the dockers who are supposed to load the warships are taking strike action — showing how workers can block the machinery of destruction.
Support for Pakistan's counterterrorism campaign is widespread. But it is waged largely against the poor and disenfranchised.
Unrest in India continues to build, but its direction remains uncertain.
Significant opposition to the Hindu nationalist project in India has recently emerged. But the Indian Left has to go beyond a “progressive” nationalism to build something bigger.
After putting out a call for his listeners and viewers to share their reflections on our comrade and friend Michael Brooks after his shocking and untimely death this week, we were flooded with emails. Here are a few of them.
In his recent James Connolly lecture, Labour’s John McDonnell praised the Irish revolutionary as a formative influence on his politics. Connolly’s republicanism isn’t just of historical interest — it tells socialists how to think about democratizing society today.
Recent regional elections in India handed Modi’s BJP important new majorities. How can it be stopped?
India’s elections show that right-wing Hindu nationalism has achieved total hegemony over Indian society.
A new wave of protest suggests that the centuries-old struggle against the caste system in India may be entering a new phase.
Israel isn’t just maintaining a brutal military occupation. It’s also supplying weapons to genocidal regimes around the world.
The conventional wisdom about the Hong Kong protests is wrong. The threat to Hong Kong's already-weak democracy comes not only from China’s authoritarian state capitalism but the West’s neoliberalism.
The British Labour Party botched its response to false allegations of rampant antisemitism among the party membership. Left-wing movements in other countries can’t make the same mistake.
After we put out a call for remembrances of Michael Brooks, we received deeply emotional emails from his viewers and listeners all around the world about how he changed their politics — and often their lives.
Narendra Modi’s hard-right agenda is rolling on, unimpeded by significant opposition in India. His latest attack: on 1.9 million undocumented people, with the intention of displacing Bengali Muslims from northeastern India.