I have 14 fans: Become a Fan. You'll get emails whenever I post articles on OpEdNews
Paul Street (www.paulstreet.org and email@example.com) is the author of Empire and Inequality: America and the World Since 9/11 (2004), Racial Oppression in the Global Metropolis (2007), Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics (Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2008, described by John Pilger in 2009 as “perhaps the only book that tells the truth about the 44th president of the United States”) and The Empire’s New Clothes: Barack Obama in the Real World of Power (Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2010). Street’s sixth book, co-authored with Anthony DiMaggio, is Crashing the Tea Party Mass Media and the Campaign to Remake American Politics (Boulder, CO Paradigm. 2011).
SHARE Friday, June 26, 2020 What Would the Black Panthers Think of Black Lives Matter?
You don't have to be one of those conspiratorial curmudgeons who reduces every sign of popular protest to "George Soros money" to acknowledge that much of what passes for popular and progressive, grass-roots activism has been co-opted---
SHARE Saturday, May 23, 2020 How Obama Could Find Some Redemption
Historically, government, whether in the hands of Republicans or Democrats, conservatives or liberals, has failed its responsibilities, until forced to by direct action: sit-ins and Freedom Rides for the rights of black people, strikes and boycotts for the rights of workers, mutinies and desertions of soldiers in order to stop a war...
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 9, 2020 Live and Let Die
Real Time Reflections from Sheltered Radicals in the Time of the Most Dangerous Criminal in Human History.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Coronavirus Capitalism and "Exceptional" America
Capital's coronavirus calculation is this: what is the right number and percentage of the population that should die or face serious respiratory decline for profits to stay afloat?
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 19, 2020 Danger Clown and the Return to American Normalcy
There's nothing funny about the Trump presidency. It's been as seriously awful as a national and global heart attack and anyone who still finds it funny needs a check-up from the neck-up.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 8, 2020 The Game is Rigged
Should people caucus and vote for Bernie in the rigged Democratic Party nomination process? Sure, there's (an admittedly slim) chance Sanders could prevail and lead the enactment of changes that would make a very positive difference in peoples' lives and capacity to fight back against American Oligarchy, which is now taking significant steps towards openly authoritarian rule.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 23, 2020 The Trump Coup to Come
The media more closely aligned with Democrats does everything it can to ignore and demean the Sanders candidacy, failing to cover his rallies and dismissing his platform and "electability."
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 21, 2019 Is This Goodbye to the American Republic?
It's not much of a leap to worry that Trump could view an election result that does not go his way as a reason to try to light up his heavily armed right-wing followers and enlist soldiers and police on the side of a coup -- or that he might move to suspend the election in advance if the polling numbers look too favorable for his opponent.
SHARE Saturday, November 9, 2019 The Real Constitutional Crisis: The Constitution
Candidate Trump was not that far off when he said that his Red State party base would still back him even if he "st[ood] in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shot somebody." None of T7's long list of sickening outrages (of which the Ukraine-Biden scandal is just one example and arguably not the worst one) have shaken the dedicated support T7's white-Amerikaner "heartland" fans give their Dear "Make America Hate Again" Leader.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 26, 2019 All That is Holy is Profaned: Beyond Ruling Class Trumpeachment
A textbook malignant narcissist of the lowest reptilian order, the Trumpenstein thinks it's all about Him. This fat-assed, golf-cheating, McDonald's-wolfing idiot looks in the mirror and see a glittering monarch. This flabby and stupid silver-spooned, bone-spurred aristocrat thinks his wealth (likely inflated) proves that he is a "stable genius."
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, October 18, 2019 Donald Trump Is Getting Off Easy
The left must not let the impeachment extravaganza keep millions seated in front of glowing telescreens to be told how the unmentionably disastrous two-party system, the ruling class corporate media and the U.S. Constitution "work" for democracy and the common good. They do no such thing.
(8 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 6, 2019 We Meddle Too: Trump, Empire, and "The National Interest"
U.S. foreign policy is supposed to be the perceived interests of the whole American ruling class, understood as "the national interest," not the immediate political self-interest of one man who would like to be a king.
SHARE Thursday, October 3, 2019 Beyond Impeachment: Remove This Regime from Below
We need to take the current split within the nation's decrepit and geocidal establishment beyond the reigning investor and professional classes' definition of great historical change. They are literally running this nation and the entire planet into the ground. Only a great and sustained movement of millions can provoke the real political crisis we need.
(43 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 29, 2019 Protest Alone Won't Save Our Planet
Thunberg inspired me to walk out of my Chicago apartment building and make my way to the student climate strike at the Loop. There, I beheld a vast procession of mostly young people, including high school and even grade-school students, chanting and holding up signs with pithy slogans expressing a passionate desire to help keep the planet safe for humans and other living beings.
SHARE Friday, September 13, 2019 The Age of Constitutional Coups
The contemporary global neofascistic right has become adept at seizing power through legal and parliamentary coups that do not involve military units dramatically taking over government headquarters and radio and television and rounding up opponents.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 24, 2019 The Racist Right Has Been Searching For Trump All Along
Liberals have been understandably aghast at Donald Trump's recurrent claim that he doesn't "have a racist bone in [his] body." Who is the white-nationalist president trying to kid? His politics and presidency have consistently been monuments to white racial identity, animated by a promise to white voters that black and brown people will be put "back in their place(s)."
(8 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 20, 2019 Trump May Be a White Nationalist, but American Racism Is Bipartisan
People of nonwhite identity and ancestry are viewed as inherently broken and inadequate, incapable of civilized self-governance. If they want to be tolerated and taken seriously in "our country," they need to play by rich and powerful white males' rules and know their place. Those who get uppity need to "go back where they came from." It's a very old racist and nativist trope.