Abby Martin, host of The Empire Files, and Paul Jay discuss how working people and the left should respond to the presidential election.
Eric Blanc of Jacobin magazine fears a US corporate Democrat repeat of the 2000 elections when Al Gore refused to fight once the Supreme Court gave the election to George W. Bush.
Since the 1990s, US society has been drawing into two broad camps, which for simplicity’s sake we will call the Reds and the Blues. This year, the polarization between them has reached a new level of passion and intensity. If this polarization descends entirely into a civil war—and the November 2020 elections could very well be a trigger for such a scenario—history suggests that the initial victory would be decisively in favor of the Red fascists.
There’s an oft-used expression in Japanese: sekinin tenka. Best translated as “passing the buck,” it’s a reflex of dodging blame for one’s own actions by transferring responsibility to others. For too long, Japan has done so on the world stage with impunity—even when it affects the world adversely.
A war on economic inequality will be a central feature of the politics of the next decade.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on January 6, 2018.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on January 4, 2018.
This Week in Japan is your source for news and information about politics and other happenings in this East Asian island country. This episode covers the Top Five stories of the third week of December 2017.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on December 18, 2017.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on December 17, 2017.