BERNIE AND THE WAR MACHINE

In the hierarchy of progressive political concerns – from inadequate healthcare and substandard education to income inequality and environmental catastrophe – the military industrial complex has taken a back seat. This is both strange and misguided since all of these issues are closely interconnected and the United States war machine is as much of an […]

How Misconceptions About Human Trafficking Harmed Sex Workers and What Democrats Should Do About It

Every 2020 Democratic frontrunner voted in favor of SESTA/FOSTA, showing how good intentions can lead to bad legislation. Can the Democrats rehab their image with sex workers ahead of the election? Cut Throat v Cyntoia Brown v Johnny Allen On January 7, 2019, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam granted clemency to Cyntoia Brown, commuting her life […]

The Semantics of “Socialism” in a Changing World

With all the talk of “socialism” these days, the actual definitions of the related terms gets murky. What is “socialism?” What is “Communism?” How is “Social Democracy?” different from “Democratic Socialism?” It seems that language evolves, just like political discourse itself. It was Henri Saint-Simon who first used the term “socialisme.” What exactly he meant […]

John Oliver Debunked By Leftist After HBO Publishes Venezuela Propaganda

“Responding to Oliver’s major points, Empire Files producer Mike Prysner walks us through the most glaring omissions and misrepresentations. This video response is an essential guide for progressives to understand the reality in Venezuela, the most common myths used to discredit the Chavez movement, and the role of the US government.”