The ragged remnants of the neo-conservative cabal that came together under George W. Bush are still out there, plotting and scheming, concocting novel new ways to light the world on fire for power and profit. Is Trump's band of wreckers poised to combine forces with the ice-eyed competence of the neocon assassins?
Globalization's contradictions have changed the political and ideological landscape of capitalist societies, introducing a new right-wing radicalism that has adopted the "antiglobalization" rhetoric of the left, says political economist C.J. Polychroniou. In this context, the left needs to rethink strategies for a new globalized economy, as a return to the old nation-state is not plausible.
Organized resistance to the Trump administration's authoritarian and hyper-violent policy agenda is growing rapidly, both domestically and internationally. Within this context, it is important for those of us who engage in resistance to consider what and how we resist, reaching beyond our immediate circumstances to take into account the larger structures that drive injustice.