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Behemoth

This country is going so far to the right you won’t recognize it.

ByBrian Platt

Money For Nothing?

In a town where Sanders and Warren are widely popular and Amazon is not, it’s not hard to imagine that Amazon’s support of Egan Orion was actually bad for his campaign.

ByGreg Ryan

Island Nightmares in the Neoliberal City

On May 1st, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Police Chief Carmen Best announced a series of “emphasis patrols” aimed at “an attempt to reduce crime and fear of crime” in select Seattle neighborhoods. Curiously, the seven neighborhoods chosen for the patrols were not crime hot-spots, in fact, many had seen a steady decline in crime over the last year.

ByBrian Platt

Seattle and Its Discontents

S__eattle is Dying begins with footage captured by a drone as it rises above a homeless encampment on the south side of the city, eventually revealing the shimmering towers of Seattle’s urban core. This, the third documentary on homelessness made by local news anchor Eric Johnson and aired on KOMO News (a holding of Sinclair Broadcasting), is not a story about the homeless themselves,

ByBrian Platt

A War in the Desert

In May of last year, I wrote a piece for Jacobin about the violence on the US-Mexico border. The point of the piece was to push back against the idea that the depravities and violence of ICE and the Border Patrol are unique manifestations of the Trump presidency. Rather, I attempted to show that the border regime was created to grind up immigrant lives – lives that have no value because of their legal status, their race/ethnicity, their economic class, and because they tend to die in places far from the public eye. They become grim statistics that are safely ignored as we go about our days trying to keep our jobs, make rent, and generally scrape by.

ByBrian Platt

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Ending the Myth - EP 5 – The Conquest of Texas w/ Mary Anne Henderson

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Historian, friend of the show, and fellow Texan, Mary Anne Henderson joins us to talk about Texas. We talk how and why it was settled and revisit the nearly totally forgotten Mexican War. We will be discussing material covered in chapter 5 from The End of the Myth and much, much more!

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