The Anderson Files

The for-profit barbarity of mercenary Erik Prince

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Donald Trump violated the U.S. government’s “obligations under international law” when he pardoned American mercenaries Nicholas Slatten, Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard,...

A familiar path to fascism

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Donald Trump is the first major party presidential nominee to provoke widespread discussion about whether he is a fascist. It is a question raised...

Why the King Soopers strike matters

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“The companies were thriving, but our workers didn’t thrive. Know what our workers got? COVID. Attacked. Beat up. Spit on. Slapped. Overworked. And the company? They did great. They did absolutely great, sitting behind their desk doing their job by Zoom.”— Kim Cordova, president of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 7 in Colorado

The untold story of Mexico’s COVID-19 strikes

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Let me introduce you to Susana Prieto, a hero of the pandemic you haven’t heard about. She is a longtime Mexican labor lawyer and...

The Bernie revolution rolls on

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In a volatile and anxious time when people’s lives are being upended, cautious middle-of-the-roaders fail to inspire while those who propose big alternative visions...

YIMBYs and housing justice

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If you spend more than 30% of your income on housing, the federal government says you are “cost-burdened.” You are paying too much. According...

‘Socialism’ is no longer a dirty word

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t expect to become a “Democratic giant slayer” as the New York Times would call her. The 28-year-old bartender and waitress from...

A Colorado universal health care solution

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It is unlikely that any significant health care reforms will be coming out of Washington, D.C. any time soon. Meanwhile, there’s a growing under-reported...

Laugh, don’t fight

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On April 15, a distinctly disturbing event took place in Berkeley, California. Several hundred proto-fascists gathered in a downtown park. They were armed and...

After defeat, far right contemplates insurrection

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Back in August, I was startled to read a lengthy New York Times article — “Body Bags and Enemy Lists: How Far-Right Police Officers...

How U.S. rightwingers learned to love Putin

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Millions of Republicans either support or don’t give a damn about Russian interference in the midterm elections this year. According to a Yahoo Finance/SurveyMonkey poll...

Disturbing questions about Jan. 6 insurrection and law enforcement

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A Republican congressman has described the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill insurrection as a “normal tourist visit.” During the opening hearing of the House select committee...