Policy analyst Phyllis Bennis connects American militarism abroad to deep poverty at home - from the ways a permanent, unchallenged war economy steals money from the health and well-being of regular people, to the harsh world created by a society with no ways to solve its own social problems except fear and violence.
Phyllis is co-author of The Institute for Policy Studies report The Souls of Poor Folk.
Writer Eliane Glaser calls for the left to return to politics and reclaim the power of ideology, authority and the state - as a way to unify a working class splintered into identity groups in the absence of mainstream organizing, and a means to combat decades of right-wing control of a system it both rules and claims to resent.
Eliane is author of Anti-Politics: On the Demonization of Ideology, Authority and the State from Repeater Books.
Journalist Nomi Prins explains how central banks bought world power after the 2008 financial crisis - by flooding global markets with fabricated, no-strings-attached money, moving profit and power constantly upwards, and floating above the economic and political crises of their own construction... for now.
Nomi is author of Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World from Nation Books.
Jacobin writer Meagan Day explores the rise of mandatory arbitration in the workplace - where employees sign away rights to sue employers in court, instead relying on private hearings on the company's terms, bypassing the enforcement of wage and safety laws, and splitting the labor force into a series of individual claimants.
In a [CONTENT ADVISORY] and [OPINIONS EXPRESSED DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE VIEWS OF THIS IS HELL®] Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen visits Bill Cosby in prison, or visits prison upon Bill Cosby. Did you read that all caps part about the disclaimers in the last sentence? Just want to make sure we're on the same page here.