By Mark Hackler The Military-Industrial Complex (MIC) is alive and flourishing the U.S. This article looks first at MIC in the U.S., followed by the Military Side of MIC in Madison. Next, the Industrial (Business) Side of MIC in Madison … Continue reading Military Industrial Complex in Madison
Dear Commie, Why is everyone obsessed with 19th and early 20th century European politics and should I care even a little? Sincerely, Over the Eurocentrism Dear Understandably Over It, Should you care? Yes. Before I explain why this history matters, … Continue reading European History: Who Cares?
By Ben Heili I remember my 14th birthday well. That day, my grandparents’ newspaper told me the USA had started to bomb Afghanistan—Operation Enduring Freedom, they called it. Something in my 14-year-old brain approved of that name at the time, … Continue reading The Afghanistan Papers: Another Blip in the History of a Forever War
Cartoon by Corey Alexander Forbe’s pegs Epic CEO Judy Faulkner’s net worth at $4.3 billion. It’s hard to calculate the average salary of an Epic worker because there’s wide variation in pay across jobs. For example, among the employee-reported salaries … Continue reading February Political Cartoon
By Karl Locher During the infamous lame duck legislative session in the closing days of 2018, the Wisconsin legislature passed a breathtakingly reactionary agenda. The rapid move to limit the power of the incoming Evers administration was the object of … Continue reading Wisconsin’s Brutal Cuts to Medicaid Prove Necessity of Medicare for All
By Paul Buhle The Wisconsin Uprising of 2011-12 was so unexpected, so inspired and inspiring, and the thumping defeat that followed so disheartening, that the whole series of events now threatened to become a phantom memory, almost unreal. The idea … Continue reading Remembering the Uprising
By Mary E. Croy Eight bills and not even a band aid in sight. As homelessness continues to soar in Wisconsin, the Republican led legislature refuses to take action. There have been eight bills proposed, and only one is even … Continue reading Homelessness: Austerity leads to Blindness
By Clare Michaud Imagining an ecosocially just world requires us to look at making radical changes to myriad aspects of our everyday (American) lives. Working toward an ecosocialist society would implicate everything from resource extraction and waste disposal to access … Continue reading An Ecosocialist Madison Is an Equitable Madison