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Max J. Castro

The fire this time…

The fire this time…

London’s Grenfell Tower is a perfect microcosm, an apt metaphor for a whole “philosophy” that in this country has been gaining predominance for decades, culminating with Donald Trump: profits over life; profits over fairness; profits over nature; profits over all.

Trump does Miami

Trump does Miami

The majority of Cubans in Miami no longer support a hardline policy toward Cuba, which is probably why Trump didn’t reinstate the whole Cuba package of the Bush years. But, as long as the Diaz-Balarts of this city and their ilk continue to bellow from seats of power, Miami will still be a zoo.

Dying for business

Dying for business

Numbers make clear the perversity of a policy proposed by the Trump administration that will cripple the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Here’s just one example: In 1970, 38 workers died daily at work. By 2015, that number had dropped to 13, a decrease of almost two-thirds.

Economic inequality & environmental destruction: Capitalism reverts to its normal state

Economic inequality & environmental destruction: Capitalism reverts to its normal state

Watching Trump as he rolls out policy after policy, one might conclude he has studied Thomas Piketty’s ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’ closely and then done exactly the opposite of the book’s every insight, analysis, and recommendation.

Out of control: Trump’s travels and troubles

Out of control: Trump’s travels and troubles

On his first foreign trip, President Trump was a caricature of himself and his country: the Ugly American on steroids. He is not a deviation in the Republican long march to the right; he is the sum and the embodiment of the evil perpetrated by the GOP’s race toward the moral black hole of absolute social injustice.

Greed versus Gaia

Greed versus Gaia

In Greek mythology, Gaia is the personification of the Earth. Today, Mother Earth Gaia is in big trouble. It has deadly enemies. Greed, first and foremost. That and the fake science that tries to obscure truth in the service of greed. And the odds for Gaia are lot worse since the Trump regime came to power.

Dark times: Savage capitalism unleashed

Dark times: Savage capitalism unleashed

Stories in The New York Times and Miami Herald paints a portrait of a thoroughly corporate-controlled society characterized by breathtaking inequality in which cruelty is standard operating procedure, a systemic feature and not just the product of the misdeeds of bad people.

Vive la France!

Vive la France!

In the presidential election in France this Sunday, by almost 2 to 1, voters emphatically rejected the politics of ultra-right, xenophobic nationalism. Emmanuel Macron, virtually unknown to the world and even to the French people as late as a year ago, beat Marie Le Pen, the candidate of the ultra-right National Front party

Trump’s killer budget

Trump’s killer budget

This is, literally, a killer budget. It toys with human lives. It amounts to a counterrevolution the GOP has been carrying out for decades. A class war from above, which has succeeded in making America by far the most unequal society on the planet, perhaps the most unequal in modern history.

Culture in Republican crosshairs

Culture in Republican crosshairs

Through their words and their work, artists, actors, and writers have been speaking out ever more loudly against Donald Trump, from the start of his campaign to today. The fight between the Republicans and the creative community goes back a long way.

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