Chauncey DeVega, AlterNet

Chauncey DeVega


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Recent articles by Chauncey:

It wasn’t just Derek Chauvin who crushed the life out of George Floyd. It was the force of American history – A

Encouraging police brutality and other forms violence is one of Donald Trump's favorite things to do. In a 2017 speech, Donald Trump told police: "Please don't be too nice" to suspected criminals. Predictably, Trump's administration has systematically removed civil rights protections designed → Read More

George Floyd died in agony and a police station burns: This is Donald Trump's America

It wasn't just Derek Chauvin who crushed the life out of George Floyd. It was the force of American history → Read More

Activist turned scientist Gregg Gonsalves on Trump's "genocide" and Deborah Birx's "horrific" game

Longtime AIDS activist, now an epidemiologist, on Trump's "monumental error" and Deborah Birx's deadly compromise → Read More

Fintan O'Toole on America the "pitiful," corrupted by Trump's malignant spectacle

Irish author and critic on the "suspension of disbelief" that has made Trump's destruction of America possible → Read More

Joe Biden was right about black people and Trump — and the left needs to get past purity tests

Biden's inartful phrasing was essentially correct — and progressives must face the urgency of this situation → Read More

What does Trump mean by "war president"? He's really the leader of a death cult

Trump is endangering and humiliating his own followers. Will they learn the lessons of history? Obviously not. → Read More

Trump's HHS secretary accidentally tells the truth: Racism is driving pandemic policy

Alex Azar's comments were hateful — and honest, exposing the racist logic behind the entire Trump movement → Read More

Soldiers of the boogaloo: David Neiwert on the far right's plans for a new civil war

Author of "Alt-America": What happens this year will be a "key turning point" on the path from democracy to fascism → Read More

Racial battle fatigue and the pandemic: A modern-day lynching in Georgia

Ahmaud Arbery was the victim of a modern-day lynching — and it took more than two months to arrest his killers → Read More

Psychiatrist Justin Frank: Trump is "aroused" by conflict with female reporters

Author of "Trump on the Couch" on Trump's "love of obedient women" and the unconscious fantasies that drive him → Read More

Author of "How Fascism Works": Pandemic offers Trump a dangerous opportunity to seize power

Yale philosopher Jason Stanley on how Trump can "use the pandemic to rule by decree" and consolidate his power → Read More

Trump's fake protest movement: Authoritarian stagecraft meets white privilege

The anti-lockdown protests are staged events, which demonstrate the enduring power of white supremacy in America → Read More

Author Mark O'Connell: For the ultra-rich, this pandemic is a trial run for apocalypse

Author of "Notes From an Apocalypse" on how the pandemic reveals "the most horrifying aspects of capitalism" → Read More

"Economic Hit Man" John Perkins on the coronavirus and our global "death economy"

Onetime capitalist executioner warns: Any "return to a state of normal" is "highly unlikely" after this pandemic → Read More

Trump is a brilliant performance artist: We can't defeat him without understanding that

Trump has played a character so long there's no real person anymore: That's what makes him so powerful, and evil → Read More

Pulitzer winner Chris Hedges: These "are the good times — compared to what's coming next"

Author of "America: The Farewell Tour": We're heading for a steep decline; Biden and the Democrats have no answers → Read More

Psychologist John Gartner: Trump is a "sexual sadist" who is "actively engaging in sabotage"

Leading psychotherapist and author on Trump's worsening sadistic "addiction" to causing harm, pain and death → Read More

Tim Wise on Trump, the coronavirus and the pandemic of white privilege

Anti-racist author and educator: Trump is "willing to kill tens of thousands of white people" to win re-election → Read More

Donald Trump is not a supervillain — he just wants to be

His goals are not mysterious: Donald Trump wants to rule over a corrupt regime forever. What will we do about it? → Read More

Author Don Winslow: Trump's administration feels like it's "manifested itself" as the coronavirus

The crime novelist spoke to Salon about "Broken," his craft, and how Trump is everything wrong with US masculinity → Read More