Dorothee Benz

Dorothee Benz

Dorothee Benz is a writer, organizer, and strategist who has spent decades on the frontlines of social justice struggles in the United States. She is the Communications Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights. Follow her on Twitter @DrBenz3.

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Americans can rightly demand an explanation for the vast gulf between the ideas espoused by free-market advocates and the failure of the market to provide essential social goods, most pressingly right now, healthcare.(Photo: Dave Center/flickr/cc) Views
Thursday, April 02, 2020
When the Invisible Hand Gives You the Finger
Since the days of Adam Smith, capitalists have been arguing that unfettered markets are the best way to organize the economy. Smith famously said that the rich are “led by an invisible hand” to, “without knowing it, advance the interest of the society.” The rise of the welfare state in the wake of...
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Watching impeachment through the lens of the New York Times. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Wednesday, February 05, 2020
The Trump Impeachment Trial: Witness to a Farce
Watching the actions of the Trump administration through the lens of the New York Times ’ coverage has been by turns dumbfounding, disheartening and infuriating. While the white nationalists running our government have rolled out one attack after another on civil rights, civil liberties, the...
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Trump has long invited his followers to violence. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Monday, November 04, 2019
Nazi-Normalizing Barf Journalism in the Trump Era
In the beginning was the profile of the Nazi next door, an inexplicable decision by the New York Times ( 11/25/17 ) to profile a right-wing extremist in the most sympathetic light possible. It was the most outrageous example of an outrageous genre of MSM—and particularly NYT—reporting: the never-...
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Cops Raid Gay Bar. What Happened Next Changed History.
On the night of June 27, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a seedy mob-controlled gay bar on Christopher Street in New York City. It was one of thousands of such raids that routinely took place in American cities and towns. But the response was anything but routine. For the first time ever,...
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