Mark Harris

Mark Harris is a Portland, Oregon-based writer. His essays and other writing appear in Utne magazine, Common Dreams, Counterpunch, Truthout, The Oregonian, Z, and other publications and news sites. Harris is a featured contributor to “The Flexible Writer,” fourth edition, by Susanna Rich (Allyn & Bacon/Longman, 2003); and “Guide to College Reading,” sixth edition, by Kathleen McWhorter (Addison-Wesley, 2003).

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As a socialist, I don’t support Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s center-right Democratic politics. Indeed, for those whose political ideals embrace an end to class inequality, support for workplace democracy and opposition to global imperialism, what is there to support? (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, October 22, 2020
A Trump Defeat Will Not End the Far-Right Threat
As the national election approaches, President Trump has made clear his threat to reject the results of an election he loses. Such an eventuality will pose the need for the American people to rally in their millions to remove this malignant authoritarian from office. A broad united front mobilized...
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The massive anti-racist rebellion now unfolding is history in the making. (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) Views
Monday, June 22, 2020
History in the Making: Police Violence vs. People’s Justice
The year 2020 is proving to be the year of global disease, economic collapse, and mass rebellion against police brutality in the United States. Sparked by the police murder of George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis, the status quo in the United States is collapsing, shaken by a largely youth-led...
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The United States has long established itself as the neoliberal superstar, the modern nation with the most wealth inequality, threadbare social safety net, and thoroughly corporatized political leaders from both major parties. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Pandemic Capitalism’s Cruel Absurdity
The United States leads the world in Covid-19 morbidity and mortality. It’s also among the global frontrunners for organized political idiocy, as President Trump’s deadly incompetence in managing the crisis has left many Americans in despair, their hopes for the future uncertain if not on life...
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