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17.01.2019

America Has Its Gunsights on Venezuela

America Has Its Gunsights on Venezuela

By Vijay Prashad 1 Source: Independent Media Institute This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.   Last Thursday—on January… »

17.01.2019

Brief History Notes on Mexican Immigration to the U.S.

Brief History Notes on Mexican Immigration to the U.S.

The historical ties of Mexican immigrants to the U.S., specifically the Southwest, distinguishes people of Mexican origin from other immigrant groups, especially those from Europe. While Mexican immigrants continue to be demonized and characterized as “criminals,” “drug dealers,” “rapists,” “illegal aliens” and “invaders” by American leaders and millions of white… »

17.01.2019

Unauthorized WaPo offers a fantasy grounded in movement wisdom

Unauthorized WaPo offers a fantasy grounded in movement wisdom

By Sarah Freeman-Woolpert On Wednesday morning, as commuters in Washington D.C. made their way to work, the front page of what appeared to be the Washington Post had people stopping in their tracks. The headline read: “UNPRESIDENTED: Trump hastily departs White House, ending crisis.” Upon closer inspection, a few things about this free… »

16.01.2019

The Memo That Helped Kill a Half Million People in Syria

The Memo That Helped Kill a Half Million People in Syria

The memo shows the advice Hillary Clinton was getting to plunge the U.S. deeper into the Syrian war. The memo has again become relevant as Trump seeks to extricate the U.S. By Daniel Lazare First published here   A memo sent to Hillary Clinton… »

16.01.2019

BP Die In to bring attention to the white phosphorus used in West Papua

BP Die In to bring attention to the white phosphorus used in West Papua

Climate activists gathered in New York’s Union Square in solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of West Papua, to demand that petroleum multinational BP: End support of the Indonesian military genocide in West Papua Capture the carbon… »

15.01.2019

Ten Reasons to Support the LA Teachers

Ten Reasons to Support the LA Teachers

By Danny Katch MORE THAN 33,000 members of United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) are on strike today, shutting down the country’s second-largest school district which serves almost half a million students. Educators are demanding that the Los Angeles United School District (LAUSD) fund schools that working-class students deserve — including… »

14.01.2019

Corporate media smears WikiLeaks and Julian Assange

Corporate media smears WikiLeaks and Julian Assange

A number of corporate media outlets have begun the year by publishing scurrilous and derisive attacks against WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange. The coverage has the character of a coordinated political campaign, with the most sinister motives. Its aim is to legitimise the stepped-up persecution of Assange by the… »

10.01.2019

The new congress needs to create a green planet at peace

The new congress needs to create a green planet at peace

by Medea Benjamin and Alice Slater. A deafening chorus of negative grumbling from the left, right, and center of the US political spectrum in response to Trump’s decision to remove US troops from Syria and halve their numbers in Afghanistan appears to have slowed down his attempt to bring our… »

10.01.2019

Face 2 Face with Ho Lin

Face 2 Face with Ho Lin

On this show we speak with Ho Lin, author of China Girl, a collection of short stories about Chinese people struggling with political, cultural, and personal baggage, We talk about Ho’s cultural experiences and about his mother’s perspective on the enormous transformation in China over the past 50 years. »

09.01.2019

The Silver Bullet to Stop the Corporate State Pillage

The Silver Bullet to Stop the Corporate State Pillage

by Lee Camp1 originally posted on Truthdig This column is based on a monologue Lee Camp wrote and performed on his TV show “Redacted Tonight”   Every year a certain number of our soldiers decide they’d rather not be involved in shooting people they… »

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