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Sterling was one of the CIA’s few African-American case officers, and he became the first to file a racial discrimination lawsuit against the agency
Instead of acceding to the troika’s devastating demands, Syriza should free the country from the trap of the common currency – if the Greek people agree
The latest chapter in the superpower collision is Washington’s strategy of holding low altitude aircraft passes on spots in the South China Sea where China is building military structures over reclaimed land
It’s time for women across the world to unite to forge a global pro-choice movement
The think tank New America issued a report today documenting “the lethal terrorist incidents in the United States since 9/11.” It found that a total of 26 Americans have been killed by “deadly jihadist attacks” in the last 14 years, while almost double that number — 48 — have been killed by “deadly right wing attacks.” Read more…
Please join the movement to save worker education at CUNY
The fever pitch of panic resulting from the anonymous “gang” threat and “the purge” narrative is what ultimately led to curfews and a severe dampening of the largely lawful and peaceful protests in the wake of Freddie Gray’s funeral
Grassroots labor initiative urges Democratic primary support for Sanders by AFL-CIO and national unions
Slavery was the cause of the war, white supremacy was the cornerstone of Confederate society
Two terrific books have arrived at the same time and serve as complementary entry points to a similar topic. Feminism Unfinished…
Ask 50 people when the capitalist era began, and you’ll probably get close to 50 different answers, ranging from Italy in the 15th century to England in the 18th.
More than 800 migrants died on April 19 this year when their overcrowded boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast. The tragedy sent soaring this year’s Mediterranean death toll which was by then around 1,500
Getting cars off the roads would help combat climate change and improve air quality. Government policy could make this happen. From Acela to Alaska, U.S. train travel offers a practical, affordable, and green alternative to travel by car and plane.
If you were airdropped blindfolded into a strange town and given nothing but a bus ticket, to where would you ride that bus? You might be surprised to learn that there’s only one good answer, and that’s the public library
For several decades, state and local governments have been showering private businesses with tax breaks and direct subsidies based on the theory that this practice fosters economic development and, therefore, job growth. But does it?
Despite the nearly 24-hour-a-day national television coverage of the situation in Baltimore, there was much the media didn’t cover. Some of these omissions, or facts only mentioned once and never repeated, appeared against the media owners’ more right-wing political agenda.
At 1:15 AM on May 21, on the west side of Olympia, Washington, white police officer Ryan Donald shot two young unarmed Black brothers, Andre Thompson, 24, and Bryson Chaplin, 21.
From 1991 through 2001, a series of conflicts, including the Bosnian War, were fought on the territory of the Former Yugoslavia. During that time, ethnic, sexual and economic violence against women was rampant and rape was used as a tool for “ethnic cleansing.”
One useful measure of a political culture’s moral level is the nature of what counts as a terrible outrage, disgrace, or scandal in that culture
In a world where six of the world’s nine nuclear-armed states are already directly or indirectly engaged in armed conflict, even the best case scenario is a disaster. The nuclear-armed U.S. and Russia are facing off over Ukraine. The nuclear-armed U.S., UK, France, and Israel are supporting Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen, with nuclear-armed Pakistan weighing its options.
As Baltimore was bracing for renewed protests over the death of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) was preparing for battle
On May 21, 2015, the Colombian Air Force (FAC) bombed the base camp of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) killing 26 guerrillas. Three days later, FAC bombed other FARC bases killing 14 more guerrillas.
Mesopotamia, the “Land of Two Rivers,” cradle of modern civilization and currently home to probably as many conflicts as there are ethnic groups, religious factions and nation states
According to the U.S Census, in three decades, no single racial or ethnic group will comprise the majority of the U.S. population. In many parts of the U.S. this reality has already arrived. Many countries—including Belgium, Switzerland, India, Bolivia, and Ethiopia—are multicultural and multilingual societies. The United States prides itself on being “a nation of immigrants,” yet it has cultivated a multicultural, monolingual society
What can lobbyists do when science contradicts their political messages? Some simply deny the science, as many conservatives do with climate change. Others pretend to embrace the science, while ignoring or purging the disagreeable content. That’s what the Breakthrough Institute (BTI) is doing with one of the most widely discussed issues in 21st century science, Read more…
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As with the Scottish referendum, electoral defeat can be transformed into political success. A new movement is rising
This is not a protest movement about the actions of a racist gunman, but the renewal of the long struggle for racial justice and equality
The intelligence about the ‘possible military dimensions’ of Iran’s nuclear program is of questionable provenance and most of it is more than a dozen years old
Despite the severe dangers to Pakistan posed by climate change, opinion polls show that only about a quarter of Pakistanis view the issue as a powerful threat
Once we realize we don’t need capitalists to make decisions for us, and learn to organize collective self-defense, getting rid of bosses and running enterprises ourselves enters our imagination
The resistance of top US military officials to deepening US military involvement in the war against ISIS came in the wake of a major policy debate within the Obama administration
Institutionalized racism in Canada is perpetuating the crisis of murdered and missing Indigenous women
Columbia University on Monday announced that it would divest from the private prison industry and ban reinvestment in companies that operate prisons
The Unites States Social Forum (USSF) is taking place this week in Philadelphia and San Jose, in collaboration with other sites throughout North America
The Bush Family Goes for Number Three (With the Help of Its Bankers)
Gender, Resistance and Radical Democracy
Whatever the future holds for the Confederate flag, perhaps the US public might also want take a moment to ponder its culture of worshiping that good ol’ Stars and Stripes
Just as the civil rights movement seized on the horror of the Alabama church bombing to galvanize change, so must we ensure that the Charleston terrorist attack is the last of its kind
Hopefully, Desmond Tutu will start researching much more thoroughly before commenting on Latin America
Despite the PYD’s insistence that it is more than just a Kurdish nationalist party, sectarian and ethnic loyalties are at the heart of the multi-layered civil wars convulsing Syria and Iraq
As slavery funded and built America, the underlying principle was the devaluation, exploitation, and oppression of Black life
The media’s campaign of vilification associates social security with disgrace, and proposes even more humiliation, exhortation, intrusion, bullying and sanctions
While the world’s media focuses on the bailout negotiations, a debt audit is underway to prove much of Greece’s debt illegitimate, illegal and odious
Despite a year of social unrest, this month’s Mexican elections mostly preserved the status quo. What happened?
Samuel Johnson defines patriotism as “love for one’s country; zeal for one’s country” and scoundrel as “a mean rascal; a low petty villain”
U.S. foreign policy is dangerous, undemocratic, and deeply out of sync with real global challenges
The Peoples’ Democratic Party obtained 13.1 per cent of the total votes which amounts to about 5.6 million voters
How can we change society so as to run it ourselves, horizontally, based in assemblies using forms of direct democracy?