Category: History

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Michael Yates: Honor the Vietnamese, Not Those Who Killed Them

Instead of the accumulation of money capital as the motor force of the system, substitute the accumulation of dead enemy bodies

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Paul Street: No Wise Men Here: Gabriel Kolko and Washington’s Continuing Murderous Middle East Myopia

Kolko’s post-WWII U.S. imperial establishment was a clumsy, violence-addicted menace to global peace, justice, and security – including the security of the U.S. people

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Juan Cole: Who does Jerusalem belong To?

In 1967 the Israeli army took East Jerusalem, and ever since has squeezed the Palestinian population, driven them into poverty, usurped their property, and surrounded them by squatter settlements

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Milan Rai: What’s wrong with VE Day?

Allied political leaders did not fight against fascism as such, they fought against independent fascism

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John Pilger: Celebrating real heroes like the one we’ve just lost

If you want to meet the best Australians, meet Indigenous men and women who understand this extraordinary country and have fought for the rights of the world’s oldest culture

Joey Mogul: Reparations: A Blueprint to address systemic police violence

The City of Chicago made history May 6 when it passed legislation providing reparations to survivors of racially motivated police torture committed between 1972 and 1991

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Ezequiel Adamovsky: The 70th Anniversary of the Defeat of the Nazis and the Politics of Commemoration

There are little chances that the 70th anniversary of the Nazi defeat will offer the opportunity for a non-ideological revisiting of the past

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Peter Dreier: Bernie Sanders’s Presidential Bid Represents a Long Tradition of American Socialism

Long deployed by the right as an epithet, this form of left-wing populism is as American as apple pie

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Richard Falk: Apartheid and the Palestinian National Struggle

This strategic bonding was greatly facilitated by Israel’s military prowess as revealed in its victorious wars, especially the 1967 War

Garikai Chengu: The Rise of the African-American Police State

Far from being a “post-racial” nation, American race relations are at a new low

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