Category: History

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Leonidas Oikonomakis: Nicaragua and the ghosts of revolution

Over two decades after a devastating civil war, the people of Nicaragua are still plagued by the haunting memories of what could have been

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Leonard Peltier: My 40 Years in Prison

Looking back on the 40 years of efforts on my behalf, I am overwhelmed and humbled

Adolf Alzuphar: Leftwing Haitian singer Emerantes De Pradines

Understanding De Pradines’s importance begins with Haiti’s social history

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Norman Solomon: The Bernie Campaign: The Democratic Party’s Biggest Insurrection in Decades

The Bernie campaign could be a watershed for progressive organizing through the rest of this decade and beyond. That will largely depend on what activists do — in the next weeks, months and years

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Justin Podur: War Is Still Not the Answer

Antiwar sentiment may mostly have evaporated, but war is as horrible as ever

Ted Snider: A Brief History of American Betrayal of the Kurds

This aiding the Kurds when we need them to fight for us and then abandoning them when they need us must be sounding very loud alarm bells for the Kurds

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William Blum: Donald Trump can still see how awful the American mainstream media is

Just as in the first Cold War, one of the basic problems is that Exceptional Americans have great difficulty in believing that Russians mean well

James DiEugenio: The Grimmer Story Behind ‘Trumbo’

The Red Scare built the careers of redbaiters like Joe McCarthy and Richard Nixon while undermining the legacy of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal and stifling prospects for progressive politics in America, a tale touched on by the movie, “Trumbo,”

Andy Piascik: The Northern Student Movement

A version of this article was recently published at connecicuthistory.org. College students were an integral part of the popular upheaval of the 1960’s. Beginning with the lunch counter sit-ins one month into the decade and continuing on through 1969 and beyond, college students around the country rallied to the cause of justice and freedom. The Read more…

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David Bacon: The Legacy of Spain and the Lincoln Brigade

This is the most important legacy of Spain. If there is to be any alternative, it will only exist because those who don’t benefit from the current system fight to bring a new one into being

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