Category: History

Chip Berlet: US History Groomed the Insidious Lure of Trump’s Bigoted Right-Wing Populism

Helping organizers and strategists to understanding the lure of right-wing populism and how it bends people toward bigotry

Richard Falk: On (Not) Loving Henry Kissinger

It is indeed strange that the only point of public convergence between free-swinging Trump and war-mongering Clinton should be these ritual shows of deference to the most scandalous foreign policy figure of the past century

Steve Early: A Tale of Two Teamsters: Building a Community-Minded Union in Mid-Century St. Louis

A look at Fighting For Total Person Unionism: Harold Gibbons, Ernest Calloway, and Working Class Citizenship, by Bob Bussel

Juan Cole: London’s Muslim Mayor is nothing New

1300 yrs of Muslims who Ran Major European Cities

Ramzy Baroud: The Spirit of Nelson Mandela in Palestine: Is His Real Legacy Being Upheld?

I dreaded that rich, corrupt Palestinians in Ramallah are utilizing the image of Mandela to acquire badly-needed political capital

Peter Linebaugh: The incomplete, true, and wonderful history of May Day

The real meaning of May Day has been obscured by the designing propaganda of the American and Soviet governments. The truth is totally different

David Downs: The Science behind the DEA’s Long War on Marijuana

Experts say listing cannabis among the world’s deadliest drugs ignores decades of scientific and medical data. But attempts to delist it have met with decades of bureaucratic inertia and political distortion

Sujata Aurora: Biting lions: remembering the Grunwick strike 40 years on

The legacy and lessons for today

Staughton Lynd: The Wobblies in their Heyday

Staughton Lynd reviews IWW in its Heyday and its author, Eric Chester, replies

Chris Lamb: How politics played a major role in the signing of Jackie Robinson

The desegregation of baseball came after a decade-long campaign by black and left wing journalists and activists

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