Category: History

Chris Spannos: Bread, Education, Freedom: 41 Years After the Greek Junta

Tens of thousands of Greeks annually protest the U.S.-backed “Regime of the Colonels” of the ‘60s and ‘70s

Randall Kennedy: Black America’s Promised Land

Not so long ago, black Americans were giddy witnesses to what many regarded as a miracle. Election night, November 4, 2008, seemed to be a millennial turning point as a majority of Americans entrusted an African American with the nation’s highest office and greatest powers. “If there is anyone out there who still doubts that Read more…

Badri Raina: Letter to Nehru, Fifty Years After

They have never forgiven you for making that other prophetic annunciation either: that the danger to India is not from communism but from communalism

Nikos Raptis: The Arrogance of the “Great”

It is pathetic to observe the arrogance of the people, also known as the world elites, who think that they own the planet and do whatever they wish because they own the gun

Staughton Lynd: Howard Zinn

It would be comical for me to pretend to what is generally understood as “objectivity” in discussing the work of Howard Zinn

Arundhati Roy: Debunking the Gandhi Myth

On the Annihilation of Caste, B.R. Ambedkar and the Western myth of Mahatma Gandhi

David Swanson: War Is Not for Soldiers

It should go without saying that we wish the troops well. That’s one of the main reasons we don’t want them pointlessly killing and dying

Kafui Attoh: Dead Labor on a Dead Planet

The Inconvenient Truth of Workers’ Bladders

Glenn Greenwald: How Many Muslim Countries Has The U.S. Bombed Or Occupied Since 1980?

The sheer casualness with which Obama called for a new AUMF is reflective of how central, how commonplace, violence and militarism are in the U.S.’s imperial management of the world

Mark Engler: From the Berlin Wall to Today

Lessons for harnessing the moment of the whirlwind

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