Category: History

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William Blum: The Islamist State

You cannot destroy modern, relatively developed and educated societies, ripping apart the social, political, economic and legal fabric, torturing thousands, killing millions, and expect civilization and human decency to survive

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Marjorie Cohn: US Government Sanitizes Vietnam War History

Unless we are provided an honest accounting of the disgraceful history of the US war on Vietnam, we will be ill equipped to protest the current and future wars conducted in our name

Amy Wilentz: Duvalierism Lives On

The effects of Duvalierism, as conceived by Jean-Claude’s father, François (Papa Doc) Duvalier and continued by Jean-Claude, resonate to this day

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Justin Podur: The BBC and the Rwandan Genocide

The untold story is that of the crimes committed by the winners in the Rwandan civil war

shlomo sand: ‘I wish to resign and cease considering myself a Jew’

My deep attachment to the place serves only to fuel the pessimism I feel towards it

Russell Saltamontes: A Union County

Decades of workplace and community organizing to improve the standard of living for working-class people finally reached a point of direct confrontation with local elites

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Victor Grossman: Humpty-Dumpty and the Fall of Berlin’s Wall

Why did the GDR go under?

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John Pilger: From Pol pot to ISIS: “Anything that flies on everything that moves”.

In transmitting President Richard Nixon’s orders for a “massive” bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, “Anything that flies on everything that moves”.  As Barack Obama ignites his seventh war against the Muslim world since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the orchestrated hysteria and lies make one almost nostalgic for Kissinger’s murderous Read more…

James Bovard: The Civil War and 150 Years of Forgotten US Military Atrocities

Sheridan’s Scorched Earth Campaign

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Paul Street: Age of Liberty, Age of Slavery

Black resistance and British policy left the colonists no choice but to secede from the British Empire if they wanted to preserve and expand their profitable slave system

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