Category: History

Marina Sitrin: Against Thanksgiving

There was never a giving and there should be no thanks

Tom Wetzel: What is Class Oppression?

The capitalist elite were forced to make concessions in the ‘30s-‘40s because of a threat to the very existence of their system

Jérôme Roos: Blackface Tradition Lays Bare Deep-Seated Racism in Netherlands

Every fall, the Dutch celebrate the arrival of Sinterklaas – the local version of Santa Claus – on a steamboat from Spain. On a Sunday morning in mid-November, thousands of children will line up along the waterfront of some old Dutch town to welcome the holy man with his characteristic red bishop’s hat, white beard, gray horse Read more…

Stephen Roblin: The Poverty of Debate: Washington, UNITA, and the American Press

Excerpts from Piero Gleijeses’ Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991

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

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