Category: History

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David Swanson: Swamp Infrastructure Construction Kinetics

Clearly the idea is that all war must be glorious regardless of what idiots started it for what nonsensical, sadistic, narcissistic, greedy, cowardly, dishonest reasons

Critical Resistance: Celebrate Black August: The Power of Prisoner-Led Organizing

The month of August bursts at the seams with histories of Black resistance–from the Haitian Revolution to the Nat Turner Rebellion, the Fugitive Slave Law Convention and the founding of the Underground Railroad…

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John Pilger: The hidden history of the women who rose up

Where are those of us prepared to “utter unlawful oaths” and stand up to the authoritarians and charlatans in government, who glorify war and invent foreign enemies and criminalise dissent

Tom H. Hastings: Nonviolent American Revolution 2.0

Happy Interdependence Day. May we unite and find a new American freedom and justice for all with a peaceful revolution replacing violent values with those honoring and respecting all humankind

Jane LaTour: Labor History Happened Here—And Why It Matters

Providing some historical background and context to reporting about the lives of working people is a potent ingredient

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Bill Fletcher: The History of Race and Labor in the U.S.

Interview on the history of race and racism in the US from African slavery to today

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Bill Fletcher: Zohra Drif’s Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter 


In her actions as a militant, Drif casts aside the romanticization of revolution

Mike Ferner: Veterans’ Group Says “No” to Emmy for PBS Vietnam War Series

A national veterans’ organization is weighing in on this year’s Emmy awards with a full-page ad in Variety, saying Ken Burns and Lynne Novick’s “Vietnam War” series does not deserve a “Best Documentary” award

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CJ Polychroniou: ‘Be realistic, demand the impossible!’

How the events of 1968 transformed French society

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David Bacon: How Filipino Migrants Gave the Grape Strike Its Radical Politics

Honoring Larry Itliong and a generation of radicals whose political ideas are as relevant to workers now as they were in 1965

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