Category: History

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Peter Dreier: The #MeToo Movement’s Roots in Women Workers’ Rights

An unsung shero of the early 20th century, Rose Schneiderman organized women to fight for laws to protect them from sexual harassment and assault in the workplace

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Charles Glass: World War II’s Covert Ops Failing in Post-War World

Before President Barack Obama authorized clandestine operations to defeat Syrian President Bashar al Assad in 2013, he asked the CIA to write the history of its secret wars. The classified document, say those who have read it, is a record of failure from Albania to Cuba to Angola to Nicaragua. Yet Obama went ahead with Read more…

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Bill Bigelow: Whose History Matters?

Students Can Name Columbus, But Most Have Never Heard of the Taíno People

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Billy Corriher: Honoring Reconstruction’s legacy

Empowering local communities

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Norman Solomon: Tangled in the Garden of Good and Evil

“Don’t put the Nazis in a place where you think it has nothing to do with yourself. That’s the biggest danger, historical danger, I think we can make.”

Adam Sanchez: Black Power During Reconstruction

In 1868, what had seemed impossible only a decade before — four million enslaved people wielding political power in the South — became a reality

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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

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