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Ramzy Baroud: Tearing Down the Idols of Colonialism: Why Tunisia, Africa Must Demand French Apology

Tunisia, and many African countries, must demand a French apology. By doing so, they declare “loudly and intelligibly” that they are finally free from the “white man’s (selfish and racist) values,” and that they truly see themselves as equal

Matthew Whitley: Why “Mutual Aid”?—Social Solidarity, not Charity

The most magical aspect of this type of organizing under “social distancing” is that it reveals, even in a moment of extreme isolation, the depth of our connection to each other

Sonali Kolhatkar: Trump’s “Plan” Is Simply to Make the Virus and Its Casualties Disappear

Trump has repeatedly told Americans that the virus would simply go away—like magic. Now, he has even taken steps to control hospital data on the virus, just like the sleight of hand that a magician requires in order to perform an illusion

Prabir Purkayastha: The World Can Show How Pharma Monopolies Aren’t the Only Way to Fight COVID-19

After making America sick again, Trump is trying to compensate for his administration’s failure by buying Gilead’s production for the next three months for the U.S., leaving nothing for the rest of the world

Norman Solomon: An Ultimate Meaning of the Bernie 2020 Campaign: “Not Him. Us.”  

Millions of Americans, inspired and energized by the Bernie 2020 campaign, certainly do not want to stay right where they are, in the midst of the capitalist wilderness surrounding us

Robert Koehler: Standing Up to the Armed and Inarticulate

Photo by lev radin/   Here’s a quietly unsettling moment from the current cries for change churning across the nation: A teenage girl is at a grocery store in the small town of Marion, Virginia. Her brother, Travon Brown, age 17, had recently become both beloved and hated—the center of controversy—in the town, because he Read more…

Lawrence Wittner: Humans Are an Endangered Species: Will They Act to Save Themselves?

“We cannot defeat this pandemic with a divided world.” 

Don Fitz: A Statue of Hatuey

Hatuey led the first guerrilla warfare against European invasion of the western hemisphere

Richard D. Wolff: Why Government Mostly Helps People Who Need It the Least—Even During a Crisis

The government mostly does what its constituents with money and power make it do

Wim Laven: Face the facts: Donald Trump does not care about you or your kids

My duty to my students is to protect the learning environment and ending such derelict non-leadership is part of that duty that I share with teachers everywhere

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