Connecticut Victims of Police Brutality

Image: Zoe Dowdell, popular musician, shot dead by police at age 20 By Ruwan Munasinghe — HARTFORD, Conn. — On Dec. 14, 2017, Hartford lost one of its greatest legends when 20-year-old Zoe Dowdell—also known as Gangstalicious—was shot and killed by New Britain police. Caleb Tisdol and Noah Young (also known as “Skinny”), the others in the car, were convicted[…]

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The Silence as Manipulation

by Rosa Miriam Elizalde, from Resumen Latinoamericano,  October 2, 2018 Readers and spectators, political parties, movements of various kinds, secret services, hackers, journalists and central animators of the Internet (Twitter, Facebook, youtube, Google, Instagram, etc.) make up a vast market of manipulation. This is not coming from “communist propaganda”, but scientists from prestigious universities and independent centers in Europe and the[…]

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Kavanaugh’s Confirmation in Context

Photo: Sept. 29 March to End Rape in Philadelphia. ~Michael Canelori / NurPhoto By Ann Montague,  Published on Socialist Action, October 7, 2018 Outrage continues to spread throughout the United States over President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh, currently on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, has been roundly criticized for[…]

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Even In “Revolutionary Countries” Mass Media Is Still In The Hands Of The Right

by Andre Vltchek, from Countercurrents Blog, October 7, 2018 How could a country win her fight against Western imperialism, how could it become truly independent, if its people are fully conditioned, through the mass media and education, by the North American and European doctrines and world view? Wherever I work and struggle in this world, I am always amazed, even[…]

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The Economic Atom Bombing of Syria

The United States, the European Union, the Arab League, Turkey, Canada and Australia have collectively taken measures since 2011, and the United States since 1979, to destroy Syria’s economy. The measures are illegal under international law, which prohibits states from using economic pressure, outside the framework of the UN Security Council, to coerce other states. With Syrians fleeing sanctions-induced economic[…]

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Trump, Racism and Immigration, An Interview with Margaret Kimberley

by Kollibri terre Sonnenblume and Margaret Kimberley “We need to talk about replacing the Democrats and having a truly progressive party.” In mid-August, I enjoyed the great pleasure of meeting Margaret Kimberley for lunch in midtown Manhattan. Ms. Kimberley is an editor and senior columnist for Black Agenda Report, a member of Administration Committee for United National Antiwar Coalition ,[…]

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Syria and the S-300s: Recentering the People in the Global Struggles for Power

Protecting Russian interests in Syria and the Mid-East was and is the driving force for Russian military and diplomatic activity, nothing else! “The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world [….] No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity, much less dissent.”—[…]

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Todays Wars Have Roots in Tragic 1993 US Intervention in Somalia

By Ann Wright, previously published on CodePink.org and WorldBeyondWar.org Several days ago, a journalist contacted me about a memorandum titled “Legal and human rights aspects of UNOSOM military operations” I had written in 1993, twenty-five years ago.  At the time, I was the chief of the Justice Division of the United Nations Operations in Somalia (UNOSOM).  I had been seconded[…]

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Imperial U.S. Hardens Sanctions Against the Revolutionary Government of Venezuela

by Alison Bodine, Published on Fire This Time, September, 2018 On August 6, 2018, thousands of people in Venezuela just marched in the streets of the capital city Caracas in support of President Nicolas Maduro and the Bolivarian revolutionary government of Venezuela. They marched despite the violence and terror that had been inflicted on their country with the August 4[…]

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