Socialism or Amazonism

Originally posted on Black Agenda Report. Two unfolding developments show the stark choices faces humanity. In China, president Xi Jinping laid out the Communist Party’s 30-year grand plan to become “a moderately prosperous country” by 2020 and “a modern prosperous society” by 2049. The roadmap was both detailed and realistic, based on the world’s most populous nation’s steady — but[…]

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Myanmar’s colonial history feeds current crisis of Rohingyas, Saudi Arabia and U.S.

Originally Posted on The International Action Center Website. The current corporate media attention to the abuses suffered by the mostly Muslim Rohingya people who have crossed from Myanmar into Bangladesh has raised questions as to what is really going on. Background information about the history of Myanmar is essential to an understanding. First called Burma, the name was changed in[…]

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Is Trump a ‘Moron’?

Originally posted on Socialist Action. When U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told a National Security Council meeting last week, from which President Trump had departed, that his boss was a “fucking moron,” it’s likely that Tillerson, who has refused to deny his characterization, was not referring literally to any diminished mental capacity of the president. After all, any billionaire[…]

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AFRICOM is the Question

Originally posted on Black Agenda Report and Freedom Rider Blog The desire to be affirmed by American society has dangerous consequences for black people. This pernicious dynamic creates the inclination to worship any black face in a high place or to defend questionable activity. The death of special forces Sergeant La David Johnson in Niger is a case in point.[…]

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In this Sept. 18, 2013 photo, Muslim children learn the Quran by rote at Rohingya Village Madrassa in The’ Chaung Village on the outskirts of Sittwe in Rakhine state, Myanmar. A year after Buddhist mobs forced almost all members of the minority Rohingya Muslim community from Sittwe, creating a state-sanctioned sectarian divide, thousands of children while away their long, empty days in dusty displacement camps. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

Why U.S. and Saudi Arabia back Rohingya in Myanmar

By Sara Flounders posted on October 10, 2017 on Workers World Demonstrations, protests and online petitions have appeared worldwide to defend the struggle of the Rohingya people who have been driven from Myanmar into exile. What is of concern is that political forces with no history of or interest in defending the rights of these oppressed people, including the U.S. and Saudi regimes,[…]

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United States Imperialism Continues War in Afghanistan and the Destabilization of Africa

From Central Asia to Chad, Togo and Libya, Western states seek to maintain dominance of the oppressed nations The original source of this article is Global Research Copyright © Abayomi Azikiwe, Global Research, 2017 In just one week the United States government will commemorate its 16th anniversary in the bombing and occupation of Afghanistan. This war did not really begin[…]

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Puerto Rico Shock and Awe Exposing Capitalism’s Criminality

by Raymond Nat Turner, Poet in Residence at Black Agenda Report           Water is life…and Saliva’s even in short supply… for drum-tight mouths, sandpaper throats. Yodeling bellies cave in on spines, as evil scents of sewage and death float in, Remaking an island into a spreadsheet. Cell towers, power lines tumbled like legos—electricity’s a distant memory—[…]

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US Provides Military Assistance to 73 Percent of World’s Dictatorships

By Rich Whitney, Truthout, Saturday, September 23, 2017 For decades, the American people have been repeatedly told by their government and corporate-run media that acts of war ordered by their president have been largely motivated by the need to counter acts of aggression or oppression by “evil dictators.” We were told we had to invade Iraq because Saddam Hussein was an[…]

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