On Purpose, in Kabul

Photo: Girls and mothers, waiting for their duvets, in Kabul.  Credit Dr. Hakim. by Kathy Kelly, originally published on Voices for Creative Nonviolence, June 26, 2018 Writing this week for the Chicago Tribune, Steve Chapman called a U.S. Government report on the war in Afghanistan “a chronicle of futility.” “The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction” report says the U.S.[…]

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Nicaragua: Breaking Out of ‘Soft Coup’ Psychosis

Riot police officers travel past a burning car during clashes with the anti-government protesters in Managua, Nicaragua May 28, 2018. | Photo: Reuters by Tortilla con Sal, originally published on TeleSUR In his 2005 Nobel address, British playwright Harold Pinter wrote of U.S. foreign policy that the U.S. rarely invades its target countries, preferring to infect the country with “a[…]

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On July Fourth, American Exceptionalism and Ruling Class Fear of Trump

“With each passing day under Trump, the mythology of US exceptionalism becomes more fragile.” By Danny Haiphong, originally published on Black Agenda Report, July 11, 2018 The ascendency of Donald Trump to the commanding heights of US imperialism has been a chaotic experience for the ruling class. Trump’s lives in the trash-heap of the ruling class and has been deemed[…]

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Police Attack on ICE Encampment Condemned

Activists speak out.   Photos: Joseph Piette by Betsey Piette, originally published on Workers World, July 12, 2018 Police raided an encampment outside the Philadelphia Immigration Customs and Enforcement facility for the second time on July 5. It was the fourth day of the people’s protest. Ten minutes before the early afternoon attack, police told protesters they had to move water[…]

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Capitalist Formula Kills Babies

by Workers World Editor In the course of one week in July, baby formula monopolies exposed that the drive for capitalist profits kills infants, and the Trump gang showed how an imperialist regime serves these monopolies — or tries to — whatever ruthless means it takes. Good that they failed. Capitalist monopolies strive for profits above all other goals. The[…]

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Regional Geopolitics and the Future of the Democratic Republic of the Congo


Congolese policemen arrest opposition activists participating in a march to press President Joseph Kabila to step down in the Democratic Republic of the Congo capital Kinshasa, September 19, 2016 ~Reuters by Kambale Musavuli, Published on The Daily Maverick, 22 June 2018 The uncertainty in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has garnered the full attention of regional and continental[…]

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Civil Resistance At Ramstein

by Phil Wilayto, July 4, 2018 Part 2:  Report from My Peace Travels in Europe I apologize for not posting a second report right away because a lot of interesting things have happened. For one, I’ve never been arrested in another country before. Saturday, June 30, began with a peace rally in a parking lot in downtown Kaiserslauten, a town[…]

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No Protest for Black People

by Margaret Kimberley, originally published on Black Agenda Report, June 27, 2018 “Latino and other immigrants provide a safety valve for people who support or accept anti-black racism as an inevitable fact of life.” Donald Trump is certainly a motivator for white liberals. That group was quiescent when other presidents committed human rights abuses and war crimes, but they spring[…]

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