Fighting Covid Together

by Greg Godels, published in ZZ’s Blog, January 7, 2021 It is often said that “the true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members,” a quote attributed to Mahatma Gandhi. Nothing has brought that measure to the forefront like the two years of the Coronavirus pandemic. In an unusual circumstance, a catastrophe[…]

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21st Century US Coups and Attempted Coups in Latin America (so far)

by Stansfield Smith, published on Dissident Voice, January 6, 2022 During the 21st century, the US, working with corporate elites, traditional oligarchies, military, and corporate media, has continually attempted coups against Latin American governments which place the needs of their people over US corporate interests. US organized coups in Latin American countries is hardly a 20th century phenomenon. However, this[…]

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COVID Fueled by Neoliberal Austerity

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, January 5, 2022 The neo-liberal austerity model of governance ensures that Covid-19 will continue spreading and producing new variants. Only people focused public health remedies will end the pandemic. On December 31, 2019 Chinese media told the world about a newly discovered disease cluster in the city of Wuhan. What was thought to be a[…]

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Russia’s Demands Challenge NATO’s Threats

by Sara Flounders, published on International Action Center, January 5, 2022 Russian President Vladimir Putin at his End of the Year Press Conference, Dec. 23, 2021, speaking to 500 domestic and international journalists, said the following: “We have made it clear that any further movement of NATO to the East is unacceptable. Is there anything unclear about this? Are we[…]

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Ukraine: What Does It Have To Do With Black Folks

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, Jan 5, 2022 “…it is imperative that everyone, in particular Black and working-class people, understand that not having an awareness of the interconnections of the “grind” (the struggle to survive in the U.S.) and U.S. white supremacist, imperialist policies, and not being prepared to commit to altering those power relations, ensures that[…]

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How Can Some Progressives Get Basic Information about Nicaragua So Wrong?

by John Perry and Rick Sterling, published in the LA Progressive, December 20, 2021 On November 7, Nicaragua held elections in which current president Daniel Ortega received 75% support and, as a result, begins a new term of office in January. Not surprisingly, the US government described the election as a “sham.” Of more concern is that many on the[…]

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To Redact The Truth Or Not To Redact The Truth: Is That The Question?

By Jeff Mackler, January 4, 2022 My Dec. 22, 2021 Julian Assange article entitled “No to U.S. wars of death and destruction! Freedom of the press! Free journalists! Free speech!” contained one error. (See socialistaction.org). My article recounted at great length the war crimes revealed in a major New York Times 2-part article entitled, “Hidden Pentagon Records Reveal Patterns of[…]

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The Escalating Crisis in Ukraine Poses an Imminent Threat to World Peace!

Statement by U.S. Peace Council, January 2, 2022 For weeks, the U.S. corporate media have been shrill in declaring that Russia, having positioned tens of thousands of Russian troops on the border, may be about to invade Ukraine. U.S. State Department spokesmen have been threatening Russia with punishing economic sanctions if there were an invasion. Daily, if not hourly, TV[…]

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