Why We Focus on Africa

Black Alliance for Peace, published on Black Agenda Report, September 30, 2020 Africa can’t demonstrate independence and power because the entire continent has a giant U.S. military boot on its neck. “The presence of U.S. forces exacerbates violence and instability throughout the continent.” With reports each week of yet another Black victim of police violence, there is for many an[…]

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Preparing for ‘the Interregnum’ — the election mess – a WW commentary

by Terry Guitierrez, published on Workers World, September 30, 2020 In researching this article, a cool-sounding word came up: “pettifoggery.” It means “given to quibbling over trifles.” The word was used in an article by Barton Gellman in the November Atlantic magazine, “The Election That Could Break America.” Gellman’s point is that it is a waste of time to quibble[…]

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Eyewitness To The Agony Of Julian Assange

by John Pilger, published on  JohnPilger.com, October 2, 2020 John Pilger has watched Julian Assange’s extradition trial from the public gallery at London’s Old Bailey. He spoke with Timothy Erik Ström of Arena magazine, Australia: Q: Having watched Julian Assange’s trial first-hand, can you describe the prevailing atmosphere in the court? The prevailing atmosphere has been shocking. I say that[…]

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An Open Letter to the CBC Ombudsman Regarding Palestine

by Ariel Gold and Mary Miller published on Mondoweiss, October 2, 2020 On August 18, 2020, renowned cartoonist Joe Sacco was interviewed by Canadian public radio host Duncan McCue, who is Anishinaabe, a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation, for his program The Current, which is produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The two discussed colonization, resource extraction,[…]

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A Manifesto for our times… The Challenge to abolish SYSTEMIC RACISM

Statement from Socialist Action Massive opposition to SYSTEMIC RACISM… a racism and the inseparable generalized social inequality that permeate every institution in U.S. society, are the only serious explanations for the magnificent, unprecedented, defiant daily multi-racial mass mobilizations in 2000+ U.S. cities and towns. In the face of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic and police repression courageous millions have taken to[…]

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Latin American Ex-Presidents Stage ‘Rebellion on the Farm’ Following IADB Appointment

by Sergio Rodriguez Gelfenstein, published on Workers World, September 17, 2020 The web magazine lapluma.net published this article by its author, a Venezuelan analyst, on Sept. 3. The article refers to George Orwell’s novel,“Animal Farm,” which pro-imperialist intellectuals have used for reactionary purposes in the past. In this case the author highlights the role of Latin American bourgeois leaders who[…]

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The Role of Police in Gentrification

by Brenden Beck, published on Consortium News, September 24, 2020 A lawsuit alleges Breonna Taylor died because Louisville was trying to arrest its way toward economic redevelopment. Research shows this is common. This piece is a commentary, part of The Appeal’s collection of opinion and analysis. The circumstances surrounding Breonna Taylor’s killing by police in Louisville, Kentucky, are by now[…]

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