Of Wars, Childhood and Guns

Of Wars, Childhood and Guns: an Iraqi-American Woman’s Plea for Change Guest Post by Tiba Fatli At the age of 13, my family packed our belongings (one small bag each) and fled Iraq headed towards Syria. As a non-white naturalized American citizen, I am often asked mostly by strangers ‘where I am from,’ which is almost always followed by daunting[…]

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Billboards Opposing Drone Wars Are Going Up All Over Syracuse, NY

by David Swanson, originally published on World Beyond War, Feb 21. 2018 World Beyond War has been raising funds for and renting billboards in opposition to war. We’ve run into censorship from numerous billboard companies but persevered, and more billboards are on their way. First we put this message up here in Charlottesville, Va., and then in Baltimore, Md. (see[…]

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America’s Indefensible Alliance With The Philippines

by Rhonda Ramiro of Bayan USA and Azadeh Shahshahani, originally published in the Huffington Post The burgeoning alliance between President Donald Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte appears destined to become the 21st century version of the Ronald Reagan-Ferdinand Marcos alliance. That union in the 1980s allowed the Marcos dictatorship to last 14 years, despite Marcos’ notoriety for murdering over[…]

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Union group argues for public ownership of energy systems

by Christine Marie, originally published on Socialist Action, Feb 18, 2018 As Bill McKibben and other climate leaders keep reminding us, the cost of solar and wind energy keeps dropping. They assure us that if government continues to incentivize private investment with guarantees of profitable it would make these renewable sources competitive with fossil fuels and lead to a green[…]

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A Reply to the Taliban

Bamian, Afghanistan, 2007, AFGHN-12772. Hazara schoolchildren. by David Swanson, originally published on Lets Try Democracy, Feb 16, 2018 Dear Taliban, Thank you for your letter to the American people. As one person in the United States I cannot offer you a representative reply on behalf of all of us. Nor can I use polls to tell you what my fellow[…]

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Escalation of imperialist aggression against Venezuela

Escalation of imperialist aggression against Venezuela: respond with revolutionary measures Venezuelanalysis republishes this analysis of the current conditions in Venezuela from Lucha de Clases, Feb 16, 2018,  in which they call for deeper revolutionary measures as a way out of the current economic crisis. It is clear that US imperialism and its lackey countries have increased aggression against Venezuela in[…]

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