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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An Open Letter by Native American Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier is a political prisoner in the United States.   He speaks below about his incarceration, but the context of his arrest is the 1970s American Indian Movement to illuminate the history of abuse and to demand human rights for the indigenous peoples of this continent. Leonard Peltier,  Statement February 6, 2018 Greetings Family, Friends and Supporters I am overwhelmed[…]

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US Escalates Syrian War

by Margaret Kimberley, originally published on Black Agenda Report “The commitment must be to end United States interventions and declare independence from anyone who is not firmly opposed to crimes cooked up in Washington.” The seven year-old war waged against Syria ought to be over by now. The jihadist forces backed by the United States, Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia[…]

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Double Standard in Israel-Palestine Reporting

Associated Press is one of those news sources we expect to be objective and reliable. But when it comes to the subject of Israel-Palestine, things are not always as they seem. by Kathryn Shihadah and Alison Weir, originally published on If Americans Knew Blog More than half the world’s population reads Associated Press content every day. But a study of news reports[…]

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