Capital Riots Bring U.S. Foreign Policy Home

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, January 13, 2021 There needs to be soul searching and truth telling about invasions, interventions, coups and sanctions that are far more destructive than the Trump lovers could ever be. “The United States is not a ‘beacon of democracy’ or ‘shining city on a hill.’” The attack on the United States Capitol[…]

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After Trump Blocked UN Inquiry of Racist Violence, NGOs Are Conducting Their Own

by Marjorie Cohen, published on Truthout, December 28, 2020 Shortly after the public lynching of George Floyd, the U.S. Human Rights Network and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) organized an international coalition of more than 600 organizations and individuals to urge the United Nations Human Rights Council to convene a commission of inquiry to investigate systemic racism and police[…]

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U.S. Chernobl, Why the US Failed and China Succeeded against COVID-19

By Lee Siu Hin, Published on IACenter.org, August 1, 2020 This is the second part of the introduction to Capitalism on a Ventilator, an anthology of articles on the US handling of the COVID-19 crisis and the Chinese response to the same, edited by IAC’s Sara Flounders and Lee Siu-Hin.  Capitalism on a Ventilator, which includes articles by  UNAC AC[…]

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US Doing its Best to Lock China Out of Latin America

by Vijay Prashad, published on Asia Times, November 4, 2020 On August 20, 2018, El Salvador’s leftist president Salvador Sánchez Cerén announced on national television that his country would break its ties with Taiwan and recognize the People’s Republic of China. This was in accord with international law, said Sánchez Cerén, and it would bring “great benefits for our country.”[…]

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Reclaiming Africa’s Early Post-Independence History

by By Adebayo Olukoshi, Tetteh Hormeku-Ajei, Aishu Balaji and Anita Nayar in Accra, Ghana, published on Consortium News, October 30, 2020 In 1965, Kwame Nkrumah described the paradox of neocolonialism in Africa, in which “the soil continue[s] to enrich, not Africans predominantly, but groups and individuals who operate to Africa’s impoverishment.” He captured what continues to be an essential feature[…]

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People of the World Say No to U.S. Imperialism

by Janine Solanki, published in FireThisTime Newsletter, Volume 14, June-August 2020 “I can’t breathe” were the dying words of George Floyd, repeated more than 20 times while a white police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes. During this whole time, Floyd, a 46-year old black man, was already handcuffed and pinned facedown on the ground[…]

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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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Why I am a Comunist: In Memory of André Vltchek

A few days ago, André Vltchek, activist, filmmaker, writer, constant traveler and critic of western imperialism, died in his sleep in a rented car traveling in Turkey.  He will be missed.  Often his words and ideas can seem a little to radical even for activists in the political ‘west’.   Even so, his passionate anti-imperialism is  especially important for us.[…]

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Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and the Power of the US Dollar in the World Economy, P1

by Stansfield Smith, published on the Orinoco Tribune, September 14. 2020 A primer on US Hegemony and the global economy.  Part 2 is HERE Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) has become popularized by some of the liberal-left because it offers an explanation how to achieve full employment, national health insurance, free college education, and the Green New Deal without raising taxes. Political[…]

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