Scoundrels and Reparations

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Consortium News, May 20, 2019 Reparations should not be a topic for national discussion until there is something akin to a consensus among black people about what to demand and how to do it. There is no question that black Americans deserve redress for 300 years of chattel slavery, Jim Crow segregation, racist terrorism, mass[…]

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The War on Venezuela is Built on Lies

2016 protests against removal of Chávez and Bolivar images from National Assembly. (Wikimedia) by John Pilger, Published on Consortium News, February 25, 2019 Travelling with Hugo Chavez, I soon understood the threat of Venezuela.  At a farming co-operative in Lara state, people waited patiently and with good humor in the heat. Jugs of water and melon juice were passed around. A guitar was[…]

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Challenges Posed by the Green New Deal

In November, members of the Sunrise Movement, joined by newly elected Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, sat in at Rep. Pelosi’s office to demand a Green New Deal (Photo: Sunrise Movement) By Kamran Nayeri, from Socialist Action, January 16, 2019 The fanfare about the UN Conference of Parties (COP) 24 in Katowice, located in a coal-mining region in Poland, that the diplomats from[…]

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The Long, Brutal U.S. War on Children in the Middle East

Photo:  Yemen’s starving mothers — Ahmed Rashid Mokbel, a severely malnourished 7-month-old Yemeni boy, is given formula by his mother at the Al-Sadaqa Hospital in Aden, Yemen, in this Feb. 13, 2018. The boy weighed only 3.3 kg (7 pounds). The Al-Sadaqa Hospital treats malnourishment cases from across southern Yemen _ those that are lucky enough to get there. ~[…]

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: Time to De-Colonize Human Rights!

by Ajamu Barka, published on Black Agenda Report, December 5, 2018 The post-WW II promise of human rights was a compact meant for white people only, but a People-Centered Human Rights framework seeks global liberation and transformation. “If human rights are to have any incredibility, any “universal” applicability, any value, they must be seized from the barbaric grip of European and[…]

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