Stop the Wars at Home and Abroad!

Biden Calls on Trump to “Join” Him In A War Against Immigrants and Asylum

by Cristobal Cavazos, published on Socialist Action, June 16, 2024 The June 4th announcement by President Joseph Biden that the right to asylum was all but over is a reactionary move by a reactionary administration. Ironically, 85 years ago to the day, the racist 1924 US Johnson-Reed Immigration Act, under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, tragically refused asylum to close to[…]

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U.S. Imperialism and Gangsterism in Cuba

The United States has declared war against the Cuban people for more than 60 years. Terrorist designations, sanctions and military threats create great suffering in that nation.  BAR contributing editor Ajamu Baraka presented these remarks at a recent International People’s Tribunal on US Imperialism on Cuba .                            […]

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Venezuela: “The Theft of CITGO is the Robbery of the Century”

by Geraldina Colotti, published on Resumen English, May 6, 2023 There is much confusion about the selling off of Citgo; this article clarifies how this new form of lawfare is an escalation of the empire’s economic war against revolutionary Venezuela . – editorial/Resumen Venezuela is mobilizing against the U.S. decision to auction the shares of the parent company of the[…]

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Oxfam Report Highlights Deep Harms of IMF ‘Austerity Drive’ in Poor Nations

by Jake Johnson, published on CommonDreams, April 13, 2023 Austerity is the flip side of sanctions.  For the global south, economic interactions with western financial institutions are “austerity” vs “sanctions” which amounts to “Damned if you do; Damned if you don’t”  The entire western economic structure is geared to extraction, and its prescriptions permeate the global south like poison.   [jb][…]

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Global Warming’s Horrific Devastation of Pakistan

By Farooq Tariq, published on Socialist Action, August 31, 2022 Summary on Pakistan’s flood situation Incessant monsoon rains and flash floods have devastated Pakistan, affecting millions of people and incurring huge economic losses. The scale of devastation According to the official figure of National Disaster Management Authority, floods have so far claimed the lives of 1350 people. 1 million houses[…]

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The Long Hand of Slave Breeding, Redux

by JoAnn Wypijewski, published on Counterpunch, June 6, 2022 A stunning discussion of women’s rights and the freeing of slaves as these topics relate to today’s anti-abortion campaign.   #MeToo is a disturbing phenomenon which at times frees women to speak the unspeakable openly, but leaves the power of whose voice is heard and what will be done about it, who[…]

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The Poor People’s Campaign Dishoners Martin Luther King

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, May 4, 2022 It is disheartening to hear movement leaders say they are inspired by Martin Luther King while also supporting the U.S. proxy war against Russia. Like all wars it endangers the lives of civilian populations, enriches the military industrial complex, and robs Americans of public resources. Once King chose an[…]

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People Working a Minimum Wage Job Can’t Afford Rent Anywhere in the US

by Sarah Ruiz Grossman, published on Black Agenda Report, July 22, 2021 Over 40% of Black and Latinx households pay more than 30% of their income on rent, compared with 25% of white households. “’One full-time job should be enough,’ the report says.” A full-time, minimum-wage worker can’t afford even a modest one-bedroom apartment in 93% of U.S. counties, according[…]

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In the Worst of Times, the Billionaire Elite Plunder Working Class America

by Nick Baker, published on Socialist Action, September 5, 2020 In the midst of a global pandemic, unprecedented economic collapse, mass unemployment, hunger and desperation, the stock market is booming and the richest of the rich are richer than ever before. Since March, more than 58 million people in the U.S. have filed for unemployment. The Internal Revenue Service now[…]

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Earth Day To May Day Protests Begin In DC With ‘Essential, Not Expendable’ Protest

by The ShutdownDC Alliance, Popular Resistance, published on Popular Resistance, April 27, 2020 Above: Earth Day to May Day Banner. All photos from Shut Down DC-Climate Strike Washington, DC Facebook page. Workers waved and cheered as activists toured DC in cars and bikes, sending messages of encouragement and justice. Washington, DC, April 27 –  Three moving protests involving 135 people celebrated essential[…]

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