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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In Venezuela, White Supremacy Is a Key Driver of the Coup

Guaido and Maduro side by side~tweet from Vijay Prashad by Greg Palast, from Resumen, published on Truthout, February 2, 2019 First, we have Juan Guaidó, self-proclaimed (and Trump-proclaimed) president of the nation, with his wife and child, a photo prominently placed in The New York Times. And then, there is the class photo of Guaidó’s party members in the National[…]

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The Racist Imperial War on Venezuela

by Glen Ford, Published on Black Agenda Report, January 31, 2019 Donald Trump is simply exercising an imperial mandate handed down to him by Obama, who put “humanitarian” lipstick on the white supremacist pig of American exceptionalism. “The darker peoples of the world understand clearly that what is at stake is the sovereignty of nations and people’s right to self-determination.”[…]

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The Black Working Class Will Never Abandon Venezuela!

Statement from The Black Alliance for Peace “The struggles of the Black working-class, united around a national program must have international solidarity and must be understood within the context of an anti-imperialist struggle against global capitalism and the US-led imperialist global economic, military and political infrastructure. For the Black working-class and the Black liberation movement not to struggle against capitalism, is not to be engaged[…]

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Yes, Gov. Northam Should Resign – But He’s Not the Only Problem

Photo: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D) page in his 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook. The page shows a picture, at right, of a person in blackface and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood. (Eastern Virginia Medical School/AP) by Phil Wilayto, Virginia Defenders, February 7, 2019 Yes, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam should resign. Immediately. No question. But progressives in[…]

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Arrest of Marzieh Hashemi Reveals the Nature of Bipartisan Police State

Editor’s note: Marzieh Hashemi has since been released, though this does not excuse the treatment she has been subjected to. by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, January 23, 2019 The only reason our sister is being held captive is to once again demonstrate how a runaway slave is treated. “Even the Bill of Rights doesn’t provide protections when[…]

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Shut-out federal employees say: Stop the war on workers!

Photo: National Treasury Employees Union members rally in Washington, D.C., Jan. 10. by Kathy Durkin, from Workers World, January 15, 2019 “Stop the war on workers!” and “We want work, not walls!” read signs held by furloughed federal employees at the White House and in cities around the U.S. on Jan. 10. They were protesting the Trump administration’s shutdown of[…]

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