Massive Anti-Racist Crowd Shows, Fringe-Reality Of Racists

By Kevin Zeese, originally published on Popular Resistance, August 12, 2018 The Unite The Right Rally today, one year after the one in Charlottesville, can only be described as a complete flop. The racists were unable to fill a single train car and were dwarfed by police surrounding them and over ten thousand anti-racists, who gathered in various parts of Washington,[…]

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Flotilla Passengers Released by Israel; Many Battered and Bruised; USS Liberty Survivor Held Days

by Ann Wright, originally posted on Consortium News, August 9, 2018 U.S. Navy Signalman Joe Meadors was standing watch on deck of the USS Liberty off the coast of Gaza on June 8, 1967 when a 90-minute aerial and sea attack by Israel against the ship killed 34 U.S. sailors and wounded 174 . Meadors watched as the Israeli military[…]

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Thousands resist pollution from copper smelting plant in India

By Ruan Munasinghe, originally published on Socialist Action, July 12, 2018 On May 22, thousands of protesters in the town and district of Thoothukudi (also known by its British name, Tuticorin), in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, expressed anguish as victims of pollution from the area’s copper smelter. Police and paramilitary fired into the crowd, killing 13 and injuring[…]

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Arab Community Resists in Chicago Suburb

Protesters welcome Sharon Brannigan (in pink) and her fellow trustees with “Racists Enter Here” banner as they walk in to start monthly township meeting in May. Protesters welcome Sharon Brannigan (in pink) and her fellow trustees with “Racists Enter Here” banner as they walk in to start Fight Back!  interview with Bassem Kawar, national coordinator of the Campaign to TAKE[…]

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On Purpose, in Kabul

Photo: Girls and mothers, waiting for their duvets, in Kabul.  Credit Dr. Hakim. by Kathy Kelly, originally published on Voices for Creative Nonviolence, June 26, 2018 Writing this week for the Chicago Tribune, Steve Chapman called a U.S. Government report on the war in Afghanistan “a chronicle of futility.” “The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction” report says the U.S.[…]

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Police Attack on ICE Encampment Condemned

Activists speak out.   Photos: Joseph Piette by Betsey Piette, originally published on Workers World, July 12, 2018 Police raided an encampment outside the Philadelphia Immigration Customs and Enforcement facility for the second time on July 5. It was the fourth day of the people’s protest. Ten minutes before the early afternoon attack, police told protesters they had to move water[…]

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Civil Resistance At Ramstein (2/4)

by Phil Wilayto, July 4, 2018 See “My Peace Travels Around Europe”  Part 1: On the Road for Peace,   Part 3: From Belgium: the Lands the Congolese Made Rich, Part 4: No to NATO; Yes to NHS, I apologize for not posting a second report right away because a lot of interesting things have happened. For one, I’ve never been arrested in[…]

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South Korean President Moons Bolton

South Korean President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their summit at the truce village of Panmunjom, North Korea, May 26, 2018. Photo: The Presidential Blue House /Handout via REUTERS By Ray McGovern, originally published on Consortium News, May 26, 2018 Thanks no doubt to his bellicose national security adviser John Bolton, President Donald[…]

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How Durham, NC became the first U.S. city to ban police exchanges with Israel

Manal Sidawi of the Muslim American Public Affairs Council reads a prayer during a rally in support of Demilitarize Durham2Palestine’s proposed resolution banning police exchanges between Durham Police and Israel outside Durham City Hall on April 16. The resolution later passed 6-0, making Durham the first city in the country to ban the practice. (Photo: Sammy Hanf) by Zaina Alsous[…]

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