Mass Shootings, Empire and Racist Copaganda Dog Whistles

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, June 1, 2022 Two mass shootings in quick succession brought out the worst in Americans. The anger and grief were followed by the usual lies and pretense that violence here is somehow mysterious. Political leaders advocate state violence all the time, calling for new victims to be created here and around the[…]

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Capitalism and Baby Formula

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, May 25, 2022 The baby formula shortage is not a glitch in the system. It actually exemplifies everything that goes wrong when the profit motive rules. Capitalism can’t ensure a food supply or anything else that humans need. “Socialism doesn’t work” is repeated like a mantra. We’re told endlessly that capitalism provides[…]

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Left-Right White Solidarity Basis of Support for U.S./EU/NATO Wars on Global Humanity

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Towards Freedom, February 1, 2022 Some years ago, Italian anarchist Camillo Berneri suggested that while not always visible in the social practices of everyday European life, the racist foundation for European fascism was still present, safely confined to a space in the European psyche, but always ready to explode in what he called a “racist[…]

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The Biden Harris Administration is a Political Expression of the Empire’s Crisis of Legitimacy

by Danny Haiphong, published on Black Agenda Report, January 19, 2022 COVID-19 continues to spread with rapid ferocity across the United States. On January 14th, the U.S. surpassed 850,000 COVID-19 deaths. More deaths from the pandemic have accumulated under President Joe Biden than his predecessor, Donald Trump. Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’s lack of competence in addressing the[…]

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CCF Files Compassionate Release Motions for Two of Four Political Prisoners in Newburgh 4 Sting Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 24, 2021 CONTACT:  Leena Al-Arian, Executive Director, Coalition for Civil Freedoms (202) 627-0676,  (Washington, D.C., December 24, 2021) CCF’s legal team, Kathy Manley and Steve Downs, just filed compassionate release motions for Laguerre Payen and David Williams, two of the four political prisoners in the Newburgh 4 case from 2009. The motions request that the two men[…]

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Global Supply Chain Crisis: Capitalism, Militarism and Infrastructure

by Betsy Piette, published on Workers World, December 3, 2021 Multiple issues confront the U.S. capitalist economy during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Of major impact is the global supply chain crisis which has exposed long-existing problems within the capitalist system. During the last 40 years, corporations have maximized profits by globalization — moving production abroad for the lowest wages. Now[…]

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Rittenhouse and Verdict Mania

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, November 23, 2021 Black people give great attention to certain court cases in hopes of receiving justice when the system is designed to be unjust. That recognition and the commitment to fighting back will be of greater use than divining conclusions about a racist nation when juries reach verdicts. Every high-profile trial[…]

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The U.S. is Waging Domestic War and Preparing for More

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, September 8, 2021 A new report on cost of US domestic and international militarization brings the domestic situation into sharp focus. The US ruling elite appears to be preparing for one of three scenarios in the near future: system collapse, a fascist response, or a radical left turn toward a non-capitalist politics.[…]

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Report from New Orleans: Government does nothing for the poor

by John Catalinotto, published on Workers World, September 2, 2021 Sept. 1 — Gavrielle Gemma, union and political organizer since the 1970s and now working with the New Orleans-based Workers Voice Socialist Movement, called Workers World to report on the situation there, post-Hurricane Ida. Gemma is now living in a modest single-family home in the Florida neighborhood of New Orleans,[…]

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