And They Call This Democracy?

by Greg Godels, published on ZZ’sBlog, October 5, 2020 The idea of the US as a citadel of democracy is based on an enduring myth. The frequent references, even on the left, to “saving our democracy” or “protecting our democracy” from Trump, the Russians, the Chinese, Islam, or any other forces lurking in the cabinet of popular demonology, is sheer[…]

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Why We Focus on Africa

Black Alliance for Peace, published on Black Agenda Report, September 30, 2020 Africa can’t demonstrate independence and power because the entire continent has a giant U.S. military boot on its neck. “The presence of U.S. forces exacerbates violence and instability throughout the continent.” With reports each week of yet another Black victim of police violence, there is for many an[…]

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Dark Web Voter Database – For Sale on the Black Market

by Gareth Porter, published on The Grayzone, September 13, 2020 I thought this was interesting not only because it is another nail in the coffin for Russiagate, but also because it is saying that a) voter databases are in many cases public information so no hacking is needed, and b) someone did hack our voter database info, not only the[…]

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Preparing for ‘the Interregnum’ — the election mess – a WW commentary

by Terry Guitierrez, published on Workers World, September 30, 2020 In researching this article, a cool-sounding word came up: “pettifoggery.” It means “given to quibbling over trifles.” The word was used in an article by Barton Gellman in the November Atlantic magazine, “The Election That Could Break America.” Gellman’s point is that it is a waste of time to quibble[…]

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Eyewitness To The Agony Of Julian Assange

by John Pilger, published on  JohnPilger.com, October 2, 2020 John Pilger has watched Julian Assange’s extradition trial from the public gallery at London’s Old Bailey. He spoke with Timothy Erik Ström of Arena magazine, Australia: Q: Having watched Julian Assange’s trial first-hand, can you describe the prevailing atmosphere in the court? The prevailing atmosphere has been shocking. I say that[…]

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An Open Letter to the CBC Ombudsman Regarding Palestine

by Ariel Gold and Mary Miller published on Mondoweiss, October 2, 2020 On August 18, 2020, renowned cartoonist Joe Sacco was interviewed by Canadian public radio host Duncan McCue, who is Anishinaabe, a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation, for his program The Current, which is produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The two discussed colonization, resource extraction,[…]

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A Manifesto for our times… The Challenge to abolish SYSTEMIC RACISM

Statement from Socialist Action Massive opposition to SYSTEMIC RACISM… a racism and the inseparable generalized social inequality that permeate every institution in U.S. society, are the only serious explanations for the magnificent, unprecedented, defiant daily multi-racial mass mobilizations in 2000+ U.S. cities and towns. In the face of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic and police repression courageous millions have taken to[…]

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Oppose U.S. Government Interference in Lebanon

Statement by the Chicago Anti-War Coalition (CAWC), September 29, 2020 Lebanon has been in the news recently because of demonstrations and a huge explosion at the port in Beirut. There has been a lot of talk about what is going on in Lebanon. CAWC thinks, as we have been expressing in a series of Statements against U.S. government interference and[…]

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Latin American Ex-Presidents Stage ‘Rebellion on the Farm’ Following IADB Appointment

by Sergio Rodriguez Gelfenstein, published on Workers World, September 17, 2020 The web magazine lapluma.net published this article by its author, a Venezuelan analyst, on Sept. 3. The article refers to George Orwell’s novel,“Animal Farm,” which pro-imperialist intellectuals have used for reactionary purposes in the past. In this case the author highlights the role of Latin American bourgeois leaders who[…]

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