Ramsey Clark, Human Rights Fighter, 1927-2021

by Sara Flounders, published on International Action Center, April 12, 2021 We salute Ramsey Clark, who died April 9, 2021, an outspoken defender of all forms of popular resistance to oppression, a leader always willing to challenge the crimes of U.S. militarism and global arrogance. He remained optimistic that the power of people could determine history. His courageous voice will[…]

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Racial Capitalism and the Betrayal of Haiti

By Yves Engler, published on Socialist Action, April 5, 2021 Qui Bono in Haiti? [jb] Domination by multinational corporations and “light skinned” local capitalists — that’s the story of Haiti as illustrated by one recent event. The day after his already paper-thin constitutional legitimacy completely eroded Jovenel Moïse gave significant amounts of Haitian land to a light-skinned oligarch working with Coca-Cola. According[…]

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The US Can’t Control the World

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, April 7, 2021 Slow-witted Joe Biden appears to think that we’re still in the age of the sole superpower, when in fact that era has come and gone. “China’s Belt and Road Initiative involves countries on every continent and provides opportunity where the western nations offer only debt and subjugation.” As this columnist[…]

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Flawed Approach Sunk Amazon Union Drive, But Birthed National Movement

By Mike Elk, published by Labor Today, April 9, 2021 Today, the union drive at Amazon in Alabama, which drew unprecedented political and media attention, was defeated by a 2-to-1 margin. Last month, as we stood in the parking lot of Amazon’s warehouse and spoke with 32-year-old Ashley Beringer about her take on the Amazon union vote, it became apparent[…]

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The Real Victory in Bessemer: Renewal of Working Class Organizing

by Scott Williams, published on Workers World, April 2, 2021 “The workers in Bessemer never thought they’d spark a national discussion. This is their moment, but it’s not just about Amazon. This is about every employer and the right of every worker to fair pay, safe workplaces, a voice in their workplace and the right to organize unions without illegal[…]

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Ukrainian President Zelensky calls on NATO as Russian Press Warns of War

by Clara Weiss, published on World Socialist Website, April 6, 2021 Seems like there is a dangerous situation brewing here.  NATO -under U.S. leadership- is encouraging, and maybe even planning to openly participate in a new war on Russia’s border, possibly on Russia (Crimea is now Russian Territory).  Talk about playing brinkmanship:This is insanity.  [JB] On Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr[…]

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A Cold War Re-Education in 8 Minutes

by David Swanson, published on Let’s Try Democracy, March 21, 2021        from Remarks by David Swanson at the Cold War Truth Commission The Cold War didn’t have a hard and fast beginning that transformed the world or that turned heroic anti-Nazi Soviets into Satanic Commies on a particular afternoon. The rise of Nazism had been facilitated in part by[…]

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NO STALLING! The only solution — U.S. out of Afghanistan

by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World, April 6, 2021 On Feb. 29, 2020, after rounds of negotiations in Doha, Qatar, with the Taliban — the insurgency they have fought for 20 years — the U.S. signed an agreement to withdraw from Afghanistan all U.S. and NATO forces within 14 months — by this May 1. In return the Taliban[…]

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Big Pharma’s Greedy Palm, Outstretched Again

by James Fortin, published on Socialist Action, April 3, 2021 U.S. Big Pharma is doing a victory lap.  Never to miss an accolade or two from their friends at the Wall Street Journal, pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is taking the bow under the recent article entitled, “Capitalism Is What Will Defeat Covid.”  Oh, really? In the piece CEO Alex[…]

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What a US Nuclear War with China Would Look Like

by Andre Damon, published on the World Socialist Website, March 24, 2021 Former NATO commander James Stavridis and novelist Elliot Ackerman have published a book depicting how the deepening conflict between the United States and China could escalate into a nuclear world war costing tens of millions of lives. The book, entitled 2034: A Novel of the Next World War,[…]

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