U.S. Faces Defeat in Afghanistan

by Austin Dewey, published on Fightback News!, August 3, 2021 Biden has been portraying the drawdown of U.S. troops as a sign of victory in Afghanistan, but the truth is that resistance forces are winning. In describing the motivations behind the drawdown, Biden stated, “We went to war with clear goals. We achieved those objectives. Bin Laden is dead, and[…]

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A Short History of Haiti

by Yanis Iqbal, published on Countercurrents, July 10, 2021 A reminder of the roots of the current Haitian upheaval. The 1697 Treaty of Ryswick legalized French control over the western third of the island of Hispaniola – a Spanish asset – under the name of Saint-Domingue. The colony proved to be a valuable spigot of wealth. In 1789, Saint-Domingue supplied[…]

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People Working a Minimum Wage Job Can’t Afford Rent Anywhere in the US

by Sarah Ruiz Grossman, published on Black Agenda Report, July 22, 2021 Over 40% of Black and Latinx households pay more than 30% of their income on rent, compared with 25% of white households. “’One full-time job should be enough,’ the report says.” A full-time, minimum-wage worker can’t afford even a modest one-bedroom apartment in 93% of U.S. counties, according[…]

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Israeli Jews Call: “Stop Israel’s Apartheid!”

Published on Jews for Decolonization, August, 2021 This was published as a sign-on letter and circulated in Israel.   The letter has over 1000 signatures.  We can keep an eye on it an see how it grows.   The letter acknowledges the suffering visited on the Palestinians and supports the global BDS Campaign, with which we wholly concur. It is a very[…]

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Hiroshima-Nagasaki: The Story They Want Us to Forget

by Bruce Gagnon, published on Organizing Notes, August 5, 2021 The world’s first nuclear explosion occurred on July 16, 1945, when a plutonium implosion device was tested at a site located 210 miles south of Los Alamos, New Mexico, on the barren plains of the Alamogordo Bombing Range, known as the Jornada del Muerto (day of the dead). US President Harry[…]

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Glen Ford’s Journalism Fought for Black Liberation and Against Imperialism

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, August 4, 2021 Ford was among the few journalists who took a stance for Black liberation and against imperialism. I had the honor of working with the late Glen Ford for nearly 20 years. His passing has created a huge void not just for Black Agenda Report (BAR), the site we co-founded with the late[…]

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