COP26: Greenwashing and Plutocratic Misadventures

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, November 17, 2021 For all the policy failures of COP26 it may actually be an inflection point in history — a point where social and political conditions force a transformation of consciousness and politics that can usher in epochal change. COP 26 reaffirmed what has been obvious from the beginning: the Northern[…]

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The Most Vital Battle for Press Freedom in Our Time

by Chris Hedges, published on SheerPost.com, October 28, 2021 I think we need, as we follow these proceedings focused solely on Julian Assange’s state of mind and ability to tolerate torture, to look at his incredible accomplishments (not crimes) and the hideous brutality of his accusers. Thank you Chris Hedges for bringing us back to the source. [jb] WASHINGTON, D.C[…]

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Columbus Day Toppled in Boston

by K. James, published on Workers World, October 12, 2021 A stunning victory for the people of Boston, and for Indigenous people everywhere! The message is clear: we can replace ‘Columbus’ Day with ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day  [jb] In a major victory for Indigenous people everywhere, Boston Mayor Kim Janey signed an Executive Order declaring the second Monday in October to[…]

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Forbes Reveals Why the US Government Is Trying to Extradite Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab

by Roger Harris, published on Counterpunch, October 6, 2021 I think this is a win-win for the U.S.  Whether they manage to extradite him and pump him for information or not, as long as Cape Verde continues to hold him, his life is increasingly threatened by cancer.  If he dies in custody, the Venezuelan government will permanently lose his services[…]

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Contemptible Court Sentences Courageous Attorney for Contempt of Court

by Cliff Conner, published on Socialist Action, October 5, 2021 The arrogance and open spite of the judge in this case is profoundly disturbing. [jb] ON OCTOBER 1, 2021, the sun rose in the east and Steven Donziger was sentenced to prison. Both events were equally predictable, but only the latter was a consequence of the systematic corruption of what[…]

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Bolivia: Evo Morales Warns of Right-Wing Maneuvers

Translated by Walter Lippmann for CubaNews and edited by Workers World, August 13, 2021 Former president Evo Morales, leader of the Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) party, denounced, this Aug. 4, the Bolivian political right for promoting destabilizing maneuvers disguised as political activism. “Once again, the coup plotters announce antidemocratic mobilizations against the legitimate, legal and constitutional government of our brother[…]

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Ethiopians Go To the Polls Even After U.S. Tells Them Not To

by Ann Garrison, published on Black Agenda Report, June 23, 2021 “Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia are now alarming US political and military elites by forming an alliance and threatening to chart an independent path in the Horn of Africa.” On Monday, June 21st, Ethiopians went to the polls to select a parliament, which will elect a prime minister, even though[…]

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