Why Wouldn’t Biden Grant Clemency to Leonard Peltier?

By Gustavo A. Maranges and Bill Hackwell, published on Resumen, on February 1, 2022 Last Friday, it became known that the 77-year-old Native American political prisoner Leonard Peltier was sick with COVID-19. Peltier has been in prison for over 46 years, which makes him the oldest political prisoner in the United States. This fact has brought attention to his case,[…]

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Fighting Covid Together

by Greg Godels, published in ZZ’s Blog, January 7, 2021 It is often said that “the true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members,” a quote attributed to Mahatma Gandhi. Nothing has brought that measure to the forefront like the two years of the Coronavirus pandemic. In an unusual circumstance, a catastrophe[…]

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We Dance into the New Year Banging Our Hammers and Swinging Our Sickles

by Vijay Prashad, published on Tricontinental, December 30, 2021 Bittersweet is the passage of this year. There have been some immense victories and some catastrophic defeats, the most terrible being the failure of the Global North countries to adopt a democratic attitude towards confronting the COVID-19 pandemic and creating equitable access to key resources, from life-saving medical equipment to vaccines.[…]

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Propaganda War Against China Aims to Expand U.S. Hegemony and Eradicate Socialism

by Danny Haiphong, published on Black Agenda Report, October 13, 2021 Anti-China propaganda is intended to indoctrinate Americans with fear and hatred and gain support for war against that country and against socialism itself. This is an edited version of remarks given by the author at the Friends of Socialist China’s webinar entitled, Propaganda War Against China, held on October[…]

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Why the U.S. Still Suffers from COVID

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, September 1, 2021 Donald Trump was the convenient scapegoat for the first year of the Covid-19 crisis. Austerity, low wage work, housing insecurity, and the profit driven health care system were problematic issues before anyone heard the word Covid-19 or indeed before Trump’s presidency. Every failing of the United States already in[…]

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South Africa: The Fault-Lines of the World’s Most Unequal Society

by John Allen, published on All Africa, July  18, 2021 South Africa was born in the clutches of the IMF and the World Bank.  It is no surprise that even a government run by a revolutionary party became, after less than 30 years, riddled with corruption, while implementing divestment and impoverishment of the very people from whom they emerged as[…]

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