Freedom Rider: Iran and Endless War

by Margaret Kimberley, Published on Black Agenda Report, June 19, 2019 Americans are, indeed, exceptional – the most gullible public in the world, always ready to believe their leaders’ lies. “The increasing closeness between China, Russia and their central Asian partners is a reaction to U.S. threats and aggressions.” The latest in the saga of the desperate empire is the[…]

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Yes, Gov. Northam Should Resign – But He’s Not the Only Problem

Photo: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D) page in his 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook. The page shows a picture, at right, of a person in blackface and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood. (Eastern Virginia Medical School/AP) by Phil Wilayto, Virginia Defenders, February 7, 2019 Yes, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam should resign. Immediately. No question. But progressives in[…]

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As Support Grows to Extend Los Angeles Teacher Strike, Unions Colluding With Democrats to End Walkout

by Jerry White, from the World Socialist Website, January 16, 2019 Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers and their supporters manned picket lines and marched downtown yesterday on the second day of the strike by 33,000 educators in America’s second largest school district. The walkout has generated widespread public support and growing calls for the spreading of the strike[…]

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Shut-out federal employees say: Stop the war on workers!

Photo: National Treasury Employees Union members rally in Washington, D.C., Jan. 10. by Kathy Durkin, from Workers World, January 15, 2019 “Stop the war on workers!” and “We want work, not walls!” read signs held by furloughed federal employees at the White House and in cities around the U.S. on Jan. 10. They were protesting the Trump administration’s shutdown of[…]

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The Bizarre Facebook Path to Corporate Facism

by Glen Ford, originally published on Black Agenda Report “The Facebook intervention is a qualitative escalation of the McCarthyite offensive.” Facebook has assumed additional political police powers, disrupting a planned counter-demonstration against white supremacists, set for August 12th in Washington, on the grounds that it was initiated and inspired by “Russians” as part of a Kremlin campaign to “sow dissension”[…]

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King’s Legacy Betrayed

by Margaret Kimberley, originally published on Consortium News, March 4, 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the preeminent leader of the black liberation movement in the 1950s and 1960s. Millions of people engaged in the struggle against America’s shameful apartheid system but King was the most influential. His actions are remembered, his words are quoted by activists, politicians, and[…]

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