The Role of Police in Gentrification

by Brenden Beck, published on Consortium News, September 24, 2020 A lawsuit alleges Breonna Taylor died because Louisville was trying to arrest its way toward economic redevelopment. Research shows this is common. This piece is a commentary, part of The Appeal’s collection of opinion and analysis. The circumstances surrounding Breonna Taylor’s killing by police in Louisville, Kentucky, are by now[…]

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Puerto Rico: Three Years for History

By José E. Rivera Santana, published on Resumen, January 9, 2020 This comprehensive article on contemporary Puerto Rico was written just before a devastating 6.4 earthquake hit Puerto Rico on January 7 knocking out power to a half-million people and leaving thousands homeless. Trump, however, didn’t even blink as he pushed more resources and military personal towards war against Iran.[…]

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The Troika of Tyranny: The Imperialist Project in Latin America and Its Epigones

Image: A man sits in front of a mural in Caracas, Venezuela | Photo: Reuters by Roger D. Harris, from Dissident Voice, November 5, 2018 Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela are today threatened by US imperialism. The first salvo of the modern Age of Imperialism started back in 1898 when the US seized Cuba along with Puerto Rico and the Philippines[…]

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