Austerity and Militarism

In the U.S. They are Never Called Human Rights Violations, but They Both Kill by Ajamu Baraka, June 19, 2019 Trump’s 2020 budget proposal reflects another significant increase in military spending along with corresponding cuts in spending by Federal agencies tasked with the responsibility for providing critical services and income support policies for working class and poor people. Trump’s call[…]

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The War on Venezuela is Built on Lies

2016 protests against removal of Chávez and Bolivar images from National Assembly. (Wikimedia) by John Pilger, Published on Consortium News, February 25, 2019 Travelling with Hugo Chavez, I soon understood the threat of Venezuela.  At a farming co-operative in Lara state, people waited patiently and with good humor in the heat. Jugs of water and melon juice were passed around. A guitar was[…]

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The Racist Imperial War on Venezuela

by Glen Ford, Published on Black Agenda Report, January 31, 2019 Donald Trump is simply exercising an imperial mandate handed down to him by Obama, who put “humanitarian” lipstick on the white supremacist pig of American exceptionalism. “The darker peoples of the world understand clearly that what is at stake is the sovereignty of nations and people’s right to self-determination.”[…]

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The Black Working Class Will Never Abandon Venezuela!

Statement from The Black Alliance for Peace “The struggles of the Black working-class, united around a national program must have international solidarity and must be understood within the context of an anti-imperialist struggle against global capitalism and the US-led imperialist global economic, military and political infrastructure. For the Black working-class and the Black liberation movement not to struggle against capitalism, is not to be engaged[…]

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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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Arrest of Marzieh Hashemi Reveals the Nature of Bipartisan Police State

Editor’s note: Marzieh Hashemi has since been released, though this does not excuse the treatment she has been subjected to. by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, January 23, 2019 The only reason our sister is being held captive is to once again demonstrate how a runaway slave is treated. “Even the Bill of Rights doesn’t provide protections when[…]

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Beyond NATO: Time To Break The Silence, End NATO’s Militarism

Above Photo: Source No2NATO2019.org By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. January 20, 2019 Fifty-two years ago on April 4, 1967, at Riverside Church, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.,  gave his most important speech ever, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.” King’s conscience drove him to take the unpopular position of publicly criticizing the Vietnam War and putting it[…]

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Mumia Abu-Jamal Wins Major Court Victory (Update)

by Jeff Mackler, from Socialist Action, January 2,  2019 On Dec. 27, Philadelphia Superior Court Judge Leon Tucker ruled in favor of Mumia Abu-Jamal, holding that the actions of former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Judge Ronald Castille had demonstrated a “lack of impartiality” and “the appearance of bias.” Tucker’s decision represents a major victory for Abu-Jamal, which opens the door to[…]

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Not So Happy New Years: Tears Flow from the War Hawks Over the Political Crisis of US imperialism

by Danny Haiphong, from Black Agenda Report, January 9, 2019 The US war machine can no longer provide its corporate masters the neo-colonial stability they need to reap long-term gain from the imperial order. “The political crisis of U.S. imperialism is becoming more difficult to manage.” The year of 2018 ended with a flurry of conflicts between factions of the[…]

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