The “Squad” Will Have to Realize that You Can’t Defeat White Supremacy with White Supremacy

by Ajamu Baraka, from Black Agenda Report, July 8, 2019 The “squad” condemns Trump for his white nationalism, not understanding that as a white supremacist settler-colonial state, white nationalism is “American” nationalism. “Biden as a neoliberal white supremacist imperialist was always clear where he stood.” The story of Trump’s white nationalist tweets is still the object of intense discussion with the[…]

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Keeping The World Poor: The Monopolistic Agenda Behind Regime Change Chaos

by Caleb Maupin, Published on New Eastern Outlook, September 2018 Prior to 2011, Syria was a prosperous Middle Eastern country. The Baathist government had taken tremendous steps to improve the lives of Syria’s people. Between 1970 and 2009, the life expectancy for Syrians increased by 17 years, and the infant mortality rate was reduced exponentially. According to the US Library[…]

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Samir Amin: A Vital Challenge to Dispossession

Samir Amin (1931-2018) was one of the world’s greatest radical thinkers – a “creative Marxist” who went from Communist activism in Nasser’s Egypt, to advising African socialist leaders like Julius Nyerere to being a leading figure in the World Social Forum. by Nick Dearden,  A segment of a Retrospective on Samir Amin Published on Pambazuka News, August 23, 2018 Samir[…]

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Remove People from Nature? Human Beings are Not a Problem

The Masaai, a pastoral people, were removed from their traditional lands in the Serengeti by British colonialists, largely in order to reserve the land for big game hunting and tourism. The Masaai are resisting similar removal practices by the Kenyan and Tanzanian governments. By Chris Tei, originally published on Socialist Action We don’t need to be removed from nature. We[…]

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Venezuela’s Fragile Revolution: From Chávez To Maduro

By Steve Ellner Above Photo: Andreas Lehner/ Flickr Professor Steve Ellner argues that by pinpointing strategic errors – especially in the context of unrelenting hostility by powerful forces on the right – Chavismo’s supporters and sympathizers can offer a corrective to the sweeping condemnations of the government of Nicolás Maduro now coming from both right and left. The Venezuelan experience of nearly[…]

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Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen: Are Negotiations Being Considered?

Originally published in New Eastern Outlook From the moment that the Saudi-led onslaught against Yemen began, the USA has been solidly behind Riyadh. Yemen now faces a humanitarian crisis, yet the forces committed to sovereignty and economic development remain strong, nowhere near surrender. Signs now indicate that as the war continues, some circles within the US power structure may be[…]

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