The Long Hand of Slave Breeding, Redux

by JoAnn Wypijewski, published on Counterpunch, June 6, 2022 A stunning discussion of women’s rights and the freeing of slaves as these topics relate to today’s anti-abortion campaign.   #MeToo is a disturbing phenomenon which at times frees women to speak the unspeakable openly, but leaves the power of whose voice is heard and what will be done about it, who[…]

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Climate Diplomacy Must Take Africa Into Account

by Howard W. French, published on World Politics Review, November 10, 2021 The standard, “flirting with apocalypse” narrative that dominates U.S. media coverage and political debates regarding climate change goes something like this: China, which is the world’s biggest carbon emitter, and India, which is lightly industrialized and still quite substantially poor, currently represent the biggest threats to saving the[…]

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Finishing the Unfinished Revolution — from Reconstruction to Black Lives Matter

by Larry Holmes, published on Workers World, June 22, 2020 The following is a slightly edited talk given June 19 by Larry Holmes, Workers World Party First Secretary, during the WWP webinar on “Juneteenth and the Black Lives Matter Rebellion.” This Juneteenth is probably going to be one of the biggest Juneteenths in a long, long time.  That’s because of[…]

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500 Years is Long Enough! Human Depravity in the Congo

Native Prisoners at Boma Taking the Air, The mortality rate among natives at Boma  [under Leopold] is enormous, the normal death rate being 50-70%, under favorable conditions . . . by Robert J. Burrows, originally published on CounterCurrents Blog, May 25, 2018 I would like to tell you something about human depravity and illustrate just how widespread it is among[…]

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Windrush and Britain’s Crimes Against Black People

People gather for a Windrush generation solidarity protest in Brixtron, London, Britain, 20 April 2018. As claims emerge that the Home Office destroyed thousands of landing cards documenting the arrival of windrush-era migrants, communities in Brixton gathered in Windrush Square in solidarity with those threatened with deportation, sacking and the removal of healthcare as result of the governments ‘hostile environment’[…]

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