In Venezuela, White Supremacy Is a Key Driver of the Coup

Guaido and Maduro side by side~tweet from Vijay Prashad by Greg Palast, from Resumen, published on Truthout, February 2, 2019 First, we have Juan Guaidó, self-proclaimed (and Trump-proclaimed) president of the nation, with his wife and child, a photo prominently placed in The New York Times. And then, there is the class photo of Guaidó’s party members in the National[…]

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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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Why the Black Alliance for Peace Opposes U.S. Intervention in Venezuela

Hands Off Venezuela Protest, London, January 28, 2019 The following statement was released on Jan. 25 by the Black Alliance for Peace and published on Workers World. We, the members of the Black Alliance for Peace, uphold our political stance in the face of aggressions waged by the United States. Two of BAP’s core principles are an unwavering commitment to[…]

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: Time to De-Colonize Human Rights!

by Ajamu Barka, published on Black Agenda Report, December 5, 2018 The post-WW II promise of human rights was a compact meant for white people only, but a People-Centered Human Rights framework seeks global liberation and transformation. “If human rights are to have any incredibility, any “universal” applicability, any value, they must be seized from the barbaric grip of European and[…]

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The rise of right-wing violence in Trump’s America

By John Leslie, published on Socialist Action, November, 2018 Homemade pipe bombs sent to prominent Democrats and Trump critics sparked nationwide fear and an FBI manhunt. The 14 bombs were sent to billionaire George Soros, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, Former Vice President Joe Biden, actor Robert DeNiro, and others. One of the devices was[…]

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End the Wars at Home and Abroad Panel Discussion

The continuous and never-ending wars abroad have contributed to the militarization of the U.S. borders, communities and the entire country. Important reforms that have been fought for by generations of activists are under attack by both major political parties. It is by understanding we have a common enemy that we can build a mass movement to fight back. Editor: This[…]

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North Korea Issue is Not De-Nuclearization but De-Colonization

by Ajamu Baraka, originally published on Black Agenda Report, June 13, 2018 “The psychopathology of white supremacy invisibilizes the absurdity and illegitimacy of the United States being in a position to negotiate the fate of millions of Koreans.” The critics had already signaled their strategy for derailing any meaningful move toward normalizing relations between the United States and North Korea.[…]

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Marching for the Democrats: Another Farce on Washington?

by Ajamu Baraka, originally published on Black Agenda Report “The opportunism of the Democrats made these students and their pain easy targets.” “They called in [Roy] Wilkins; they called in [A. Philip] Randolph; they called in these national Negro leaders that you respect and told them, ‘Call it off.’ Kennedy said, ‘Look, you all are letting this thing go too[…]

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‘Hostiles’ and Hollywood’s Untold Story

By Jada Thacker, originally published on Consortium News, March 16, 2018 A theatrical poster for the recent American Western movie “Hostiles” depicts its principal characters – a Frontier widow, a hardboiled Indian fighter, and an Indian chief – with a helpful blurb stating the story’s theme with the subtlety of a striking rattlesnake: “We are all hostiles.” Hostiles movie poster[…]

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