20 Years of Post 9/11 Amnesia

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, September 15, 2021 Memories of the last 20 years are rarely focused on increased state violence and repression in the post-9/11 world. The damage has largely been forgotten. The constant demand that we “Never forget!,” the events of September 11, 2001 is rather laughable. Forgetting is difficult after enduring 20 years of[…]

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People Working a Minimum Wage Job Can’t Afford Rent Anywhere in the US

by Sarah Ruiz Grossman, published on Black Agenda Report, July 22, 2021 Over 40% of Black and Latinx households pay more than 30% of their income on rent, compared with 25% of white households. “’One full-time job should be enough,’ the report says.” A full-time, minimum-wage worker can’t afford even a modest one-bedroom apartment in 93% of U.S. counties, according[…]

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Hiroshima-Nagasaki: The Story They Want Us to Forget

by Bruce Gagnon, published on Organizing Notes, August 5, 2021 The world’s first nuclear explosion occurred on July 16, 1945, when a plutonium implosion device was tested at a site located 210 miles south of Los Alamos, New Mexico, on the barren plains of the Alamogordo Bombing Range, known as the Jornada del Muerto (day of the dead). US President Harry[…]

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The Truth About Defunding the Police

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, June 9, 2021 “Defunding” the police has often turned out to be an accounting trick, but community control of police – a righteous demand – must also ensure that all government functions address human needs. “The armed forces of Russia, Germany, France, the U.K. and Japan all receive less money than American police departments.”[…]

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The Palestine Litmus Test

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, May 19, 2021 President Joe Biden continues to proclaim endless support of apartheid Israel, but millions have decided that defense of Palestinian rights and lives is the only civilized response to barbaric aggression. “The U.S. uses its veto power on the United Nations Security Council to prevent the international community from using[…]

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How the United States Helps to Kill Palestinians

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies The U.S. corporate media usually report on Israeli military assaults in occupied Palestine as if the United States is an innocent neutral party to the conflict. In fact, large majorities of Americans have told pollsters for decades that they want the United States to be neutral in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But U.S. media[…]

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The US Can’t Control the World

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, April 7, 2021 Slow-witted Joe Biden appears to think that we’re still in the age of the sole superpower, when in fact that era has come and gone. “China’s Belt and Road Initiative involves countries on every continent and provides opportunity where the western nations offer only debt and subjugation.” As this columnist[…]

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Biden Must Reprogram Funds for Subversion in Cuba

By Alejandra Garcia, published on Resumen English, March 3, 2021 Of the never-ending list of U.S. measures against Cuba, much is said about the six-decade economic blockade. However, less attention is paid to the former U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to maintain the program that has allocated over $250 million in the last twenty years to covert subversion operations against[…]

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