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In defense of north Korea

February 9, 2016

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea achieved another scientific-technological breakthrough on Feb. 7, lofting a space satellite into orbit. It was propelled by a powerful rocket and, predictably, the U.S. government reacted as though sending up a satellite were an act of war. Washington has . . .

Lo que Iowa expresa

February 9, 2016

Sería precipitado el tratar de predecir los resultados de las elecciones presidenciales de Estados Unidos basado en lo que pasó en Iowa el 1 de febrero. Iowa no es típico del país. Si las/os participantes se hubieran movido políticamente hacia la derecha, podría ser desestimado como algo no . . .

Free Julian Assange

February 8, 2016

The United Nations panel that heard the case that Julian Assange’s attorneys brought before it hardly ever decides against the wishes of the imperialist powers. Usually this panel speaks out only if governments that the imperialists want to discredit or destroy have imprisoned a journalist. . . .

What Iowa shows

February 2, 2016

It would be rash to read too much into the caucuses held Feb. 1 in Iowa, so far as predicting the outcome of the next U.S. presidential election. Iowa is not typical of the country. Had those participating in the caucuses moved to the right, that might be dismissed as not representative of the . . .

Extreme wealth, extreme poverty

January 25, 2016

To greet the super-rich, now meeting in Davos, Switzerland, anti-poverty analysts from Oxfam — who challenge capitalism’s symptoms without challenging the disease — have issued a new report on wealth inequality. Back in the Cold War, when every aspect of capitalist culture exuded . . .

Dr. King’s legacy still relevant

January 15, 2016

“I have worked too long now and too hard to get rid of segregation in public accommodations to turn back to the point of segregating my moral concern. Justice is indivisible. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. And wherever I see injustice, I’m going to take a stand against it . . .

Libertad para Oscar López Rivera, ¡YA!

January 12, 2016

El editorial del New York Times del 31 de diciembre titulado “Mr. Obama’s Trickle of Mercy” (“La misericordia en goteo de Obama”) criticó duramente el tacaño uso del proceso de clemencia presidencial por Barack Obama quien solo ha liberado a 95 prisioneros federales que estaban . . .

La lucha de las mujeres saudíes

January 5, 2016

Ningún país del mundo es más brutal y opresivo en su tratamiento de las mujeres que Arabia Saudita. El estado saudí, que es controlado oficialmente por los hombres de la familia real, ha mantenido a las mujeres acorraladas e inmovilizadas en una telaraña venenosa de restricciones religiosas y . . .

Free Oscar López Rivera, NOW!

January 4, 2016

Oscar López The Dec. 31 New York Times editorial titled “Mr. Obama’s Trickle of Mercy” sharply criticized Barack Obama’s miserly use of the presidential clemency process, which has only released 95 federal prisoners who were serving “absurdly long” prison sentences. Oscar López Rivera . . .

Saudi women’s struggle

December 28, 2015

No country on earth is more brutal and oppressive in its treatment of women than Saudi Arabia. The Saudi state, which is officially controlled by men of the royal family, has kept women encased and immobilized in a poisonous web of binding religious and legal restrictions, like the victims of a . . .
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