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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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Why billionaires (like Trump) love ‘free’ elections

December 28, 2015

There was a time — it seems like ages ago — when we could pick up a newspaper or turn on the TV and be able to see or read about the progressive changes that were sweeping the country. First, there was the Occupy movement, with creative ways, like flash mobs, of standing against war and . . .

The ‘union’ that ain’t

December 15, 2015

The history of unions goes back to the 18th century and the Industrial Revolution. Until there were unions, laborers seemed to exist at the mercy of the bosses, who worked them to death and starved them and their families at the same time. But as the number of wage workers in those hellish . . .

Revolution and climate change

December 15, 2015

The COP21 climate conference has ended, and the corporate media are begging us to believe that a breakthrough has occurred, even though there were many heavy hearts at the end of the meeting. “Despair” is probably too mild a word to describe the emotions expressed by many of the Indigenous . . .
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