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Racist double standard

March 26, 2015

For most people, it should be enough to point out that Black people are 21 times more likely to be shot by cops than white people. That pretty much proves the cops mete out violence with a racist double standard. For anyone who still has doubts about that overwhelming bias, another simple [...]

Oklahoma University and society racism

March 17, 2015

Oklahoma University football team hold protest against SAE racist tape, March 12. When a vile, racist video by members of the Oklahoma University chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity was put online, strong demonstrations by students, teachers, community members and even the school [...]

Defend Venezuela, end the sanctions!

March 10, 2015

Nicolás Maduro President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela deserves the highest praise and support for firmly rejecting the latest round of U.S. pressures designed to undermine and topple the Bolivarian Revolution. On March 9, the Obama administration announced more sanctions on Venezuela, calling the [...]

What women are fighting for

March 7, 2015

International Women’s Day is a good time to examine some crucial struggles for women, including pay equity and livable wages. This topic arose starkly at the Feb. 22 Academy Awards when a well-known actor, Patricia Arquette, stressed in her award acceptance speech that it’s time for women in [...]

Protest war criminal Netanyahu

February 28, 2015

He won’t be the first war criminal to speak before the U.S. Congress. Remember that George W. Bush delivered eight State of the Union messages, most of them after he lied his way into a criminal war that killed 1 million Iraqis. No, what distinguishes current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin [...]

Hatching new wars

February 19, 2015

U.S. occupation force in Afghanistan. Capitalist crises engender war. To the profiteers, war spoils and the selling of war materiel are the answer to sagging markets and declining production. The war drive of U.S. imperialism has kicked up a notch even as we write. Long U.S. wars in Afghanistan and [...]

Confront ‘American Sniper’

February 10, 2015

Try to imagine this movie: Iraq’s urban population, angered by a foreign invasion, mobilizes to resist an army of occupation. The robocop occupation troops are weighed down with body armor and heavy weapons. They drive armored Hummers decorated with death heads and kick down doors to invade Iraqi [...]

No U.S. arms for Kiev regime!

February 3, 2015

Kiev regime’s Azov Battalion. The U.S. government says it is discussing — if it is not already a done deal  — sending $3 billion in heavy arms to the Kiev government in Ukraine, which was installed by a U.S.-inspired coup last February. Sending these weapons will, at a minimum, bring [...]

Bratton and protests

February 3, 2015

NYC cop on Wall Street. New York Police Commissioner William Bratton, in a speech to the Police Foundation on Jan. 29, announced the formation of a new unit to combat “terrorism and protests.” Here’s the New York Times report on his speech: “The new unit, to be made up of [...]

What Obama left out

January 26, 2015

‘Hands up, don’t shoot’, Ferguson, Mo. The “State of the Union” is the annual presidential speech that is supposed to report on how things are going for the people of this country. In thousands of protest rallies and marches over recent months, especially since the events in Ferguson, [...]
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