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Why was DeAndre Joshua killed?

By December 14, 2014

DeAndre Joshua was a 20-year-old Black man who lived in Ferguson, Mo. He worked the night shift at Walmart. He was a close friend of Dorian Johnson, who was with Michael Brown when he was killed by Darren Wilson, a Ferguson cop, on Aug. 9. Joshua was shot while sitting in his car near where […]


Corte Suprema confirma ley racista de Texas

By October 28, 2014

Una vez más la mayoría derechista de la Corte Suprema estadounidense ha cometido un escandaloso atentado contra los derechos democráticos duramente logrados por la población negra y latina. El 18 de octubre, la Corte mantuvo la ley de identificación de votantes de Texas, la más draconiana y restrictiva en el país. Las juezas Ruth Bader […]


Supreme Court upholds racist Texas ID law

By October 22, 2014

Once again the right-wing majority of the U.S. Supreme Court has made an outrageous attack on the hard-won democratic rights of Black and Latino/a people. On Oct. 18, they let stand the Texas voter ID law, the most draconian and restrictive voter ID law in the country. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia ­Sotomayor and Elena […]


Ebola in Texas: For-profit health care system exposed

By October 7, 2014

On the evening of Sept. 25, Thomas Duncan walked into the emergency room of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. He told the nurse that he felt ill with strong stomach cramps. He was found to have a fever. He also told the nurse that a few days earlier he had arrived in Dallas from […]


Stop the U.S. blockade of Cuba now!

By October 5, 2014
They will return: a billboard in Cuba honors the Cuban Five.

U.S. imperialism remains unflinching in its campaign to crush the Cuban ­Revolution. In 2004, then Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama said that he supported an end to the economic blockade in Cuba. Yet on Sept. 5, 2014, President Obama signed the annual memorandum that continues the U.S. blockade against Cuba under the infamous “Trading With […]


Where is justice for Michael Brown?

By September 28, 2014
Michael Brown

Legal expert Lisa Bloom told Chris Hayes on his “All In” show on MSNBC on September 17: “Every time this prosecutor [Robert P. McCulloch] has had a choice of two different options, he has chosen the option that leans towards the defense [for Ferguson, Mo., cop Darren Wilson]. “He didn’t recuse himself. He didn’t file […]


Israeli soldiers refuse orders against Palestinians

By September 21, 2014

Some 43 members of an elite Israeli Defense Force intelligence unit, many still on active duty, sent an open letter of protest to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on Sept. 12, in which they refuse to spy on the Palestinian people. It states: “We, veterans of Unit 8200, reserve soldiers both past and present, declare that […]


A world outraged supports Gaza demonstrations

By August 14, 2014

Aug. 9 — Sometimes by the hundreds, sometimes by the thousands, sometimes even by the hundreds of thousands, people marched in city after city around the globe in support of the people of Gaza. Many were responding to a call by a coalition of Palestinian mass organizations to come out to support the movement for […]


EUA comete crímenes de guerra en Gaza

By August 12, 2014

Mientras voceros del gobierno estadounidense cínicamente condenaban el bombardeo israelí en Gaza de una escuela de la ONU que estaba siendo utilizada para albergar a 3.300 civiles el 29 de julio, el Pentágono abría las puertas a una provisión secreta de armas estadounidenses y municiones a Israel para reabastecer su menguante reserva. El bombardeo mató […]


An ironic name

By August 7, 2014

In mid-July there was a vigil in a South Albany, N.Y., housing complex — named the Ezra P. Prentice Homes — for the victims of the 2013 Lac-Mégantic oil train disaster. This poor, African-American neighborhood is just a few yards away from a rail complex holding hundreds of dangerous oil train cars containing volatile crude […]