Articles by Chris Fry

Sexual equality is in our genes

July 23, 2015

Marxist thinkers from Frederick Engels to Dorothy Ballan have long maintained that, for most of human existence, the social structure was based on mother-right, or matriarchy, in which a fundamental equality existed between women and men. Today this period of human social development is often [...]

SCOTUS sides with corporate poisoners

July 23, 2015

Revenue minus cost equals profit. On June 29, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruling in the case, “Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency,” that declares that corporate profits outweigh any threat to the lives and health of millions of working people and their families, particularly [...]

Global warming kills thousands in Asia

July 6, 2015

A man applies water to his face to cool himself in India as temperatures remained near 122°F. For the last two months, the Indian subcontinent has suffered through the grip of an unprecedented heat wave. Thousands of people have perished in both India and Pakistan. Ramzan Chippa, who runs a [...]

Solidarity needed as earthquake devastates Nepal

April 28, 2015

Earlier this month, millions of Nepal’s workers poured into the streets as they conducted a nationwide general strike. A powerful earthquake struck the impoverished country of Nepal on April 25. The original quake measured 7.8 on the Richter scale, with strong aftershocks measuring up to 6.7 [...]

How NBC lied to promote regime change

April 22, 2015

Richard Engel, professional liar at NBC. When artist Frederic Remington cabled back to his publisher from Cuba in 1897 that “There will be no war,” media mogul William Randolph Hearst cabled back: “You furnish the pictures and I’ll furnish the war.” (Time, Oct. 27, 1947). Hearst, along [...]

Dinah, Bett and Albany, N.Y., slave rebellion

March 19, 2015

Slavery was legal in New York until 1827. On March 14, 1794, two young slave girls were hanged in Albany, N.Y. One was named Dinah, aged 14. The other was named Bett, just 12. A month later, a 16-year-old male slave named Pompey was hanged as well. Yes, ten years after the so-called “American [...]

U.S. computer makers lose markets as more NSA spyware exposed

March 9, 2015

Kaspersky Lab, a well-regarded, Russian-based, computer security company, released a report in mid-February describing a U.S. National Security Agency secret spyware program that lets the U.S. government read all the data on computers’ hard drives. At the same time, the Chinese government has [...]

Syria says Israeli attack helps al-Qaida

February 4, 2015

Israeli soldiers stand next to a mobile artillery unit near the border with Syria in the Golan Heights. “How can you say that al-Qaida doesn’t have an air force? They have the Israeli air force,” Syria President Bashar Assad told an American reporter. (“Assad: Israeli strikes in Syria [...]

WW commentary: Pentagon out of Yemen!

January 26, 2015

The flag of former South Yemen is seen attached to a billboard during a rally in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden October 14, 2014. Yemen, with a population of some 24 million people, is the poorest country in the Middle East. To its north lies the brutal, oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia. [...]

Pentagon deploys more troops

January 22, 2015

With an air of absolute cynicism, the Pentagon announced on Jan. 16 that it will send 400 combat troops and 600 other personnel to the Mideast to train Syrian so-called “moderates” to fight forces of the Islamic State (ISIL). Congress has allocated $5 billion to fund this program. The U.S. war [...]
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