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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 [...]

Regime change packaged as ‘free expression’

January 5, 2015

The Obama administration issued new sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on Jan. 2, targeting its  diplomats stationed in Iran, Syria and Russia and claiming the DPRK was behind the hacking of Sony Corp. “We take seriously North Korea’s attack that aimed to [...]

Indigenous peoples, climate activists march in Lima

December 21, 2014

Alliance for Global Justice marches in Lima at Climate Change Summit.Photo: Rick Jordan Jr. Some 15,000 people demonstrated in Lima, Peru, on Dec. 11 during the United Nations Climate Change Conference, called “COP 20.” Marchers included many from Indigenous communities as well as environmental [...]

Why was DeAndre Joshua killed?

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 Brown [...]

Corte Suprema confirma ley racista de Texas

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 [...]

Supreme Court upholds racist Texas ID law

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, [...]
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