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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, [...]

Racism in the Academy behind snubbing of ‘Selma’

January 20, 2015

Institutionalized racism in the U.S. comes in many forms — some of it subtle, some not so subtle. The not so subtle, to put it mildly, includes the police murders of Black and Brown people, especially youth, too numerous to mention here. Heroic national resistance to this police terror began on [...]

Dr. King and Black lives today

January 16, 2015

If the great Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today, he would unequivocally lend his name and support to the national protests being called in his honor against racism and especially police terror. Beginning on Jan. 15, the 87th anniversary of Dr. King’s birth, protests [...]

Ebola, socialism & imperialism

January 7, 2015

Now that the threat of the spread of Ebola within the United States has diminished — for the present — news of the crisis has dropped into the back pages of the corporate-owned major newspapers and off the broadcast media. But the Ebola epidemic remains a continuing danger in parts of Africa [...]

U.S. attacks on Korea no joke

December 21, 2014

In case anyone thought that Washington’s recent moves to modify its policy toward Cuba mean the imperialist monster has suddenly mellowed, the White House, State Department, FBI, CIA and Pentagon have all cleared up that misunderstanding. To the cheers of the corporate media, from the [...]
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