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No more Dylann Roofs!

June 23, 2015

At Big Bethel AME church in Atlanta. The pastor asked for the banner to be held behind the pulpit during the Friday service honoring those killed in Charleston, S.C.Photo:  @BigBethelAMEC The senseless and unspeakable massacre of nine Black people, ranging in ages from 26 to 87, in an historic [...]

Zero tolerance for racism

June 18, 2015

An historic Black church in Charleston, S.C., has been hit by an act of racist terrorism. The nine people killed on June 17 may not be victims of the systematic racism of the police and courts that the Black Lives Matter movement has been combatting. They also may not be the victims of an organized [...]

A very hot summer

June 16, 2015

Protest in Texas. It gets very hot in June in McKinney, Texas, 30 miles north of Dallas. So when 19-year-old high school senior Tatyana Rhodes invited her classmates to a “school’s out” pool party on June 5 at her subdivision’s facility, the Craig Ranch North Community Pool, dozens of [...]

Welcome, Caitlyn Jenner

June 9, 2015

Caitlyn Jenner Bruce Jenner, the 1976 decathlon champion and Olympic gold medalist, came out as transgender to an international audience when a two-hour interview with Diane Sawyer aired on ABC on April 24. A record-breaking 20 million viewers watched the interview — really a mini-documentary [...]

DoJ, FIFA and imperialism

June 2, 2015

The sudden, dramatic arrest of nine high-ranking officials of the top worldwide soccer organization and five corporation executives on charges from the U.S. Department of Justice threw up some big questions before the billions of fans of the world’s most popular sport. Here are two: What is the [...]

The real terrorist

June 1, 2015

On May 29, as part of its stated intentions to improve relations with Cuba, the United States formally removed the island nation from its list of “State Sponsors of Terrorism,” even as it maintained its decades-old illegal blockade. For most people around the world, the fact that Cuba was on a [...]

Monopoly and ‘free trade’

May 31, 2015

With the Obama administration seemingly hell-bent on getting its “Trans-Pacific Partnership” bill passed, which many critics say is not a trade bill at all but a giant giveaway to the corporations, we reprint below excerpts from an August 1993 article by Sam Marcy on “Free trade, monopoly and [...]

Free Óscar López Rivera

May 20, 2015

Oscar López At the 2013 funeral of South African President Nelson Mandela, who had been imprisoned by the U.S.-backed apartheid regime in South Africa for 26 years previous to liberation, President Barack Obama said that “around the world today, men and women are still imprisoned for their [...]

Racism, imperialism and Israel

May 14, 2015

Police attack Africansin Israel. A Black man was walking home with his bicycle. On his way, he was attacked by two cops, pushed to the ground and savagely beaten. The cops told their superiors that they were the ones attacked. But a bystander recorded the police attack on a cell phone, and the [...]

Disarm the Pentagon

May 5, 2015

The perpetual warfare state headquartered in Washington, D.C., and extending to military bases and deployments around the world has a multitude of victims. Let’s start with the ones right here in the United States. While media attention has died down since last summer, the crisis at the [...]
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