The U.S. mercenary war drive

By November 2, 2014

Because of the enormous pressure placed on the U.S. government by the heroic surviving victims and witnesses to the Blackwater massacre at Baghdad’s Nusoor Square, a federal jury convicted four Blackwater contractors on Oct. 23 in Washington, D.C. One was found guilty of murder and three of manslaughter, as well as several weapons charges. Seventeen […]

 

Ebola, Cuba and capitalism

By October 22, 2014

It is impossible to ignore that the capitalist for-profit system is the greatest obstacle in the effort to control the Ebola epidemic. Capitalism has sown abject poverty and malnutrition, dismantled existing public health systems, crushed human solidarity, based the development of vaccines and cures on their profit margin and weakened human ability to survive diseases. […]

 

War weary

By October 19, 2014

Senator John McCain, the militarist spokesperson for the Republican opposition to President Barack Obama, had this terse comment on the president’s war on the Islamic State: “They’re winning, and we’re not,” McCain told CNN on Oct. 12 and called for ground troops. Joint Chiefs Chair Gen. Patrick Dempsey, who had already left the door open […]

 

Biden tells truth, apologizes

By October 9, 2014

It is rare that a U.S. politician reveals any important fact. It is especially rare to reveal one that exposes U.S. propaganda when it is being used to justify a new war of aggression. Vice President Joe Biden opened his mouth last week, let out some facts, and almost immediately had to apologize. In a […]

 

A salute to immigrants & the Solidarity Caravan!

By October 8, 2014

A grim new project near the Texas- Mexico border sheds light on the horrors of Washington’s immigration policy. Students are exhuming remains from mass graves of unknown individuals who have perished over the last decade crossing the border on foot. Most died simply for lack of water. The students hope to eventually be able to […]

 

Free Sundiata Acoli!

By September 30, 2014
Sundiata Acoli

Political prisoner Sundiata Acoli, aka Clark Edward Squire, is scheduled to be released on parole after spending more than 40 years in a New Jersey maximum security prison. A New Jersey state appeals court explained in a 28-page ruling on Sept. 29 that the state parole board had dismissed evidence favorable to Acoli and given […]

 

Sexism & the blame game

By September 23, 2014

Recent revelations about athletes and domestic abuse imply that these horrific acts are particular to sports culture in the United States. This is not so. This phenomenon stems from the oppression of women in class society, which exists side by side with racism, worker exploitation and other forms of inequality and discrimination. Domestic abuse exists […]

 

War on ISIL?

By September 10, 2014

Imperialist heads of state at the Sept. 4-5 NATO Summit in Newport, Wales, met under U.S. pressure to escalate their anti-Russia maneuvers regarding Ukraine, to schedule their gradual exit from Afghanistan and to open war on the Islamic State. The summit’s proposed goals all involved making NATO capable of rapid intervention on three continents, far […]

 

Freedom fighters?

By September 3, 2014

Beware the fickle nature of imperialist propaganda. The political line of the corporate media is apt to flip-flop. Consider the latest revelations in late August that up to 1,000 volunteers from Western countries, including some from the United States, have been fighting in Syria against its government. Most of these volunteers are fighting within military […]

 

Stop the U.S. drive to war!

By August 27, 2014

Each day the Barack Obama administration draws closer to escalating U.S. military intervention in Iraq and extending it to Syria. Already having bombed Iraq for the first time since 2011, the Pentagon admits to sending surveillance drones into Syrian airspace. At the same time Washington and its imperialist allies are pouring weapons into the Iraqi […]

 
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