Nikki Haley: Damn the UN Human Rights Council and the Rest of You Too

by Ann Garrison, originally published on Black Agenda Report, June 20, 2018 “More censure of Israel is no doubt in the works, given Israel’s latest massacres in Gaza.” On Tuesday, June 19, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced US withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) now meeting in Geneva. The UNHRC is stacked with human rights abusers including[…]

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MOVE Member Debbie Africa Released

by Betsey Piette,  posted on Workers World,  June 17, 2018 Philadelphia — In the early morning of June 16, after nearly 40 years of unjust imprisonment by the state of Pennsylvania, political prisoner and MOVE 9 member Debbie Sims Africa was granted parole and released from the State Correctional Institution-Cambridge Springs. Messaging on Instagram, the MOVE Organization wrote: “Our sister[…]

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Working People Have No Stakes In a Trade War

President Donald Trump, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, and Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G7 summit in Québec, on June 9.  (Photo: Yves Herman / Reuters) A joint statement by Socialist Action (U.S.) and Socialist Action/Ligue pour l’action socialiste in the Canadian state. The recent imposition of a 25% tariff on steel imports to the United States and[…]

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Open Letter to Amnesty International

Open Letter to Amnesty International by a Former Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience By Camilo E. Mejia, Latin America in Movement, June 14, 2018 ** Through this letter I express my unequivocal condemnation of Amnesty International with regards to the destabilizing role it has played in Nicaragua, my country of birth. I open this letter quoting Donatella Rovera, who at the time this[…]

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Teacher Strikes: New Beginning for Labor?

By Jeff Mackler, originally posted on Socialist Action North Carolina teachers capped off two months of unprecedented national teacher militancy as they rallied 20,000 strong at the state capitol on May 16. During their one-day “sick leave” strike, the teachers closed down 40 local school districts with one million students. As with the previous five statewide teacher strikes in 2018,[…]

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Deadly siege of Yemeni port of Hodeidah begins with Washington’s aid and approval

Editor’s note: This article describes an emerging crisis within a long term catastrophe for the people of Yemen.   Ex President Abd Mansur Rabbuh Hadi and the nephew of Ali Abdullah Saleh, referred to in teh mainstream press as representing the ‘Government of Yemen’ are competing for a puppet throne, but have no legitimacy on the ground in Yemen.   by Bill[…]

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North Korea Issue is Not De-Nuclearization but De-Colonization

by Ajamu Baraka, originally published on Black Agenda Report, June 13, 2018 “The psychopathology of white supremacy invisibilizes the absurdity and illegitimacy of the United States being in a position to negotiate the fate of millions of Koreans.” The critics had already signaled their strategy for derailing any meaningful move toward normalizing relations between the United States and North Korea.[…]

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The Foundation For International Justice Is Anti-Imperialism

Above: An Anti-Imperialist Mural in Caracas, Venezuela. From Telesur. by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, originally published on Popular Resistance, June 10, 2018 The United States has had a policy of imperialism beginning after the Civil War. The US way of war, developed against Indigenous peoples, spread worldwide as the US sought to extend its power through military force, economic[…]

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First Thoughts On The Kim Trump Photo-Op Summit

by Bernhard, originally published on Moon Of Alabama, June 12, 2018 The photo-op summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea went well. The visuals show North Korea and the United States as equal partners. The atmosphere was cordial. Both sides won. The signed document is short. The core part: Convinced[…]

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