Growing Homelessness Alongside Luxury Towers

by Jeff Sorel, originally published on Workers World, March 10, 2018 Chicago — The goal of “a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family” is embedded in the federal Housing Act of 1949.  Yet, on a single winter night in 2016, according to a federal agency count, “544,084 people experienced homelessness in the United States.” Of[…]

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An Open Letter by Native American Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier is a political prisoner in the United States.   He speaks below about his incarceration, but the context of his arrest is the 1970s American Indian Movement to illuminate the history of abuse and to demand human rights for the indigenous peoples of this continent. Leonard Peltier,  Statement February 6, 2018 Greetings Family, Friends and Supporters I am overwhelmed[…]

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Russiagate and the Surveillance Duopoly

“FISA set up a rubber stamp kangaroo court with only a handful of warrants being rejected in the forty year history of this law.” by Margaret Kimberley, originally published on Black Agenda Report Republican and Democratic Party dueling over Russiagate provides us with a teachable moment. It should teach us to disrespect and discredit the law enforcement system as it[…]

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Creating The 21st Century Internet

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Originally published in Popular Resistance Ajit Pai, the former Verizon lawyer who is chair of the FCC, went too far last Thursday in undermining the Internet when he led the dismantling of net neutrality rules. As a result, he has fueled the energy needed to protect Internet rights. It is time for Movement Judo,[…]

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In CIA We Trust

Reprinted from Black Agenda Report “The imperial populace is immensely forgiving of crimes against weaker peoples.” More than a year after the Democrats began blaming Hillary Clinton’s campaign problems on Russia, the allegations of massive Kremlin interference in U.S. elections are still based on the “high confidence” – but evidence-free – CIA assertion that Vladimir Putin ordered the hacking of[…]

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Students win latest battle against white supremacy at Columbia

Reprinted from Workers’ World website. New York —After a storm of criticism, Columbia University administrators have stopped their investigation of students who shut down the October appearance of a white supremacist there. Columbia has centuries of ties to white supremacy. Executive Vice President for University Life Suzanne Goldberg reportedly emailed students on Oct. 30, saying charges were being dropped against[…]

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Is Trump a ‘Moron’?

Originally posted on Socialist Action. When U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told a National Security Council meeting last week, from which President Trump had departed, that his boss was a “fucking moron,” it’s likely that Tillerson, who has refused to deny his characterization, was not referring literally to any diminished mental capacity of the president. After all, any billionaire[…]

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