White Lies and Black Disbelief in a Fading Empire

by Glen Ford, originally published on Black Agenda Report “What would prevent Russia from attacking the United States because of all the people that the United States is killing in our communities.” Having already violated every tenet of international law in its proxy jihadist war against Syria, including the seizure of one-third of the country, the United States invoked a[…]

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Gun Violence Debate Needs to Include Police Militarization and Drug Prohibition Violence

On March 14, thousands of students walked out of school to protest gun violence, demanding legislators enact more stringent gun control in the U.S. Later that night in Rio de Janeiro, Marielle Franco, a Brazilian city council member and a vocal critic of Brazil’s militarized law enforcement, was assassinated. Four days later, 22-year-old Stephon Clark was shot and killed by[…]

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UN Declared Humanitarian Crisis in the DRC, President Kabila Rejects Aid

President Joseph Kabila insists that there is no humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, even as millions of children starve. Kabila “doesn’t want anything to reinforce what is widely understood: that the instability in the country is caused in large part by his refusal to step down from power,” says Friends of the Congo’s Maurice Carney Interview with[…]

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Bombing Syrians for Their Own Good

The United States played a coordinating role in the earliest days of the war on Syria, and even before the violence began.   For the last several years the United States has had active military forces in Syria against the wishes of the legitimate Syrian government.   U.S. forces have killed hundreds of Syrian soldiers defending their turf in the region[…]

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Congolese Youth Face Repression for Speaking Up

Young activists who are in the forefront of challenging the Joseph Kabila regime have been subjected to indefinite detention By Kate Janse van Rensburg, originally published on The Dawn News, April 10, 2018 Christian Lumu Lukusa and James Katshingu were kidnapped by the National Intelligence Agency (ANR) of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Kinshasa on November 22, 2017. They[…]

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Remove People from Nature? Human Beings are Not a Problem

The Masaai, a pastoral people, were removed from their traditional lands in the Serengeti by British colonialists, largely in order to reserve the land for big game hunting and tourism. The Masaai are resisting similar removal practices by the Kenyan and Tanzanian governments. By Chris Tei, originally published on Socialist Action We don’t need to be removed from nature. We[…]

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Taking the World to the Brink

A man stands on rubble of damaged buildings in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria March 30, 2018. Reuters/Bassam Khabieh By Rick Sterling, originally published on Consortium News Western neoconservatives and hawks are driving the international situation to increasing tension and danger. Not content with the destruction of Iraq and Libya based on false claims, they[…]

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