Letter From Nicaragua: A Catastrophic Well-Orchestrated Event Is Occurring

Above: An anti-government demonstrator fires a home-made mortar during clashes with riot police at a barricade in the town of Masaya, 35km from Managua on June 9, 2018. — AFP Editor: This is breaking news from Nicaragua.  The article and the intro below are from the original publication on Popular Resistance website.   You can read Popular Resistance and Brian Willson’s introduction[…]

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General strike in South Africa

Strikers in Johannesburg, SA, April 25, 2018 protest austerity and oppression of workers by Marty Goodman, originally published on Socialist Action, May 30, 2018 Worsening poverty and attacks on organized labor by South Africa’s neo-liberal African National Congress (ANC) government have ignited a wave of working-class militancy, resulting in a general strike on April 25. The militant action targeted a[…]

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500 Years is Long Enough! Human Depravity in the Congo

Native Prisoners at Boma Taking the Air, The mortality rate among natives at Boma  [under Leopold] is enormous, the normal death rate being 50-70%, under favorable conditions . . . by Robert J. Burrows, originally published on CounterCurrents Blog, May 25, 2018 I would like to tell you something about human depravity and illustrate just how widespread it is among[…]

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In Praise of Blood

African dictators Paul Kagame and Laurent Kabila slaughtered and impoverished the people of central Africa on behalf of and assisted by western corporations and western governments. The following has been excerpted from Judi Rever’s compelling new book, In Praise of Blood: The Crimes of the Rawandan Patriotic Front, with permission of the publisher, Random House Canada. Originally published on Black[…]

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Memorial Day THIS!

by David Swanson, from Let’s Try Democracy “Memorial Day is a time to remember, appreciate, and honor the selfless patriots who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to freedom. At a time when our country seems so divided, we must not forget that it is because of their service and sacrifice that we live in the most free and prosperous[…]

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Women and Children Targeted in U.S. War on Migrants

Family members and neighbors in the Indigenous community of Claudia Patricia Gómez Gonzáles, dead in Texas, grieve in her home in Los Alonzo, near San Juan Ostuncalco, department of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. by Chris Fry, originally published on Workers World Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzales, an unarmed woman from Guatemala, was shot in the head and killed on May 23 by Customs[…]

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The Defeat of U.S. Imperialism is a Strategic Necessity, Not A Single Issue

“Anti-colonial nationalism is the antithesis of US imperial rule, which is predicated to the unmitigated corporate and military plunder of the planet.” by Danny Haiphong, originally published on Black Agenda Report Many in the United States have a hard time seeing beyond single issues or individuals. The ruling class has taken full advantage by relegating the blame for the problems[…]

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South Korean President Moons Bolton

South Korean President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their summit at the truce village of Panmunjom, North Korea, May 26, 2018. Photo: The Presidential Blue House /Handout via REUTERS By Ray McGovern, originally published on Consortium News, May 26, 2018 Thanks no doubt to his bellicose national security adviser John Bolton, President Donald[…]

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