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Education is the foundation of political change. In this section we provide news and analyses of current events that you won’t likely read or hear in the corporate media. Our sources are from organizations and independent media outlets free of corporate and government propaganda. We strongly encourage you to share these articles by email and social media so that together we create an echo chamber that overcomes the influence of the oligarchy. You will find large social media sharing buttons on the left side of each article when you open the article to read.

As A Veteran, I Refuse To Celebrate War

By Rory Fanning, Truthout. -

As a veteran who is also an antiwar activist, I find Veterans Day to be a toxic holiday. On Veterans Day, we are asked to ignore all the horrors of U.S. militarism for the “sake” of the veteran — all this despite the fact that trillions of [...]

Everything You Were Told About The Syrian War Was Wrong – Until Now

By Robert Fisk, Independent.co.uk -

That wars end very differently to our own expectations – or our plans – was established long ago. That “we” won the Second World War did not mean the Americans would win the Vietnam war, or that France would vanquish its enemies in Algeria. Yet [...]

And The Armies That Remained Suffer’d: Veterans, Moral Injury And Suicide

By Matthew Hoh, Counterpunch.org -

I was very pleased to see the New York Times editorial on November 1, 2019, Suicide Has Been Deadlier than Combat for the Military. As a combat veteran myself and someone who has struggled with suicidality since the Iraq war I am grateful for [...]

UNAC Statement On The Situation In Syria: U.S. Out!

By Staff, Nepajac.org -

The United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) stands in solidarity with the long-suffering people of Syria.  We oppose all foreign occupation of Syrian territory.  Syria belongs to the Syrians. The current Turkish incursion into northern Syria is [...]

The First Step To Averting Climate Catastrophe

By Jodie Evans, Truthdig.com -

Here we are, a full three decades after NASA scientist James Hansen raised the specter of a looming climate crisis with Congress, looking at the first generation of severely impacted youth and telling them they’re right: We have completely [...]

Algerian ‘Hirak’ Is Neither A Revolution Nor A Social Movement

By Imad Atoui, Dailysabah.com -

Debates about the ongoing Algerian movement called "Hirak" are still highly contested and unclear among political commentators. Political scientists find it difficult to identify, with clearly defined borders, the differences between social [...]

Bolivia: The Right Hastens The Coup Against Evo Morales

By Marco Teruggi,  Pagina 12, translation, Resumen Latinoamericano, North America bureau -

Bolivia has entered the final moments before an outcome of a complex sequence of events. The possibility of reaching an agreement has been buried after the right ignored the call made by President Evo Morales to constitute a new Supreme [...]

Evo Morales Resigns In The Face Of Fascist Attacks

By Staff, Resumen Latinoamericano, translation North America bureau -

The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, has announced his resignation from office after opposition groups, who do not want to recognize the election results of last October 20, launched a wave of violence. The escalation of violence by these [...]

Five Lessons From The US-Supported Coup In Bolivia

By Atilio Boron, Popular Resistance -

The Bolivian tragedy eloquently teaches us several lessons that our people and grassroots social and political forces must learn and permanently etch into our consciences. Very briefly, and while events are unfolding, I will list some of them as [...]

US-Backed Coup Deposes Evo Morales In Bolivia

By Marco Teruggi, Workers World Bulletin -

resident Evo Morales has resigned his office in Bolivia, pushed out by a counterrevolutionary coup d’état backed by Washington. After part of the police force joined the counterrevolutionary gangs and the heads of the Armed Forces advised him to [...]

Sierra Club Takes A Commendable Turn On Population, Climate Change, And Inequality

By Roger Harris, Popular Resistance -

The Sierra Club – long a retrograde proponent of saving the planet by driving a Tesla, eating wild-caught salmon, and voting blue – took positive environmental leadership with their end of the year issue of the Sierra magazine. Stating it is [...]

Mexico: One Failed Drug War Does Not Justify Another

By Thomas L. Knapp, The Garrison Center -

Donald Trump called upon “Mexico, with the help of the United States, to wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth.  We merely await a call from your great new president!” Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez [...]

Criticize But Don’t Demonize China

By Nathan Gardels, The WorldPost -

This week, the Berggruen Institute’s 21st Century Council met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing and then gathered in this city-region of 22 million inhabitants for the fourth “Understanding China” conference. The theme this time was [...]

New Publication: Countering Military Recruitment Campaigns Internationally

By Staff, War Resisters International -

WRI's new booklet, Countering Military Recruitment: Learning the lessons of counter-recruitment campaigns internationally, is out now. The booklet includes examples of campaigning against youth militarisation across different countries with the [...]

Latin America & The Caribbean: Between The Neoliberal Offensive And New Resistances

By Vijay Prashad, The Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

For quite a few years, the people of Latin America and the Caribbean have been confronted by a new advance of imperialism and capitalism, which has revived a process of recolonization in the region. The agenda of ‘reforms’ driven by these [...]