Oahu Water Protectors Demand Navy Stop Poisoning Their Community

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

A World War II Era underground storage tank containing over 100 million gallons of jet fuel at the Red Hill Fuel Facility has been leaking into the aquifer that provides water to the people of Oahu. Until recently, the Navy denied there were [...]

The Annual Resurrection Of A Fake Dr. King

By the Black Alliance for Peace. -

It is January, and in the U.S. this means it is time for the annual ritual of revisiting the white-washed, de-radicalized, pro- “American” M.L. King fairytale as part of the official celebration of King’s birthday.  In the official story, Dr. [...]

Elizabeth Fowler Defending Trump Program To Privatize Medicare

By Russell Mokhiber, Corporate Crime Reporter. -

Put aside Democrat versus Republican. Let’s just look at corporations versus people. Elizabeth (Liz) Fowler has a stellar corporate resume. For seven years, she worked at Johnson & Johnson, as vice president for global health [...]

Cherokee Nation Helps Launch United Nations’ International Decade Of Indigenous Languages

The Cherokee Nation hosted the launch of the United Nations’ International Decade of Indigenous Languages in Tahlequah last week. The three-day event featured language leaders from around the world, both in person and virtually, to share [...]

2022’S First Major Nationwide Protests Were To ‘Kill The Bill’

By Steve Topple, The Canary. -

Home secretary Priti Patel’s authoritarian Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (the police bill) has caused uproar. Many see it as racist against Black people and the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) community. It will also clamp down on [...]

Should We Disrupt The Democratic Party Or Try To Take It Over?

By Mark Engler And Paul Engler, Waging Nonviolence. -

When trying to figure out how they should interact with political parties, social movements face a common challenge: Should they push from without or seek to operate from within? Should they act as a destabilizing threat to all politicians, or [...]

Are Western Countries Determined To Starve The People Of Afghanistan?

By Vijay Prashad, People's Dispatch. -

On January 11, 2022, the United Nations (UN) Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths appealed to the international community to help raise $4.4 billion for Afghanistan in humanitarian aid, calling this effort, “the largest ever appeal for [...]

Wisconsin’s Rural Schools In ‘Crisis Mode’

By Steven Potter, In These Times. -

No matter who you ask, whether it’s education association officials, university professors, researchers or the teachers themselves, they’ll all tell you the same thing: The number one problem facing Wisconsin’s rural school districts is [...]

Iran Official Proposes Formation Of Countries’ Union Against Sanctions

All, with consolidation, should stand against the US sanctions and plots, Rezaei said in a meeting with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, according to the IRNA Saturday report. In his remarks, Rezaei said that the Iranian nation and [...]

Biden Urged To Fire Covid Response Chief Over ‘Damning’ Failures

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams. -

President Joe Biden is coming under growing pressure to fire White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeff Zients—a former private equity executive with no public health background—as the administration continues to face criticism over [...]

Kroger Employees In Colorado Have Had Enough

By Alex N. Press, Jacobin. -

On Wednesday, January 12, more than eight thousand workers at around eighty King Soopers and City Market grocery stores in Colorado went on strike after declining what the stores’ parent company, Kroger, called its “last, best, and final offer” [...]

Freedom To Stay, Freedom To Move: An Interview With Harsha Walia

By Liam Hough, ROAR Magazine. -

Harsha Walia has been involved in anti-colonial and anti-capitalist migrant justice movements for the past two decades. Her first book, Undoing Border Imperialism, offered a movement analysis of the foundational connections between migration, [...]

‘Smoking Gun’ Analysis: US Sanctions Produce ‘War Time’ Economy

By Anya Parampil, The Grayzone. -

Red Lines Host Anya Parampil Speaks With Francisco R. Rodríguez, The Executive Of Oil For Venezuela, About A Study He Recently Published Which Analyzed The Impact Of US Sanctions On Venezuela’s Economy. Rodríguez shares data which prove [...]

As Omicron Rages, Teachers And Students Fight For Safety Measures

By Barbara Madeloni, Labor Notes. -

Chicago Teachers Union members voted by 77 percent on January 4 to go fully remote until effective Covid mitigations to protect educators and students were approved by members and enacted, or until the current Covid surge subsided. Within a [...]

Meet The Real Hunter S. Thompson

By Robert Scheer, Scheer Post. -

Hunter S. Thompson, the co-founder of Gonzo journalism best known for his book “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” is a legend in American letters. His reporting for Rolling Stone, in which he developed the subgenre of New Journalism that later [...]