What Really Happened On Juneteenth

By Robin Washington, Forward. -

If you saw my column about Juneteenth posted here over the last few days, or a previous version on the website of Be’chol Lashon several years ago, or a video version currently presented by [...]

‘How The South Won The Civil War’

By BillMoyers.com. -

If you think about the Civil War as a war between two different ideologies, two different concepts of what America is supposed to be, is it supposed to be a place where a few wealthy men direct [...]

Four Giant Reasons To Remove The Statues

By Lee Camp, Consortium News. -

I’m a descendant of General Robert E. Lee. My family also descends from George Washington and John Marshall, the fourth chief justice of the Supreme Court. (The oligarchy was a rather small [...]

History: June 19, 1865 ‘Juneteenth Emancipation Day’

By Zinn Education Project. -

Any bright high schooler or Constitutional law expert would say that African Americans were formally liberated when the Georgia legislature ratified the 13th Amendment on December 6, 1865, [...]

Group Behind Confederate Monuments Also Built A Memorial To The Klan

By Greg Huffman, Facing South. -

It was a Saturday. The mailman never comes to my door, but there was his knock. A couple days earlier I had ordered a book on Amazon that I had seen before only in a library. "Sorry to bother [...]

Armed Militias Are Taking Trump’s Civil War Tweets Seriously

By Mary B. McCord, Lawfareblog.com -

It might seem tempting to dismiss this language as of a piece with President Trump’s typical Twitter rhetoric. But it is worth paying particular attention to this tweet—because among the people [...]

The Black American Holiday Everyone Should Celebrate

By Jamelle Bouie, www.slate.com -

By Jamelle Bouie for Slate. Officially, the Emancipation Proclamation freed “all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State” where the residents were “in rebellion [...]

Signs Of Stoking A Civil War In Venezuela Continue

By Fabiola Sanchez, www.apnews.com -

By Fabiola Sanchez for AP News - CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Pro- and anti-government factions dug themselves further into their trenches Monday amid Venezuela’s deepening political crisis, with [...]

Venezuela: A New Direction For US Regime Change Operations

By Staff, www.moonofalabama.org -

By Staff of Moon of Alabama - On Sunday Venezuela will hold an general election of participants of a constitutional assembly. Half of the representatives will be elected from regular electoral [...]

Obama’s Legacy In Africa: Terrorism, Civil War And Military Expansion

By Eric Draitser, www.mintpressnews.com -

By Eric Draitser for Mint Press News - The corporate media is predictably churning out nauseating retrospectives of Obama’s presidency, gently soothing Americans to sleep with fairy tales about [...]

Time To Exorcise The Ghost Of Franco

By Jorge Martín, www.marxist.com -

By Jorge Martín for In Defense of Marxism - The main reason for this is the fact that the civil war was won by the ruling class, which backed the fascist military uprising. The Franco [...]

Bookchin’s “The Spanish Civil War” — An Excerpt

By Staff, www.roarmag.org -

By Staff of ROAR Magazine - Between myth and reality there lies a precarious zone of transition that occasionally captures the truth of each. Spain, caught in a world-historic revolution fifty [...]

The Civil War Didn’t End Slavery After All

By Lauren Karaffa, www.hotherwords.org -

By Lauren Karaffa for Other Worlds - Slavery has been abolished in the United States since 1865, when the 13thAmendment was passed in the ashes of the Civil War. Well, almost abolished. Actually, [...]

A New Approach To Ending A Civil War

By Constanza Vieira, www.ipsnews.net -

Three major advances were made over the last week in the peace talks that have been moving forward in Cuba for nearly two years between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas, while the [...]