Fourth Of You Lie In Brooklyn, N.Y.

Byh Stephen Millies, Struggle La Lucha -

D12 held an outdoor rally today in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., for Black liberation and the liberation of all oppressed people. Banners reading “Health care is a right! [...]

July 4 Glorifies The US Military — A Force With White Supremacy At Its Core

By Rory Fanning, Truthout -

The U.S. isn’t young anymore. One can’t help but wonder what Fredrick Douglass would say if he were to give a speech on the country’s 245th birthday. The “great streams” of American racism, white [...]

Danny Sjursen: Fourth Of July Musings

By Danny Sjursen, -

Once again, this Fourth of July, Americans will celebrate — to the unwitting militarist racist tune that is the “Star Spangled Banner” — more than just the nation’s Independence Day. Though most [...]

NYPD Cops Encouraged To ‘Strike’ On July 4

By Craig McCarthy and Tina Moore, NY Post. -

A labor strike is brewing in the NYPD. A pair of flyers making the rounds among NYPD officers are encouraging them to call out sick July 4 — as retribution for police reform and a perceived [...]

Park Service Directed To Shift $2.5 Million In Fees To Help Pay For July 4 Parade

By Nick Visser, Huff Post. -

The National Park Service will divert about $2.5 million in fees gathered from park-goers to help pay for the hefty costs of President Donald Trump’s Fourth of July celebration, The Washington [...]

Jingoistic Military Fetishization Is As American As Bald Eagle McNuggets

By Caitlin Johnstone, -

“Putin’s America,” tweeted Anand Giridharadas, a pundit who was genetically engineered in a Monsanto laboratory to appeal to NPR listeners on every possible level. Giridharadas used these [...]

US Independence Won By Nonviolent Resistance Before The War

By Benjamin Naimark-Rowse, -

By Benjamin Naimark-Rowse for Political Violence at a Glance. There is much more to the story of the campaign for independence of the United States than the 56 people who signed the Declaration [...]

Fourth of July Like You’ve Never Seen It Before!

By Mike Ferner, -

By Mike Ferner for War Is A Crime. A historically critical article about the American Revolution would typically discuss how the democratic promises of the Declaration were left hanging at war’s [...]

The Founding Myth Of The United States Of America

By Benjamin Naimark-Rowse, -

By Benjamin Naimark-Rowse for Political Violence @ A Glance. John Adams wrote that, “A history of military operations…is not a history of the American Revolution.” American Revolutionaries led [...]

Newsletter: Real History Of Revolution

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. Official holidays in the United States tend to reinforce false historical narratives. The Fourth of July is one of those holidays and what the official story [...]

Declaration Of Independence In The 21st Century

By Nomi Prins, -

While much of America marks July 4th with fireworks, barbeques and family gatherings, people should also take a moment to pause and consider the state of the very freedoms, liberties and rights [...]

Preconditions For An Actually Democratic Society

By Elliot Sperber, -

As the Fourth of July is celebrated across the US – in the glow of unprecedented economic polarization, a ballooning prison population, and a barrage of dire climatological studies, among other [...]

Be A Patriot: Stop Another US Military Intervention

By Medea Benjamin, -

This July 4, the fireworks won’t just be in celebration of Independence Day. There will undoubtedly be fireworks in cities throughout the Middle East, as the region, engulfed in violence, further [...]

The Untold History Of Independence Day

By The Real News, -

The United States of America is an expression that Tom Payne invented and used to apply to what had been 13 colonies in revolt against Great Britain. So we're talking about an era before the U.S. [...]

Ten Myths About The Fourth of July

By Ray Raphael, -

1. On July 4, 1776, the United States declared itself an independent nation. This is almost true, but the timing is a tad off. According to the historical record, we should be celebrating [...]