We Refuse To Stop Dreaming

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental Institute for Social Research -

For the first two days of March, our team met outside São Paulo (Brazil) at the Florestan Fernandes National School of the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (the Movement of Landless [...]

American Exceptionalism: The Naked Truth

By William Blum, Covertactionmagazine.com -

We can all agree I think that US foreign policy must be changed and that to achieve that the mind – not to mention the heart and soul – of the American public must be changed. But what do you [...]

Giving War Too Many Chances

By Nicolas J.S. Davies, Consortiumnews.com -

I met John Lennon and Yoko Ono on Christmas Eve in 1969.  I joined them and a small group of local peace activists in a Christmas fast for world peace in front of Rochester Cathedral in England, [...]

We Absolutely Could Give Reparations To Black People. Here’s How.

By Julia Craven, Huffingtonpost.com -

A step-by-step guide to paying the descendants of enslaved Africans. Let’s say you’re driving down the street and someone rear-ends you. You get out of your car to assess the damage. The person [...]

It’s Time To Think More Deeply About How We Can Better Uplift Our Shared Principles

By Doug O'Brien, Ncbaclusa.coop -

It has taken profound effort and sacrifice to work against entrenched prejudices in our history and cultivate the inclusive diversity that is key to our country’s special dynamism. Cooperatives [...]

“Earth-Shattering” Book Argues That Ancients Routinely Did What Our Government Should Do: Give Debtors A Clean Slate

By Staff, Publicbankinginstitute.org -

Michael Hudson, one of the few economists who accurately predicted the Great Recession, has written a book — …and Forgive Them Their Debts — that caused John Siman to remark in Naked Capitalism: [...]

Pirates Of The Caribbean – Stealing Haiti’s Future By Repeating Colonialist History

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

As the world rightfully demands no sanctions, no coup and no war on Venezuela, another crime scene rife with US fingerprints demands our attention. Kevin Pina joins us to talk about the ongoing [...]

Black Women’s Labor Market History Reveals Deep-Seated Race And Gender Discrimination

By Nina Banks, Epi.org -

The black woman’s experience in America provides arguably the most overwhelming evidence of the persistent and ongoing drag from gender and race discrimination on the economic fate of workers and [...]

Lessons From The Roman Empire For The US Empire

By Tom Engelhardt, Tomdispatch.com -

What dreamers they were! They imagined a kind of global power that would leave even Rome at its Augustan height in the shade. They imagined a world made for one, a planet that could be swallowed [...]

A Century Later, A Little-Known Mass Hanging Of Black Soldiers Still Haunts Us

By James Jeffrey, Progressive.org -

100 years after one of the least-known and saddest chapters in American history, families of executed black soldiers have petitioned Trump for justice. After Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston [...]

A Spark Of Hope: The Ongoing Lessons Of The Zapatista Revolution 25 Years On

By Hilary Klein, Portside.org -

January 1, 2019 marked 25 years since the Zapatistas captured the world’s imagination with their brief but audacious uprising to demand justice and democracy for Indigenous peasants in southern [...]

A Brief History Of U.S.-Led Regime Change In Latin America

By Liam Knox, Muckrock.com -

Last month, the U.S. recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the “interim president” of Venezuela. Since then, Canada, the European Union, and a slew of other countries have [...]

Revisiting The Catonsville Nine’s Greatest Day

By Frida Berrigan, Wagingnonviolence.org -

It all stemmed from an action that took place on May 17, 1968, when he and eight other Catholics burned more than 300 1-A draft files in the parking lot of the Knights of Columbus building in [...]

Why The Seattle General Strike Of 1919 Should Inspire A New Generation Of Labor Activists

By Steven C. Beda, Theconversation.com -

It shut down a major U.S. city, inspired a rock opera, led to decades of labor unrest and provoked fears Russian Bolsheviks were trying to overthrow American capitalism. It was the Seattle [...]

Let’s Honor Rosa Parks By Continuing Her Struggle For Transit Equity

By Basav Sen, Inequality.org -

February 4, 2019 marks the 106th birth anniversary of visionary movement leader Rosa Parks. Anniversaries such as this are not just moments for celebration. They are a time to rededicate [...]