Turning King’s Dream Into A Nightmare

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

Martin Luther King Day has become a yearly ritual to turn a black radical into a red-white-and-blue icon. It has become a day to celebrate ourselves for “overcoming” racism and “fulfilling” [...]

7 Acts Of Native Resistance They Don’t Teach In School

By Halee Kirkwood, Yesmagazine.org -

The history of people indigenous to the North American continent is often glossed over in education. We are badgered with the legend of Native benevolence to the pilgrims who landed on the East [...]

Time To Call Anew For Disarming Drones

By Staff, Knowdrones.com -

Those of us who have been advocating for an end to drone attacks and the disarming of drones have “ancestors” in those who, in 1899, persuaded The Hague Convention to adopt a five-year ban on [...]

New Gilded Age: First Time Arrogance, Second Time Vengeance

By David Rosen, Counterpunch.org -

In his 1852 essay, “The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte,” Marx recalls a saying from Hegel, “that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice.”  Marx adds, “He [...]

What Failed Civil Rights Campaign Can Teach Climate Activists

By Cam Fenton, wagingnonviolence.org -

In early December, Canada’s National Energy Board gave Texas pipeline company Kinder Morgan permission to ignore local laws and permits while starting construction on its Trans-Mountain pipeline. [...]

The Two Part History: Cold War I and Cold War II

By Staff, williamblum.org -

By Staff of William Blum - “He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election. He did not do what they are saying he did.” – President Trump re Vladimir Putin after their meeting in Vietnam. [...]

76 Years Of Pearl Harbor Lies

By David Swanson, warisacrime.org -

By David Swanson for War Is A Crime - Donald Trump is tweeting about a particular spot in Hawaii. He visited it recently on his way to threaten war in Asia. It’s a big feature this week in lots [...]

Trickledown Economics—Then And Now

By Staff, anticap.wordpress.com -

By Staff of Occasional Links and Bits Of Commentary - In 1929, the share of income captured by the top .01 percent (the über-rich, whose income share is indicated in the blue line in the chart [...]

Was America Great When It Burned Native American Babies?

By Emma Niles, truthdig.com -

By Emma Niles for Truth Dig - Benjamin Madley, a history professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, was exposed to the effects of colonization at an early age. “When I was a boy,” he [...]

The Thanksgiving Myth

By Cliff DuRand, globaljusticecenter.org -

By Cliff DuRand for The Center for Global Justice - In many ways the Thanksgiving celebration is a unique festivity. As harvest festivals go it’s not particularly unusual: families gathering for [...]

Let’s Just Admit It: Capitalism Doesn’t Work

By John Atcheson, commondreams.org -

By John Atcheson for Common Dreams - A recent report by UBS reveals that the global march of economic inequality is accelerating. The report found that the billionaire’s share of wealth grew by [...]

Anniversary Of Ruby Bridges’ Historic First Day Of School

By Kelly Faircloth, pictorial.jezebel.com -

By Kelly Faircloth for Pictorial - On this day in 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges was escorted into William Frantz Elementary School by a team of U.S. Deputy Marshals, desegregating the public [...]

A Century Ago, The Working Class Redefined Peace

By Liz Payne, morningstaronline.co.uk -

By Liz Payne for Morning Star - TODAY marks a very special centenary within our celebrations marking the events of the great October socialist revolution in Russia in 1917, one which is of [...]

The Russian Revolution Is Still Relevant Today

By Brinda Karat, mayday.leftword.com -

By Brinda Karat for Left World - On this most historic occasion of the centenary of the epoch-making Russian revolution, I extend my warm greetings to you and on behalf of my party the Communist [...]

How America Spreads Global Chaos

By Nicolas J. S. Davies, original.antiwar.com -

By Nicolas J. S. Davies for Anti-War - As the recent PBS documentary on the American War in Vietnam acknowledged, few American officials ever believed that the United States could win the war, [...]