It’s All About The Maps – Trigger For War

By Bruce K. Gagnon, Space4peace.blogspot.com -

I am like a man possessed when it comes to the Ukraine story.  Not only do I suffer while watching the daily genocidal shelling by the US-backed government in Kiev of people living in the Donbass [...]

The Problem With Saying Movements Must Be ‘Totally Nonviolent’ To Succeed

By Steve Chase, Wagingnonviolence.org -

It is misleading and disempowering to say that any violence ends a movement’s chance of success. To truly be effective, we need to stay in the game even when violence occurs. It can be hard to [...]

139 Scholars Implore SF School Board Not To Destroy Historic George Washington Mural

By Staff, Nonsite.org -

A Federal Art Project mural cycle of thirteen panels devised and painted by Victor Arnautoff in 1936 in a San Francisco high school portrays George Washington as a slave owner and as the author [...]

New Report: Worst Monument In Charlottesville Can Be Removed

By David Swanson, Davidswanson.org -

A new report released July 1, 2019, concludes that a major monument in Charlottesville, Virginia, can be legally removed. The monument, which depicts George Rogers Clark threatening Native [...]

DC Transgender Community Fighting For Equality 50 Years After Stonewall

By John Zangas, Dcmediagroup.us -

Washington, DC – Members of the transgender community led a rally on Friday afternoon at Freedom Plaza, marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising on Christopher Street in New [...]

Theoretical Lies Of The World Bank

By Eric Toussaint, Cadtm.org -

In 2019, the World Bank (WB) and the IMF will be 75 years old. These two international financial institutions (IFI), founded in 1944, are dominated by the USA and a few allied major powers who [...]

The Mechanism Of Economic Sanctions: Changing Perceptions And Euphemisms

By Elias Davidsson, Globalresearch.ca -

In our discussion we designate economic sanctions as “coordinated restrictions on trade and/or financial transactions intended to impair economic life within a given territory”[5]. To the extent [...]

Why Venezuela Is The Vietnam Of Our Time

 Be Celina della Croce, Independentmediainstitute.org/globetrotter -

On April 30, 1975, the United States learned an important lesson. The capture of Saigon by the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) would mark the defeat of the world’s most powerful military force by [...]

A Brief History Of US Concentration Camps

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has ignited a firestorm of criticism, from both the left and the right as well as the mainstream media, for calling US immigrant detention centers [...]

On Reparations, The Question Isn’t If, But When And How

By Zenobia Jeffries Warfield, Yesmagazine.org -

For nearly 250 years, enslaved Africans and their descendants toiled on the land and in the homes of White enslavers in the United States. They planted, fed, weeded, mowed, and harvested crops [...]

What Survives Genocide?

By Staff, Davidswanson.org -

Jeffrey Ostler’s Surviving Genocide: Native Nations and the United States from the American Revolution to Bleeding Kansas, tells a complex, honest, and nuanced story of what overall and in many [...]

The Battle To Stop The Shoreham Nuclear Plant, Revisited

By Karl Grossman, Counterpunch.org -

“Shoreham Action is One of the Largest Held Worldwide,” was the headline in The New York Times about an event which happened 40 years ago this month. The article told of how “more than 600 [...]

Freedom Rider: The Central Park Five And The Limits Of Suffering

By Margaret Kimberley, Blackagendareport.com -

As a New Yorker this columnist will never forget the awful events that unfolded in 1989. When a white woman was raped, beaten and left unconscious in Central Park, five teenagers were swept up in [...]

Celebrating Juneteenth With Bold New Ideas

By Jessicah Pierre, Otherwords.org -

One day in late June, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas. They carried some historic news: Legal slavery had ended some two and a half years ago with President Lincoln’s [...]

Oil Tanker Attacks In The Gulf Have US Fingerprints All Over Them

By Tommy Sheridan, Sputniknews.com -

It was the Spanish philosopher, poet and novelist, George Santayana (1863-1952), who warned us all: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". Watching the unfolding US [...]