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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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, [...]

The Antiwar Movement Then & Now

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By Staff of Vietnam Full Disclosure - It is offered—not in expectation of agreement—but to provoke a serious discussion about the current state of antiwar politics. Burns and Novick in their PBS [...]

Tearing Down Monuments Of Oppression Is First Step To Decolonization

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By Ashoka Jegroo for Truthout - One of the most inspiring and audacious direct actions against a racist statue recently was in August in Durham, North Carolina. A group of more than 100 activists [...]

‘Hitler’s American Model: US And Making Of Nazi Race Law’

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By Bill Moyers for Moyers and Company - Boy, did they ever. In fact, they saw America doing it in a more radical fashion than any of the Nazis themselves ever advocated. I mentioned earlier the [...]

How The Vietnam War Prepared Puerto Ricans To Confront Crisis

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By Michael Stewart Foley for Waging Nonviolence - This week, as Puerto Ricans feel once again like a White House afterthought, it is hard not to conclude that Puerto Rico matters to Washington [...]

3 Historical Native American Women You Might Not Know

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By Dina Gilio-Whitaker for Indian Country Today - In the category of “famous Native American women,” everyone has heard of Pocahontas and Sacajawea. Both—but especially Pocahontas—have been [...]