A Day Of Action: Educators Pledge To Teach The Truth, June 12

By Zinned Project. -

Lawmakers in at least 15 states are attempting to pass legislation that would require teachers to lie to students about the role of racism, sexism, heterosexism, and oppression throughout U.S. history.

‘How The South Won The Civil War’

By BillMoyers.com. -

If you think about the Civil War as a war between two different ideologies, two different concepts of what America is supposed to be, is it supposed to be a place where a few wealthy men direct [...]

The Uphill Battle For Voting Rights Continues

By Amani Sawari, Sawarimi.org  -

After the Civil War, freed enslaved Africans obtained their rights of citizenship but after working unpaid for centuries those rights were limited, still restricting them from the right to vote. [...]

MLK Beyond Vietnam Speech Relevant To War & Justice Today

By Staff, www.unitedforpeace.org -

By Staff of United for Peace & Justice - 50 years ago, on April 4, 1967 at Riverside Church, in NYC, Martin Luther King delivered his powerful and most controversial speech, “Beyond Vietnam: A [...]

Time To Abolish Columbus Day

By Bill Bigelow, www.zinnedproject.org -

By Bill Bigelow for Teaching A People's History, Once again this year many schools will pause to commemorate Christopher Columbus. Given everything we know about who Columbus was and what he [...]

July 4th: No Time For Celebration For Indigenous Peoples In US

By Staff, www.telesurtv.net -

By Staff of Tele Sur - The Anglo-American settlers’ violent break from Britain, from 1775 to 1783, paralleled a decade of their search and destroy annihilation of Delaware, Cherokee, Muskogee, [...]

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” [...]

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 [...]

Thanksgiving a Celebration of White Barbarity

By Glen Ford, www.blackagendareport.com -

By Glen Ford for The Black Commentator - Nobody but Americans celebrates Thanksgiving. It is reserved by history and the intent of “the founders” as the supremely white American holiday, the most [...]

Columbus Day Was A Gift From Sleepy Hollow Author Washington Irving

By William Francis Keegan, www.theconversation.com -

By William Francis Keegan for Red Green and Blue - In 1496, Columbus was the governor of a colony based at Santo Domingo, in what is now the modern Dominican Republic – a job he hated. He could [...]

Baltimore To Keep, Clean Defaced Francis Scott Key Statue

By Colin Campbell and Sean Welsh, www.baltimoresun.com -

By Colin Campbell and Sean Welsh for The Baltimore Sun - Mayor Catherine Pugh says she has no plans to remove the Francis Scott Key monument in Bolton Hill that was vandalized before dawn [...]

No To War Call To Action

By Staff, www.notowar.net -

By Staff of No To War - The Afghan war, which has been a thoroughly bipartisan effort, was originally railed against by Donald Trump when he was running for president. He claimed to be against [...]

The Road To Charlottesville: Reflections On 21st Century U.S. Capitalist Racism

By Paul Street, www.counterpunch.org -

By Paul Street for Counter Punch - The United States, where median Black household wealth is less than 7 cents on the white household dollar and where the mild slogan “Black lives matter” is [...]

The Non-Violent Berkeley Movement In The 1960s

By Julia Stein, www.counterpunch.org -

By Julia Stein for Counter Punch - After graduating UC Berkeley in 1968, I returned to Berkeley to visit friends May 1969 when People’s Park was being built. I had gotten arrested for Free [...]

More Than 4,000 Black People Were Lynched In The South

By Jessica Wang, www.alternet.org -

By Jessica Wang for Alternet - Recent events in Charlottesville have renewed the debate around whether to take down Confederate memorials and statues, but the latest short film from the Equal [...]