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” [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

When Will The United States Transcend White Supremacy?

By Robert Jensen, www.dissidentvoice.org -

By Robert Jensen for Dissident Voice - Now that the violence in Charlottesville has forced “white supremacy” into our political vocabulary, let’s ask an uncomfortable question: “When will the [...]

These Are The Dozens Of Movements Underway To Remove Confederate Monuments

By Will Drabold, www.mic.com -

By Will Drabold for Mic - Less than a week after the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, at least 13 Confederate monuments have been removed from public spaces across the country. From [...]

Roger Taney Statue Removed From State House Overnight

By Pamela Wood and Erin Cox, www.baltimoresun.com -

By Pamela Wood and Erin Cox for The Baltimore Sun - Under the cover of night, a work crew removed the statue of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, taking down the author of the [...]

Trump And America’s Fascist Forefathers

By Glen Ford, www.blackagendareport.com -

By Glen Ford for Black Agenda Report - Donald Trump was even more agitated and combative than usual at Tuesday’s press conference. How could he draw a line to separate the “neo-Nazis” and [...]

Protesters Pull Down Confederate Statue In Durham

By Derrick Lewis and Amy Cutler, www.wncn.com -

By Derrick Lewis and Amy Cutler for CBS North Carolina - Around 7:10 p.m. a woman using a ladder climbed the statue of a Confederate soldier and attached a rope around the statue. Moments later, [...]