AFL-CIO, union leaders, call for fast confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to SCOTUS / by Special to the People’s World

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, a U.S. Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, in her office at the court in Washington on Feb., 18, 2022. Jacquelyn Martin | AP The following statement issued by the AFL-CIO was prepared by Liz Shuler, the president of the federation: “We applaud theContinue reading “AFL-CIO, union leaders, call for fast confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to SCOTUS / by Special to the People’s World”

The U.S. is preparing war with China and Russia at the same time / by Deborah Veneziale

This was originally written for a Chinese audience and adapted and published in Guancha. —Eds. ussian President Vladimir Putin’s recognition of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics on 21 February means that tensions in Eastern Ukraine are likely to continue to rise, which is exactly what U.S. foreign policy wants to promote. Three days ago, Foreign Policy publishedContinue reading “The U.S. is preparing war with China and Russia at the same time / by Deborah Veneziale”

Xi: Pursuit of human rights remains priority / by Cao Desheng

President notes huge strides, says Party has safeguarded social equity, justice Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, has emphasized unswerving adherence to China’s path of human rights development, saying that whether human rights are upheld in a country cannot be judged by the criteria of others. While presiding overContinue reading “Xi: Pursuit of human rights remains priority / by Cao Desheng”

No moral high ground while Europe pursues a policy of death at its borders / by Martin Aidnik

Europe’s treatment of migrants and refugees at its border is in clear contradiction to its alleged defense of human rights and against international law Europe’s treatment of refugees has come under increased scrutiny over the last several years. Brute force, deterrence, including push backs and barbed wire fences have become the instruments with which EuropeanContinue reading “No moral high ground while Europe pursues a policy of death at its borders / by Martin Aidnik”

Russia, Ukraine and the chronicle of a war foretold / by Chris Hedges

I was in Eastern Europe in 1989, reporting on the revolutions that overthrew the ossified communist dictatorships that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. It was a time of hope. NATO, with the breakup of the Soviet empire, became obsolete. President Mikhail Gorbachev reached out to Washington and Europe to build a newContinue reading “Russia, Ukraine and the chronicle of a war foretold / by Chris Hedges”

Opinion: How Western War-Mongering Led To Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine / by Yanis Iqbal

Russia has launched the invasion of Ukraine. On February 24, 2021, in a televised address, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation”. Within minutes of the broadcast, at about 5 am Ukrainian time, explosions took place near major Ukrainian cities, including the capital Kiev. Since then, strikes have been taking place on Ukrainian military infrastructure,Continue reading “Opinion: How Western War-Mongering Led To Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine / by Yanis Iqbal”

Russian anti-war activists call for end to war and for radical change to country’s ‘whole political system’ / by Steve Sweeney

Demonstrators hold signs ‘No war!’, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, February 24, 2022 RUSSIAN anti-war activists called for a radical change in their country’s government and “whole political system” today as well as an end to war on “the fraternal Ukrainian people.” Activists have urged an increase in anti-war agitation among Russian citizens as policeContinue reading “Russian anti-war activists call for end to war and for radical change to country’s ‘whole political system’ / by Steve Sweeney”

The Capitalist Roots of U.S. Racial Oppression  / by W. T. Whitney Jr.

Painting by Eyre Crowe, A Slave Sale in Charleston, South Carolina, 1854 A recent BBC report attributes climate-change damage in Africa to “racialized capitalism.” That confusing term reflects a new understanding of U.S. slavery on the part of many historians. Here the term signifies the commanding role of capitalism in the oppression of Africans and of African-descendedContinue reading “The Capitalist Roots of U.S. Racial Oppression  / by W. T. Whitney Jr.”

A Citizen of the World (Still) Speaks / by Robert Koehler

I decided to honor Martin Luther King Day this year by reading — and trying to absorb, more fully than ever before — the entirety (nearly 7,000 words) of the iconic speech he gave at Riverside Church a year to the day before his assassination. The speech, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence,”Continue reading “A Citizen of the World (Still) Speaks / by Robert Koehler”

NATO and Africa: A Relationship of Colonial Violence and Structural White Supremacy / by Djibo Sobukwe

NATO is the means of continuing colonial aggressions against African countries. Considering the public media attention and concern about possible expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), it is worth reminding people about NATO’s bloody history in Africa. NATO was founded in 1949 after WWII at a time when African countries were still underContinue reading “NATO and Africa: A Relationship of Colonial Violence and Structural White Supremacy / by Djibo Sobukwe”