Opinion: Guantanamo Is Who and What We Are as American: And we should be ashamed to our core / by Dud Hendrick

Originally publshed in Common Dreams on January 18, 2023 For over 20 years, every Monday afternoon, I’ve stood with like-minded concerned citizens on Rt. 15 on Deer Isle, Maine—members of our Island Peace & Justice group—standing in objection and in witness to the acts of our government. Each week, I reflect on just why IContinue reading “Opinion: Guantanamo Is Who and What We Are as American: And we should be ashamed to our core / by Dud Hendrick”

On Holocaust Memorial Day, vigilance is needed against fascism’s modern heirs / Morning Star (UK)

Auschwitz-Birkenau | Photo credit: Marcin Czerniawski – Unsplash THIS week, when atomic scientists moved the hands of the Doomsday Clock 10 seconds closer to midnight, they were referring to the very real threat of nuclear war. But as we mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2023, we must recognise that with nationalism, racism and Holocaust revisionism all on theContinue reading “On Holocaust Memorial Day, vigilance is needed against fascism’s modern heirs / Morning Star (UK)”

Peru Sees Possible Transformative Change, and US Intervention / By W.T. Whitney Jr.

Photograph Source: Mayimbú – CC BY-SA 4.0 Critics of U.S. interference in Latin America and the Caribbean may soon realize, is such is not the case now, that Peru has a compelling claim on their attention. The massive popular resistance emerging now amid political crisis looks to be sustainable into the future. Meanwhile, a reactionaryContinue reading “Peru Sees Possible Transformative Change, and US Intervention / By W.T. Whitney Jr.”

U.S. Communists: Threat to democracy requires a united fightback / by Joe Sims

CPUSA in action | CPUSA Editor’s note: The following keynote address to the CPUSA National Committee was presented by CPUSA co-chair Joe Sims on January 14th. It’s been edited to reflect discussion that took place after the report was delivered. It lays out the latest analysis by the Communist Party USA of the political situationContinue reading “U.S. Communists: Threat to democracy requires a united fightback / by Joe Sims”

Maine’s housing affordability crisis needs a public option, says lawmaker / by Dan Neumann

The Kennedy Park public housing development in Portland. | Courtesy of the Portland Housing Authority Originally Published in the Beacon on January 23, 2023 One major potential solution to the state’s runaway cost of housing never seems to get discussed by Maine lawmakers: Public housing. For decades, the idea of building new publicly-owned, permanently affordableContinue reading “Maine’s housing affordability crisis needs a public option, says lawmaker / by Dan Neumann”

The US blockade of Cuba hurts medical patients in both countries / by Natalia Marques

US and Cuban attendees of the Building Our Future conference receive a detailed presentation at the Center for Immunology (CIM) in Havana, on November 24 (Photo: Julia Dratel) Originally published in People’s Dispatch on January 24, 2023 By lifting sanctions against Cuba, people in the US could have access to life-saving treatments being developed inContinue reading “The US blockade of Cuba hurts medical patients in both countries / by Natalia Marques”

Police violence reached an all-time high last year—are we ready to shrink police budgets? / By Sonali Kolhatkar

Photo by Glenn Halog/Flickr Originally published in Canadian Dimension on January 19, 2023 In spite of the huge public attention on police violence since 2020, every year cops kill more and more people The year 2022 was the deadliest year on record in the United States for fatalities at the hands of law enforcement. AccordingContinue reading “Police violence reached an all-time high last year—are we ready to shrink police budgets? / By Sonali Kolhatkar”

FBI wants to put me on trial for fighting for Black freedom: Instead put the colonizer State on trial! / by Omali Yeshitela

[Source: uhurusolidarity.org] Originally published: CovertAction Magazine  on January 21, 2023 There are strong indications that in early 2023, I, Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party, founder of the Uhuru (“Freedom”) Movement, will be indicted, along with other Uhuru leaders and members, by the federal government of the United States. Using the bogus and slanderous chargeContinue reading “FBI wants to put me on trial for fighting for Black freedom: Instead put the colonizer State on trial! / by Omali Yeshitela”

If America Had Fair Laws, 60 Million Workers Would Join a Union Tomorrow / by Luke Savage

The International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union on strike for higher wages. (Getty Images) Originally published in Jacobin on January 21, 2023 According to the latest data, the ranks of unionized workers grew by 200,000 between 2021 and 2022. If the United States’ unionization rules in place weren’t so biased toward bosses, tens of millions moreContinue reading “If America Had Fair Laws, 60 Million Workers Would Join a Union Tomorrow / by Luke Savage”

Fanatical MAGA Republicans hold the country hostage over debt limit / by John Bachtell

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks about Twitter, April 28, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Once shunned as a political pariah for her extremist rhetoric, the Georgia lawmaker who spent her first term in Congress stripped of institutional power by Democrats is being celebrated by Republicans and welcomed into the GOP fold. |Continue reading “Fanatical MAGA Republicans hold the country hostage over debt limit / by John Bachtell”