Settling with Our Past, by Greg Godels, from ML Today

As the Empire declines, as the myths binding together US economic power, social harmony, and international prestige dissolve, many people want answers. Why is the US political system dysfunctional? Why does inequality of wealth and power march to ever greater heights? Why does the US government assume unwanted governance beyond its borders, while turning aContinue reading “Settling with Our Past, by Greg Godels, from ML Today”

BOOK REVIEW: A SINGLE OHIO HOSPITAL REVEALS ALL THAT’S WRONG WITH AMERICAN HEALTH CARE, by Mona Hanna Attisha, from ML Today

The business of sickness is perverse. In too many instances, medical interventions are ineffective Band-Aids. Other factors, like where you stand in the social, racial and economic pecking order — and what ZIP code you were born in — determine far more about your health. As Bertolt Brecht said so well, in his “Worker’s SpeechContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: A SINGLE OHIO HOSPITAL REVEALS ALL THAT’S WRONG WITH AMERICAN HEALTH CARE, by Mona Hanna Attisha, from ML Today”

Venezuela Elections: A Key Victory for Anti Imperialist Movement in Latin America, by Alison Bodine

The people of Venezuela have dealt another decisive blow against U.S. domination in Latin America. On December 6, 2020, more than 6.2 million Venezuelans voted for a new National Assembly in what was Venezuela’s 25 election in the 21 years since the Bolivarian revolution began. Despite being under massive pressure from the U.S.-led war onContinue reading “Venezuela Elections: A Key Victory for Anti Imperialist Movement in Latin America, by Alison Bodine”

In Parting Blow, Trump Administration Hits Again at Cuba, by Tom Whitney

589 words In a stunning announcement on January 11, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo communicated that “The State Department has designated Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism for repeatedly providing support for acts of international terrorism in granting safe harbor to terrorists.” This additional U.S. insult to Cuba occurs with only a week remainingContinue reading “In Parting Blow, Trump Administration Hits Again at Cuba, by Tom Whitney”

Dear Mr. Bezos, the Days of Amazon’s Impunity Are Over; statement from the Progressive International

401 parliamentarians and public officials from 34 countries pledge to #MakeAmazonPay. From the Progressive International “We stand ready to act in our respective legislatures to support the movement that is growing around the world to make Amazon pay.” “We stand ready to act in our respective legislatures to support the movement that is growing aroundContinue reading “Dear Mr. Bezos, the Days of Amazon’s Impunity Are Over; statement from the Progressive International”

[Editorial] The Elections Have Passed, and the US Working Class Lost Ground, by Tom Whitney

The recent election campaign pitted one capitalist-oriented political party against another. But class conflict continued throughout, and working people did not fare well. The election period was show-time for U.S. racial antagonisms. The candidates of each party showed various reactions to racism.  Working-class voters filling the ranks of each one showed that they too wereContinue reading “[Editorial] The Elections Have Passed, and the US Working Class Lost Ground, by Tom Whitney”

US Plot Relying on Extradition Targets Peace in Colombia, by Tom Whitney

December 1, 2020 For 50 years Colombian governments and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) fought a civil war; 200,000 lives were lost. After four years of negotiations, the two sides signed a peace agreement that took effect in November 2016.   Now the agreement is in trouble, mainly at the hands of rightwingContinue reading “US Plot Relying on Extradition Targets Peace in Colombia, by Tom Whitney”

CBP Drones Conducted Flyovers Near Homes of Indigenous Pipeline Activists, Flight Records Show, by Yessenia Funes and Drhuv Mehrotra

From gizmodo, 9/18/2020 Tom Goldtooth awoke on Feb. 21 expecting a pretty regular day ahead. And by all accounts, his day was normal. He was on the road by 11 a.m. to catch a flight. But unbeknownst to him, around the same time as he left, U.S. Customs and Border Protection was watching his homeContinue reading “CBP Drones Conducted Flyovers Near Homes of Indigenous Pipeline Activists, Flight Records Show, by Yessenia Funes and Drhuv Mehrotra”

The Biggest General Strike in the World: Over 200 Million Workers and Farmers Paralyze India, by Maria Aurelio

From Left Voice On Thursday, some 200 million workers held a one day general strike in India. This massive day of action was called by 10 trade unions and over 250 farmers organizations and was accompanied by massive protests and a near total shutdown of some Indian states. According to the call put out byContinue reading “The Biggest General Strike in the World: Over 200 Million Workers and Farmers Paralyze India, by Maria Aurelio”

Destabilized by US Imperialism, Central America Now Faces Climate Catastrophes, by Giovanni Bats

From The Red Nation At the moment, Central America is suffering from the acceleration of climate change fueled natural disasters. On the heels of the recent Hurricane Eta and a raging pandemic, Hurricane Iota has hit the region, predominantly impacting Indigenous, Afro-descendant, and black communities. The situation has been made worse by violent and corruptContinue reading “Destabilized by US Imperialism, Central America Now Faces Climate Catastrophes, by Giovanni Bats”