Yoon Administration Takes Jeju Massacre Out of History Textbooks / by TK

Photo: “Flying Snow 비설”, a memorial statue in the Jeju April 3 Peace Park. Credit: Jeju Peace Foundation. Originally published: The Blue Roof on 26 December 2022 Ministry of Education justified the move as “exploring the foundation of the Republic of Korea based on liberal democracy.” After he was elected president in March, Yoon Suk-yeol 윤석열 was praisedContinue reading “Yoon Administration Takes Jeju Massacre Out of History Textbooks / by TK”

On Why Capitalists Are Guilty of Social Murder / by Friedrich Engels

Friedrich Engels directing the construction of a barricade in the streets of Elberfeld during the riots of May 1849 in Prussia. (Universal History Archive / Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Originally published in Jacobin on November 28, 2022 In 1845, Friedrich Engels wrote a scathing condemnation of English capitalism, The Condition of the Working ClassContinue reading “On Why Capitalists Are Guilty of Social Murder / by Friedrich Engels”

Haiti in the Caribbean: A political economy perspective on the urgent crisis of imperialism / by Tamanisha J. John

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, and former president Bill Clinton at opening of garment factory in Haiti on October 22, 2012 (Photo: Getty Pool) Originally published in Black Agenda Report on November 23, 2022 Often, when you mention Haiti in conversation and the anti-imperial struggle that has consistently been waged by the Haitian people againstContinue reading “Haiti in the Caribbean: A political economy perspective on the urgent crisis of imperialism / by Tamanisha J. John”

French ambassador: U.S. ‘rules-based order’ means Western domination, violating international law / by Ben Norton

France’s Ambassador to the US Gérard Araud with President Barack Obama in the White House in 2016 Originally published in Multipolarista on November 21, 2022 France’s former ambassador to the United States, Gérard Araud, has publicly criticized Washington, saying it frequently violates international law and that its so-called “rules-based order” is actually an unfair “WesternContinue reading “French ambassador: U.S. ‘rules-based order’ means Western domination, violating international law / by Ben Norton”

Burning of Odessas House of Trade Unions Building on May 2, 2014 / By Jeremy Kuzmarov

Burning of Odessa’s House of Trade Unions Building on May 2, 2014. “The once bright city became gloomy and sad:” survivor of 2014 Odessa Massacre reflects back on tragedy. On May 2, 2014, at least 48 people were killed when right-wing Ukrainian forces burned down the Trade Unions Building in Odessa. The victims had takenContinue reading “Burning of Odessas House of Trade Unions Building on May 2, 2014 / By Jeremy Kuzmarov”

A failure to review America’s nuclear posture / by Joe Cirincione

Originally published: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on October 28, 2022 President Joe Biden has passed on his best chance to operationalize his stated goal of reducing the role in U.S. security policy of America’s more than 5,400 nuclear weapons with the public release on October 27 of the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR). Biden is now the 14th president overContinue reading “A failure to review America’s nuclear posture / by Joe Cirincione”

The American Empire Runs Through the Compact States / by Edward Hunt

Pohnpei International Airport. (Photo: Mike LaMonaca/Flickr) Originally published in Antiwar.com on October 24, 2022 U.S. officials are working to integrate the compact states more closely into the American empire in the Pacific Ocean. For the past year, U.S. diplomats and military leaders have been advising the leaders of Palau and the Federated States of MicronesiaContinue reading “The American Empire Runs Through the Compact States / by Edward Hunt”

Decolonizing the mind / by Margaret Kimberley

Queen Elizabeth II in Barbados on November 1, 1977. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images/Black Agenda Report) Originally published in Black Agenda Report, 09.14.2022 It is vital to free ourselves from belief in the systems of white supremacy and imperialism that are inculcated in the educational system and are affirmed and amplified by the media andContinue reading “Decolonizing the mind / by Margaret Kimberley”

Labor Day: Unions Have a Stake in Ending Minority Rule in the United States / by Mark Weisbrot

Photograph Source: Bastian Greshake Tzovaras – CC BY-SA 2.0 This first appeared on MSN. In 2021, just 10.3 percent of American workers were members of unions, less than half the proportion we had four decades prior. This collapse in union membership didn’t happen in Canada; it happened in the United States, for a number of reasons that wereContinue reading “Labor Day: Unions Have a Stake in Ending Minority Rule in the United States / by Mark Weisbrot”

Poverty Is Capitalism’s Great Crime / by Eugene Debs

Labor organizers address striking coal miners in Ludlow, Colorado, during the 1913–14 Colorado Coalfield War. (Wikimedia Commons) Originally published in Jacobin, https://jacobin.com/ Eugene Debs was famous for excoriating the barbarities of capitalism, including the right-wing notion of the “unworthy poor.” As Debs writes in the following 1915 article, republished here for the first time, everyContinue reading “Poverty Is Capitalism’s Great Crime / by Eugene Debs”