Bolivia’s socialist government confronts separatist, racist uprising / by W. T. Whitney Jr.

A banner reads ‘2023 census now!’ at a blockade on a Santa Cruz street. | via Twitter With the exception of a coup-government interregnum in 2019-2021, the Movement Toward Socialism political party (MAS) has headed Bolivia’s government since the beginning of Evo Morales’s presidency in 2006. The MAS government now led by President Luis ArceContinue reading “Bolivia’s socialist government confronts separatist, racist uprising / by W. T. Whitney Jr.”

U.S. eyes military intervention in Haiti, again / by W.T. Whitney Jr.

Protesters calling for the resignation of Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry run after police fired tear gas to disperse them in the Delmas area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Oct. 10, 2022. | Odelyn Joseph / AP The news story begins: “The Council of Ministers [on October 8 in Haiti] authorized the prime minister to seek the presenceContinue reading “U.S. eyes military intervention in Haiti, again / by W.T. Whitney Jr.”

Maine Opinion: LePage’s hateful plot to undermine public education in Maine

Top photo: Former Gov. Paul LePage | Beacon  Originally published in the Beacon, https://mainebeacon.com/ It’s no secret that Paul LePage is no fan of public education. As governor he called Maine teachers “a dime a dozen” and told an audience of business people that “if you want a good education, go to private schools. If you can’t afford it, toughContinue reading “Maine Opinion: LePage’s hateful plot to undermine public education in Maine”

The legacy of scientific racism / by Prabir Purkayasthaaug

Originally published: LA Progressive on August 10, 2022; produced in partnership by Newsclick and Globetrotter. In July, the world celebrated 200 years since the birth of Gregor Mendel, who is widely accepted as the “father of modern genetics” for his discovery of the laws of inheritance. His experiments with peas, published in 1866 under the title “Experiments in Plant Hybridization,” identifiedContinue reading “The legacy of scientific racism / by Prabir Purkayasthaaug”

Opinion: Remembering Operation Bagration: When the Red Army Decapitated the Nazi Front / by Adolph Reed Jr.

The Soviet Union’s Red Army entered Bucharest, Romania to cheering crowds on August 31, 1944. (Photo: Sovfoto/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Not only did the Soviet Union bear the most extreme brunt of the horrors of World War II; it also was without question the most central force in the Nazis’ defeat. Eighty-one yearsContinue reading “Opinion: Remembering Operation Bagration: When the Red Army Decapitated the Nazi Front / by Adolph Reed Jr.”

Juneteenth 2022: Demanding a Third Radical Reconstruction of U.S. capitalism / by John Bachtell

The Revs. William Barber and Liz Theoharis at the head of a march led by the Poor People’s Campaign. | Poor People’s Campaign Tens of thousands are descending on Washington, D.C. for the historic, multiracial “Moral March on Washington and to the Polls.” The march occurs during the Juneteenth Holiday weekend and the growing battleContinue reading “Juneteenth 2022: Demanding a Third Radical Reconstruction of U.S. capitalism / by John Bachtell”

Today’s Poor People’s Campaign carries on MLK’s fight for economic justice / by Cameron Orr

Participants in the southern leg of the original Poor People’s Campaign march through Atlanta, May 10, 1968. The group was on its way to Washington, D.C. On June 18th this year, today’s Poor People’s Campaign will again bring a message of economic justice, voting rights, and anti-racism to the nation’s capital. | AP Co-chaired byContinue reading “Today’s Poor People’s Campaign carries on MLK’s fight for economic justice / by Cameron Orr”

Buses filling up nationwide for June 18 Poor People’s Campaign D.C. march / by Cameron Orr

A bus filled with marchers by the original Poor People’s Campaign bus in 1968. Today’s modern Poor People’s Campaign is again bringing people from around the country to march on the nation’s capital on June 18. | Robert Houston / Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Across the country, spots on busesContinue reading “Buses filling up nationwide for June 18 Poor People’s Campaign D.C. march / by Cameron Orr”

Maine News: Tribal sovereignty, housing, environmental bills among big votes taken in Augusta this week / by Evan Popp

The Maine Legislature voted on a number of important issues this week, ranging from high-profile tribal sovereignty measures to bills related to economic justice, health care, housing and the environment. Here’s a rundown of some of the recent decisions made in Augusta.  Tribal sovereignty The legislature this week took up multiple measures designed to reinforceContinue reading “Maine News: Tribal sovereignty, housing, environmental bills among big votes taken in Augusta this week / by Evan Popp”