Cuba: Revolution, Sabotage & Un-Normal Relations

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Leader of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro, has died on his own terms, after surviving at least 638 assassination attempts by the CIA. Unlike the glorification of brutal theocratic leaders like Saudi Arabia’s late King Abdullah, the establishment will be giving no accolades to Castro.  Capitalism’s defenders vociferously attack Cuba as a freedomless dystopia, while downplaying the country’s amazing achievements under socialism. You cannot … Read More

America’s 50 Year War in Colombia: Death Squads & Drug Management

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Colombia remains one of the most dangerous countries on earth, where more than 220,000 have been killed and countless displaced over the last 57 years. The human rights abuses in the country are regularly dismissed by the corporate media, which ignores the heavy hand of US Empire. The US began heavily pushing military intervention in Colombia under the Kennedy administration, whose National Security Doctrine aimed to … Read More

America’s Unofficial Religion — The War On An Idea

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Red-baiting, used to smear individuals and organizations, remains the unofficial religion in capitalist America. Yet little is said about the role socialism played in building a strong labor movement and creating an unshakable anti-war movement. Not only is this part of U.S. history whitewashed, so is the repression of dissidents before and after McCarthy. Between 1919 and 1920 some 10,000 people … Read More

Understanding Nelson Mandela’s Complex Legacy Honors Him the Most

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When Nelson Mandela died on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95, the outpouring of praise from the political elite and establishment media around the world was overwhelming. In larger-than-life terms, Mandela was lionized and romanticized as the world’s most admired human being. In some ways, such praise is encouraging in our age when the wealthy and powerful, usually … Read More