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

Abby Martin Interviews President Rafael Correa on Empire & the Environment

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After touring Chevron’s oil pollution in the Ecuadorean Amazon, Abby Martin sits down for an exclusive interview with Ecuador’s president, Rafael Correa, about the legal battle against the corporation and push to decolonize the country from Western powers. They discuss Ecuador’s new constitution that grants legal rights to nature for the first time in history, the country’s proposed ban against individuals using tax havens … Read More

MLK Jr. – The Uncomfortable Truths History Books Won’t Touch

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For many, the words “I have a dream” are the only thing they associate with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Dr. King’s legacy is mostly depicted in the context of civil rights, with history books lauding his noble achievements of the Civil and Voting Rights Acts being passed. But Dr. King gave hundreds of unpopular and controversial speeches ranging from the … Read More

War on Terror Comes Home to Roost: The Security State’s Plans to Crush Activism

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Housing discrimination against African-Americans, also known as redlining, has long been a form of institutional racism in the post Jim Crow era. Under the Federal Housing Act, federal loans were systematically denied to African-Americans, which helped create ghettos and further segregated blacks from whites. Ferguson is just one example among many which employed the practice. The latent effects of racism are rooted … Read More

Dismantling Our Right-Wing World

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(A quick note to US readers: left and right in this piece do not refer to the American liberal-conservative spectrum – both of which are considered neoliberal – but to the broader left-right spectrum as traditionally conceived, ranging from far-left communism/socialism to far-right fascism.) It’s been an eventful few weeks for the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), also known … Read More