Category Racism

Understanding US-China Conflict, with Sarah Flounders

Sarah Flounders of the International Action Center discusses and compares China and the US, talks about COVID-19 in the two countries, and discusses US sanctions worldwide.

Chris Hedges: The Zionist Colonization of Palestine

“This project is about the ongoing seizure of Palestinian land by the colonizers. It is about the rendering of the Palestinians as non-people, writing them out of the historical narrative as if they never existed and denying them basic human rights.”

America: Land of Make-Believe, by Chris Hedges

“The rhetoric we use to describe ourselves is so disconnected from reality that it has induced collective schizophrenia.”

Chris Hedges: Democrats Have No Moral Authority on Impeachment

“Democrats are…living in an alternative reality.”

Dorothee Benz: ‘We Need to Do Everything We Can on All Fronts’

“Three years in, [the Democrats] still haven’t understood that it’s not business as usual. Right? They’ve had to be pushed every step of the way to show any real resistance to the extent that they have.”

The Indigenous Worldview Is Our Only Hope for Survival, by Four Arrows

Just as the invasion of Indigenous North America and the resultant slaughter of “Indigenous peoples may have changed Earth’s climate into a little ice age by 1600, today’s land theft, illegal mining and attacks on Indigenous sovereignty is a significant cause of global warming.”

Protesters in St. Paul, MN march in response to the killing of Philando Castile (Fibonacci Blue / Flickr)

The New ‘Black Codes’, by Chris Hedges

“Aggressive policing is the bulwark of a segregated America.”

Tomgram: John Feffer, The Far Right’s War on Culture

How to Displace the Great Replacement It Really Does Boil Down to Us Versus Them Posted by John Feffer Tom Dispatch  October 20, 2019. Here’s a simple, if grim, reality: we are living in an ever more extreme world, as the residents of significant parts of California undoubtedly realized recently when the electricity went off amid ever increasing […]

The Age of Radical Evil, by Chris Hedges

Who are those who would sacrifice us on the altar of global capitalism? How did they amass the power to deny us a voice?

The War on Immigrants

WITH THE SO-CALLED Migrant Protection Protocols program, or MPP, expanding along the southern border and trapping more U.S. asylum-seekers in dangerous Mexican cities, violations of due process are intensifying in traditional courts — and in newly built tents that physically separate immigrants from the judges who hear their cases. Trump’s Attacks on the Press Fuel Harassment […]

The Problem With Impeachment, by Chris Hedges

Trump…will not go quietly into this good night. He will attempt to bring the whole rotten edifice down with him. And he may succeed.

Trump Attacked the Women of Color Who Led the Push for Impeachment. Then CNN Erased Them

Taken together, the picture speaks to an even more grim dynamic: While Trump demonizes Congress’s progressive women of color, CNN erases their work.

Root Causes: Why Hondurans Flee or Resist, by Gala King

After witnessing the influx of migrants on the more recent ‘migrant caravans’ predominantly coming from Honduras, I felt called to go to Honduras—to be present to a land that though deeply rich in natural resources and culture was becoming increasingly dangerous and uninhabitable for its citizenry to the point where people felt compelled to risk […]

The Systems That Silence, The Intercept, by Ali Gharib

The U.S. borderlands have become laboratories for new systems of enforcement and control.

10 Ways We Pretend War Is Not a Crime and How to Change Them

The concept of defensive war has been used to excuse numerous aggressive wars.

The Curse of Moral Purity, by Chris Hedges

Collective self-delusions, have now been mainstreamed. They are trumpeted by media platforms across the political spectrum and by the political establishment.

In Explanation of Our Times, by Langston Hughes

LIBERTY!
FREEDOM!
DEMOCRACY!
True anyhow no matter how many
Liars use those words.

Abolish Migrant Child Jails Now, by Amy Goodman and Dennis Moynihan

“They were sick. They were coughing. They had runny noses. They were filthy dirty. They immediately started to describe the level of hunger that they were experiencing.”

How can allies protect communities threatened with violence? by George Lakey

Violence is a hatchet when a surgeon’s knife is needed.

Ft. Snelling BDOTE? Odious Retaliation

Using “history,” military or otherwise, to “unify” a people, isn’t “history,” it’s propaganda, in the fascist tradition.