Category: Analysis

U.N. Anti-Nazism resolution: US, Canada, Ukraine sole opposers

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On Friday, November 23, the United Nations passed a resolution condemning Nazism and similar tendencies. The resolution, proposed by Russia at the UN ...

The colonial underdevelopment of Africa by Europe and the United States

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This article is based on a talk given at a Nov. 7 Party for Socialism and Liberation forum on Ebola. The history of colonialism has made it impossible...

Murder, she spoke

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Hillary Rodham Clinton was the first secretary of state (Jan. 21, 2009 – Feb. 1, 2013) under President Barack Obama. The fancy title means that Clin...

Award-winning author critiques capitalism

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Acceptance speeches by authors at the annual National Book Awards program rarely draw much attention in the broader popular culture. Although they don...

Marion Barry (1936-2014): Passing of civil rights figure marks end of era

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With the death of Marion Barry, it’s hard not to reflect on the passing of not only a man but an era. Mayor Barry was undoubtedly the most iconic of...

Report: 2.5 million U.S. children dumped like garbage in the street

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It’s hard to say what is the most indicting aspect of the profit system. One trend, however, the dumping of children onto the street in the richest...

No more illusions: Missouri cops talked peace, prepared war

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has just declared a State of Emergency. It includes the creation of a Unified Command of police forces and the activation of t...

Just 90 companies caused two-thirds of global greenhouse gasses

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A recent study (Climate Change Jan. 2014) shows that two thirds of greenhouse gasses have been emitted by just 90 corporations. Of them, just 20 are r...

Protests oust imperialist-backed dictator in Burkina Faso

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On Oct. 30, the people of Burkina Faso ousted the dictator Blaise Compaoré from office. The protests started when Compaoré, who seized power in a Fr...

Rasmea responds to travesty of justice: ‘I am strong!’

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On Nov. 10,after just two hours of deliberation at the Detroit federal courthouse, a jury decided that Rasmea Odeh, the Palestinian American community...