Category: Analysis

Apache sacred land handed over to mining giant in backroom deal

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The Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2015 in mid-December by a vote of 89 to 11. Hidden within this bill was a rider th...

Leftward moves in Latin America led to change in US Cuba policy

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The recent change in relations between the United States in Cuba is an important moment for the Cuban revolution. For decades, Cuba has demanded that ...

Venezuela vows to resist U.S. sanctions

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On Dec. 10, Congress passed the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act.  The bill imposes sanctions on Venezuela for supposed human...

US Marine in Philippines faces trial for murder of trans woman

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On Dec. 15, the Philippine government charged U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton with the murder of Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transgender woman....

‘Strong dollar’ de-stabilizes world economy

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Two major developments occurred in the global economy in early December that have drawn much commentary and analysis in the financial media.

FBI will never count those injured and murdered by the cops

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The writer set up an emergency hate crimes and incidents reporting system involving government and community agencies in Southern California in the ...

After 42 years in solitary, Albert Woodfox’s conviction overturned

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On Dec. 4, while shackled and chained, needing assistance to turn the pages of the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, revoluti...

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...