When Daesh is Defeated: Who Will Fill the Intellectual Vacuum in the Arab World?

Editorial Comment: The suppression of academics is the first phase in the process of cultural genocide. Following empire’s implacable campaigns of assassination, political persecution and ideological cleansing, leading  intellectuals and visionaries in the MENA region have been marginalized and largely silenced. The result is tragic and immediate, but the negative repercussions will extend well into the…

Ethiopia: Regime Repression the Modus Operandi Under its US Handlers

US lawmakers, scholars, and rights groups say it is time for a change in US Policy By Sophia Tesfamariam Ethiopia is once again in deep crisis, threatening to implode under the weight of the regime’s diplomatic, economic, political and military corruption. After nationwide protests that lasted over a year, the regime imposed a draconian State…

Emerging Fear-states: Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Speech to the Rosa Luxemburg Conference

By Mumia Abu-Jamal Meinen Freunden: Bewegung! What is happening in America and Europe bears study and reflection. On the surface, we see a rightist drift, as fearful, resentful publics empower forms of politics that promise safety, especially regarding terror attacks that have blown up and bloodied world capitals recently. Only a mass movement can wipe…

Garifuna Flee Discrimination and Land Grabs in Record Numbers

The white sand beaches and humid, 80 degree weather in Trujillo, Honduras, on the country’s northern Caribbean coast, is what Jose Francisco Avila calls a “million-dollar view.” But this paradise for the foreigners now flooding Honduras’ coastline tells a different story for Garifuna communities from Trujillo, including Avila’s family. As Hondurans of African descent, Garifunas…

Addendum to Standing Rock:Profusion, Collusion & Big Money Profits

PART I | PART II | PART III | PART IV | PART V| PART VI The following is an addendum to the 6-part series: Standing Rock: Profusion, Collusion & Big Money Profits by Cory Morningstar with Forrest Palmer From left: Jodi Gillette; parents Dave Archambault I and Betty Archambault; the Obamas; brother Dave Archambault…

The Muslim Ban and Beyond: Fighting White Power in Trump’s America

By Beverly Bell Tamir Mustafa, Joan Rodriguez, and their children. Mustafa said, “What makes America great is everybody in it.” Photo: Melissa Cox The march against Trump’s Muslim ban in New Orleans, on January 29, concluded at the towering Robert E. Lee monument. Below the Confederate general, the circle bearing his name gives way to…