Right-Wing Vigilante Found Not Guilty of Murdering Two Anti-Racist Protestors

Monica Cruz Kyle Rittenhouse before shooting three men, killing two, in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 25, 2021. Photo: Twitter @StandForBetter The most closely-watched murder trial in recent memory exemplifies the standard of cops and racists having a right to kill in the US After four days of deliberations, a jury acquitted 18-year old Kyle Rittenhouse…

Anti-Communism, Anti-Blackness, and Imperialism

Dr. Charisse Burden Stelley In this talk prepared for the Albuquerque Anti-War Coalition‘s Anti-Communism & Imperialism panel discussion, Dr. Charisse Burden Stelley discusses how anti-communism and anti-Blackness are intrinsically intertwined structures of white supremacist and capitalist control. Transcript Good afternoon, everybody. My name is Charisse Burden Stelley and I am a professor of Africana studies in political science…

A Walled Europe: The Shadow of the Middle Ages in Migration Policies

Yoselina Guevara The Brenner Pass hosted a symbolic border crossing in protest against Austrian plans to deploy its military in the area to block refugees from entering the country. Fabian Wagner In the face of the certain possibility of a new wave of refugees, particularly from Afghanistan, twelve European countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic,…

Gaslighting 1.1 Billion Africans

Benjamin Attia and Morgan Bazilian The majority of the Congolese population doesn’t have access to electricity. (Eduardo Soteras, AFP via Getty Images) Today’s global energy inequities are staggering. Video gamers in California consume more electricity than entire nations. The average Tanzanian used only one-sixth the electricity consumed by a typical American refrigerator in 2014. Globally, the top 10 percent of countries consume 20…

Indigenous Intellectuals?

Ollantay Itzamná Abya Yala, Buen Vivir, Intellectual Aymara Perspectives. … the term intellectual is highly epistemicidal (it annuls other forms of producing knowledge), colonial (it reproduces relations of racial domination), scriptocentric (it annuls unwritten knowledge), individualistic (it annuls the community as a subject of knowledge because of its predilection for successful writers/individuals), papyrocratic (it privileges…

Mapping Faultlines: The Dilemmas of Non-Alignment

Newsclick’s Editor-in-Chief Prabir Purkayastha talks about the history and legacy of the Non-Aligned movement which marks 60 years. He explains the role NAM played over the decades, especially in strengthening the force of decolonisation. He also analyses the challenges before the group today.

Fascism: The American Dream

Tristan Graham Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already here, that people are already dying who could be saved, that generations more will live poor butchered half-lives if you fail to act. Do what must be done, discover your humanity and your love in revolution. George…

QR Codification of the World

Peter Koenig Imagine humanity would one day – very soon – decide to stop wearing masks. In unison. Not in the streets, not in restaurants, not in shops, not in sports events – simply nowhere. Against all orders of a good portion of the 193 UN member governments, or at least the western governments. And,…

US Intervention and Capitalism Have Created a Monster in Honduras

W. T. Whitney Chilean author and human rights advocate Ariel Dorfman recently memorialized Orlando Letelier, President Allende’s foreign minister. Agents of dictator Augusto Pinochet murdered Letelier in Washington in 1976. Dorfman noted that Chile and the United States were “on excellent, indeed obscenely excellent, terms (like they are today, shamefully, between the United States and…

Vaccination: Most Deceptive Tool of Imperialism

Dr. Romeo F. Quijano Vaccination is probably the most deceptive tool of imperialism that even anti-imperialists often fail to recognize. It displays a humanitarian face but has the soul of a beast. Its true character is that of a deceptive agent of imperialism. The romanticism of western medicine has masked the true nature and ethos…