Hatred of the Indian

Alvaro García Linera Like a thick night fog, hatred voraciously runs through the traditional urban middle class neighbourhoods of Bolivia. Their eyes are filled with anger. They do not shout, they spit; they do not demand, they impose. Their songs are not about hope or brotherhood, they are about disdain and discrimination against the Indians….

Bolivia, a Second Evangelization by Blood and Fire

Ollantay Itzamná Police with crucifix in hand go out to repress in Bolivia “Bolivia for Christ. Never again will Pachamama return to the Palace”, was the triumphalist sentence of Luis Camacho (one of the main visible local actors of the civic-Christian-military coup d’état) when he imposed the Bible on the Bolivian Creole flag in the…

Sleeping with the Third Reich: America’s Unspoken “Alliance” with Nazi Germany against the Soviet Union

Prof Michel Chossudovsky Image: Adolph Hitler together with Prescott Bush, grandfather of former President George W. Bush. Prescott Bush was a partner of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co and director of Union Banking Corporation which had close relations with German corporate interests including Thyssen Steel, a major company involved in the Third Reich’s weapons industry.  “…[N]ew documents,…

For the Eleventh Straight Year, United States Votes “No” to UN Anti-Nazi Resolution

Carla Stea It would appear ironic that most of the co-sponsors of Draft Resolution A/C.3/74/L.62: “Combating Glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and Other Practices that Contribute to Fuelling Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance” are nations currently under sanction by the United States, and some by the United Nations Security Council: Belarus, China,…

European Parliament’s Anti-Communist Resolution Draws Widespread Criticism

Muhammed Shabeer The resolution passed at the recent European Parliament session in Strasbourg, claims that the Second World War was “the immediate consequence of the German-Soviet non-aggression treaty of 23 August 1939.” A number of communist parties, as well as progressive sections in Europe, have condemned a controversial resolution passed by the European Parliament on…

Race in Black and White

Alexis L. Boylan Slavery and the Civil War were central to the development of photography as both a technology and an art. “Matthew Fox-Amato’s Exposing Slavery is a valuable aid for thinking through the tangle of issues around race, sight, power, and bodies.” Review: Exposing Slavery: Photography, Human Bondage, and the Birth of Modern Visual Politics in…

US Follows Anti-Black Model in Immigration

The US has criminalized immigrants, just as it has used the criminal justice system to control and oppress African Americans, said Ben Ndugga Kabuye, of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration. The crime bills of 1994 and 1996 “criminalized immigration at a level that has never been seen before,” making a host of offenses grounds…

Racial Violence in Black and White

Benjamin Balthaser From photos of lynchers to videos of brutal cops, there is a radical heritage of using images of violence as instruments of critique. “Images of violence have the power not merely to reproduce pain but also to create the society that will work to end it.” Once again cellphone videos showing white police…

9/11, Nazis, Zionists, Trump…and the Second Coming of Christ

Ruperto Concha Last week had two fateful and mysterious dates for the United States: Wednesday 11, with the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, and Friday 13, which is the gringo version of our “Tuesday 13”. Friday the 13th, of course, is pure folklore. But September 11, 2001, caused a serious, almost…

The Whitewashing of the Nazis

Christopher Black I was going to write about Iraq and the American control of that tragic nation that has been, like many others, destroyed by the American war machine, but it is difficult to find out any real facts about anything in Iraq. All the news and reports are controlled, events are unexplained, the politics…

The Hitler-Stalin Pact of August 23, 1939: Myth and Reality

Jacques Pauwels In a remarkable book, 1939 : The Alliance That Never Was and the Coming of World War II, the Canadian historian Michael Jabara Carley describes how, at the end of the 1930s, the Soviet Union repeatedly tried, but finally failed, to conclude a pact of mutual security, in other words a defensive alliance, with…

Ancient Eugenicists

Zanga Chimombo Ancient Egyptians were not Asians, nor aliens. “Genocide might indeed be a worse demon of our nature.” When black civilisation was destroyed first time round there was little to show for its former glories apart from squat noses and thick lips on statues and other artworks that invading lighter folks successively reduced. After…