America’s Acquiescence to Fascism and the Militarized Police State

John W. Whitehead America is on the Brink of a Nervous Breakdown Yet another shooting. Yet another smear of ugliness, hatred and violence. Yet another ratcheting up of the calls for the government to clamp down on the citizenry by imposing more costly security measures without any real benefit, more militarized police, more surveillance, more…

Dual US War on Black People

Netfa Freeman Parallel tracks of United States government policy against the Black working class in the US and on the African continent expose much more than incidental similarity, but a concerted fatal conspiracy. For the US, African people globally have no economic value short of being unwitting consumers whose labour-use has expired, and whose resistance…

Mexico: Over 9,000 Children Disappeared Amid Violent Security Policy

Since 1995 over 9,000 children in Mexico have disappeared, the country’s public defender Luis Raul Gonzalez announced Wednesday during the 3rd National Conference on the Rights of Children and Adolescents. Almost 5,000 disappeared during the 6-year government of Enrique Peña Nieto. Sandra Mejia, of the Network for the Rights of Children in Mexico (Redim), said…

9/11 Legacy: Two Contending Fascisms

Glen Ford Two fascisms compete for popular support in the US. One is blatantly racist, the other offers a devil’s bargain that demands Black people accept austerity and war. Both must be fought. “The Clinton-Pelosi fascists invite Black people to fully participate in their own destruction — and to feel honored at the invitation.” 9/11…

Private Prisons in US Turn a Profit, Ruin Black Lives

Val Reynoso Mass Incarceration is a billion-dollar industry which exploits prisoners who are predominately Black and non-white Latinx people for profit. The U.S. is currently home to the largest prison population in the world at a staggering 2.3 million incarcerated people. Many believe that mass incarceration will ensure our safety through harsher methods; however, mass…

The Black Panthers Didn’t Fight Symbols

Glen Ford New York state prison guards assaulted and seriously injured 69 year-old former Black Panther Herman Bell, this week, a totally unprovoked beating timed to sabotage his chances for parole after more than 40 years behind bars. In neighboring New Jersey, former Panther Sundiata Acoli was denied parole last December shortly before his 80th…

The United States is a Racist Monument, Tear it Down!

Danny Haiphong “Prisons in the US are monuments that enforce terror against oppressed people.” Much attention has been given to the Confederate monuments that have been taken down by activists across the United States, beginning in Charlottesville, VA. Confederate monuments harken back to a period when the future of Black bondage was a key question…

We Are All Antifa

National Lawyers Guild Last month, thousands gathered in San Francisco and Berkeley to defeat the hatred of fascism and white supremacy. A united front of labor, clergy, students, socialists, anarchists and others successfully prevented the fascists from holding their rallies. This is antifa — a broad movement of people who stand against the violence of…

Mexico: Police Open Fire on Rural Students, One Seriously Injured

El Enemigo Común Rural activism by normal school (teacher-training) students has once again become the target of armed repression by the Mexican state. On Wednesday, June 21, students from the Vasco de Quiroga Rural Normal School in Tiripetío, Michoacán, were brutally repressed by Special Operations Group police (GOES) who detained, beat and shot at the…

The Body Count Rises in the US War Against Black People

By Ajamu Baraka Before we can even process the acquittal of the murders of Philado Castile, we hear about another murder of a black person by the police occupation forces.  This time the victim, Charleena Lyles, is a black woman who was also five months pregnant. Again, there is anger, confusion and calls for justice from the…

USA: Oligarchs Succeed! Only the People Suffer!

By James Petras Introduction On a scale not seen since the ‘great’ world depression of the 1930’s, the US political system is experiencing sharp political attacks, divisions and power grabs. Executive firings, congressional investigations, demands for impeachment, witch hunts, threats of imprisonment for ‘contempt of Congress’ and naked power struggles have shredded the façade of…