How US Race Laws Inspired Nazism

By David Swanson James Q. Whitman’s new book is called Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law. It is understated and overdocumented, difficult to argue with. No doubt some will try. In cartoonish U.S. historical understanding, the United States is, was, and ever shall be a force for good,…

“Sanctuary Cities” and Black Community Control of the Police

“Donald Trump’s war against immigrants is a fascist-inspired offensive that is inseparable from his plans to forcefully pacify Black America.” We must oppose Trump sending in the feds to lock up immigrants or to police the Black community. “Sanctuary is only possible when the cops are directly answerable to the people.” “Trump’s offensive against the…

No Triumph for Ultra-Right in Netherlands: French Vote Looms

By G. Dunkel Polls predicted that the Islamophobe Geert Wilder’s Party of Freedom (PVV), a racist, xenophobic party that also opposes the European Union, would win big in the March 15 Dutch election. It didn’t. Its vote rose from only 10 percent to 13 percent. Interest in Wilder’s fate was great not only in the…

White Supremacy as Cultural Cannibalism

By Gathoni Blessol Download Full 10 Page PDF The universal is a fantasy. But we are captive to a sensibility that defines the universal, still, as white. – Claudia Rankine Racism is a blight on the human conscience. The idea that any people can be inferior to another, to the point where those who consider…

All White Women Owe Reparations to African People

By Penny Hess, Chair of the African People’s Solidarity Committee An estimated 2.6 million mostly white women participated in the January 21 Women’s March on Washington and in cities across the country following the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th U.S. president. The rallies were not considered “protests;” although they had a mission statement, the…