Don’t Let the Democratic Party Bury the Black Movement

Glen Ford The Black movement will be asphyxiated by the ubiquitous fingers of the Democratic Party if it does not build independent nexuses of people’s power. “Defunding the police – inevitably, in practice – is an immersion in Democratic Party budgetary dickering that legitimizes the imposition of the police upon the people.” If power is…

NYT Acknowledges Coup in Bolivia While Shirking Blame for Its Supporting Role

Camila Escalante The New York Times (6/7/20) declared that an Organization of American States (OAS) report alleging fraud in the 2019 Bolivian presidential elections—which was used as justification for a bloody, authoritarian coup d’etat in November 2019—was fundamentally flawed. If the New York Times (6/7/20) has had second thoughts about its coverage of the 2019…

African (Black) Men (Mostly) With Guns

Ahjamu Umi The video was circulating endlessly this past weekend. Seemingly dozens of primarily African men (with a sprinkling of women) carrying semi-automatic weapons, marching, and chanting, in formation. Apparently, headed for the Ku Klux Klan headquarters in rural Georgia, U.S. It wasn’t clear what happened once or if they reached their destination, but its…

Unmatched Idiots in Brasilia

Atilio Boron Here Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro’s memory photo with US Ambassador Todd. C. Chapman (with hat), this July 4th celebrating US Independence Day. Covid-19 is handed out like a gift to all by this troop of idiots, without masks; “pure machos” that they are. This in Brazil is called “burricia”, from “burro”, donkey in…

The State and White Supremacy: The Inextricable Link

Ajamu Baraka The demand for “justice” by the pubic had the ironic result of re-legitimizing the state as an institution that could in fact render justice – but only an empowered people can establish a just order. “It is the settler state, and the corrupt colonial/capitalist system and the interests that it upholds, that must…

The Role of the WTO in the U.S. Economic War on Venezuela

Misión Verdad The World Trade Organization (WTO) was founded 25 years ago to impose regulatory guidelines governing trade between all countries. It is an institution that was conceived within the framework of the Bretton Woods Agreements in 1944, but was not formed until early 1995. According to the organization’s rules, member countries must offer each…

Black Militia Marches on Stone Mountain, Demands Removal of Confederate Monument

Kevin Zeese Black militia at Stone Mountain Park, GA July 4, 2020. From WXIA. Newsweek reports “About 1,000 heavily armed militia, all of whom were Black, marched through Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park on Saturday, challenging white nationalist groups in the area to either come out and fight or join them in demonstrating against the government….

The Merging of US and Israeli National Security States is Accelerating Amid COVID-19

Raul Diego A two-pronged initiative by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Department of Homeland Security is set to substantially increase Israel’s already significant role in America’s digital health, artificial intelligence (AI), critical health infrastructure, as well as law enforcement, public and border protection and other key sectors. Citing “health challenges” posed by COVID-19, the…

AFRICOM Enforces US Colonial Project

“We see AFRICOM as the colonization of Africa by the US,” said Tunde Osazua, of the Bllack Alliance for Peace. “Instead of working to end terrorism and stabilizing the African continent, “said Osazua, the US Military Command in Africa “actually destabilizes the continent.”

The Never-Ending, Lucrative Search for a Cuban Euromaidan

Iroel Sánchez This July 1, popular streets corners in Havana and provincial capitals, were to have been the scene of protests against police violence, orchestrated by paid counterrevolutionaries, who once again received no response whatsoever from the Cuban people This is not a déjà vu, it is the obstinate search for a Cuban Maidán, which…

Key U.S. Ally Indicted for Organ Trade Murder Scheme

Nicolas J. S. Davies US Marines provide security as members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Forensics Team investigate a grave site in a village in Kosovo on 1 July 1999. Department of Defense. Photo by Sgt. Craig J. Shell, U.S. Marine Corps (direct link). Public Domain, Link. When President Clinton dropped 23,000 bombs on what…