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Confronting Colonialism and the Legacy of Columbus

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-Los Angeles In countless ways, we live in the long shadow of Columbus and the genocidal impact of European colonialism of indigenous lands and peoples, and the subsequent capture and enslavement of Africans, also genocidal, to work those lands. These are not just historical but ongoing realities that shape the present,…

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Our Nazis; Their Nazis — Ukraine and neo-Nazis

by William Blum Ever since serious protest broke out in Ukraine in February the Western mainstream media, particularly in the US, have seriously downplayed the fact that the usual suspects – the US/European Union/NATO triumvirate – have been on the same side as the neo-Nazis. In the US it’s been virtually unmentionable. I’m sure that…

85 Billionaires and the Better Half

by Michael Parenti An urban slum in Hanoi, Viet Nam. (Photo: Flickr / United Nations / Creative Commons)The world’s 85 richest individuals possess as much wealth as the 3.5 billion souls who compose the poorer half of the world’s population, or so it was announced in a report by Oxfam International. The assertion sounds implausible…

The Overwhelmed Peace Movement

Inevitability? The Overwhelmed Peace Movement by WINSLOW MYERS There was a major story in Time magazine this week that military personnel were cheating on competency tests relating to the command and control of American nuclear missiles. This was one more confirmation of what we already know in our hearts but prefer not to examine too…

March 2014 Calendar

Pussy Riot Being Followed by the Moscow Police Change Links March 2014 Calendar Volunteer: Change-Links Change-Links needs a VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR to assist John in bringing together people to determine the necessary resources for continuing CL with the permanent, reliable status it enjoyed for over 20 years. The VC and all other positions are unpaid due…

America The Most Inhumane

America Is the Most Inhumane Developed Country on the Planet — Are We Going to Let It Stay That Way? This week marked the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. What would it be like if people in the U.S. knew they had these rights? Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/corgarashu December…

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