Open Borders for Capital to Import Labor from Central America

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA As David Bacon reported in Truthout recently, the Biden Administration is paying US agribusiness to import temporary workers -- essentially braceros -- to toil for brief periods in the fields in the US before being sent back to their countries of origin, mainly in Central America. This program  drives down wages for all farmworkers, and then subsidizes not only the farm owners but even the middle-men, legalized [...]

Joe Biden, Learn the Names of the Children You Are Killing

Open Letter to the President: Learn the Names of the Children You Are Killing by Norman Solomon [excerpts] To: President Joe Biden You’ve often spoken of how much you care about children and how terrible it is when they’re murdered. “Too many schools, too many everyday places have become killing fields,” you said at the White House last spring on the one-year anniversary of the school shooting in Uvalde. At the time [...]

Environmentalists Sue Biden Administration over Rejection of Fossil Fuel Phase-Out on Public Lands

The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Department of the Interior Nov. 28 to challenge its failure to release public records about why it rejected a rulemaking petition to phase out oil and gas extraction on public lands by 2035. “This lawsuit will shed light on the Biden administration’s dumbfounding refusal to align our country’s federal fossil fuel programs with its own climate goals,” said Taylor McKinnon with the Center for [...]

Can US Threats Prevent a Wider War in the Middle East?

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies While Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has been frantically shuttling around the Middle East trying to stop the Israeli con b flict in Gaza from exploding into a regional war, the United States has also sent two aircraft carrier strike groups, a Marine Expeditionary Unit and 1,200 extra troops to the Middle East as a “deterrent.” In plain language, the United States is threatening [...]

Fascists in Power: USAmerican Unexceptionalism

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA A world-wide trend toward authoritarianism has been widely noted. Neo-fascist parties have taken the reins of power or serve as part of the parliamentary base or ruling coalition in Israel, Italy, Sweden, Hungary, Poland, and Ukraine, among other countries. But the pundits who lament this, and perhaps see Donald Trump as reflecting the same trend in the US, are somehow incapable of seeing that the US is [...]

Mumia Abu-Jamal: Free the Uhuru Three

© 10/2023 by Mumia Abu-Jamal “Free The Uhuru 3!”  -- Dismiss all charges.   Three major radical figures are in the crosshairs of the U.S. government allegedly for “unregistered foreign agents of a foreign government” – Russia. They are Chairman Omali Yeshitela, head of the African People’s Socialist Party, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, and two of his assistants: Penny Hess and Jesse Nevel. The three are charged with being unregistered agents because they [...]

Cuba in the Crosswinds

Cuban Journalist in U.S. for Premiere of Groundbreaking New Film Join award-winning Afro-Cuban journalist and filmmaker, Liz Oliva Fernandez, for a screening and Q & A of two new Belly of the Best documentaries, Cuba in the Crosswinds, that expose what’s driving Cuba policy under Biden. Filmed this year in New Jersey and Washington D.C., Uphill on the Hill & Hardliner on the Hudson expose the economic and political interests driving U.S. [...]

Poetry Corner: Palestine’s Trail Of Tears

Palestine's Trail Of Tears (2023) by Kevin ''Rashid'' Johnson   Joe Biden pronounced Amerika stands with Israel; that the US supports genocidal plans is real   cuz it still exists as a land built by exterminating natives and Afrikans killed by   being kidnapped and forcibly enslaved like the survivors of the holocaust we're amazed   that any Blacks and Indians are left at all worse still Israel has border walls   [...]

US is Isolated in Backing Gaza Massacre

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies [Photo credit: canada talks israel palestine - Life in Gaza under Israeli bombardment.] On Friday, October 27, the nations of the world voted in the UN General Assembly, by a vote of 120 to 14, for an “immediate, durable and sustained humanitarian truce leading to a cessation of hostilities” in Gaza. The resolution was sponsored by the government of sometime U.S. ally King Abdullah [...]

Why Socialist Health Care Organizers Are Leaving DSA

Open Letter by Leaders and Members of the DSA LA Health Justice Committee September, 2023 We are members of the Health Justice Committee of the second largest chapter of the largest socialist group in the United States, namely the Los Angeles chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA-LA). We also work in a close coalition with members of Health Care for Us (HC4US), and with independent socialists who are members of [...]

U.S.-Backed Roll of the Dice Leaves Ukraine in Worse Crisis

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies President Biden wrote in the New York Times in June 2022 that the US was arming Ukraine to “fight on the battlefield and be in the strongest possible position at the negotiating table.” Ukraine’s fall 2022 counteroffensive left it in a stronger position, yet Biden and his NATO allies still chose the battlefield over the negotiating table. Now the failure of Ukraine’s long-delayed “Spring [...]

News on Climate Action Around the World

Summary of reports on DEMOCRACY NOW! by Terrie Brady On Democracy Now! on December 23 there was a report about an effort by Exxon Mobil to start off shore oil drilling off Guyana.  There is a lawyer, Melinda janki,  who is from Guyana trying to stop this. Antonia Juhasz wrote in WIRED magazine about this.  Antonia Juhasz also wrote a book , The Tyranny of Oil  on this subject. Also on Democracy [...]

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