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02.07.2020

1772 A Slave with Due Process. 2020 Refugees Without it

1772 A Slave with Due Process. 2020 Refugees Without it

By Jhon Sánchez In 1772, James Somerset was a slave brought to England by his owner Charles Stewart. Somerset managed to escape but later was apprehended and put into custody. Based on the habeas corpus petition, Somerset asked for his freedom, arguing unlawful detention. The judge, Lord Mansfield, granted him… »

02.07.2020

Trump’s Record on Foreign Policy: Lost Wars, New Conflicts and Broken Promises

Trump’s Record on Foreign Policy: Lost Wars, New Conflicts and Broken Promises

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies  – original article published on Jacobin On June 13, President Donald Trump told the graduating class at West Point, “We are ending the era of endless wars.” That is what Trump has promised since 2016,… »

01.07.2020

Panel Discussion LIVE 07/02: What Will It Take for Black Lives to Really Matter?

Panel Discussion LIVE 07/02: What Will It Take for Black Lives to Really Matter?

Thursday, July 2nd 5 PM: Online Panel Discussion Broadcasted LIVE on Facebook and Youtube Watch it live here on July 2nd at 5 PM (NY time):  Everyone is recognizing the current moment as a unique opportunity… »

01.07.2020

Leonard Peltier 75 Years Old, 44 Years in Prison. Indian Lives Matter? 

Leonard Peltier 75 Years Old, 44 Years in Prison. Indian Lives Matter? 

June 26, 1975, 45 years ago. United States, Native American reservation in South Dakora, Oglala. It is a period of enormous tension in that area; there have been frequent attacks to communities by armed gangs, the GOONS, formed by a part of natives. These are men bought by the U.S. »

01.07.2020

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Join the New York State Poor People’s Campaign Meeting on Wednesday, July 1 at 5pm In 1968, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many others called for a “revolution of values” in America. They sought to build a broad, fusion movement that could unite poor and impacted communities across… »

01.07.2020

How Movements Can Turn Public Support Into Lasting Change

How Movements Can Turn Public Support Into Lasting Change

Taking “movement moments” to change, from the Red Summer to Black Lives Matter. By Collective 20 It is said that Mark Twain once quipped that “history does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.” These days one cannot escape comparisons with 1968, and with widespread civil unrest, troops in our cities’… »

27.06.2020

For Many Athletes, Challenging Racism Is No Game

For Many Athletes, Challenging Racism Is No Game

Rebellion is growing, from Minneapolis, where demands to defund the police radiate globally from the site of George Floyd’s murder, to cities nationwide where monuments to Confederate generals, colonizers and others are being torn down. Some decry this onrushing change: corrupt police unions dismiss the violence their members wreak with… »

26.06.2020

Immigration: Roberts’ Emotion about DACA “Betrays” Trump

Immigration: Roberts’ Emotion about DACA “Betrays” Trump

“Since 2012, DACA recipients have enrolled in degree programs, embarked on careers, started businesses, purchased homes, and even married and had children, all in reliance on the DACA.” That’s how U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority, explained the 5 to 4 decision which blocked Donald… »

26.06.2020

…It’s Time: March, March

…It’s Time: March, March

Many have noted that the era in which we live has uncanny parallels to our historical past. As a teenager in the 60s, I remember the American unrest during that period. Reading about it in from different points of view over years brings focus, yet circumstances we are living through… »

25.06.2020

Bolton Weaves a Tall Tale in his Venezuela Chapter

Bolton Weaves a Tall Tale in his Venezuela Chapter

By Leonardo Flores From the first paragraph of “Venezuela Libre”, the ninth chapter of John Bolton’s upcoming book, The Room Where It Happened, it is obvious that the tale Bolton spins is full of fabrications, half-truths, propaganda and the occasional kernel of truth. The chapter is a 35-page screed in… »

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