Richard S. Dunn

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Richard Dunn is a retired construction professional, trained in Architecture and Energy Management. He's been a social justice activist since 1968 and was particularly active with the Walter Rodney defense demonstrations. Richard is an author, a contributing columnist to newspapers, an editor for a music industry magazine and operates a social justice website. Richard can be reached at: richarddunn75@gmail.com.
I wrote this piece under severe duress, duress from my own self. I wanted to ignore the whole issue, but my conscience would not allow it; I could not sit by and ignore buffoonery, white supremacy and bias from the corporate media and their spokespersons to go unchallenged. What was...
Cuba has made incredible progress since that time; it remains a powerful symbol of anti-imperialism July 26, 2022, marked the 69th anniversary of the 1953 attack on the Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba by a group of Cuban activists, patriots and revolutionaries. The attack signaled the beginning of the end...
The late El Haj Malik el-Shabazz, Minister Malcolm X, had always advised us about the ideological outlook of the “field Negro” in contradistinction to that of the “house Negro.” The “field Negro” identified with and expressed solidarity with his co-slaves; he was progressive, militant and unapologetically wanted to destroy the...
Repudiation of Biden administration at Summit of the Americas and Colombia’s election of a left-wing president signifies a new era of independence and progressivism in Washington’s traditional "backyard." The 9th Summit of the Americas came to an uneventful close on June 10th. Held in Los Angeles, California, the summit from...
Liberal Democrats shamefully all voted for the “Countering Malign Russian Influence Activities in Africa” Act—seems like relic from bygone era During the Cold War, the U.S. government invoked the pretext of Russian interference to justify a range of crimes, including the assassination of Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, the...
On January 28th, Brian Schatz, (D-Hawai'i), chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs urged President Biden to commute the sentence of Native American activist Leonard Peltier and send him home. A Lakota and Chippewa, Peltier has now been in prison for 46 years, making him among the...
Jamaica’s conservative prime minister, Andrew Holness, has given the non-ferrous metals mining company Noranda Bauxite, permission to carry out mining operations in the Parish of St. Ann, in the region historically known as the Cockpit Country. The approval granted by the government is for the mining operations to cover an...
Marked Culmination of a Long Process of Genocide That is Still Sugarcoated in Most History Textbooks “Our nation was born in genocide. We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a...
The weekend of December 10-11, 2021, saw a reported 30 tornadoes hitting several states from Arkansas to Illinois; as of this writing, 74 people are confirmed dead and several buildings severely damaged or totally demolished. All the cases of death and destruction are devastating; however, the most telling and unconscionable...