Tag: United States

Could the Same Thing Happen Again Today If the Black Lives Matter Movement Grows Stronger and More Focused? Fred Hampton was the charismatic leader of the Black Panther Party in Chicago in the late 1960s who, by the age of 21, had already developed a reputation as a brilliant orator...
February 24 marked the second anniversary of the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. With tens of thousands dead and more wounded on both sides and no end in sight to the conflict, it’s important to remember that the history of this conflict did not begin on February 24, 2022, nor on February 22, 2014, when the Russian military took control of the Crimean Peninsula...
Few People Know Who Maurice Tempelsman Is Despite the Outsized Influence That He Has Played on U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa Maurice Tempelsman is a billionaire Democratic Party power broker and donor in his 90s who is chairman of the board of directors of Lazare Kaplan International Inc. (LKI), the largest diamond company...
“My name is Aaron Bushnell. I am an active duty member of the United States Air Force and I will no longer be complicit in genocide. I'm about to engage in an extreme act of protest, but compared to what people have been experiencing in Palestine, at the hands...
Activist leaders and rappers have tried to help convert drug-dealing gangs into activist organizations since the 1960s. U.S. intelligence has tried to hijack these efforts and undermine or even murder these activists, likely due to it thwarting their street-level drug-distribution network that helps them sedate and divide communities of color. Revolutionary...
A celebrity performer who devoted his life to social justice struggles, Paul Robeson is an icon of the civil rights movement who helped set the groundwork for the political awakening of the 1960s. However, during his lifetime, the FBI and CIA considered Robeson a dangerous subversive and used all kinds...
Revolution Has Survived and Flourished Despite U.S. Attempts to Destroy It February 2 marked the 25th anniversary of the Bolivarian Revolution. On that day in 1999, Hugo Chávez, a left-wing Venezuelan army officer, assumed power and initiated a socialist revolution that had ripple effects across the region and world. Invoking the...
It’s Day X. Hearings are happening in the United Kingdom to determine whether Julian Assange will be extradited to the United States. His lawyers are trying to convince the UK’s High Court of Justice to permit an appeal hearing. If the court declines, it’s very likely that Assange will be extradited within days and face trial here...
Media comparisons of Navalny to Nelson Mandela are totally off-base The death of Alexei Navalny at a remote Arctic penal colony is being used to try to sustain U.S. military aid to Ukraine at a time of growing congressional opposition and after the Russians have taken control of Avdiivka,...
Since a pack of lies about Alexei Navalny won last year’s Oscar for the best documentary film of the year when he was alive, there is little doubt he can win another Oscar when he is dead. But alive or dead, the prize-winning propaganda surrounding Navalny’s story bears no resemblance...