Challenging Capitalism and Patriarchy: An Interview with bell hooks

THIRD WORLD VIEWPOINT: You have written extensively on feminist issues and on racial oppression in America, and your analyses are always thoughtful and incisive but, in terms of being an intellectual in the elitist sense of the word, does it bother you that the masses of African American women and men may, perhaps, not getContinue reading “Challenging Capitalism and Patriarchy: An Interview with bell hooks”

First indigenous map of its kind; U.S. map displays “Our own names and locations”

By Monica Brown, Tulalip News Writer Aaron Carapella, a Cherokee Indian, has taken it upon himself to create a map that shows the Tribal nations of the U.S. prior to European contact. The map is of the contiguous United States and displays the original native tribal names of roughly 595 tribes, and of that, 150Continue reading “First indigenous map of its kind; U.S. map displays “Our own names and locations””

Obama to increase aid to Israel: $4 billion per year beginning 2017

Written by Justin Raimondo The President, on his trip to Israel, presented Netanyahu with a new ten-year aid “package” totaling some $40 billion – a $10 billion increase over the last such agreement. AntiWar.com – Given the kind of society we have become – a country of whining spoiled brats who have been living above our means for years – everyContinue reading “Obama to increase aid to Israel: $4 billion per year beginning 2017”

Karl Marx on Colonialism and the Beginnings of Modern Capitalism

“The discovery of gold and silver in America, the extirpation, enslavement and entombment in mines of the aboriginal population, the beginning of the conquest and looting of the East Indies, the turning of Africa into a warren for the commercial hunting of black-skins, signalised the rosy dawn of the era of capitalist production. These idyllicContinue reading “Karl Marx on Colonialism and the Beginnings of Modern Capitalism”

Che on Imperialist “Freedom”

“Those who kill their own children and discriminate daily against them because of the color of their skin; those who let the murderers of blacks remain free, protecting them, and furthermore punishing the black population because they demand their legitimate rights as free men — how can those who do this consider themselves guardians ofContinue reading “Che on Imperialist “Freedom””

The dirty dozen: Israel’s racist ringleaders

Israelis chant “Sudanese Back To Sudan” during a right-wing demonstration against African refugees in south Tel Aviv, 30 May 2012. (Oren Ziv / ActiveStills) David Sheen Does Israel refuse to grant equal rights to Palestinian citizens of the state because it is based on an ideology of racism towards people who are not Jewish? Or does IsraelContinue reading “The dirty dozen: Israel’s racist ringleaders”

British have invaded nine out of ten countries – so look out Luxembourg

By Jasper Copping Every schoolboy used to know that at the height of the empire, almost a quarter of the atlas was coloured pink, showing the extent of British rule. But that oft recited fact dramatically understates the remarkable global reach achieved by this country. A new study has found that at various times the BritishContinue reading “British have invaded nine out of ten countries – so look out Luxembourg”

‘New race for colonies begins in Africa’

Western ‘neo-colonial’ powers – particularly France – have started to reach back to West Africa, masking their colonial ambitions as ‘humanitarian intervention to protect human rights,’ Ken Stone from Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War stated to RT. Earlier this week, France sent its special forces to Cameroon in search of seven French tourists whoContinue reading “‘New race for colonies begins in Africa’”

Going commando: IDF ‘hitman/assassin’ posts disturbing pictures on FB, Instagram

image from http://electronicintifada.net IDF is yet again on the defensive over its troops’ use of social media, after an elite regiment soldier posted pictures of himself half-naked, and smoking drugs on his Instagram, and boasted about killing an Arab on Twitter. The pro-Palestinian news resource Electronic Intifada mined publicly available images and comments of OsherContinue reading “Going commando: IDF ‘hitman/assassin’ posts disturbing pictures on FB, Instagram”

Native American Shuts Down Anti-Illegal Immigrant Protest: ‘Y’all Are All Illegal!’

By Abena Agyeman-Fisher At a Tucson, Ariz., anti-illegal immigrant rally, a group of self-righteous protesters were literally put on mute after a Native American decided to drop some knowledge on who the real “illegals” are. Pushing a toddler in a stroller, a rightfully irritated self-identified Native American began yelling at the group, saying: “Y’all f*cking illegal.Continue reading “Native American Shuts Down Anti-Illegal Immigrant Protest: ‘Y’all Are All Illegal!’”

PFLP condemns Zionist attack on Syria

Statement by Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Commenting on the Zionist aggression on Syria, the official spokesperson of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Comrade Abu Ahmad Fouad of the Political Bureau of the PFLP, made a statement denouncing the brutal aggression on Syria as a heinous crime and aContinue reading “PFLP condemns Zionist attack on Syria”

France in Mali: The longue durée of imperial blowback

The current crisis in Mali is a product of French colonialism, and their intervention will sadly create more blowback. The dispatching of French soldiers to beat back rapidly advancing Salafi militants in northern Mali represents the convergence of multiple circles of blowback from two centuries of French policies in Africa. Some date back to theContinue reading “France in Mali: The longue durée of imperial blowback”

Bill Bland on Revisionism

Lenin’s definition of revisionism is that it is ” … a trend hostile to Marxism within Marxism” (Vladimir I. Lenin: ‘Marxism and Revisionism’, in: ‘Selected Works’, Volume 11; London; 1943; p. 704). Perhaps a more comprehensive definition of revisionism would be that it is an ideology which claims to be a development of Marxism butContinue reading “Bill Bland on Revisionism”

Forever in Chains: The Tragic History of Congo

FRIDAY 28 JULY 2006 The most blighted nation on earth goes to the polls this weekend – more in hope than expectation that stability and peace might result. In Congo, mass suffering has been a way of life ever since the Belgian King Leopold enslaved millions in the 19th century. Paul Vallely traces the storyContinue reading “Forever in Chains: The Tragic History of Congo”

We Remember Wounded Knee

In February of 1973 the American Indian Movement and the Lakota Nation made a final stand for Native rights with siege at wounded knee. In the summer of 1968, two hundred members of the Native American community came together for a meeting to discuss various issues that Indian people of the time were dealing withContinue reading “We Remember Wounded Knee”