Category Human Rights

Paul Robeson and the Battle for the Soul of America — Strategic Culture Foundation

by Matthew Ehret     “Every artist, every scientist, every writer must decide now where he stands. The artist must take sides. He must elect to fight for freedom or for slavery. I have made my choice” Paul Robeson, 1937 America today stands at a crossroads. Where an entrenched oligarchy strives desperately to keep hold […]

The revolution will not be subsidized

https://youtu.be/QnJFhuOWgXg Nobody Gets Liberated Until the Defeat of the Plutocrats Glen Ford […] Late stage capitalism is eating US society alive, dissolving all bonds between peoples and savaging every human right that has not already been put on the “market” and made buyable. The rule of the super-rich makes all the rest of us super-small. […]

The Child Detentions at the Border Are Part of a Larger Plan — Truthdig RSS

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the Grimms’ fairy tale Hansel and Gretel. Terrified by cruel conditions at home, the brother and sister flee, winding their way, hungry and scared, through unknown woods. There, they encounter an old woman who lures them in with promises of safety. Instead, she locks one of them in a cage… via […]

‘Somewhere People Just Accepted What’s Going On as Normal’ — Truthdig RSS

The Border Patrol agent, a veteran with 13 years on the job, had been assigned to the agency’s detention center in McAllen, Texas, for close to a month when the team of court-appointed lawyers and doctors showed up one day at the end of June. Taking in the squalor, the stench of unwashed bodies, and… via […]

The Jackboots Are Coming: Mass Arrests, Power Grabs and the Politics of Fear — Waking Times

John W. Whitehead, RutherfordWaking Times “Never has our future been more unpredictable, never have we depended so much on political forces that cannot be trusted to follow the rules of common sense and self-interest—forces that look like sheer insanity, if judged by the standards of other centuries.” ― Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism How do… […]

The Deplorable State of Human Rights in America — Global Research

In response to annual US reports on human rights in China, Beijing issues its own on the deplorable state of human rights in America. It’s latest report made the following introductory remarks, saying: As in previous years, the latest US … The post The Deplorable State of Human Rights in America appeared first on Global… via […]

Race, Repression and Russiagate: Defending Radical Black Self-Determination

Race, Repression and Russiagate: Defending Radical Black Self-Determination Ajamu Baraka [It] is not Russians shooting down our people in the streets “Once again, Black opposition is being cast as somehow foreign influenced and, therefore, a security threat that justifies special targeted repression.” It is absurd and an insult to argue that Russian propaganda efforts “deepen […]