(2021-06-24). Juneteenth: A Marxist perspective. mronline.org This year's commemoration of Juneteenth—the day the last of the enslaved Black people in the United States were formally emancipated—is also a reminder that the job of ending all forms of slavery is not yet finished. As Karl Marx wrote, we have nothing to lose but our chains and a world to win! | June 24, 2021…
(2021-06-24). Pinkwashing apartheid, Belgium refuses to protect Palestinians. electronicintifada.net Gaza's refugees treated callously by authorities in Brussels.
(2021-06-24). It's Long Past Time to End the 50-Year 'War on Drugs'. scheerpost.com Office of Public Affairs / CC BY 2.0] By Ellen Glover / OtherWords Fifty years ago this month, on June 17, 1971, President Richard Nixon declared a "full scale attack" on drug use. It was the beginning of the War on Drugs. Nixon — and many presidents since — promised the War on Drugs would save lives. Trillions of dollars later, incarceration and preventable overdose deaths have skyrocketed and… |
(2021-06-23). Seattle: Solidarity activists delay Israeli apartheid ship. workers.org Seattle protest, June 17 Seattle The revolutionary Palestinian resistance to Israel's invasions, war, forced annexation and mass evictions has broadened solidarity for their cause. Port blockages and waterfront unions' solidarity from Oakland, Calif., to Italy have stopped Israeli ships from carrying out trade for their U.S.-backed warfare state. A ship . . . |
(2021-06-23). Reparations and abolition. workers.org Finally, the U.S. has a federal holiday recognizing the emancipation of Black people from slavery. Congress passed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act on June 15 — barely four days ahead of a day that Black people have been celebrating every year since 1865. Lawmakers were pushed to vote by . . . |
(2021-06-23). Emancipation ‚àí and abolition. workers.org Finally, the U.S. has a federal holiday recognizing the emancipation of Black people from slavery. Congress passed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act on June 15 — barely four days ahead of a day that Black people have been celebrating every year since 1865. Lawmakers were pushed to vote by . . . |
(2021-06-23). The Real Danger Of Israel's New Government — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Phyllis Bennis* | The new Israeli government takes office already largely paralyzed. With eight diverse parties, they agree only on two things. | One, they want to get rid of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Check — that's done. Two, given the unlikeliness of reaching agreement on any major policy changes, they all agree that the current situation of occupation and apartheid for Palestinians is quite sustainable for Jewish Israelis. | For now, the status quo will prevail. And that's a problem. | Despite the presence of centrist, center-left, and one small Palestinian party, power in the new governme…
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