Capitalisme + Came = Génocide : Manifeste et programme du Young Lords Party

Nous devons apprendre notre histoire de lutte contre le génocide culturel et économique perpétré par les Yankees. La culture révolutionnaire, la culture de notre peuple est le seul enseignement véritable. Nous reproduisons dans une série d’articles la brochure Capitalisme + Came = Génocide dans sa version de 2017. En 1969, l’ex-toxicomane et membre du Black … Continue reading “Capitalisme + Came = Génocide : Manifeste et programme du Young Lords Party”

Capitalisme + Came = Génocide : Lincoln Detox Center : Le programme anti-drogue du peuple

Avant cela, mon premier objectif était de me procurer de la drogue, jusqu’à ce jour où j’étais assis avec Cleo Silvers […] Elle m’a dit de regarder la voiture de patrouille de la police de New York, où deux agents étaient assis en train de vendre de l’héroïne. Elle m’a dit : « […] Regarde … Continue reading “Capitalisme + Came = Génocide : Lincoln Detox Center : Le programme anti-drogue du peuple”

Everything Democrats Didn’t Do in 2021

Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to reporters before boarding his campaign plane at Duluth International Airport in Duluth, Minn., on Sep. 18, 2020. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesWhen Joe Biden was sworn in January 20, the Democrats had control of the presidency, Senate, and House of Representatives for the first time … Continue reading “Everything Democrats Didn’t Do in 2021”

Poet Martín Espada on “Floaters,” the Dehumanization of Refugees, Puerto Rico & His Father

Acclaimed poet Martín Espada recently won the National Book Award for Poetry for his anthology “Floaters.” He became just the third Latinx poet to win the award. “Floaters” is titled after the photo of the Salvadoran father and daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande in June 2019 trying to cross into the United States, … Continue reading “Poet Martín Espada on “Floaters,” the Dehumanization of Refugees, Puerto Rico & His Father”

There are no ‘natural’ disasters

The tornadoes that came roaring through the Midwest and the South last Friday evening were part of a storm of epic proportions, and one of the most deadly tornado outbreaks of the modern era. In just Graves County, Kentucky, where the city of Mayfield lies, 21 people have been declared dead, with many more still … Continue reading “There are no ‘natural’ disasters”

« Avant que votre enfant ne soit injecté », déclaration du Dr Robert Malone sur les vaccins géniques Covid pour enfants

Avant de faire vacciner votre enfant, ce qui est irréversible et peut lui causer des dommages permanents, découvrez pourquoi 15 000 médecins et scientifiques médicaux du monde entier ont signé une déclaration affirmant publiquement que les enfants en bonne santé ne doivent PAS être vaccinés contre le Covid-19. Au nom de ces médecins et docteurs, … Continue reading “« Avant que votre enfant ne soit injecté », déclaration du
Dr Robert Malone sur les vaccins géniques Covid pour
enfants”

In photos: Could the mountains of the Caribbean be an opportunity for sustainable tourism?

December 11 is International Mountain DayOriginally published on Global VoicesBlue Mountain peaks, Jamaica, one of the best known mountain ranges in the Caribbean. Photo by Devin Crain on Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0. If you live in the Caribbean, you might often find yourself climbing uphill—and, of course, down again. While many who visit the region … Continue reading “In photos: Could the mountains of the Caribbean be an opportunity for sustainable tourism?”

Amid GOP attacks, UN expert warns of near ‘tyranny’ against voting rights of US minorities

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Nov. 23, 2021. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license. After completing an extended visit to explore the current state of US society and democracy, a United Nations expert on Monday blasted near “tyranny” against the voting rights of minorities … Continue reading “Amid GOP attacks, UN expert warns of near ‘tyranny’ against voting rights of US minorities”

‘This is COINTELPRO 2021’

After spending nearly half a century in prison, leftist revolutionaries and political prisoners David Gilbert and Russell Maroon Shoatz (who also spent 22 years in solitary confinement) were released earlier this year. In this episode of Rattling the Bars, TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Charles Hopkins, better known as Mansa Musa, about the … Continue reading “‘This is COINTELPRO 2021’”

Elections en Argentine : déclaration internationale de soutien au Front de Gauche et des Travailleurs – Unité

Des centaines de personnalités, d’intellectuels, de dirigeants syndicaux et d’organisations sociales et politiques du monde entier signent cette déclaration de soutien au Front de gauche et des travailleurs – Unité (FITU) en vue des élections législatives de ce dimanche 14 novembre en Argentine. En tant que dirigeants et responsables de partis qui se réclament du … Continue reading “Elections en Argentine : déclaration internationale de soutien au Front de Gauche et des Travailleurs – Unité”

Hurricane LUMA: Puerto Ricans Fight Big Coal & Privatized Energy Amid Climate Disasters, Blackouts

As we cover the fight against Big Coal with climate activists attending the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, we look at the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, which has experienced some of the most extreme weather over the last two decades. Hurricane Maria destroyed the island’s electrical grid four years ago and left residents … Continue reading “Hurricane LUMA: Puerto Ricans Fight Big Coal & Privatized Energy Amid Climate Disasters, Blackouts”

Caribbean negotiators should seek solutions and support at COP26

Climate change is an “existential threat” to the regionOriginally published on Global VoicesSignage at the COP26 conference taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, October 31-November 12, 2021. Photo courtesy Valery Fils-Aime, used with permission. Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the Caribbean headed to the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) with a shared objective—to … Continue reading “Caribbean negotiators should seek solutions and support at COP26”

En Turquie, les feux de forêts ont fait rage cet été

Ils ont détruit les moyens de subsistances des habitantsPublié à l’origine sur Global Voices en FrançaisConflagration, Pixabay. [Sauf mention contraire, tous les liens de cet article renvoient vers des pages en anglais, ndlt.] Depuis que le premier a été signalé le 28 juillet, cent vingt-cinq feux de forêts [tr] ont fait rage dans vingt-et-une provinces … Continue reading “En Turquie, les feux de forêts ont fait rage cet été”

Opinion | Puerto Rican electrical workers union fights privatization of island’s grid

This story originally appeared in Labor Notes on Oct. 26, 2021. It is shared here with permission. The people and workers of Puerto Rico are suffering the consequences of the privatization of our electricity system, which has been handed over to a new company, LUMA Energy, a subsidiary of Houston-based Quanta Services and Canadian firm … Continue reading “Opinion | Puerto Rican electrical workers union fights privatization of island’s grid”

Study by Harvard Researcher Finds Countries with Lowest COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Have Fewer Cases of COVID than Fully Vaccinated Countries

by Brian ShilhavyEditor, Health Impact News A new study published in the European Journal of Epidemiology proves what we “conspiracy theorists” have been saying all along about the COVID-19 shots: They cause symptoms leading to COVID-19 diagnoses rather than prevent them. The study, Increases in COVID-19 are unrelated to levels of vaccination across 68 countries … Continue reading “Study by Harvard Researcher Finds Countries with Lowest COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Have Fewer Cases of COVID than Fully Vaccinated Countries”

German Lawyers Preparing Lawsuits Against Medical Martial Law, ACLU Files the First One in the US

Several German law firms are preparing lawsuits against the measures and regulations that have been issued. A specialist in medical law writes in a press release: „The measures taken by the federal and state governments are blatantly unconstitutional and violate a multitude of basic rights of citizens in Germany to an unprecedented extent. This applies to … Continue reading “German Lawyers Preparing Lawsuits Against Medical Martial Law, ACLU Files the First One in the US”

85% of Americans Subject to Stay-at-Home Orders — Have the Russians Taken Over??

  As of Wednesday, 36 US states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico have issued stay-at-home orders, asking residents to shelter in place and go out only for essential services like buying food and medicine. Many cities and counties in states that don’t have these policies have issued similar orders. The state-wide orders are represented on … Continue reading “85% of Americans Subject to Stay-at-Home Orders — Have the Russians Taken Over??”

Campaigning in a Covid-19 Hotspot, AOC Ally Samelys López Looks to Break Out

Samelys López first met Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at the Bronx field office for Sen. Bernie Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign. The two had taken divergent paths to get there. By the time Ocasio-Cortez was born in the Bronx, López, 10 years her senior, was living in the New York City shelter system. Ocasio-Cortez, at age 5, had … Continue reading “Campaigning in a Covid-19 Hotspot, AOC Ally Samelys López Looks to Break Out”

BREAKING: Over 24,000 Americans Have Died From a Viral Lung Infection; It’s Time to PANIC

COVID-19 in the United States. It is time to panic. The figures include 155 children had died from COVID-19 this season. Can we please start panicking? Widespread outbreaks are reported in Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North … Continue reading “BREAKING: Over 24,000 Americans Have Died From a Viral Lung Infection; It’s Time to PANIC”

Dreams of Extermination in Puerto Rico: U.S. Biological Warfare and the Legacy of Dr. Cornelius Rhoads

Who were the men and women behind the U.S. biological weapons programs during World War II? We know Imperial Japan had biological weapons, specifically bombs made of infected fleas they dropped on China and there were others who committed the … The post Dreams of Extermination in Puerto Rico: U.S. Biological Warfare and the Legacy … Continue reading “Dreams of Extermination in Puerto Rico: U.S. Biological Warfare and the Legacy of Dr. Cornelius Rhoads”

In Exchange for Aid, Trump Wants Praise From Governors He Can Use in Campaign Ads

As he increasingly tries to shovel blame for the shortage of medical supplies onto the governors of states with densely populated areas that are suffering the most from the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump was asked on Friday what more he wants them to do. It was, he said, “very simple: I want them to … Continue reading “In Exchange for Aid, Trump Wants Praise From Governors He Can Use in Campaign Ads”

After Florida Held Its Primary Amid Pandemic, Two Poll Workers Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Two Florida poll workers have tested positive for coronavirus since the March 17 primary, which was held contrary to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention against large gatherings to curb the spread of the coronavirus.  Both of the workers were stationed at polls in Broward County, in the southeast part of the … Continue reading “After Florida Held Its Primary Amid Pandemic, Two Poll Workers Tested Positive for Coronavirus”

Roaming Charges: The Scum Also Rises

EMT making an emergency COVID-19 call in Portland, Oregon. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. + One month ago today Trump said the US infection rate would go from 15 patients to close to zero in just a few days. Today the US passed 1,000 deaths and became the world’s leading hot spot in COVID-19 cases, surpassing … Continue reading “Roaming Charges: The Scum Also Rises”

“People Go Before Money. This Is About Saving Lives,” Says San Juan Mayor on Pandemic in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico announced a record $787 million financial package to fight the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic Monday, as the island’s death toll hits two with 39 cases reported. The pandemic follows a series of devastating earthquakes in Puerto Rico earlier this year and comes as the island continues to deal with fallout from … Continue reading ““People Go Before Money. This Is About Saving Lives,” Says San Juan Mayor on Pandemic in Puerto Rico”

Ephéméride des luttes : 21 mars

Aujourd’hui 21 mars, l’éphéméride des luttes risque parfois sa peau dans les rues, parce que la répression est dure, mais elle y met souvent de l’ambiance, où que ce soit sur la planète. Aujourd’hui, la police reçoit beaucoup de petits cadeaux. 1617 : A Gravesend en Angleterre, mort de Pocahontas, amérindienne Powhatan qui fut ramenée … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 21 mars”

7 Countries for Pentagon to Invade Now That It’s Kinda, Sorta, Maybe Leaving Afghanistan

Leaving Afghanistan reminds many troops of getting porced from their first spouse. While they may now be incredibly happy, free, and ready to bang anything that moves, it can be sad to say goodbye to a person or place that, while they made you miserable, provided some of life’s defining experiences. Much like a bad … Continue reading “7 Countries for Pentagon to Invade Now That It’s Kinda, Sorta, Maybe Leaving Afghanistan”

Sanders v. Warren: Why It Still Matters

When the body politic suffers severe trauma, here will be people yearning for a return to “normalcy.” Their efforts almost always turn out poorly. Voters who see in Joe Biden, of all people, a chance to return to the normalcy of the Obama era – the normalcy of President Drone, the Deporter-in-Chief and Best Friend … Continue reading “Sanders v. Warren: Why It Still Matters”

The Cruise Industry Pressured Caribbean Islands to Allow Tourists Onto Their Shores Despite Coronavirus Concerns

Sam Duncombe, head of the Bahamian environmental organization reEarth, looked on with concern Thursday as island authorities debated whether to allow passengers to disembark from Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ Braemar, the latest ship hit by the novel coronavirus. Duncombe is a longtime critic of the cruise industry and has led the fight against Disney’s plan … Continue reading “The Cruise Industry Pressured Caribbean Islands to Allow Tourists Onto Their Shores Despite Coronavirus Concerns”

Roaming Charges: Going Viral

The Black Death by Hieronymus Bosch. + From Albert Camus’s The Plague, which is once again on my nightstand: “There have been as many plagues as wars in history; yet always plagues and wars take people equally by surprise.” + We are witnessing what happens to a country (this one) that faces a pandemic after it … Continue reading “Roaming Charges: Going Viral”

Climate Victims Violent? Klare’s Paean to the American Military

Michael Klare’s new book, All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon’s Perspective on Climate Change, is an uncritical paean to the American military. He credits the Pentagon with taking climate science seriously. But he does not question, bring contradictory evidence, or analyze the military’s self-appointed role as global manager of climate-related human disorder. Klare’s work is … Continue reading “Climate Victims Violent? Klare’s Paean to the American Military”

Don’t Depend on FEMA to Save Us From Global-Warming’s Armageddon

Americans noticing the increasingly intense natural disasters in this country—extreme heat waves, forest fires, hurricanes, tornados, floods, water shortages, volcanoes, and earthquakes—have to be quietly nervous or blocking news about what may happen in their backyards. In my backyard—Portland OR—a climate-change brouhaha  has arisen between some 1,000 irate residents behind a 30-foot high levee protecting the city … Continue reading “Don’t Depend on FEMA to Save Us From Global-Warming’s Armageddon”

Let Rome Burn

Hear ye, hear ye!  I say unto thee that thou shall follow these hallowed and sacred rules of white liberalism as we enter the Holiest of Holy Epochs known as the presidential primaries, and they are thus: If thine conservative-leaning sensibilities are offended by the leftism of others, read thee thine New York Times and … Continue reading “Let Rome Burn”

Ralph Nader on Bloomberg’s Plot to Stop Bernie, the Rot Within the DNC, and His Recent Call With Pelosi

Last fall, the third most powerful figure in the U.S. government, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, had a phone call with a man who is undoubtedly one of the most hated people among her base of Democratic Party supporters: the famed consumer advocate and former independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader. Their phone call took place as … Continue reading “Ralph Nader on Bloomberg’s Plot to Stop Bernie, the Rot Within the DNC, and His Recent Call With Pelosi”

A Victory for Vulture Funds: Puerto Rico’s Unelected Financial Control Board Strikes Debt Deal

Puerto Rico’s financial control board has struck a deal with bondholders to shed about $24 billion from its general obligation debt. The deal announced Sunday will cut the island’s outstanding general obligation debt from $35 billion to about $11 billion; however, the island would have to pay about $3.8 billion upfront. The agreement will still … Continue reading “A Victory for Vulture Funds: Puerto Rico’s Unelected Financial Control Board Strikes Debt Deal”

“Our Very Existence Is the Resistance”: An Hour w/ AOC, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib & Ilhan Omar

On Friday, Democracy Now! co-host Nermeen Shaikh sat down for a rare joint interview with the Squad, the group of four freshmen Democratic congresswomen who have taken Capitol Hill by storm: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. Omar and Tlaib are the first … Continue reading ““Our Very Existence Is the Resistance”: An Hour w/ AOC, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib & Ilhan Omar”

Puerto Rico’s Power Failures Inspired a Rooftop Solar Movement. But Officials Are Undermining It — in Favor of Natural Gas.

Tremors began shaking Puerto Rico just before New Year’s Eve, causing anxiety but only minimally disrupting festivities. On Three Kings Day, January 6, families across the island observed one of its most important holidays, with children awakening to gifts left by the biblical kings. In the predawn hours after the celebration, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake … Continue reading “Puerto Rico’s Power Failures Inspired a Rooftop Solar Movement. But Officials Are Undermining It — in Favor of Natural Gas.”

LIV Free or Die

The NFL has made it to the ripe old age of 100. The same can be said for only a tiny clutch of its former players. Notwithstanding the league’s PR efforts, it’s a century of increasingly violent gridiron combat, unsafe at any speed. The game’s heroes are ever more likely to donate their brains to … Continue reading “LIV Free or Die”

The Quake after the Storm: Slouching toward Sustainability in Puerto Rico

Puerto Ricans were plunged in the dark once more in January, this time due to an earthquake that severely damaged a major power plant near the southern coast.  Recurring tremors led to thousands sleeping in the open for weeks. The blackout, while temporary, was ominously reminiscent of the long blackout following Hurricane María two years … Continue reading “The Quake after the Storm: Slouching toward Sustainability in Puerto Rico”

Our Final Decade to Get Climate Policy Right

Halsey, Oregon. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned in October 2018 that we have 12 years to keep global temperatures increases at 1.5 degrees Celsius or less. Now, we have more like 10 years. We have this decade. In the first weeks of 2020, we’ve already witnessed mass evacuations and … Continue reading “Our Final Decade to Get Climate Policy Right”

Facebook Warrant Targeting Student Journalists in Puerto Rico Prompts Fears of Political Surveillance

As seven University of Puerto Rico students prepare to face trial in February for participating in a nonviolent protest more than two years ago, documents released to their defense attorneys reveal that Facebook granted the island’s Justice Department access to a trove of private information from student news publications. The department’s sweeping search warrant was … Continue reading “Facebook Warrant Targeting Student Journalists in Puerto Rico Prompts Fears of Political Surveillance”

Roaming Charges: No Woman, No Cry

Winter, North Hollywood. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. + Can someone remind me what Trump’s being impeached for? Not extra-judicial assassinations, not locking children in cages, not gutting environmental regulations that will cost thousands of lives, not for illegally diverting money for his border wall, not for acts of self-enrichment, not for torturing Chelsea Manning, not … Continue reading “Roaming Charges: No Woman, No Cry”

Saint Greta and the Dragon

Seated before a corner lamppost, at the foot of the J.P. Morgan Chase Tower, was a blind man with a Starbuck’s venti cup and a hand-lettered cardboard sign. Resting against his knees on the pavement, it read: “Please help the homeless.” Clothed in a gray sweatshirt, mangy coat and army surplus trousers, he was half-asleep, … Continue reading “Saint Greta and the Dragon”

Puerto Rico Earthquakes Set Hurricane Recovery Back as Trump Denies Aid

The U.S. territory was hit with two major earthquakes and hundreds of aftershocks, but local and national politics are still getting in the way of real help for the people of Puerto Rico. The post Puerto Rico Earthquakes Set Hurricane Recovery Back as Trump Denies Aid appeared first on The Real News Network.

Roaming Charges: All the Pretty Missiles Are Going to Hell

LA River beneath Highway 101. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. + We have reached that critical moment in world affairs where when the White House hotline rings at 3:30 in the morning, two-thirds of the planet’s population hopes that Barron picks up…. + I feel fortunate to live in a country that takes freedom of speech … Continue reading “Roaming Charges: All the Pretty Missiles Are Going to Hell”

Deadly Earthquake Rocks Puerto Rico, Causing Mass Power Outages and “Infrastructural Aftershocks”

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocked Puerto Rico early Tuesday, killing at least one person and plunging nearly the entire population into darkness in a mass power outage. It is the largest earthquake to hit the island in more than 100 years and follows a series of strong quakes that have rattled the island in recent … Continue reading “Deadly Earthquake Rocks Puerto Rico, Causing Mass Power Outages and “Infrastructural Aftershocks””

Yes, Kay, The Life of Nature is Beautiful and A Palestine Flashback

Among the dozen or so positive responses to my Christmas Day CP Posting (Bethlehem Scarred by Brutal Israeli Occupation, While the World Acquiesces, 12/25/2019), I received responses from dear friend and acclaimed poet Jack Butler (California) and Kay Weir, editor of “Pacific Ecology,” a Wellington, New Zealand-based scholarly journal whose mission is to “strengthen the … Continue reading “Yes, Kay, The Life of Nature is Beautiful and A Palestine Flashback”

An Interview With Anti-Ice Protester Sherrie Anne André

Sherrie Anne André (they/their/them) is a radical BIPOC LGBTQQIA+ activist based in Providence. A cofounder of the FANG Collective, established in 2013, they are going to trial on January 7 for participating in an August 20, 2018 blockade of the Bristol County House of Corrections in solidarity with an incarcerated workers hunger strike. The action … Continue reading “An Interview With Anti-Ice Protester Sherrie Anne André”