From the Raised Fist to the Bended Knee

Colin Kaepernick’s protest is part of a long history of black athletes taking politics to the field.

By Danny Katch & Dave Zirin on September 23, 2016

Oakland, CA - new wall mural shows support for Colin Kaepernick and his protest against police brutality. Photo: Bill Hackwell

Oakland, CA – new wall mural shows support for Colin Kaepernick and his protest against police brutality. Photo: Bill Hackwell

Why did this protest appear now? How does it compare to sports protests of the past? And should we expect to hear more of sports players’ political views? Danny Katch talked to Dave Zirin, a sports columnist for the Nation and the author of Game Over: (more…)

15 Presidents Will Witness Signing of Colombia Peace Deal

September 25, 2016

People sing the national anthem in Cali, Colombia, on June 23, 2016 celebrating the peace agreement between the Colombian governenment and the FARC leftist guerrilla to be signed today in Havana.  Colombia's government and the FARC guerrilla force signed a definitive ceasefire Thursday, taking one of the last crucial steps toward ending Latin America's longest civil war. / AFP / LUIS ROBAYO        (Photo credit should read LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Photo: (LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Over a dozen presidents have confirmed that they will be attending the signing of the peace agreement between the government of Juan Manuel Santos and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia on Monday in the Caribbean city of Cartagena. (more…)

Statement of the Network of Intellectual, Artists and Social Movement, In Defense of Humanity for Peace in Colombia

September 23, 2016

colombiaAll the men and women in Our America who have dedicated their lives and efforts to end the civil injustice, exploitation, violence and marginalization that generations after generations (more…)

The White Helmets: Marketing Tool for Expanding the War against Syria

By Rick Sterling / September 23rd, 2016

The real Syrian rescue workers who go to all parts of Syria.

The real Syrian rescue workers who go to all parts of Syria.

Manipulation of public perception has risen to a new level with the emergence of powerful social media. Facebook, Twitter and Google are multibillion dollar corporate giants hugely influencing public understanding.  (more…)

Non-Aligned Movement Sets the Example by Embracing Bolivarian Venezuela

By Carlos Aznárez on September 19, 2016

Leaders at 1961 Belgrade meeting of Non Aligned Movement

Leaders at 1961 Belgrade meeting of Non Aligned Movement

If we had to find an international organism that throughout history has substantially represented the interests of progressive and rebellious third world countries — (more…)

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