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Mumia Abu Jamal on Puerto Rico: ’A colony by Any Name’

By Mumia Abu-Jamal on October 14, 2017

On Christopher Columbus’s second voyage to what was called the West Indies, he visited Puerto Rico, called Boriquen by the native Arawaks dwelling on the island. (more…)

Russia-gate Pushes Forward into the Ridiculous

By Robert Parry on October 10, 2017

A key distinction between propaganda and journalism is that manipulative propaganda relies on exaggeration and deceit while honest journalism provides context and perspective. But what happens when the major news outlets of the world’s superpower become simply conveyor belts for warmongering propaganda?

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Incarcerated Women and Men Are Fighting on the Front Lines of California’s Wildfires for $1 an Hour

By Princess Weekes on October 12, 2017

Incarcerated women fire fighter team. Photo: Peter Bohler

The wildfires in Northern California are the deadliest in state history with over 40 people killed and hundreds more missing. In California, a huge percentage of the firefighting force comes from inmates male and female who have taken on this responsibility for a little more freedom—and the promise of $1-$2 a day. (more…)

The United States and the Axis of Evil

By Elson Concepción Pérez on October 9, 2017

2007 protest of Iraq War in San Francisco. Photo: Bill Hackwell

When Iraq formed part of the “axis of evil” – that hegemonic and criminal view created under the George W. Bush administration – the “solution” of the “good folks” from Washington was to bomb and invade the Arab nation. (more…)

The White Privilege of the “Lone Wolf” Shooter

By Shaun King on October 2, 2017

Photo: David Becker

One note to this article is that the Vegas mass shooting was not the deadliest in U.S. history. That dubious distinction remains with many post civil war attacks against Indigenous and Black groups including the slaughter of 237 Black share croppers in Elaine Arkansas in 1919 and the 1890 massacre of 150 Lakota men, women and children at Wounded Knee South Dakota to name just two. – Resumen editorial (more…)

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