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Mumia Abu-Jamal Speaks About Black Lives Matter and Police Violence

By Tasasha Henderson, Interview on July 16, 2017

Photo:City Lights Books

In his new book Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?, author and activist Mumia Abu-Jamal explores this question over 75 essays, spanning from the late 1990s to 2017. (more…)

Crisis of US Exceptionalism

By Danny Haiphong July 11, 2017

Last week, a large number of people celebrated the origins myth of the US nation-state. The US government grants workers the day off every July 4th. (more…)

Hiding US Lies About Libyan Invasion

By Joe Lauria on July 7, 2017

In George Orwell’s 1949 dystopian novel 1984, the protagonist Winston Smith’s job was to delve into The Times of London archive and rewrite stories that could cause trouble for the totalitarian government ruling Britain. (more…)

Abby Martin Busts Open Myths on Venezuela’s Food Crisis: ‘Shelves Fully Stocked’

July 11, 2017

As part of the episode “Abby Martin in Venezuela – Supermarkets to Black Markets,” Martin enters local grocery stores, big and small, with hidden cameras to see if they are completely out of stock — as they are commonly depicted by mainstream media. (more…)

Ten Problems with Anti-Russian Obsession

By Rick Sterling on July 9, 2017

The U.S. mainstream media and Democratic Party politicians have built a major “scandal” out of accusing Russia of “meddling” in the U.S. election to help Donald Trump win the presidency and possibly even colluding with his campaign to do so. The charges began as “allegations” but now are routinely asserted as facts. (more…)

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