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Just 8 People Now Have the Same Wealth as the Poorest 3.6 Billion

January 15, 2017

Photo: Dewald Brand

The gap between rich and poor is far greater than had previously been estimated, with big business and the super-rich fueling the inequality crisis by dodging taxes, driving down wages, and using their power to influence politics. (more…)

US Report Still Lacks Proof on Russia ‘Hack’

By Robert Parry on January 7, 2017

Repeating an accusation over and over again is not evidence that the accused is guilty, no matter how much “confidence” the accuser asserts about the conclusion. (more…)

Obama’s Last Presidential Lies

By Glen Ford on January 11, 2017

Nobody lies with the style and aplomb of Barack Hussein Obama, soon to be an ex-president of the United States. In his last address to the nation, Obama lied about his support for labor; economic and social justice for Black people; (more…)

The Relevance of Martin Luther King on his 2017 Birthday

MLK statue, Washington DC, Photo: Bill Hackwell

…there are some things in my own nation, and there are some things in the world, to which I am proud to be maladjusted to and to which I call upon all men of goodwill to be maladjusted until the good society is realized. (more…)

The Legacy of Fidel in the Coming Period

January 14, 2017 – Talk given by Alicia Jrapko, U.S. coordinator of the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity at event in Berkeley California commemorating the life and impact of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution.

Over flow crowd at Berkeley California event commemorating the life and legacy of Fidel Castro. Photo: Bill Hackwell

In thinking about our work in the progressive movement there can be no denying the influence that Fidel’s life and legacy has had on our efforts over the years. (more…)

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