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Hurricane Harvey: a Man Made Tragedy that Never would have Happened in Cuba

By Bill Hackwell on September 1, 2017

When I moved to Houston in 1964 with my sisters and my mother I remember how huge, flat and sprawling with cris crossing freeways it seemed. Coming from Newport New Hampshire, population 5,000, it really was big but back then Houston, in the national scheme of things, was a major port city but with less than a million people and just barely in the top ten of the largest cities. (more…)

Trump’s Media Pals Are Busy Creating a Left-Wing ‘Threat’ to Balance out the Racist Right-Wing That Threatens Civil Society

By Thom Hartmann on August 29, 2017

Photo: Bill Hackwell

In these dark days, an intergenerational warning is in order: Antifa folks, be wary. They are coming for you.

Some of us have seen this movie before. In my generation, when I was a teenage member of MSU’s SDS in the late 1960s, I remember the guy who was always yelling, “Kill the pigs,” (more…)

Bay Area Stands with Charlottesville and Overwhelms Trump’s White Supremacist Friends

Resumen Latinoamericano North American Bureau on August 27, 2017

Berkeley Civic Center. Photo: Bill Hackwell

As was the case yesterday in San Francisco, a much publicized rally by Trump supporting white supremacists was met by thousands of progressive forces who converged on Berkeley California Civic Center sending the few neo Nazis who came scurrying down the street under police protection. (more…)

The Human Carnage from Billionaires Carving Up the Planet to Build Their Empires Is Astounding

By Vijay Prashad on August 16, 2017

Photo: Bill Hackwell

Raoul Peck, the Haitian filmmaker, opens his new film – Der Junge Karl Marx (2017) – in the forests of Prussia. Peasants gather fallen wood. They look cold and hungry. (more…)

Largest U.S. Nurses’ Union Endorses “Days of Action against the Blockade of Cuba”

August 20, 2017

Momentum is building for next month’s “Days of Action against the Blockade” with the announcement last week that National Nurses United – (more…)

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