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Reader Comments: Could Trump Win-Is He Planning a Coup?; Women Given Hysterectomies Without Consent by ICE; There Cannot be Peace without Freedom-Thoughts on the "Peace Deal"; Scourge of Racism; Use Art to Raise Antiracist Kids; Lots of Announcements

The Revolutionary Life and Times of Ruth First, and Her Legacy (long)

Ronnie Kasrils Umsebenzi Online
Ruth Heloise First was an outstanding revolutionary, who through practical experience became focused on developing ideas to drive social action. Biographical tribute by her comrade and friend, Ronnie Kasrils, on the 38th year of her assassination.

Internationalism: Urgent for the Moment and the Long Haul

Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
The more U.S. movements are infused with internationalism, the more we contribute to getting Washington’s bloody hands out of other countries. That bolsters the capacity of people in other lands to improve their lives and fight our common enemy.

Mandela Taught Us the Value of a United Cause in Prison

Sunny Singh The Mercury
My focus is on our struggles inside prison. These were struggles to improve the terrible conditions that were beyond any civilised standards. Even in the harshest conditions all the forces fighting the regimes, were united against a common enemy.

Israel Demolishes Palestinian Coronavirus Testing Center in Hebron

Akram Al-Waara, Mustafa Abu Sneineh Middle East Eye
Israeli soldiers watched construction on desperately needed facility go ahead for two months before sending in the bulldozers, residents say. The idea of the project was to ease pressure on hospitals in Hebron treating Covid-19 patients.

How Palestine Advocates Can Support Black Struggle

Kristian Davis Bailey The Electronic Intifada
demonstration protsting police murder of George Floyd and other Black people Recent Black Lives Matter protests have sparked conversations about how to act in better solidarity with the Black struggle. How to move beyond rhetorical statements? How to address anti-Blackness among non-Black Arab communities?

Oppose Apartheid, Not Just Annexation

Chance Charley The Electronic Intifada
Paletinian woman at Isreali military checkpoint. Far from being an “aberration” from an otherwise “democratic” Israel, the annexation plan reveals the nature of the Israeli state itself – an entity founded on settler-colonial expansion and the ethnic cleansing of the indigenous Palestinian people.

A Century Of Complicity

Rod Such The Electronic Intifada
"One of the most terrifying sounds on earth,” Palestinian American historian Rashid Khalidi recalls, is “the screeching roar of supersonic warplanes diving to attack.”
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