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The Nuclear Site That Can’t Be Cleaned Up

Ron Jacobs The Progressive
‘Atomic Days: The Untold Story of the Most Toxic Place in America’ exposes the story of a Washington state complex that poses dangers that—like the nuclear industry itself—cannot be contained.

‘Hell, Yes, We Are Subversive’

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor The New York Review
For all her influence as an activist, intellectual, and writer, Angela Davis has not always been taken as seriously as her peers. Why not?

How CIA Plots Undermined African De-Colonization

Eve Ottenberg CounterPunch
Behind the three monsters featured in this book loom a vast, homicidal military empire, piloted by capitalist ideologues, who did not value human life, to put it mildly, especially if that life belonged to black, brown or communist people.

A Case Study of Corporate Media Disinformation

Stansfield Smith Dissent Voice
Over the 60 years of the Cuban revolution, the corporate media has implanted in us a negative image of Cuba through their distortions of the country’s political and economic system, their discounting the revolution’s achievements...

I, Sy: Seymour Hersh’s Memoir of a Life Making the Mighty Sweat

Michael M. Grynbaum New York Times
The story of a working-class Jewish kid from the South Side of Chicago, who through serendipity and toil had exposed the horror of the My Lai massacre, revealed domestic and foreign abuses by the C.I.A. and harried Washington’s elite for a half-century — is not finished.

Who Was Rosa Luxemburg?

Kate Evans Beyond Chron
Rosa Luxemburg was at the center of revolutionary politics from 1898-1919, a very complex political time. Connecting her perspectives to the many now obscure movements of the pre-WWI era can get confusing for those who have not much studied the period. That’s why the graphic novel format used by Evans is so vital to understanding Luxemburg’s role.


Nightmare Gaza Conditions meet Resistance in Max Blumenthal’s ‘The 51 Day War’

BEN LORBER In These Times Web Only
Max Blumenthal, whose book The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza allows the young men and women of Gaza to speak, offers a gripping and unembellished look at the misery on the ground in the Gaza Strip during the Israeli government’s homicidal Operation Protective Edge in summer 2014, the third war in this tiny stretch of land in the last six-and-a-half years.
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