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Let Puerto Rico Be Free (Long Article)

Jaquira Díaz The Atlantic
The only just future for my home is not statehood, but full independence from the United States. But the future of a free Puerto Rico doesn’t need to be utopian, or easy, to be just.

Why Are American Samoans Not American Citizens?

Edward Hunt Foreign Policy in Focus
In a recently published brief, the Justice Department claimed that residents of U.S. territories do not have a right to U.S. citizenship under the Constitution.

Tidbits – Sept. 15, 2022 – Reader Comments: Women’s Vote Key in November Elections; Aretha Franklin; Angela Davis; Clean Environment; Chile, Ukraine War; Legacy of Violence: History of British Empire; Barbara Dane Book Launch; Cartoons; More…

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Reader Comments: Women's Vote Key in November Elections; Aretha Franklin; Angela Davis; Getting a Clean and Safe Environment; Chile, Ukraine War; Legacy of Violence: History of the British Empire; Barbara Dane Book Launch; Cartoons; more....

Turning Off Congo’s Looting Machine

John Prendergast Project Syndicate
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been pillaged by foreign governments and corporations for more than 500 years, and this sordid pattern continues to this day. Given this history, is it any wonder that the country suffers from massive corruption, perpetual conflict, and state capture?

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Ms. Marvel Powerfully Portrays the Pain of Partition

Maryam Ahmad Nerdist
Ms. Marvel made the lasting trauma and division after Partition a significant conversation, introducing many to its horrors. Partition impacted millions of people in 1947. Generations later, we are still unpacking how it continues to resonate.

Lumumba’s Politics Are What Really Need To Return

Perry Blankson Tribune
Belgium has repatriated Patrice Lumumba's gold tooth – his only remains. But there will only be justice when the Congolese win back what was truly killed in 1961: his politics of self-determination.

The Rotten Roots of the IMF and the World Bank

Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins, Jamie Martin The Nation
A conversation with Jamie Martin about the imperial origins of the world’s economic governance, imagining an alternative to these institutions, and his new book, The Meddlers.

Tidbits – June 16, 2022 – Reader Comments: Jan 06 Coup Congressional Hearings; Karl Marx Was Right – Capitalism Exploits; Lessons on Labor’s Past; Ukraine War – Why Did Portside Run This Article; 50th Anniversary of the Case of Puerto Rico

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Reader Comments: Jan. 06 Coup and Congressional Hearings; Karl Marx Was Right - Capitalism Exploits; Staughton Lynd Responds to Lessons on Labor's Past; Ukraine War - Why did Portside run this article; 50th Anniversary of the Case of Puerto Rico
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