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Reflecting on Immigration this Thanksgiving

Ruth Needleman Portside
Centuries of genocide against indigenous peoples have erased the real history of our hemisphere. Descendants of colonizers call the US a nation of immigrants, claiming ownership of land in the name of white people who displaced original inhabitants

Tidbits - Nov. 28, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment-Obfuscation, Corruption; Benjamin Netanyahu; Bolivia, Chile; Puerto Rico; My Lai Massacre; Whistleblowers, Amazon; workers rights-Climate Crisis, #MeToo; book sale; more....

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Reader Comments: Impeachment, Obfuscation, Political Corruption; Benjamin Netanyahu; International Solidarity- Bolivia, Chile; Puerto Rico; Vietnam War, My Lai Massacre; Whistleblowers, Amazon; workers rights-Climate Crisis, #MeToo; book sale; more.

Tribal Sovereignty and the Struggle for Democracy in 2020

Jacob Swenson-Lengyel Organizing Upgrade
audience of Native Americans listening to Candidate Sanders In Indian Country, we’re in a political moment which is ripe for Native grassroots organizing, the best in my lifetime. Tribal sovereignty will only be realized for all Indian Nations with a broad and deep democratic system.

Puerto Rico Governor Rosselló Resigns After Mass Protests

BBC British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rosselló has announced his resignation after days of mass street protests in the US territory, when hundreds of thousands took to the streets of San Juan and other cities.

Confronting Monetary Imperialism in Francophone Africa

Ndongo Samba Sylla interviewed by Scott Ferguson, Max Seijo & William Saas Monthly Review - Transcription of Money on the Left 3/14/2019
The Colonial function of money is still in full force in countries using the CFA Franc

The Scandal of Puerto Rico’s Botched Disaster Relief

Mark Weisbrot LA Times
Puerto Rico's oversight board has an enormous budget ... that mostly goes to advisers and consultants. The scale of the corruption is because Puerto Rico is a colony of the United States.
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