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America Has Its Gunsights on Venezuela

Vijay Prashad Independent Media Institute
Venezuela President MaAduro speaking “I tell the people,” Maduro said, “this presidential sash is yours. The power of this sash is yours. It does not belong to the oligarchy or to imperialism. It belongs to the sovereign people of Venezuela.”

Africa’s Place in the Radical Imagination

Zoé Samudzi ROAR
demonstrators in Madagascar But often, in the process of dreaming that constitutes our radicalisms, we retreat into ahistorical and erasing revisionisms as opposed to situating our political visions within some concrete foundation.

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Seymour Hersh: He Got the Story

Michael Hirsch Jacobin
Veteran journalist Seymour Hersh has gotten a few things wrong over his career. But his memoir shows a reporter with broad and brave consistency, exposing one atrocity and cover-up by the forces of American imperial power after another.

In Memoriam: Samir Amin

Prabhat Patnaik Newsclick
Two characteristics set Samir Amin apart from most other Marxist intellectuals of his time. One was his total and absolute commitment to praxis for the cause of socialism. The second was the centrality he accorded to imperialism.

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Reading Irish Revolutionary James Connolly

Kevin Crane Counterfire
Considered Ireland's key revolutionary, James Connolly was active in workers' movements in the United States, Scotland and Ireland. This collection reflects his struggles for an Ireland and a world free from militarism, injustice, and deprivation.

Operation Pacific Eagle in the Philippines: Washington’s New Colonial War

Elliott Gabriel Minit Press News
Critics contend that Operation Pacific Eagle Philippines is aimed at strengthening Washington’s grip on the long-subjugated people of the Philippines, defeating a half-century leftist insurgency, and securing the country for the interests of U.S. multinational corporations.

Against National Security Citizenship

Aziz Rana Boston Review
King went much further than simply declaring his opposition to the Vietnam War. He also declared his hostility to U.S. militarism in all its forms and asserted that such hostility was integral to his account of black freedom.

The US Has Military Bases in 80 Countries. All of Them Must Close.

Alice Slater The Nation
US bases are wreaking havoc to the health and well-being of communities across the world. The United States has approximately 800 formal military bases in 80 countries, a number that could exceed 1,000 if you count troops stationed at embassies and missions and so-called “lily-pond” bases, with some 138,000 soldiers stationed around the globe.
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