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Parade Rest

Joseph Zaccardi Slipstream
California poet Joseph Zaccardi reminds us that war veterans carry their burdens through their lifetimes.

The Enduring Limits of American Power

John Feffer Foreign Policy in Focus
The decline of U.S influence should not feed the narrative that anarchy has been loosed upon the world. The choice is not between a U.S.-led world and a Joker-led world.

This Week in People’s History, Oct. 17–23

Demonstrators outside the White House calling for Nixon's impeachment Nixon's corporate funders guilty (in 1973). World's first video game (1958). Raves for Robeson's Othello (1943). Saturday Night Massacre (1973). Demonstrators shut down Tokyo's trains (1968). The truth hurts (1963). Fortress Germany (1938).



W.D. Ehrhart
Among the many things the USA left behind in Vietnam, besides pride, remains safely underground.

This Week in People’s History, Oct. 3-Oct. 9

A poster advertising the 1963 Freedom Vote in Mississippi Exercising the right to vote in Mississippi (in 1963). Air travel revolutionized (1958). Feds can't prove their case (1918). Markets plummet (1973). A new way of walkin' (1923). Deadly influenza (1918). None dare call it mutiny (1971)

This Week in People’s History, August 8 – 14

Advertising poster for the documentary "People's War" about the Vietnam War Documenting the Vietnam War in 1969. War crime in Yemen in 2018. Face-masks protect from pandemic in 1918. Hip-hop is born in 1973. White House report doesn't see race in 1938. Blowin' In the Wind dropped in 1963. Springfield Massacre in 1908.

This Week in People’s History, June 20 . . .

President Reagan giving a speech about smuggling arms to the Contras CIA impunity in 1988. U.S. imperialism's baby steps in 1898. Free speech for Nazis in 1978. U.S. responsibility for Vietnam War in 1971. Smallpox-infected presents in 1763. Voting wrongs, not rights, in 2013. Haymarket prisoners pardoned in 1893.

Daniel Ellsberg, American Hero

Chip Gibbons Jacobin
Honoring Ellsberg requires not just recalling him as a historic figure, but carrying on his work and legacy to dismantle the machinery of war that has claimed far too many lives and end its accompanying regime of secrecy.
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