Tag Archive: war

Trump’s Syrian Strike Has No Visible Strategic Goal

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By Marc Cooper (April 6, 2017) Purely for domestic consumption and with the usual unforeseen consequences. One consequence for sure: This “retaliatory” strike will do absolutely nothing to stop or resolve the war in Syria. It MIGHT be the beginning of a deeper American intervention in days to come but, frankly, I doubt it. And as horrific as the gas…
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King’s Riverside Speech the Origin Story of the American Left

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By Mark Rudd (April 4, 2017) Today is April 4, the fiftieth anniversary of Dr. M.L. King Jr’s historic speech at Riverside Church in NYC in which he broke his long silence on Vietnam and made the crucial link between militarism and poverty and racism. I consider this the left’s origin speech. It’s who we are, what we stand for….
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The Weight of It All

  WE are Responsible for Millions of Casualties By S. Brian Willson (February 1, 2016)

The World Was Born Yearning to be a Home

  By Harsha Walia  (September 3, 2015) Until two years ago, i would never understand why it took the death of children to call up our sense of humanity. But now as a new mother, I get it. I totally get it. There is something inexplicable, undoubtedly selfish, about seeing lifeless bodies of young children and being so grateful to…
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Prayer for a Justice that Abolishes this Racist Society

By Chris Crass “It will be investigated as a hate crime” committed at nearly every level of U.S. society. This is a mass murder that screams throughout the history of this racist country. A mass murder of Black people at a historic Black church rooted in Black liberation struggle. 

To Those Who Blame Schools for Poverty

  By Mark Naison To Those Who Blame Schools For Poverty I watched the flower of Bronx youth be shipped off to Vietnam, some returned, some didn’t, and some who returned were never the same