Democrats Need Backbone on Militarism to Win in 2020 by John Grant Who exactly is responsible for US casualties in Iraq during the Iraq War? The question has been raised thanks to President Trump’s decision to assassinate Iranian General Ghasem Soleimani. On January 13, the New York Times published a front-page story about a lawsuit filed against Iran in federal court … [Read more...] about Iran Is Not Responsible For US Dead in Iraq
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by Jack Gilroy Why do Americans tend to believe the myth that terrorists are mainly people of the Middle East — dark skinned people, mostly Muslim people who want to kill Americans? Long before the extremist Saudi Arabian terrorists crashed planes into the Twin Towers, Americans used terror against the people of the Middle East. It took 64 years before the United States … [Read more...] about Who Are the Terrorists?
by Elaheh Farmand I came to America 21 years ago with rose-colored glasses,a suitcase of memories,and my mother’s dreams unfolded. I came to Americawith little Englishand a lot of bitterness becauseour struggle as new immigrantsembarrassed me. But I came with hopeand from my mother,I learned that I was lucky,privileged,fortunateto be livingthe American … [Read more...] about This Freedom
by Vijay Prashad On 10 November 2019, a coup d’état took place in Bolivia. The commander-in-chief of the Bolivian Armed Forces asked President Evo Morales to resign. The police had already mutinied, and society had already been destabilized — this had been triggered by a presidential election whose results had not been recognized by the opposition and whose results had been … [Read more...] about What Is Happening in Bolivia’s 3 May Elections?
Christopher Helali interviews Peace Activist Martha Hennessy Martha Hennessey is a longtime anti-war activist and the granddaughter of Dorothy Day, the co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement. She is 62, a retired occupational therapist, and grandmother of eight. She has been arrested and imprisoned protesting nuclear power, war, the use of drones, the torture of … [Read more...] about ‘The Only Logic of Trident is Omnicide’
by Ted Morgan For many years now, an immigration “crisis” has regularly emerged as a hot topic in the corporate media. Presidents and Members of Congress from both political parties have in different ways raised alarms about undocumented or “illegal” immigrants in the United States. And both parties have raised false expectations that they might resolve the nation’s … [Read more...] about The Immigration Con Job
Cambiz Amir-Khosravi While planning a trip to Florida in 2011 to see my ailing mother-in-law, I realized that the Department of Motor Vehicles had misspelled my last name. Instead of Khosravi, they spelled it Khosrui. It might be a minor issue to most people but having a Middle Eastern name in today’s xenophobic climate I naturally became paranoid. Having heard of … [Read more...] about The Making of Inheritance
Elaheh Farmand Baba looked out the window into the dark alley. Anxiously, he began tapping on the window ledge with the fingers of his right hand as he held on to the other side with his left. He began to whistle. He always whistled when he was worried. “Ey baba, kojast? Where is she?” Baba asked out loud. His little girl entered the room, and stood behind him. “Baba? … [Read more...] about Dance of the Blossoms
Nancy Tate Martin Boksenbaum, a LEPOCO supporter since the 1980s and a Lehigh Valley leader on much work for the environment and in building community, died on August 7. His work and his dedication to that work is missed by so many including LEPOCO. Martin Boksenbaum and Janet Goloub came to the Lehigh Valley in 1980. They first lived in Allentown and then in … [Read more...] about Remembering Martin Boksenbaum
Mahmoud Darwish A long time will pass for our present to become a past like us.But first, we will march to our doom, we will defend the trees we wearand defend the bell of the night, and a moon we desire over our huts.We will defend the imprudence of our gazelles, the clay of our potsAnd our feathers in the wings of the final songs. In a little whileyou will erect your world … [Read more...] about The “Red Indian’s” Penultimate Speech to the White Man