Category Archives: USA

USA | Four Years of Ukraine and the Myths of Maidan

The history of the Ukrainian crisis, which has made everything it affected worse, is distorted by political myths and American media malpractice.

USA | Student Debt Slavery: Bankrolling Financiers On The Backs Of The Young

Higher education has been financialized, transformed from a public service into a lucrative cash cow for private investors.

by Ellen Brown

 

The advantages of slavery by debt over “chattel” slavery – ownership of humans as a property right – were set out in an infamous document called the Hazard Circular, reportedly circulated by British banking interests among their American banking counterparts during the American Civil War. It read in part:

USA | The Gatekeepers for Empire? “Independent Media” Failed Coverage of Syria

By Michael Welch, Daniel Borgstrom, and Vanessa Beeley

Democracy Now! is funded entirely through contributions from listeners, viewers, and foundations. We do not accept advertisers, corporate underwriting, or government funding. This allows us to maintain our independence.” – from the Democracy Now website. (emphasis added)

USA | Conference on U.S. Foreign Military Bases

A broad coalition is sponsoring a Conference on U.S. Foreign Military Bases, to be held in Baltimore, MD, beginning Friday, January 12, 2018, and ending Sunday, January 14. It will be held at the University of Baltimore’s Learning Commons, 1415 Maryland Avenue. The Labor Fightback Network is proud to endorse this conference and the Unity Statement of the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases. This event will be an important step forward for the entire working class and for all who are concerned about the threat of once-unthinkable nuclear war and the continuing war in Afghanistan.

USA | AFL-CIO Convention Opens Discussion on Need to Break with ‘Lesser Evilism’

On October 24, the AFL-CIO national convention, held in St. Louis, adopted a political resolution titled “An Independent Political Voice” that calls for a break with “lesser of two evil politics.”

“For decades, the political system has failed working people,” reads the resolution submitted by Lee Saunders, president of AFSCME, and Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. The resolution continues: