CULTURE AS A WAY TO KNOW THE WORLD

[This essay excerpt was written by Jimmie Durham of the Cherokee nation.  Durham was a member of the American Indian Movement and founder of the International Indian Treaty Council that lobbied the United Nations in favour of decolonization of indigenous peoples worldwide. He is also a sculptor and poet.  The entire essay can be read […]

No Country for Poor Men: The Globalization Project and its Consequences

“Debt… is a cleverly managed reconquering of Africa.” – Thomas Sankara https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSJvvMlAUwk In the 1980s, on the tail-end of growing south-south unity and economic development, the world was plunged into an international debt crisis which threatened the sustainability of the capitalist world-system. The political decisions enacted to adjust the global economy ushered in neo-liberalism and […]

90 Miles free from Empire: A Tribute to Fidel Castro and the Cuban People

“It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba’s longest serving President. Fidel Castro was a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century. A legendary revolutionary and orator, Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation. While a […]

Syria to Standing Rock: Everywhere is a No-Fly Zone

“Every single Empire in its official discourse has said that it is not at all like the others, that its circumstances are special, that it has a mission to enlighten, civilize, bring order and democracy, and that it uses force only as a last resort. And, sadder still, there is always a chorus of willing […]

Nativistic Movements

Ralph Linton’s Nativistic Movements is a useful tool for a modern understanding of nationalism. Our modern understanding of Nationalism is diverse, ranging from Indigenous Resurgence to the “Trump phenomenon”. Linton gives an in-depth analysis of how these movements grow.

Liberal Antiwar Activism is the Problem

by Vincent Emanuele, writer for teleSUR English and  Michigan City, Indiana resident. He can be reached at vincent.emanuele333@gmail.com I have reproduced Vincent’s compelling poelmic, which appeared on CounterPunch and Wrong Kind of Green in full here:  “Liberalism itself has failed, and for a pretty good reason. It has been too often compromised by the people who represented […]