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The struggle for self-determination in Hawaiʻi

The struggle for self-determination in Hawaiʻi

Today, July 7th marks the 119th anniversary of President William McKinley and the U.S. government’s annexation of Hawaiʻi. When we hear any mention of Hawaiʻi, we undoubtedly first think of breath-taking beaches, volcanoes and tourism. But what is the class and...

Train wreck exposes role of imperialism in Cameroon

Train wreck exposes role of imperialism in Cameroon

On October 21, 2016, a train derailed in Cameroon killing at least 79 and injuring over 500 people. Heavy rain had washed out the road between Douala and Yaounde. Extra cars had been added to the train, but it was still over crowded. In the immediate aftermath, there...

What’s behind Boko Haram massacre in Nigeria?

What’s behind Boko Haram massacre in Nigeria?

In another sign that the Western media’s acknowledgement of Africa never exceeds the occasional glance and more-or-less always comports with the “dark continent” image of slums, savages and death,  the unjustifiable massacre of 12 civilians at Charlie Hebdo became the...

The U.S. agenda in Cuba remains counter-revolution

The U.S. agenda in Cuba remains counter-revolution

Speech by Gloria La Riva at PSL forum in San Francisco, Jan. 2, 2015 Dec. 17, 2014, was an historic day for Cuba. On that morning, the three remaining Cuban Five members in U.S. prison flew home to freedom. At the same time, Alan Gross, an American who was arrested in...

The UN Climate Summit—words versus deeds

The UN Climate Summit—words versus deeds

“At a certain stage of development, the material productive forces of society come into conflict with the existing relations of production. ... From forms of development of the productive forces these relations turn into their fetters. Then begins an era of social...

Afghanistan and the struggle against imperialism

For 10 long years, the people of Afghanistan have been living under a brutal U.S./NATO occupation. Is the brutality and destruction of the last decade really in response to the September 2001 attack, or about killing “terrorists,” or about “democracy,” or some other...

The war against Libya in historical perspective

The war against Libya in historical perspective

Editor's note: This article was originally published on Liberation News. Introduction The leaders of 14 capitalist powers in Europe plus the United States met for a conference in Berlin 126 years ago to decide how all of Africa’s land and vast resources would be...