Criminalizing unions and student groups in Mexico

  On Friday September 13, 2013, the federal police marched in Mexico City’s historic central square to retake space from thousands of teachers who had been occupying it for the past month to protest an overhaul of nation’s education policies. It all happened in a matter of minutes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0m2b4bCwoE&feature=youtu.be).  After a month of tolerating the […]

Happy fourth of July: 4th of July DUI Checkpoint - Drug Dogs, Searched without Consent

I was once told that if you can say you live in a Fascist state on Sunday and still be alive or ‘free’ on Monday you do not live in a fascist state.  So then what is America?  It is a totalitarian police state run by the military dictatorship.  We have not crossed over from […]

Repression and Murder Continue in Bahrain

By Matar Mohammad It has been two months since the formation of democratic peaceful movement of Bahraini people. A movement whose leaders and supporters are seeking democratic and legal demands such as establishing a representative and elected government, press freedom, government accountability toward citizens, increasing parliament members’ authorities, releasing political prisoners, and participation of all […]

Egypt’s Struggle against US Funded Repression

Egypt’s Struggle against US Funded Repression: Tales of US Sponsorship of Repressive Regimes By: Solomon Comissiong On January 25th, 2011 scores of Egyptians decided they were no longer going to tolerate widespread repression from the hands of their own government. This longstanding Egyptian government, headed by Hosni Mubarak, has ruled with a heavy hand for […]

Haiti Then and Now

World capitalism has never forgiven Haiti for being the home to the only fully successful slave revolt nor for becoming the first independent nation of African peoples (1804). At the point of a gun (12 French warships with 200 cannons, to be exact) they forced Haiti to pay today’s equivalent of $23 billion as the […]

Yemen, North Africa and the Spread of Islamic Fundamentalism

General Stanley McChrystal, the top US commander in Afghanistan recently commented that “We’ve been at this for about seven months now and I believe we’ve made progress.” In fact, it is entirely possible that a further build-up of US troops in Afghanistan could militarily defeat the Taliban and al Qaeda, or at least keep them […]