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2019 Dec 10 - 11:10am
Native Americans and allies recently commemorated the 50th Annual National Day of Mourning at Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts. Next year will be the 400th anniversary of the pilgrims landing as part of the European colonization of North America, which led to land theft and massacres of the Indigenous Peoples living there. We speak with Jean-Luc Pierite of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe who currently resides in Boston about the National Day of Mourning...
Tags: junktag (ignore) Campaign, Podcast, American genocide, Indigenous Peoples, thanksgiving
2019 Dec 10 - 9:54am
This Thursday the UK will be holding an election where Labour's Jeremy Corbyn is the lead challenger against the Conservative Party's Boris Johnson. Johnson has been leading in the polls throughout the campaign but his lead has been shrinking. The threat of a long-time peace activist and socialist being elected is very threatening to the power structure. There has been an aggressive character assassination and fear-mongering campaign against...
Tags: Educate!, capitalism, jeremy corbyn, Militarism, Socialism
2019 Dec 10 - 12:47am
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy and Air Force are teaming up to rapidly develop a network that can link together Air Force and Navy assets during battle, an effort the Navy’s top officer compared to the 1940s program to develop an atomic bomb. Adm. Michael Gilday, the new Chief of Naval Operations, told an audience Thursday that in order to take on China, the Navy will have to spread out and rely on networked weapons and sensors distributed over a...
Tags: Educate!, Inter-Imperialist Rivalry, Wars and Militarism
2019 Dec 10 - 12:37am
While the 1st Amendment to the United States’ constitution is still the standard by which most of the world is judged in terms of freedom of speech, religion, assembly and petition, it has often provoked controversy in the country itself. In recent years, much of the ink spilled and talking heads engaged in agonized conversation about its protections come at free speech issues from the right, where a loud minority excels at playing the victim....
Tags: Resist!, Repression, State Violence
2019 Dec 10 - 12:30am
The far right is increasingly active globally—at the level of governments, through civil society, and in the digital sphere. Their political parties are cooperating across borders, their anti- democratic actions are undermining the rule of law, their attacks on “globalists” are eroding the efficacy of international institutions, and their racist memes are spreading throughout culture. According to the 80 academics, researchers, and activists...
Tags: Strategize!, Class Struggle, Ideology, Social Movements
2019 Dec 10 - 12:19am
Remember when NATO bombed Belgrade back to the middle ages, invaded and occupied Iraq, started an eighteen-year long quagmire in Afghanistan, created anarchy in Libya, funded and armed al-Qaeda in Syria, and expanded its bases right up to US borders? Neither do we. Perhaps American soldiers are simply sick and tired of the US military and intelligence machine's legacy of ashes across the globe and recognize the inconvenient fact that Russia most...
Tags: Educate!, Inter-Imperialist Rivalry, NATO, Pentagon, Russia
2019 Dec 10 - 12:09am
It’s always good for reporters to have a chance to work overseas, even if it’s just on a temporary assignment. It broadens your professional experience and mental horizon. Sadly, reporting duties sometimes come with a price. Of the six reporters sent by Hong Kong Golden, an online forum, to cover the nationwide protests in France, four have been injured just days after arrival. Two were reportedly injured by sting grenades used by French anti-...
Tags: Educate!, France, Hong Kong, Journalism, Protests, Repression
2019 Dec 10 (All day)
The Massachusetts State Police have been quietly testing Boston Dynamics' robot dog named Spot and took it out into the field on two separate occasions. Boston Dynamics has been leasing Spot to a variety of companies, though it does prohibit them from using the robot dog to harm or intimidate people. Spot comes equipped with 360-degree video capabilities and is capable of walking up a flight of stairs and traversing uneven terrain. It can also...
Tags: Educate!, Fascism, Massachusetts, police, Repression, Robots
2019 Dec 9 - 11:31pm
Every day, Nikki Sampson drives from her home in Portage to Madison, where she works as a dispatcher for the city’s bus service. To get there, she drives along a 40-mile stretch of highway, which crosses the Wisconsin River twice and then slices south through farms and municipalities. That road lies at the heart of the region represented by Sampson’s 4,256-strong union—Teamsters Local 695. Sampson has worked for Metro transit for over 20 years,...
Tags: Resist!, Class Struggle, corruption, Labor Unions, Workers Rights and Jobs
2019 Dec 9 - 11:29pm
While the U.S. allies held their meeting in Bogota, Bolivarian workers and students mobilized in Caracas to defend their country. The Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) Tuesday held a ministerial consultation meeting in Bogota, Colombia, to evaluate the application of new measures against Venezuela. Colombia's Foreign Minister Claudia Blum explained that TIAR ministers will take decisions about non-military measures and...
Tags: Educate!, Colombia, Venezuela
2019 Dec 8 - 9:30pm
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) held an abbreviated two-day meeting this week in London on its 70th anniversary. On display was a zombie alliance that is bitterly divided on multiple issues and has lost its purpose for existing. Rather than recognizing it is time to end this obsolete military alliance, they decided to expand their activities, search for a purpose and conduct a study to determine their strategy. NATO is a cold war...
Tags: junktag (ignore) Campaign, Newsletter, China, NATO, Russia, Wars and Militarism
2019 Dec 8 - 9:22pm
US corporate media have been disproportionately interested in only one: the Hong Kong protests. As FAIR argued previously (FAIR.org, 10/26/19), this disparity in coverage can largely be explained by understanding who is protesting and what they are protesting against. The unrest in Hong Kong flared up in March in response to a proposed extradition treaty between the island city, the Chinese central government and Taiwan, which many residents...
Tags: Educate!, Hong Kong, Media, US Regime Change

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