Paul Buchheit for BuzzFlash at Truthout: The property rights of indigenous Americans were stolen by European conquest. That is what Columbus Day represents. He didn’t discover a new world; it was already here.
By Andrew Gumbel In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville visited the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia to observe first-hand the effects of a peculiar — and, at the time, entirely novel — form of incarceration.
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As the International Monetary Fund shares initial proposals for Grenada’s debt restructuring during the Washington DC meetings this week, the Caribbean island could gain a reputation for more than nutmeg, calypso, beaches and the 2012 gold medal sprinter Kirani James.
By Gary Younge The final chapter of America’s Promise, a high-school textbook on American history, ends with a rallying cry to national mythology. “The history of the United States is one of challenges faced, problems resolved, and crises overcome,” it states. “Throughout their history Americans have remained an optimistic people, carrying this optimism into the new century. The full promise of America has yet to be realised. This is the…
Bernie Sanders is the former mayor of Burlington, Vt., an advocate for campaign finance reform and single payer health insurance, and the only avowed socialist in the U.S. Senate.
By Bob Bauman, JD Privacy is an inherent human right. Most of us accept the obligation to report certain designated information to the government, and we will abide by those rules in the understanding that this is essential to the orderly management of our society, and thus to our own prosperity. That concession emphatically does not mean we have surrendered our right to privacy. For that reason, all of us…