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‘Shock Doctrine’ Americana: Endless War as the Ultimate Business Model

By Commentaries/Opinions, War on the “War on Drugs” Posts

Disaster Capitalism on the battlefield and in the boardroom by William Astore A U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter in Afghanistan. (Photo: REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis)There is a new normal in America: our government may shut down, but our wars continue.  Congress may not be able to pass a budget, but the U.S. military can still launch commando raids in Libya and Somalia, the Afghan War can still be prosecuted, Italy can be…

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Are you Haitian?

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Myriam J. A. Chancy The implications of the ruling of September 23 by the Constitutional Tribunal of the Dominican Republic, stripping citizenship from the offspring of non-resident Haitians born in the Dominican Republic, where nationality is conferred “jus soli,” by place of birth, are only beginning to be understood by the international community with the OAS, Amnesty International, and the governments of Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, St. Vincent and…

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US Invasion of Grenada: A 30-Year Retrospective

By News & Current Affairs

By Stephen Zunes, Truthout It has been exactly 30 years since US forces invaded Grenada, ending that Caribbean island nation’s four-year socialist experiment. The island nation no bigger than Martha’s Vineyard, with a population that could barely fill the Rose Bowl, was defeated with relatively few American casualties. President Ronald Reagan’s decision to occupy the country and replace the government with one more to his liking proved to be quite…

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‘Forward Ever’ screens in Grenada

By News & Current Affairs

By Bruce Paddington, Director/Producer Forward Ever: The Killing of a Revolution, a feature length documentary on the Grenada Revolution of 1979-1983, directed and produced by Bruce Paddington, has recently held three screenings in Grenada. These were held over the weekend of the 30th anniversary of the killings of then prime minister Maurice Bishop and his close colleagues. These screenings followed the success of the four sold out screenings of the…

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Ellis Haizlip and “SOUL!”: The Day the Blues People Created and Shaped “Black Power Public Television”

By Commentaries/Opinions

0by Todd Steven Burroughs

Once upon a time, from 1968 to 1973, there was a public television show called “Soul!” that had the budget and the courage to present 360 degrees of “uncensored, undiluted Blackness.” A recent “Soul! Summit” explored ways to recreate a media miracle, brought forth by a people’s struggle.

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Rich Dialogue Marks IBW’s Symposium on The Future of Democracy in Africa & the Caribbean

By News & Current Affairs

“Its not often that grassroots activists, Pan-Africanists and progressive academics get an opportunity to interface with statesmen from Africa and the Caribbean and mingle with diplomats from those regions over a period of two days,” commented one of the invited participants at the Symposium on the Future of Democracy & Development in Africa and the Caribbean organized by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW).

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Africa News In Brief (10/22/13)

By Africa News in Brief, News & Current Affairs

A DECADE-LONG PEACE IN MOZAMBIQUE NOW IN PERIL Oct. 22 (GIN) – Mozambique, profiled as the next Norway enjoying a windfall from its recent finds in off-shore gas, may be headed for troubled waters instead. A fragile peace has reigned over the southeast nation since a treaty in 1992 ended a 16 year long civil war. A pawn in the Cold War of the great powers, the coastal nation was…

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Amilcar Cabral

By Editors' Choice

Cape Verdean Connection: Transnational Community was a featured program at the 1995 Festival of American Folklife at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. At this event, Ana Maria Cabral, widow of Amilcar Cabral, delivered an address about her late husband’s understanding of culture and its implications for modern nationhood.

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