Five years after the inauguration of the first black president, racial inequality lives on, reproducing itself in a vicious cycle. Even if all discrimination were to end tomorrow…
Patrice Lumumba, the first legally elected prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was assassinated 50 years ago on 17 January, 1961.
This is an image of a 19th century wood engraving called “Slaves in Brazil: The Terrible Torture of a Slave”, from ‘Journal des Voyages. It depicts a black slave being boiled alive above a huge cauldron.
President Obama made no mention of the war on drugs in his State of the Union speech, nor its role in both international and domestic crises, signaling that despite marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado…
It’s the middle of the night when heavily-armed police burst into a house, terrify the people who live there and make an arrest. This scene is repeated tens of thousands of times each year across the United States, most often in communities of color.
In a weekend interview with German ARD public television network, Edward Snowden revealed that the U.S. government uses its broad electronic surveillance capabilities to engage in industrial espionage.
Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to students at the Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina in Havana today:
Socialist Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant ripped not only President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night, but the Democrats and Republicans alongside him as he delivered it.