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Kim Jong-un vs. President Donald Trump.

U.S.-N. Korean conflict: impotent fury?

The Trump presidency in its first two hundred days has rattled U.S. imperialist strategists, going from one blunder to another. Trump’s bluster of “fire and fury” against North Korea has further complicated this dangerously spiraling conflict.

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Trump on Infrastructure and making America great again.

Trump and the infrastructure of fascism

Let this be a warning to economists, labor leaders, Democratic officials and all progressives fighting  for economic and social justice: “progressive-appearing” economic proposals from Trump  are likely to be thinly veiled attempts to suck in unsuspecting allies in support of a neo-fascist, authoritarian movement that is increasingly showing its true colors. They are designed, quite […]

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James Baldwin

Forgetting to remember

It is a devastating fact that James Baldwin is our contemporary; so much so, that the matter of his relevance seems either pressing or redundant depending on to whom one speaks. Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro, a “cinematic séance” (The Guardian), is being taken as the completion of Baldwin’s unfinished Remember This House, […]

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An occupation Camp in Filhos da Luta, Pernambuco in 2014. (Photo by Mel Gurr)

Land (in) justice in Brazil

The implementation of austerity measures in the Brazilian countryside, then, casts a long shadow on the potential of farming and land reform to provide the next generation with a sustainable future. It threatens decades of progress made by land justice warriors.

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