Of Kings and Arrogance

Before the United States of America even existed, the people living in this land were oppressed by the rule of a dictator across an ocean who cared not a whit about their desires or opinions.


The Repressed History of the United States: Revolution, Egalitarianism and Anti-imperialism

Taking advantage of another anniversary of the birth of George Washington, president George W. Bush used the occasion to compare the American Revolution of the 18th century with the war in Iraq.


What Do the Cheney Controversy and Other Bush Scandals Really Mean?

The Bush administration and its appointees and Congress are in conflict, in a struggle for power. Although personality and partisanship are important elements of this power struggle, viewing this situation as an internal conflict in the US ruling class is also helpful in clearing up some of the muddiness.


US Social Forum Day One: Thousands March in Downtown Atlanta

Thousands of progressive activists from around the US and the World marched through Downtown Atlanta on the first day of the US Social Forum.


Hawaiian Activists Fight US Military Bases

Two Hawaiian land rights activists visited Sydney in June and spoke to The Guardian about their struggles against US militarization of Hawaii and their support for protests against the Talisman Sabre war games in Shoalwater Bay, Queensland.


CIA to Release 1970s Documents on Agency’s Crimes

The US Central Intelligence Agency is preparing to release a set of documents compiled more than 30 years ago detailing the agency’s involvement over the previous quarter century in crimes both at home and abroad.


VA Documents Show Huge Number of Veterans Disability Claims, Many Denials

More than 180,000 veterans of the 'global war on terror,' which includes the invasion of Afghanistan and the oil war in Iraq, have filed for disability benefits according to Veterans Affairs documents.


Ball and Cheney: How the Vice President is Dragging Down the Administration

The conviction of vice presidential aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby for perjury, obstruction of justice and making false statements in connection with the exposure of Valerie Plame’s employment with the Central Intelligence Agency has cast a harsh light on the inner workings of a White House.


Book Review: On the Presence of Filipinos in the United States

The 2006 Centennial marking the arrival of Filipinos to the United States as laborers on Hawaiian sugar plantations serves as the backdrop for a series of four essays by E. San Juan Jr. investigating both the past and present of Filipino migration to the metropolis.


Atlanta: Seniors Terrified as AHA Plans to Demolish Their Housing

Carolyn Clemmons made 81 years old today, but instead of celebrating, she has been having trouble eating and sleeping at night, due to Atlanta Housing Authority’s mass eviction policies.

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