Editors' Blog

Free lBree Newsome and Free Us All from the Confederate Flage by Norman Markowitz

Brittany Bree Newsome, a courageous African-American woman, pulled down the Confederate flag after it was raised again following the memorial to the victims of the racist murders in Charleston, South Carolina.  President Obama spoke at the memorial and eloquently called for the removal of the confederate flag.  I doubt they...

Adding Insult to Injury in the Struggle to Save Worker Education by Norman Markowitz

You couldn't make this up.  The embattled campaign to save the Worker Education program at Brooklyn Collete, which has widespread support among students, faculty and all City University alumni(of which i am one) now faces  the housing of a Hedge Fund in its building.  That reads like a scene our...

Adding Insult to Injury in the Struggle to Save Worker Education by Norman Markowitz

You couldn't make this up.  The embattled campaign to save the Worker Education program at Brooklyn Collete, which has widespread support among students, faculty and all City University alumni(of which i am one) now faces  the housing of a Hedge Fund in its building.  That reads like a scene our...

Bill Moyers on Hillary Clinton by Norman Markowitz

Most people involved in progressive political action in the U.S., the broad left, are supporting Bernie Sanders for the Presidency.   Many still hope that Elizabeth Warren, whom they believe could be both a stronger and a winning candidate will run.  There is real division concerning the favorite and front-runnner, Hillary...

Reflections on China's South Sea Trouble by Thomas Riggins

Lying in the South China Sea between Indochina and the Philippines is a collection of 700 or so small islands, reefs, atolls, shoals, and rocks which are all very scattered about and collectively known as the Spratly Islands (named after the British sea captain Richard Spratly, 1802-1870, who "discovered" them in the early 19th century).

Robert Parry on the Obama Administration and the Civil War in Ukraine by Norman Markowitz

In Ukraine today, the Obama administration is pursuing a dangerous neo cold war polic

Robert Parry on the Obama Administration and the Civil War in Ukraine by Norman Markowitz

In Ukraine today, the Obama administration is pursuing a dangerous neo cold war policy, overtly supporting a national chauvinist government that seized power in a coup and has used open neo Nazi groups as shock troops in its war against largely ethnic Russian forces in the Eastern Ukraine, drawn from...

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