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Class War Violence: Centralia 1919

November 11, 2019, will mark the 100-year anniversary of the Armistice Day Tragedy in Centralia, Washington, a horrible event in Pacific Northwest history. On Armistice Day, 1919, a mob of American Legionaires raided the Centralia Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) hall and later lynched Wesley Everest, an IWW logger. More

“Other Than Honorable?” Veterans With “Bad Paper” Seek Long Overdue Benefits

On Veterans Day this year, in a nation now reflexively thankful for military service of all kinds, nearly 500,000 former service members are not included in our official expressions of gratitude. These forgotten men and women had the misfortune to leave active duty with what’s called “bad paper.” That means they were discharged under conditions “other than honorable,” a determination made without the benefit of consistent standards applying to personnel decisions by all military branches or even individual commanders. More

The Worm in the Apple

The Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” Slavery remains a punishment for crime; imprisonment is a continuation of slavery. That is the More

“This Is a Military Coup”: Bolivian President Evo Morales Resigns After Army Calls For His Ouster

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THE CULT OF NEOLIBERALISM

Jennifer Matsui on global capitalism’s killer rampage; Thomas Adams on Corruption Inside the UAW; Laura Carlsen on the Collapse of Honduras; TJ Coles on using Aid as a Weapon Against Venezuela; Christopher Ketcham on the Fantasy of Sustainable Development; Andrew Smolski on FOIA and Transparency; and Alexander Cockburn on George Orwell as Snitch. PLUS: Kent Paterson goes inside El Paso and Juarez; Jeffrey St. Clair on impeachment; Pete DolackDaniel Raventos and Julie Work on Brexit; Ron Jacobs on Marianne Williamson and Lucy Schiller on a Body in Fukushima.

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