Ruth Nyambura: “The Venezuelan revolution is the African revolution”

10 June 2019 — Peoples Dispatch

Kenyan activist Ruth Nyambura of the African Ecofeminist Collective spoke to Peoples Dispatch in Caracas, Venezuela during the International Peoples’ Assembly in February.

Ruth spoke about the intersections of climate change, imperialism and patriarchy in Kenya. She also affirmed her deep commitment to Venezuela and the Bolivarian revolution.

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Black Agenda Report 13 June 2019: How Democrats Strangled Black Politics; Central Park 5 & the Limits of Suffering; Torture is Public Policy in US Prisons

13 June 2019 — Black Agenda Report

How the Democratic Party Strangled Black Politics

by Glen Ford
Nothing changes on the electoral scene, and little at the grassroots level, unless the structure of capitalist hegemony over political discourse in the U.S. — the corporate duopoly — is broken.
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British Home Secretary signs extradition order to send Julian Assange to US

13 June 2019 — RT

Britain’s Home Secretary has revealed he has signed a request for the extradition of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange to the US, where he is accused of violating the Espionage Act.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today program, Sajid Javid said that he signed and certified the papers on Wednesday, with the order going before the UK courts on Friday.

He’s rightly behind bars. There’s an extradition request from the US that is before the courts tomorrow but yesterday I signed the extradition order and certified it and that will be going in front of the courts tomorrow.

On the future of farming and ecomodernist illusions

12 June 2019 — Climate & Capitalism

Some writers imagine that machines can feed the world. They ignore the damage caused by industrial agriculture, and don’t value the work of people who feed most of humanity today.

“Industrialized agriculture has meant pretending soil and flora are not living entities that require care and attention. If you treat the living as the dead, it should not be surprising when the graveyards spread.”


Max Ajl replies to Ecosocialism: Dystopian and Scientific, by Matt Huber


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US gears up for World War III with largest defense contract in history

13 June 2019 — WSWS

The Pentagon announced Monday the single largest arms purchase in its history, agreeing to buy nearly 500 F-35 fighter aircraft at a total cost of $34 billion.

This purchase is only a down payment on the Pentagon’s acquisition of the notoriously wasteful and failure-prone aircraft, whose design is based on two overarching priorities: fighting a war with a “great power” such as Russia and China and lining the pockets of Lockheed Martin and the horde of former congressmen and retired generals on its payroll.

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Leaked Messages Confirm: Imprisonment of Brazil’s Lula da Silva was Politically Motivated

12 June 2019 — TRNN

The website The Intercept received a massive archive of communications between prosecutors and judges, involving Brazil’s corruption cases. Initial analysis reveals that former president Lula da Silva’s prosecution and conviction were politically motivated. Mike Fox discusses the ramifications Inc. transcript).

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