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Ward Churchill on 9/11: “Some People Push Back…

Ward Churchill on 9/11: “Some People Push Back”: undefined

The Split in the Workers World Party & the Gen…

The Split in the Workers World Party & the General Marxist Failure to Understand Settler Colonialism:

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This kind of perspective, which sees settler colonialism only as historical event, fails to grasp the material fact that settler colonialism is an ongoing structuring process—not
only as one of central foundations (along with the ongoing theory and
practice of anti-black racism and the colonization of African people) of
north amerikan capitalism but of the entire modern/colonial/capitalist
world-system—a process that drives towards the elimination of
Indigenous people and the continued dispossession of our lands. It is
not merely a fact of history who’s residual legacy is racism. The
difference between understanding settler colonialism as ongoing, living,
breathing eliminative anti-Indigenous violence continuously enacted by
the settler colonial nation-state[iv]
on Indigenous lands, nations and bodies versus it merely being a
question of histories and legacies has profound impact on how one
understands the current juncture and the growing calls for
decolonization within our Indigenous Liberation Movement and those of
our closest allies.

Further, the rejection of settler
colonial critique and of Third Worldist political economy by
Marxist-Leninists and Maoists is hard, if not impossible, to separate
from the idea that it would be an injustice imposed upon the white north
amerikan worker to return Indigenous land and to smash global
imperialist parasitism. This is because at the uninterrogated heart of
their worldview is the idea that it is fundamentally just for the white worker to have not only what they already do, but to have more.
Indeed the essential injustice of the capitalist system is precisely
that they do not have more. Thus, because of the ineluctable link
between what the white worker has, as well as their potential to
accumulate more, and the processes of ongoing Indigenous genocide and
dispossession, the ongoing theory and practice of anti-black racism and
the colonization of African people, and the ongoing parasitism of the
imperialist nations on the colonized world it is injustice to call for those structures to be overturned in the most revolutionary fashion possible.

In loving memory of John McCain, here are some…

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Violating the Geneva Convention to bomb a lightbulb factory in Vietnam

Snubbing the Vietnamese peasant who saved his life after he crashed his plane in Vietnam while violating the mentioned Geneva Convention

Supporting legislation to forcefully relocate native American populations

Calling Vietnamese people “g**ks”

Using his power as a senator to help the Lincoln Savings and Loan Association swindle the life savings of tax payers in one of the biggest political scandals in American history as a member of the Keating Five

Singing that we should “bomb bomb bomb Iran”
because he thought calling for support of the murder of millions of innocents was something funny.

Calling people “low life scum” who were protesting Henry Kissinger, a notorious American war criminal who played a role in the US-backed overthrow of the democratically elected president of Chile, Salvador Allende, and his replacement with the fascist Augusto Pinochet, who became known for tossing political dissidents out of helicopters.

Calling for war and/or supporting war in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, West and Central Africa, Iran, Bosnia and Kosovo, Ukraine, Russia, and the DPRK.

Hanging out with neo-Nazis in Ukraine and supporting them shortly before their coup in Ukraine

Later hanging out with neo-Nazis again and holding a “good meeting” with them

Returning to congress while sick from cancer and receiving treatment for it on his free state-funded healthcare in order to make sure that poor people don’t get to have healthcare

Do Not be Distracted by Rising Imperialists, t…

Do Not be Distracted by Rising Imperialists, the U.$. is Still the Enemy!: undefined

yababay: Астронавты Дональд Слейтон и Томас Стаффорд, участники…

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Астронавты Дональд Слейтон и Томас Стаффорд, участники программы «Союз–Аполлон», на занятиях по русскому языку с преподавательницей Ниной Хорнер, Космический центр имени Линдона Джонсона, июнь 1974

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Dozens of US Spies Executed in China Thanks to…

Dozens of US Spies Executed in China Thanks to Major CIA Screw Up: undefined

‘Insidious’: Emails Show Trump White House Lie…

‘Insidious’: Emails Show Trump White House Lied About US Poverty Levels to Discredit Critical UN Report: undefined

The undercover author who discovered Amazon wa…

The undercover author who discovered Amazon warehouse workers were peeing in bottles tells us the culture was like a ‘prison’:

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Nothing more capitalist than the richest man in the world profiting off conditions like this.

Bloodworth said Amazon staff members had to meet high productivity targets that were feasible only if they ran around the warehouse — something Amazon didn’t allow for health and safety reasons.

“The job itself is really bad,” he told Business Insider. “I’ve worked in warehouses before, but this was nothing like I had experienced. You don’t have proper breaks — by the time you get to the canteen, you only have 15 or 20 minutes for lunch, in a 10-½-hour working day. You don’t have time to eat properly to get a drink. “You have to go through security when you leave the warehouse, and that adds five minutes. It’s like an airport — belt off, watch off. The atmosphere is what I imagine a prison feels like. You felt like you were walking on eggshells.”

Bloodworth’s claim that Amazon workers felt so rushed that they would pee in bottles caused outrage on social media sites such as Twitter and Reddit on Monday. Bloodworth had told The Sun that workers often didn’t take a break to go to the toilet because they were too sparse to get to quickly and they feared punishment for missing productivity targets. So they peed in bottles instead, he said. Bloodworth also outlined Amazon’s penalty points system — he said that racking up six points for issues like unexplained absences could lead to disciplinary proceedings and dismissal. A separate investigation by The Times in 2016 similarly found that Amazon workers were penalized for taking sick days. Bloodworth said he received a point after telling his manager he needed a sick day, despite giving more than the required one hour’s notice and being able to provide a note.“It’s the sheer oppressiveness of management regime there,” he said. “It’s the most oppressive place I had ever worked, easily.”

Black Lives Matter activist arrested after dis…

Black Lives Matter activist arrested after dispute at anti-racism training:

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yep “anti-racists” literally called the police on a black woman who spoke “out of turn”.

‘Up To 4,000 US Troops Will Guard Mexico Borde…

‘Up To 4,000 US Troops Will Guard Mexico Border’: Donald Trump:

Trump said at least 2,000 personnel would be deployed and some, if
not all, will remain there until his planned – and highly controversial –
border wall has been built. Guards will be involved in a 24-hour
“border security support cell,” the Pentagon said in a statement.

General law
enforcement duties, such as patrols and arrests, will be reserved
for other law officials, Acting Deputy Commissioner for U.S. Customs and
Border Protection Ronald Vitiello said, cautioning officials against a hasty deployment for safety reasons.

Trump’s initial
announcement earlier this week received serious backlash from rights
groups, as well as his Mexican counterpart, President Enrique Peña Nieto.

In a statement, Nieto
urged Trump to negotiate with Mexico, adding that difficulties between
neighbors don’t “justify threatening or disrespectful attitudes.”

“If your recent statements are the result of frustration due to
domestic policy issues, to your laws, or to your Congress, it is to them
that you should turn to, not to Mexicans,” Nieto said in a video
statement published on Twitter.

“We’re not going to
permit that negative rhetoric to define our actions. We’re only going to
work in the best interest of the Mexicans.”

Trump responded on Thursday, using Mexico’s crime rate – specifically rape – as a reason to prevent Central Americans from migrating to the United States via caravans.

“Yesterday it came
out where this journey coming up, women are raped at levels that nobody
has ever seen before. They don’t want to mention that, so we have to
change our laws,” Trump said.

However, one Salvadoran woman told CNN the caravan’s sheer size provides ample protection for migrant women.

“It really makes absolutely no sense to use this narrative that
migrants, who are coming because of violence, are violent themselves,
and then say that’s why we need to close our border,” Daniella Burgi-Palomino, Latin America Working Group senior associate for Mexico and migration, told CNN.

“The
woman who’s endured sexual abuse should not be turned away at the
border. She’s in need of health and medical attention,” Burgi-Palomino
said.

According to U.S. national radio network NPR, the number of illegal border crossings is currently at its lowest in over 40 years.