American

US & Iran Relations

October 2, 2013
While US and Iranian government take steps to resolve issue of sanctions and Iranian nuclear program, Israel remains an obstalce

Workers/People's Rights

October 2, 2013
Lynn Parramore: California memo just latest example of Wall St’s attack on workers’ pensions A draft of an upcoming California ballot initiative calls for massive cuts in retirement benefits for current public employees. The draft, recently obtained by Frying Pan News, comes amidst growing concern of an attack on public pensions being carried out by…

Obama's "empire"

September 26, 2013
Ajamu Baraka: The term American exceptionalism is a pass for the US to bypass international law and continue with its global ambitions

UN Syria Report Confirms Chemical Weapons Used, Culprit Still Not Known

September 17, 2013

Rania Masri: Both sides of the conflict are capable of such a war crime, but UN report does not settle who is responsible; bigger question is whether UN can achieve a ceasefire and a negotiated end to war

Past is present in Latin America

August 1, 2013
Keane Bhatt: NPR received a Peabody award for their piece on the 1982 massacre, but they omit one important fact; the US directly sponsored the Guatemalan special forces that brutally killed thousands of civilians

LA Holds Weeklong Protest Demanding Justice For Trayvon Martin

July 29, 2013

The discontent of African American community especially the youth, erupted because of the Zimmerman not guilty verdict but reflects systemic bias in the criminal justice system

“Dream Defenders” Occupy Florida State Capital Demanding End to “Stand Your Ground” Law

July 26, 2013

Activists are demanding a repeal of the notorious Stand Your Ground legislation and an end to racial profiling and the “school to prison pipeline”

Ford: Zimmerman’s Acquittal Exposes the American Psyches’ Racist Reasoning

July 15, 2013

Glen Ford: Prosecution was unable to prove Zimmerman’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt because it’s thought to be “reasonable” to profile young black men as criminals

Bolivia

July 4, 2013
South American bloc UNASUR holds emergency meeting condemning European and U.S. actions