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textNew York Times cites US torturer Michael Chertoff on Chinese “repression” by Andre Damon (WSWS repost)
Over the weekend, the New York Times published an editorial calling China the world’s leading purveyor of “transnational repression,” based entirely on a report produced under the supervision of a war criminal....
Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:00AM
textMedia propaganda and the Afghan debacle by Joseph Kishore (WSWS Repost)
In the wake of the collapse of the US puppet government in Afghanistan, the media and political establishment have been consumed by the question: how they were so disastrously “caught off guard” by the extremely rapid collapse of the regime in Kabul?...
Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:45PM
imageNYT marks 50 years since Pentagon Papers, ignoring persecution of Julian Assange
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by Bill Van Auken (WSWS repost)
The New York Times marked the anniversary of its publication of documents exposing the government’s lies and criminality in the Vietnam War with a complicit silence on the imprisonment of Assange for doing the same in relation to Iraq and Afghanistan....
Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:07AM
textWhy is the World Socialist Web Site still blacklisted on the Reddit forums? by Kevin Reed (WSWS repost)
The World Socialist Web Site calls upon Reddit members to demand that the moderators of r/coronavirus and r/politics halt the McCarthyite blacklisting of content links....
Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:58PM
text“Wuhan lab” theory proponent Nicholas Wade pushed racist pseudo-science in 2014 book by Andre Damon (WSWS repost)
The New York Times and Washington Post are citing a serial fabricator whose 2014 book was condemned by the biologists whose research he cited, together with more than 140 other scientists....
Posted: Mon Jun 7, 2021 10:06AM
imageFacebook reverses censorship of WSWS article debunking “Wuhan Lab” conspiracy theory
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by Andre Damon (WSWS repost)
On Friday, Facebook notified users that it had wrongly censored them for posting a WSWS article debunking the false claim that COVID-19 was released from a Chinese lab....
Posted: Mon May 3, 2021 2:47AM
textReporting from Around the World, Reese Erlich Was a Beacon of Independent Journalism by Norman Solomon
He challenged "the basic assumptions of empire"...
Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:11AM
imageMay First joins call for Free Software Foundation Board resignation
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by May First
May First Movement Technology has joined free software organizations and activists in calling for the resignation of Richard Stallman and the rest of the Board of the Free Software Foundation....
Posted: Sat Apr 3, 2021 7:01PM
imageDakota Access Pipeline attacks Water Protector Legal Collective led by Native Women
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by Brenda Norrell
Water Protector Legal Collective, formed at Standing Rock, is being attacked by Energy Transfer Partners and Dakota Access Pipeline, with a subpoena, aimed at seizing confidential records, and meant to intimidate. WPLC led by Native American Women is challenging this legal attack today....
Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:56PM
imagePam Africa on Black Agenda Radio: Mumia thinks he has COVID
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by The Jamal Journal
The nation’s best known political prisoner told the publisher of The Jamal Journal “that he believes he has Covid. His breathing feels like an elephant sitting on his lungs,” said Pam Africa, who is also coordinator of International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal. The new issue of the Journal includes a petition demanding that Philadelphia DA Larry Krassner – a purported progressive – stop standing in the way of Mumia’s freedom....
Posted: Mon Mar 1, 2021 4:00PM
documentPam Africa's Message to the Movement: Sign Our Petition!
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by The Jamal Journal
“DA Krasner can no longer ignore what we are saying, and he can no longer claim that he has not been presented with our evidence of police, prosecutorial, and judicial misconduct,” says Pam Africa, the Coordinator of the uncompromising International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal. (This article was published at BlackAgendaReport.com on Feb. 24, 2021. A flyer version of this article is included)...
Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:03PM
documentThe Jamal Journal issue #1 is now published online, Please help us print it!
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by The Jamal Journal
We are excited to release issue #1 of our newly restarted newspaper. The Jamal Journal was last published in the mid-1990s by the uncompromising International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal (ICFFMAJ). The lead story is our petition demanding that Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner stop defending Mumia Abu-Jamal’s conviction....
Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:57PM
imageRush Limbaugh dead at 70: A media blowhard for American capitalism
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by Patrick Martin (WSWS Repost)
An odious presence on American radio for more than three decades, Limbaugh specialized in bullying women, gays, blacks and other minorities, while glorifying American imperialism....
Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:19AM
imageSlamdance Premiere: End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock
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by Brenda Norrell
Slamdance Film Festival online features "End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock." The film chronicles the courage and resilience of Native women....
Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:33PM
textFacebook’s “depoliticization” aimed at censorship of left-wing and socialist organizations by Kevin Reed (WSWS repost)
The recent announcement by Facebook that it would “reduce the amount of political content” on its platform is part of the drive by the US ruling establishment to block the spread of progressive, left-wing and socialist ideas on social media....
Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:24AM
textFacebook escalates attack on socialist left by Socialist Equality Party (WSWS repost)
Facebook is engaged in an escalating campaign of state-backed internet censorship targeting socialist organizations, including the International Youth and Students for Social Equality....
Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:00AM
textJournalism reeks of betrayal of democracy by M Klockner, B Druecke and J Steinbeiss
A "new normality" has taken root in our society. A climate of fear and severe, permanent encroachments on fundamental rights are shaping politics and social life. From the beginning of the pandemic, the media and politics have created a reality that almost treats the principles of democracy with contempt. These three articles are translated from the German in nachdenkseiten.de and Graswurzel Revolution....
Posted: Fri Dec 4, 2020 8:07AM
imageGoogle admits to censoring the World Socialist Web Site
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by Kevin Reed (WSWS repost)
In an extraordinary public admission, Google CEO Sundar Pichai stated during congressional testimony on October 28 that the online search giant has been censoring content from the World Socialist Web Site....
Posted: Wed Nov 4, 2020 6:07AM
imageMoney and California Propositions (2020)
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by Paul Ivanov
Ten years ago, I made some plots for how much money was pumped into proposition campaigns in California. I remade those plots for the November 2020 election. As of Oct 16th, the total is ~$662 million, an 11 fold increase from the ~$58 million in 2010!...
Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:39PM
imageFacebook Suspends Hundreds of Accounts Over Online Event Targeting Coastal GasLink Pipeline
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by Greenpeace
Hundreds of individual accounts linked to Indigenous, environmental, and social justice organizations were suspended from Facebook because they were co-hosts of an online Facebook event targeting the Coastal GasLink pipeline majority funder....
Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:54AM