Juneteenth Statement from Artis Burney

I can't capture the magnitude of this moment simply through the resonance in my voice. So, I will let the ancestors speak through me and time will be our medium of choice.   From the moments when the drum barely made a sound To when the first people crawled out of the ground.   Continue reading

London Calling

What I said at the House of Lords on Ukraine, Russia and nuclear war Two weeks ago, in London, I took part in a panel discussion on the Ukraine-Russia war at the House of Lords before an audience of 100 MPs and business leaders. It was a unique opportunity to address men and women who don’t necessarily hear points of view like mine. The panel included my good friend, Danny Davis, who is probably the best American commentator on the Ukraine-Russia war, a senior economist from Rand, and the former head of the Royal Navy. It was moderated by a very successful American businessman. While we disagreed on details, we were, to my surprise, all agreed upon the urgent need for negotiations to end the war in Ukraine. That point was met with acceptance by some in the audience, curiosity by others and outright hostility by the rest - a hostility reminiscent of Francis Bacon’s Idols of the Tribe. Continue reading

Margaret Kimberly’s Briefing at the United Nations Security Council - prepared remarks

Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you all for this opportunity to address the Security Council and to provide a briefing on the issue of peace as it relates to Ukraine and its connections with people in this country and all over the world. As a journalist, Executive Editor of Black Agenda Report, and a member of the Black Alliance for Peace and of the United National Antiwar Coalition, and as a citizen of the United States, the nation which has taken a lead role in continuing this crisis, I am very eager to speak to this issue. As of now, the U.S. government has allocated nearly $175 billion for the Ukrainian war effort and to support the workings of Ukraine’s civilian government. Continue reading

A Morality of Anger and Guilt

Reflections on Memorial Day By Matthew HohMay 28 Below are my remarks from a Memorial Day observation held here today in North Carolina. My comments have been edited for clarity and context, please excuse that the text reflects an unwritten speech. Continue reading

Remember Kent State! Remember Jackson State!

Today, May 4th is the 54th anniversary of the shootings at Kent State University.  We are asking people in Ohio and across the country to join on May 4th to remember Kent State, Jackson State, and to support anti-war protests calling on an end to the war on GAZA.   All over the world, students and working people are demanding a permanent ceasefire and an end to military aid to Israel.  Continue reading

An Escalatory Game for Fools and Madmen

Last Friday, I addressed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Below is the video of my statement, along with a transcript. My friend Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi also provided an Arabic translation of my comments. As an aside, Aymenn is one of the best Middle Eastern and geo-political analysts I know. You can follow him on his substack, Aymenn’s Monstrous Publications. Continue reading

Their Time Will Come

Say Free Palestine on Saint Patrick's Day By Matthew Hoh, April 17, 2024 I gave a Saint Patrick’s Day speech at a rally for Palestine today. Last year, I spent Saint Patrick’s Day standing in a bar with a fellow Marine veteran. In 2010, he had been a mortar man with Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, in Sangin, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. In a few months, more than one in five of those Marines and sailors were casualties. Thirteen years later, he still didn’t know what it was for. Continue reading

Palestinian death toll in the Gaza strip

By Joe Conn, Northwest Indiana Green Party chair The U.S. role in the slaughter in Gaza is massively worse than you might think. As two-time Green Party presidential nominee Ralph Nader has written recently at Naked Capitalism and Common Dreams, the Palestinian death toll in the Gaza strip is likely being under-reported by a factor of ten. Continue reading

If you vote your values with a third party, they will shame you

By Justin Paglino In the Democratic Party, the leadership is fighting against progressives. The DNC, the DCCC the DSCC, there are myriad examples of them throwing their weight into primary races to thwart the more progressive, less donor-pleasing candidate. They use every trick under the sun and they’ve been doing it a long time (see below). They are fighting against you. Then, when the moderate wins, they implore you to vote for the moderate (corporate) nominee. This is almost invariably done by extorting your vote with fear of the greater evil. They are using you. Continue reading

Why I chose to Green Enter

The TL:DR - Helps w Ballot Access and I was No Party Preference Anyway Recently, I decided to Green Enter. It was not a decision I came to immediately or haphazardly. I thought about it for a long time, and decided it was the most constructive thing I could do in the electoral sense. Here’s a list at to why, as well as some of the common responses you’ll get from Naysayers. Continue reading