Daily Archives: September 7, 2021

2021-09-07: News Headlines

Andy Kroll (2021-09-07). The Decline and Fall of the Roman… Whoops!… American Empire. tomdispatch.com They weren't kidding when they called Afghanistan the "graveyard of empires." Indeed, that cemetery has just taken another imperial body. And it wasn't pretty, was it? Not that anyone should be surprised. Even after 20 years of preparation, a burial never is. In fact, the shock and awe(fulness) in Kabul and Washington over these last weeks shouldn't have been surprising, given our history. After all, we were the ones who prepared the ground and dug the grave for the previous interment in that very cemetery. That, of course, took place between 1979 and 1989 when Washington had no hesitation about using the most ex…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-09-07). Tomgram: Engelhardt, Post-Afghanistan, Nation (Un)Building Comes Home. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. The Decline and Fall of the Roman… Whoops!… American Empire What Really Matters in the U.S. of A. By Tom Engelhardt They weren't kidding when they called Afghanistan the "graveyard of empires." Indeed, that cemetery has just taken …

_____ (2021-09-07). Groups Call On Justin Trudeau And RCMP To Protect Secwepemc Activists. popularresistance.org Over 40 human rights lawyers, organizations, authors and First Nations representatives penned a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling on him to abide by demands made from the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) calling on Canada to immediately halt construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline.

Khury Petersen-Smith (2021-09-07). Death and Living in the Face of Empire. fpif.org Julian Aguon's 'The Properties of Perpetual Light' is a thoughtful meditation on how, to understand problems at the center of a colonial society, we have to look at the margins.

International People's Assembly (2021-09-06). Moroccan political activists arrested during protests demanding democratization. liberationnews.org The PSL extends our fullest solidarity to the imprisoned leaders of Democratic Way and condemns this blatant act of repression.

Shane Pemmelaar (2021-09-06). Victoria Police's use of non-lethal weapons condemned. greenleft.org.au Rights activists have condemned the use of non-lethal weapons against anti-lockdown protesters. Shane Pemmelaar reports.

Project Censored (2021-09-06). Still-Unanswered Questions About the 9/11 Attacks Featuring Peter Dale Scott, Ben Howard, and Aaron Good. projectcensored.org The US Empire and 9/11 in Historical Context For the twentieth anniversary and commemoration of the September 11th attacks, Mickey and his expert guests examine some still-unanswered questions about the…

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-09-06). How Can the US and Western Left Grow?>. anchor.fm In this episode I go over some discussion about the history of reformism chauvinism and opportunism within the western and US "Left" movements and organizations, how we should learn from them, and how we must be building a revolutionary, proletarian organization to lead such a movement, and succeed in uniting the working and oppressed class of people in the United States, and the west in general. We need to do it fast, so that the revolutions of the world can have air to breathe, we must sweep the legs of the Empire!

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