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Calls for a National Strike in Honduras, While Authorities Proceed with Electoral Theft

Social Movements in Honduras Call for National Strike Telesur 12/11/17 Honduran democracy on the brink  Al Jazeera 12/11/17 Honduras Election Body Says Partial Vote Recount Shows Same Result Telesur 12/10/17 Honduras opposition requests annulment of election results Deutsche Welle 12/9/17 No Democracy Here: Ousted Honduran Pres. Zelaya Says 2009 U.S.-Backed Coup Led to Election Crisis…

Full Remarks of Heather Heyer’s Mother at Her Memorial: Make It Count

Transcript below and video above courtesy of Democracy Now! SUSAN BRO: My child’s famous Facebook post was: “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” She paid attention. She made a lot of us pay attention. Oh, my gosh, dinner with her, we knew, was going to be an ordeal of listening. And conversation. And perhaps disagreement,…

Historian Peter Linebaugh on “The Incomplete, True, Authentic & Wonderful History of May Day” – Democracy Now!

Happy May Day, folks. Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now! discussion of the history of May Day with historian Peter Linebaugh begins around the 29 min. mark of this video. Enjoy! Transcript of this April 29, 2016 show. That’s right, Sunday is May Day, or International Workers’ Day. Organizers and activists across the United States are planning…

Army Corps of Engineers Denies Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

Statement from the Army Corps of Engineers: By U.S. Army December 4, 2016 Army POC: Moira Kelley (703) 614-3992, [email protected] The Department of the Army will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, the Army’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Works announced today.…

Black Panther Party Leader Fred Hampton Assassinated by Chicago PD & Nixon Admin 47 Years Ago Today

Forty seven years ago, on December 4, 1969, Black Panther party leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark were assassinated by Chicago Police officers with cooperation from the FBI. Hampton was 21 years old at the time. Hampton had founded the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party at the age of 20. He led in…

The Secret History of How Cuba Helped End Apartheid in South Africa – Democracy Now!


Published on Dec 11, 2013
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As the world focuses on Tuesday’s historic handshake between President Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro, we look back at the pivotal role Cuba played in ending apartheid and why Castro was one of only five world leaders invited to speak at Nelson Mandela’s memorial. In the words of Mandela, the Cuban “destroyed the myth of the invincibility of the white oppressor … [and] inspired the fighting masses of South Africa.” Historian Piero Gleijeses argues that it was Cuba’s victory in Angola in 1988 that forced Pretoria to set Namibia free and helped break the back of apartheid South Africa. We speak to Gleijeses about his new book, “Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991,” and play archival footage of Mandela meeting Fidel Castro in Cuba.

Glaude vs. Dyson Debate Contains Stark Warning for Clinton Supporters: No to To Trump, But Business As Usual Is Over

In the most compelling debate we’ve seen thus far on the democratic dilemma we face, a conversation which covered Hillary & Trump, race, the captured black vote, corporate Democrats, American Exceptionalism and much more, Princeton professor of African-American Studies Eddie Glaude made it clear that yes indeed, we must stop Donald Trump. However, Glaude emphasized…