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For Ferguson, Missouri

By: Jeff Tanaka  He looks straight into the broken night sky and whispers almost silently “there are prophets on every corner. They come alive when flares light up the night. There are prophets in every suburb. They find their voice when police hurl death sentences into megaphones. There are prophets in every tragedy. They present themselves

Lakhbir, from the Ghadar Party Centenary Celebrations Committee and the East Indian Defence Committee

Vancouver commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Komagata Maru

Connecting the Old Canada with the New Canada: a legacy of Racism By Tascha Shahriari-Parsa On May 23rd, 1914, the Komagata Maru steamship arrived in Vancouver with 376 passengers who were fleeing India. There were already over 2000 Indians living in Canada, primarily Punjabis, who faced blatant discrimination. Due to racist government policies to keep

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Antiwar protests spreading in Ukraine as gov’t wages all-out war in the southeast and NATO threatens Russia

A rising wave of antiwar and anti-conscription protest is taking place in cities and towns across western Ukraine. The protests are prompted by the announcement of Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko ten days ago that a “third” military mobilization is now required for the war that his governing regime began waging against the population of eastern

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Slander abounds in depictions of autonomy fighters in eastern Ukraine, while MH 17 investigation stalls and Kyiv’s war rages

by Roger Annis July 27, 2014—Imperialist governments and media as well as countless other commentators abound with portrayals of the pro-democracy, pro-autonomy forces in eastern Ukraine as “Russian-backed separatists” and worse. On the ‘worse’ range of the spectrum, terms such as ‘fanatics’, ‘thugs’ and even ‘fascists’ are tossed about. It would take a work of

A child examining the vestiges of a house obliterated by an Israeli airstrike in the Al Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza City on July 11, 2014 (via activestills.org)

Gaza, Gaza don’t you cry

Part I of a Feature Analysis on Operation Protective Edge by Tascha Shahriari-Parsa and Alon Lapid Last weekend, 17-year-old Anas Youssef Kandil of Gaza made the Facebook comment “I’m too tired, shell our home so I can get some sleep.” Not too long after, his home was in fact shelled, and he slept forever, as

Thirty percent of his body was burned in an airstrike on a charity home for the disabled and 3 of his disabled friends got killed” says Belal, a Palestinian doctor living in Gaza.

Palestine Will Never Die

Part II of a Feature Analysis on Palestine and ‘Operation Protective Edge’ by Tascha Shahriari-Parsa and Alon Lapid Disability Centers, Water Facilities, Electricity Lines and Hospitals One of the most outrageous Israeli airstrikes in Gaza was committed against a home for the disabled in Beit Lahiya, killing Ali Nabil Basal and Suha Abu Saade, who suffered

As the facts from the 2012-2013 ceasefire show, Israel, not Hamas, is notorious for breaching ceasefires.

The Facade of Ceasefire Talks

Part III of a Feature Analysis on Operation Protective Edge by Tascha Shahriari-Parsa and Alon Lapid Recently, discussions have taken place about a potential ceasefire, andNetanyahu has claimed that “Hamas’s rejection of the ceasefire gives Israel full legitimacy to expand the operation to protect our people”—a claim that has been used to warrant Israel’s ground

Thousands marched in Toronto on July 11 (Photo: BASICS Community News Service).

Protests and Propaganda

Part IV of a Feature Analysis on Operation Protective Edge. by Tascha Shahriari-Parsa and Alon Lapid Ongoing Protests in Canada In response to all of the injustice, emergency demonstrations have erupted across Canada, declaring their support for Palestine and calling for an end to Israeli war crimes. Unfortunately, most Canadian media agencies have chosen not to

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