Category Archives: EVENTS

THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF BERTA CÁCERES

“We know with complete certainty that the motivation for her vile assassination was her struggle against the exploitation of nature’s common wealth and the defense of the Lenca people. Her murder is an attempt to put an end to the struggle of the Lenca people against all forms of exploitation and expulsion. It is an […]

DAYS OF ATONEMENT

Some outrages are worse than others. Still, why should we set one injustice against the other, as though seeking greater exhibitions of revulsion at the one oppression or injustice than at the other. And yet we do. The murder of Eric Garner last year at the hands (literally) of one of New York’s “Finest” is […]

CHECHEN TERRORISTS & THE NEOCONS

BY COLEEN ROWLEY The revelation that the family of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings was from Chechnya prompted new speculation about the attack as Islamic terrorism. Less discussed was the history of U.S. NeoCons supporting Chechen terrorists as a strategy to weaken Russia. Coleen Rowley, retired FBI agent and former chief division […]

OCTOBER 21, 1967 (45 YEARS AGO): STORMING THE PENTAGON

Forty-five years it’s been! In October 1967, I was 18 years old and beginning my third year at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, organizing students to participate in the first militant demonstration on the East Coast against the Vietnam war. At the Pentagon. Singer-songwriter Phil Ochs — my hero, and a […]