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80 YEARS AFTER THE NAZIS INVADED POLAND

SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 — Eighty years ago today the Nazis invaded Poland. As pretext, they rounded up concentration camp victims from Dachau, drugged them, and stuffed them into Polish army uniforms. Nazi officers also dressed in Polish army uniforms and shot them dead as “casualties” in an invented simulated attack on a German radio station. […]

“NEVER AGAIN” IS NOW

The Great Bernardo Palombo translated Woody Guthrie’s “Deportees” into Spanish for the first time, and performed it at a November 2014 fundraiser, Stand With Ferguson, at Middle Collegiate Church on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Rev. Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping, and Joan Baez, performed as well to raise funds following the killing of […]

A TALE OF TWO CITATIONS: Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring and Michael Harrington’s The Other America – Contrasting lessons for activists

MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY has passed since Rachel Carson meticulously exposed government and corporate poisoning of the planet with synthetic pesticides. Serialized in The New Yorker in weekly install­ments, Carson’s Silent Spring was officially published as a hard-cover book in September 1962 by Houghton Mifflin Co. for the price of $5. The book, with […]

NEW BOOK: THE FIGHT AGAINST MONSANTO’S ROUNDUP: THE POLITICS OF PESTICIDES, by Mitchel Cohen, forward by Vandana Shiva

The Fight Against Monsanto’s Roundup The Politics of Pesticides Written and edited by Mitchel Cohen Foreword by Vandana ShivaA Comprehensive Look at the Worldwide Battle to Defend Ourselves and Our Environment Against the Peddlers of Chemical Poisons “This may be one of the most important books you read this year. We are being poisoned and […]

SEASONS GREETINGS FROM FRANCE’S YELLOW VESTS: “WE ARE NOT TIRED”

By Richard Greeman Montpellier, France, Dec. 29, 2018 Is the Yellow Vest rebellion, now in its seventh week, “petering out?” Such was the near-unanimous pronouncement of the mainstream media, when I returned home to Montpellier, France, eager to participate and to observe first-hand this popular insurrection which I had been afraid of missing. I needn’t […]

WHY I HATE THANKSGIVING

I posted this a year ago — and what an eventful year it was, both politically as well as personally. I’m reposting this even though the heroic occupation at Standing Rock has come to an end. This Thanksgiving, a number of Occupyers are facing absurd prison sentences, and the pipeline people were protesting is already […]

AN AMERICAN IN REVOLUTIONARY NICARAGUA – A new book by Mitchel Cohen

AN AMERICAN IN REVOLUTIONARY NICARAGUA, A NEW BOOK  BY MITCHEL COHEN (Click HERE to order) Black & White photos, $11 Full Color photos, $65 From the Introduction by David L. Wilson Mitchel Cohen’s memoir gets across the feel of those hopeful days of the Nicaraguan revolution in the 1980s – as well as the sights, […]

DICK GREGORY, RIP

FILE – In this July 21, 2012 file photo, comedian and activist Dick Gregory poses for a portrait during the PBS TCA Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has […]

PROFILES OF PROTEST – AUDIO SEGMENTS HIGHLIGHT OPPOSITION TO U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICIES

Audio reports “from the field” by Mitchel Cohen From newly launched audio series “Profiles of Protest and Resistance” by writer and reporter Mitchel Cohen. PROFILES OF PROTEST #8 (Click HERE) Mitchel Cohen interviews former U.S. Army medic in Somalia Sarah Mess, about her current peace activism and the effects of anti-Malaria drug Lariam on her […]

PRE ELECTION ANTI-WAR RALLY

PRE ELECTION ANTI-WAR RALLY SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5th 1 PM BROOKLYN BORO HALL STEPS 209 Joralemon St., Bklyn Heights March to Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Headquarters Endorsers (still forming): ♦ Brooklyn Greens/Green Party ♦ Veterans for Peace-NYC, Chapter 34 ♦ World Can’t Wait ♦ Popular Resistance ♦ U.S. Peace Council ♦ Friends of Brad Will ♦ Center […]

Syphilis vs. Gonorrhea

Clinton vs. Trump: Syphilis vs. Gonorrhea. Donald Trump belches a line that emboldens a racist movement. But his policies — to the extent he has any — in reality would be less destructive than Hillary Clinton‘s, especially when it comes to U.S. foreign policy. As one writer — Ralph Lopez — commented, “Trump is like […]

THE SELLING OF NYC’S PUBLIC LIBRARIES

It started under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who put so much of New York City’s public space up for sale …. er, “development”. Whether it was community gardens, the City’s water supply under Rudy Giuliani, public hospitals, parks, housing, public radio, prisons, or public libraries, NYC’s 3-term billionaire Mayor prettified the theft of public resources by […]

ENDORSING BERNIE SANDERS IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY

OUTRAGED NYC VOTERS AT THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS Please Listen to this report:   I am not a Democrat, I’m an enrolled Green, and I hope Bernie Sanders accepts Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s offer to run an independent campaign with her on the Green Party line. Jill Stein has even offered to run […]

STEALING THE NY PRIMARY FOR HILLARY – BERNIE, WATCH OUT!

BY MITCHEL COHEN “No one knows who Bernie Sanders is”, said U.S. Congressional representative Charles Rangel just 3 months ago, as Rangel once again endorsed Hillary Clinton. “I never consider Senator Bernie Sanders to be in the same professional standard for the president as I do Hillary Clinton, not by a long shot.” – U.S. […]

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 […]