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Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's New President, Known for Moving Profits to Offshore Tax Havens

February 16, 2018 - 4:00pm

African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa has been confirmed as the new president of South Africa, after the former leader, Jacob Zuma, resigned from office abruptly on Wednesday night amid a series of corruption scandals. Ramaphosa once led the National Union of Mineworkers under apartheid in the 1980s. He later built a business empire that encompassed mining interests -- including the Marikana platinum mine, where police killed 34 workers during a strike in 2012. Ramaphosa is now one of Africa's wealthiest men, with a net worth of about $450 million.

A Trip Down Memory Lane, Pentagon-Style

February 13, 2018 - 4:00pm
A Trip Down Memory Lane, Pentagon-Style

Around twenty social justice activists associated with Code Pink and other peace groups rallied in front of The White House to protest the renewed bombing of Iraq on August 20, 2014. (Photo: Stephen Melkisethian)
If you're in the mood, would you consider taking a walk with me and, while we're at it, thinking a little about US wars? Nothing particularly ambitious, mind you, just -- if you're up for it -- a stroll to the corner. 

The Importance of Antifa in Confronting Fascism

February 8, 2018 - 4:00pm
The Importance of Antifa in Confronting Fascism

Some anti-fascists focus on destroying fascist organizing; others focus on building popular community power and inoculating society to fascism through promoting their leftist political vision. However, anti-fascism has always been just one facet of a larger struggle against white supremacy. About 400 people of the Antifa-Alliance "somewhere in Germany" demonstrated against neo-Nazi structures in the region during the "day of saxony" on September 2, 2017, in Wurzen, Germany.

The War That Never Ends for the US Military High Command -- and It's not the War on Terror

January 29, 2018 - 4:00pm
The War That Never Ends for the US Military High Command -- and It's not the War on Terror

In this picture taken on January 17, 2018, a tourist looks at US-made tanks captured during the war, on display at the Revolutionary Museum in Hue. (Photo: Hoang Dinh Nam / AFP / Getty Images)
 
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Vietnam: it's always there. Looming in the past, informing American futures.

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