Martin Nicolaus

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Oct 19

Environmental Justice: Carl Anthony’s Memoirs

[Translate] The Earth, the City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race, by Carl C. Anthony, Forewords by Van Jones and Paloma Pavel, New York, New Village Press, 2017. ISBN 9781613320211 Book review by Martin Nicolaus After the election of Barack Obama, author Carl Anthony congratulates a Kenyan engineer on the election of someone with ancestors …

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Oct 03

Vietnam Not Remembered

[Translate] Ken Burns’ Vietnam War: An Object Lesson in the Failures of the Objective Lens  REED RICHARDSON Reposted by permission from  In Ken Burns’ introduction to The Vietnam War, bombs fly back into airplanes and flames leap off of houses into flamethrowers. If journalism resigns itself to being a “first draft of history,” Ken Burns’ …

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Sep 27

A Necessary Step for Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico: Cancel the Debt

[Translate] Text reposted from the National Lawyer’s Guild International Committee: Following years of colonialism and the intensified assault of austerity in the past several years, Puerto Rico is suffering from the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria and the massive impact of climate change. As the National Lawyers Guild International Committee, we demand the immediate cancellation of …

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Aug 07

Diesels and Honorable Men

[Translate]   By Victor Grossman Reposted by permission Berlin Bulletin No. 131, August 4 2017   Imagine finding, at one table, the worst killer crooks you ever heard of: Jack the Ripper, Al Capone, Bonnie and Clyde, the Serial Killer, maybe the pirate Blackbeard, surely a cold-blooded terrorist or two. The very worst! No matter …

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Jul 19

How Seattle Voted to Tax the Rich

[Translate] By ADAM ZIEMKOWSKI AND REBEKAH LIEBERMANN Reposted by permission from CounterPunch Seattle further cemented its reputation as one of the most progressive cities in the U.S. last week, when its City Council passed a law to tax the rich, sponsored by socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant along with Councilmember Lisa Herbold. The law places …

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Jul 12

Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening

[Translate] In Iceland, teenage smoking, drinking and drug use have been radically cut in the past 20 years. Emma Young finds out how they did it, and why other countries won’t follow suit. Listen to or download an audiobook of this story on SoundCloud and iTunes. It’s a little before three on a sunny Friday afternoon and Laugardalur …

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Jul 04

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

[Translate] Born into slavery around 1818, Frederick Douglass became a key leader of the abolitionist movement. On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, he gave one of his most famous speeches, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.” He was addressing the Rochester Ladies Antislavery Society. This is actor James Earl Jones reading …

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