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Can the US empire strike back?

10 June 2008
Imagine, in a galaxy far, far away, an empire in decline. A disastrous military adventure and the rise of new powers have exposed its weakness. To cap it all, the emperor himself is generally despised as a provincial clod.

Barack Obama and class

13 May 2008
Once in a while a mainstream US politician forgets the script and deviates from the self‑imposed censorship of the establishment’s club rules.

Barack Obama carries only the faintest echo of the civil rights movement

01 April 2008
Ken Olende dismisses the claim that Barack Obama is Martin Luther King’s heir

Roosevelt’s double edged New Deal

01 April 2008
Last month saw the 75th anniversary of the inauguration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s (FDR) as US president. His election took place at a critical moment in the country’s history.

Racism, sexism and the US elections

11 March 2008
As president of the US, George Bush has brought us the "war on terror" and all the slaughter, racial profiling and occupation that entails.

US elections: Barack Obama’s vision won’t see a new America

26 February 2008
The remarkable momentum of Barack Obama’s campaign to be the presidential candidate for the Democratic Party is raising the hopes of millions of Americans who have felt marginalised by mainstream politics.

The other America

06 November 2004
Mary Elizabeth Lease Wall Street owns the country

John Brown: he fought for slaves' freedom

06 January 2000
SOME 140 years ago white enemy of slavery John Brown stood in the dock of a Virginia courtroom, knowing that Southern slaveholders were certain to pass the death sentence on him...

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