Posts tagged ‘USA’
Throughout his adult life, Martin Luther King Jr believed in striking down not only racial apartheid but class exploitation. That twin commitment was embodied in his final effort: the often-forgotten Poor People’s Campaign.
Found this analysis very interesting, although I don’t agree with all of it (e.g. conflating many different types of moderates as a singular “the moderate”, or how quickly it dismisses all sections of the Left that don’t participate in the Democratic Party – really it should’ve been called “The Three Factions of the American Democratic Party”). I thought its critique of the so-called “liberal left” and critical race theory was particularly astute.
tbh there is a very obvious thing that should be making liberals question their own conviction that the pre-Trump GOP was such a great and desirable thing to get back to. That is, the wars, obscene racism and violations of civil liberties of the George W. Bush era. Like… this is who you want to make a comeback?
During the Korean War, the United States inflicted unimaginable horrors on the Korean people. Yet today Americans know almost nothing about their government's role in war crimes and atrocities.
An interesting interview about how the Korean War has been largely forgotten in the West, despite being intensely destructive and never fully resolved.
It’s the anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination. This is the deathbed confession that former NYPD undercover Ray Wood passed to the family, now made public
Thread links also to a Guardian article with more context.
Because of Texas' deregulated electricity market, people are allowed to agree to pay wholesale prices for power, then find themselves owing thousands of dollars because wholesale prices climbed to $9,000 per kilowatt hour during the widespread power outage 🤯
At last, a movie comes out that I really want to watch!
It seemed like it would be remiss of me to post today without mentioning the day’s biggest news: the storming of the US Capitol building by far-right extremists. Now I’m sure there are many people out there who are more informed, posting more insightful commentaries on the day’s events and all the years of developments that have been building up to this moment. So please …