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The Raj at War: A People’s History

The Raj at War: A People’s History of India’s Second World War by Yasmin Khan – review Britain too easily forgets that in fighting Germany it was heavily dependent on its empire, as this wonderfully detailed and original study shows Patrick French Thursday 23 July 2015 Yasmin Khan reminds us at the start of her … Continue reading

Japan’s Atomic Bomb Survivors continue to fight against Nuclear Weapons

Japan’s atomic bomb survivors continue in fight against nuclear weapons As Japan prepares to mark the 70th anniversary of the world’s first nuclear attack, survivors ponder how to continue warning of the horrors of nuclear war Justin McCurry in Hiroshima Sunday 2 August 2015 It is not as if Sunao Tsuboi needs another reminder of … Continue reading

What to the American Slave is the 4th of July?

‘What, to the American Slave, Is Your 4th of July?’ Published on Thursday, July 02, 2015 by Common Dreams by Amy Goodman “What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?” asked Frederick Douglass of the crowd gathered at Corinthian Hall in Rochester, N.Y., on July 5, 1852. “I answer,” he continued, “a day … Continue reading

World War II:The Decisive Role of the Russian People in Defeating Nazi Germany

World War II: The Decisive Role of the Russian People in defeating Nazi Germany By Aleksander B. Krylov Global Research, May 21, 2015 Strategic Cultural Foundation (Translated from Russian) 12 May 2007 GR Editor’s Notes This article by Russian scholar Aleksander B. Krylov was first published by GR in May 2007. It sheds light on … Continue reading

Agent Orange

Agent Orange: Terrible Legacy of the Vietnam War By Marjorie Cohn Global Research, May 01, 2015 Mai Giang Vu was exposed to Agent Orange while serving in the Army of South Vietnam from 1968 to 1974. He carried barrels of chemicals to spray in the jungle. His sons were born in 1974 and 1975. They … Continue reading

A History of a Counter Revolution

A History of a Counter-Revolution by Jay Moore Gerald Horne. The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America. NYU Press, 2014. In the conventional, celebratory liberal historical narrative about the Founding Fathers, the post-revolutionary persistence of slavery in the United States, along with women’s lack of essential political … Continue reading

The Five Step Process to Privatize Everything

The Five-Step Process to Privatize Everything Published on Monday, May 04, 2015 by Common Dreams by Paul Buchheit ‘The heart of privatization,’ writes Buchheit, ‘is a disdain for government and a distrust of society, and a mindless individualism that leaves little room for cooperation.’ (Image: stock/public domain) Law enforcement, education, health care, water management, government … Continue reading

The Bengal Famine

The Bengal Famine: How the British engineered the worst genocide in human history for profit Rakhi Chakraborty | August 15, 2014 “I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion. The famine was their own fault for breeding like rabbits.” -Winston Churchill The British had a ruthless economic agenda when it came … Continue reading

Pinkoes and Traitors

Pinkoes and Traitors by Jean Seaton review – my father, the BBC and a very British coup The official history of the BBC misrepresents the removal of the director general in 1987, argues his son Seumas Milne. And the corporation has never recovered Seumas Milne @seumasmilne Friday 27 February 2015 It must be galling for … Continue reading

The East India Company: The Original Corporate Raiders

The East India Company: The original corporate raiders For a century, the East India Company conquered, subjugated and plundered vast tracts of south Asia. The lessons of its brutal reign have never been more relevant William Dalrymple Wednesday 4 March 2015 One of the very first Indian words to enter the English language was the … Continue reading