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Danny Haiphong is co-coordinator of the Black Alliance for Peace Supporter Network and organizer with No Cold War. He and Roberto Sirvent are co-authors of the book entitled American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People's History of Fake News--From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror (Skyhorse Publishing). His articles are re-published widely as well as on Patreon at patreon.com/dannyhaiphong. He is also the co-host with BAR Editor Margaret Kimberley of the Youtube show BAR Presents: The Left Lens and can be reached on Twitter @spiritofho, and email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(29 comments) SHARE Friday, April 10, 2020 Bernie Sanders' Exit from the Race Is Not Betrayal, It's a Reality-Check
If Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign teaches us anything, it is that our efforts must be redirected toward organizing working class people to unite on a grassroots basis and abandon the notion that the Democratic Party can be transformed into a vehicle for the working class if we just run the perfect campaign.
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 7, 2019 Joe Biden is Not Just a Liar. He is a Bad One.
From incoherent speeches, constant interruptions of his own statements, and at times unable to remember former President Obama's name, Biden looks like the failing candidate he always has been. And it gets worse. In a recent speech, Biden made up an entire story about one of his many trips to Afghanistan.
(13 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 14, 2019 In Bolivia, the American Empire Struck Back
Evo Morales' fourth term was over before it began. After winning the latest presidential election by over 600,000 votes, a flurry of violence on the part of the U.S.-backed opposition in Bolivia pressured Evo to step down.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, August 16, 2019 From Iran to Mass Shootings on the Mainland, the U.S. Empire is in a State of Decay
An empire in decay only becomes more violent and ruthless.
"The U.S. has killed over 40,000 Venezuelans in one year's worth of sanctions."
Iran has been subject to crippling U.S. sanctions and military provocations in recent weeks. The most recent U.S. escalation began in mid-July when the U.K., through its territory of Gibraltar, seized an Iranian oil tanker accused of violating E.U.-imposed sanctions against Syria.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 26, 2019 Taking Down the Democratic Party Is the Most Important Task
It is difficult to have optimism for the future when you live in the United States. A large section of the population is completely alienated from the truth about the unjust system that dictates their lives. Corporate media lies protect a class society which is dedicated to the impoverishment of over half of the planet.
SHARE Thursday, November 21, 2019 Learning From the Soviet Collapse to Ignite a Socialist Revival
Author and socialist Carlos Martinez has written an invaluable book for the struggle for socialism in the 21st century. The End of the Beginning: Lessons of the Soviet Collapse acknowledges what too few in the socialist movement today are willing to confront...
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 12, 2019 Ellen DeGeneres and the Absolution of War Criminals
U.S. culture is infected by a monopolized media that incentives the worship of celebrities. Ellen DeGeneres showed us all why such worship is entirely problematic and devoid of political principle.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Political Implications of the Pandemic-Induced Capitalist Crisis
The outcome of the 2020 election may be uncertain, but it is crystal clear that the interests of the capitalist class will be preserved at all costs throughout the pandemic-induced Great Depression. No amount of economic pain or mass protest against policing can spur a revival in the stability of capitalism.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 21, 2020 Zionism and COVID-19: Two Viruses that Require the Same Remedy
On May 15th, Palestinians and their allies around the world marked another Nakba Day on the calendar. The 72nd anniversary of the founding of the Zionist state intersected with the continued spread of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world. COVID-19 has taken the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and plunged millions more into economic precarity. The devastation of the virus in many ways relates---
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 8, 2019 What Good Is a New Cold War Without a New Arm$ Race?
Last week the US was shocked by the shooter who gunned down three people and injured 15 at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, then the shooter who gunned down 22 and injured two dozen more in El Paso,
SHARE Thursday, June 20, 2019 Assata Shakur and the Long War on Black Liberation
During the height of the Black Lives Matter movement, Assata Shakur's name saw increased recognition. A section of her autobiography was used as a slogan in demonstrations against racist policing throughout the country, "It is our duty to fight for our freedom.It is our duty to win.We must love each other and support each other.We have nothing to lose but our chains."
SHARE Friday, August 2, 2019 Megan Rapinoe: Fake Progressive
White feminism has its roots in the defense and reproduction of mass Black enslavement. Nowhere was this more evident than during the era of Jim Crow, when thousands of Black males were terrorized and lynched for their assumed predisposition toward the rape and violence of white women.
SHARE Sunday, May 3, 2020 Iran Under Siege From "Humanitarian Imperialism" Amid Pandemic
Nazanin Boniadi, a board of director at the Center for Human Rights in Iran, authored a piece in The Washington Post that exploits the pandemic to paint Iran as a human rights catastrophe. An examination of just one of Boniadi's claims exposes how far the U.S. and its imperialist allies will go to build the case for regime change in Iran.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 5, 2020 The Great American Firewall: On the Question of Censorship
It should not surprise anyone that China would take protective measures against the threat of U.S. imperialism in the realm of cyber technology. Censorship in the United States is rampant but the Great American Firewall is rarely discussed.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 19, 2019 Game of Thrones Got Nothin' on U.S. Foreign Policy
Political and economic elites have narrated the history of the U.S. as a progressive development, one that first involved the "revolution" against the British Empire...gone on to grace the world with its heroic motives to free the world from tyranny and oppression just as it had done against the British Crown. At least that's what the powers that be control the U.S. have told us since so-called "independence."