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Project South is a 25 year-old membership-based social justice organization rooted in the US South. It works at the local, regional, and national levels to dismantle systems of poverty, racism, and...
We look at Occupy Together as being a hub for all of the events springing up across the country in solidarity with Occupy Wall St. As we have followed the news on facebook, twitter, and the various...
You could say the political and corporate kings have all the cake with a cherry on top, while they try to convince the rest of us that we want, must have, deserve an "austerity budget"...

Member Blogs

  • Portside - Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 10:43pm
    Although Puerto Ricans were granted US citizenship in 1917, the United States continued to exploit, oppress and eventually launch a "war" on the people of Puerto Rico to gain land and resources. The book, War Against All Puerto Ricans, is a vivid, detailed account of the brutal treatment of a people "liberated" from Spain only to be subjugated by the US.

    The following is an interview with Nelson A. Denis, the author of War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America's Colony.

    Mark Karlin:...

  • Portside - Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 9:41pm
    American history is littered with examples of pointless wars fought for bad reasons, and with people who risked their careers and their freedom to oppose them. some wars aren't worth fighting. Some causes aren't worth sacrificing American lives for. Those who've fought to remind the government of those basic facts deserve our respect and our thanks.

    Memorial Day and Veterans Day often get equated, but there is an essential distinction between the two. Veterans Day honors all who have served the American military in wars. Memorial Day honors...

  • Portside - Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 9:15pm
    A number of Portside readers has asked us to share information about panels they are participating in with other readers. Some of the panel participants include moderators of Portside.(Full conference program includes 400 panels, workshops and events.) The 11 panels below may be of particular interest to Portside readers.

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  • Portside - Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 8:01pm
    With its numerous religious awakenings and repeated instances of religiosity as political theater, it's easy to forget US civic life is secular. Author Kevin Kruse argues that the effort to ground political rights in spiritual authority and not in democratic discussion and decision-making originated with a coterie of corporate heads, right-wing politicians, reactionary pastors and cultural icons as a bulwark against progressive politics and New Deal legislation.

    Richard Nixon's name conjures many strong associations, but piety is not usually one of them...

  • Portside - Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 8:01pm
    Gloria Steinem was one of 30 women activists, including Nobel laureates Mairead Maguire and Leymah Gbowee, who crossed the demilitarized zone between the North and South on Sunday. Protesters say their campaign was naive. From May 19 to 25, a delegation of 30 women from 15 countries around the world will meet and walk with Korean women, north and south, to call for an end to the Korean War.
  • Portside - Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Reader Comments - California Oil Spill; Baltimore; Bernie Sanders Campaign; Waco and White Riot; Freedom for Oscar López Rivera - New York March May 30; Why Libraries Matter; Cold War Modernist; Announcements - Last Cold War Spycase - film showing - Washington - June 7; National Healthcare Strategy Conference in Chicago Oct. 30 Today in History - The Paris Commune - 144 Years Ago; Today Marks 5 Years in Confinement for Chelsea Manning
  • Portside - Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Klaus Ernst, former co-chair of Germany's Left Party (Die Linke) and uion leader explains his party's opposition to TIPP and its position on the minimum wage and recent strike struggles.

    On the wall outside the entrance to German Member of Parliament Klaus Ernst’s office is a picket sign that reads: “We start from Greece. We change Europe.” Underneath it is a large bottle of Champagne sitting atop a bookshelf. Ernst’s secretary assures me the bubbly has nothing to do with the slogan above, but it’s no secret that while it may have unsettled Germany’...

  • Stop the Wall - Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 3:10pm
    Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign boycott elbit Report Elbit Systems Denmark – May 24, 2015

    From Boykot Israel Denmark


    (Note: This report is primarily based on info-mails from Christian Juhl, MP for the Red Green Alliance in the Danish Parliament).

    The Danish Ministry of Defense had planned to buy Israeli high tech weapon systems at an amount of half a billion Danish Kroner (about 85 million US dollars...

  • Stop the Wall - Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 10:53am
    Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign Demolished House in Jerusalem During the month of April, the Israeli Occupation continued to accelerate the construction of its illegal settlements and increased repression of the people resisting the colonization. The implementation of the settlement project, and the destruction of Palestinian farms and properties that comes with it, is part of the systematic policy of ethnic cleansing and population transfer. Stop The Wall...
  • Union Solidarity International - Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 9:46am
    USi has suffered a major attack from hackers, which has caused considerable damage. The USi team are working hard to reconstruct the site, which we hope to have up and running as soon as possible, bigger and better than ever. Our apologies meanwhile.