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Latin America: Five Centuries of Pillage

Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

Eduardo Galeano (translated by Cedric Belfrade)

Monthly Review Press (1973, 1999)

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Hidden History

sojourner reblogged this on An Outsider's Sojourn II and commented:

After reading the following review, I find it much easier to understand why White Europeans and Mericans are considered, by most peoples of color, to be "The Devil." And this old post of mine helps to reveal how the Christian religion has been the major cause of this well-deserved description: Christianity: A History of Depravity and Genocide! | An Outsider's Sojourn II.

US racism, by Stanley Cohen


The late great community organizer and Martin Luther King advisor, Saul Alinsky, once quipped that the definition of a liberal is one who with righteous indignation stomps his foot down in thin air. 2,135 more words


The great Stanley Cohen inspires

With my cancer having the upper hand I am now faced with the terrifying thought that I will not be able to see Stanley Cohen, kiss his hairy cheaks, hug him tight and have a dinner accompanied by the best red wine around. 125 more words


How My Teacher Made Me Cry on Yom Ha'atzmaut

Another guest post by Mindy. 

Although I got along pretty well with my high school teachers, there was one teacher who rubbed me the wrong way senior year. 398 more words


Tzedek Chicago: A New Congregation Puts Justice on the Agenda!

I’m honored and very, very excited to announce the creation of a new Jewish congregation: Tzedek Chicago. We recently held our launch program in our new home at Luther Memorial Church in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago – and I’m sure all who were present would agree there was a joyous excitement in the room as we shared our vision for our new congregation. 1,698 more words


Another American Jew Stops Supporting Israel


Another one bites the dust.

No, not me. My mother would never let me, anyway. As the ranks of American Jews who support Israel continue to dwindle in the aftermath of years of negative media attention – and the Prime Minister’s recent speech to Congress in particular, a tragedy clearly on par with the 200,000 and counting butchered victims in Syria – I am still holding firm in my resolve and commitment to supporting the state of Israel. 1,107 more words

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Israel losing Democrats, ‘can’t claim bipartisan US support,’ top pollster warns


Three quarters of highly educated, high income, publicly active US Democrats — the so-called “opinion elites” — believe Israel has too much influence on US foreign policy, almost half of them consider Israel to be a racist country, and fewer than half of them believe that Israel wants peace with its neighbors. 1,262 more words

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