Vietnam 40 Years On

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*+-James Rhodes: To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Vietnam’s reunification, the Academy of Journalism and Communication in Hanoi hosted an international war journalist conference.

April 30th: National Mea Culpa Day?

Vietnam War Anniversary

*+-Larry Wines: So, on April 30th, when we think about the fall of Saigon, we should think about the Tonkin Gulf Resolution that set us on the tragic, bloody road that took us there. And we should think about the arrogant decision to invoke “regime change” in Iraq.

The Challenge of the Islamic State and U.S. Policy

Ending US Colonialism

*+-Karl Meyer and Kathy Kelly: It is now past time for the United States and other world powers to recognize that the age of neo-colonial military, political and economic domination, especially in the Islamic Middle East, is decisively coming to a close.

Pentagon Newspeak

Rewriting Vietnam War

*+-Stanley Kutler: The Pentagon has hijacked the history of the Vietnam War, magically transforming it into a memory to honor and cherish. George Orwell never imagined better.

Why School Test Resistance May Be About to Sweep the Nation

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*+-Mark Naison: As high-stakes tests have proliferated in our public schools, and are increasingly used as the basis of closing schools and firing teachers, more and more people despair of challenging policies that have bi-partisan support, are championed by the media, have the nation’s economic elite pressing for their implementation.

Will Roberts Court Light a Fire in Gutting the Voting Rights Act?

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*+-Tom Hall: The Roberts Court’s formal gutting of the 1965 Voting Rights Act will be announced later this spring, after the weather has warmed up, after the school year has ended. After young black men in cities around the nation will join their fathers, standing on line to apply for jobs they won’t be given.