The Khmer Rouge have become synonymous with the terror of ‘communism’. Regardless of the context in which someone today makes the case for a different society, Pol Pot and his alleged ‘stone-age communism’ is always invoked as a counter-‘argument’, along with the KGB and the Berlin Wall, Stalin and the Gulag, all of which supposedly [...]
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On this episode of Watershed, Zari and the Ikonoklast interview former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney.
Rethinking The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, As A White Liberal Consumer Product!
Dr. Greg Thomas provides a much needed radical critique of Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow. . .
Professor Noam Chomsky Ph.D. speaks on Haiti, Honduras and the history of U.S. rule in Latin America. [youtube WvTceESSSLU] Filmed by Paul Hubbard at Massachusetts Institute of Technology on 12-15-09/
The next episode of Ikonoklast Speaks (scheduled for June), will be on cultural hegemony and cultural imperialism, so I thought I’d send out this brief, but yet powerful, film on religion’s effects on people of color; the film is entitled The Sunday Habit, enjoy.
Ok, I’m back at it again! Ikonoklast! Yes, I shall continue to disabuse the masses with the same effort that Obama makes Imperialism look appealing. Let me rewind before I start to go on one of my famous diatribes you have grown to love me for; what prompted this post was a polemic I was [...]
We live in a world where people suffer from hunger, homelessness, and preventable diseases, (and that’s in America where the majority Imperial booty resides, I mean booty as a double entendre), but yet instill we can still find time to go to professional sporting events. I’ve always been amazed at how people of color, without [...]
Language is the tool we use to frame our thoughts and thought processes. Every time we use, or tolerate the use around us of the terms “illegal” and “illegal alien” we are allowing white American nationalists, white racists, to speak from our mouths. That can’t lead to anyplace good. It’s been said before, but some [...]
Sectors of the intelligentsia developed an infatuation for Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed and The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal. A controversy about Jared Diamond’s sourcing a New Yorker essay is generating criticism, however. Richard Smith [...]
1. “Militarizing Africa” describes how the United States has fomented the devastating war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as taken part in and engineered the Ethiopian invasion of Somalia. With Mfuni Kazadi, Millicent Okumu, Farah Maalim and Halima Abdi Arush. 2. “Economic War” focuses on the World Bank’s and IMF’s decimation [...]
The Empire is alive and well, doing its best to try and suffocate the last vestiges of resistance, but hell we know that already. Investigative journalist and award winning documentary filmmaker, John Pilger, takes us into lives of these bold resistors of The Empire in his book Freedom Next Time: Resisting The Empire. Pilger takes [...]
The military agreement between the United States and Colombia has caused outcry in Latin America. Many governments suspect that the US is trying to cement its military hegemony in the region and maintain its ability to intervene in the affairs of Latin American countries. The State Department says that the deal is all about security [...]
The following article, Obama Brings International State Terrorism to Ghana, was written by Sekou Nkrumah, Chairman of the Pan African Improvement Organization. Sekou Nykrumah, has also authored two books: Repatriation and Pan Africanism, the Suppression of Two Movements and Notes on White Supremacy and Capitalism. This article was written as a critique of Obama’s trip [...]
“Well you know, black people deserve what they get. They sold themselves into slavery!” How many times have you heard this reactionary claim that the reason Africans were enslaved is because of an inherent pathology hell-bent on genocide. I mean it’s that classic “blame the victim” mantra, a favorite reactionary past time I might add, [...]
A lot has been written about Haiti in light of the recent earthquake that has devastated the first African government in the Western hemisphere. What is important isn’t what is being said about Haiti in lieu of this catastrophic event, but as always, what The Imperialist media isn’t telling you about Haiti. Did they tell [...]