history & current events
There’s a trust problem for the U.S. at all these global conferences. “Joe Biden comes to COP27 and makes new promises. He’s like a salesman selling goods with endless small print.” In Cambodia, “ASEAN leaders reiterated their strong ties with Beijing and issued a statement supporting One China, opposing independence for Taiwan.” And in Indonesia, the U.S. finds the G20 to be “a symbol of the transformation from the West having the only say to common governance across the globe…"
Okinawans and US organizations urged members of Congress to support their demands to close these dangerous and destructive US military bases, which only serve the interests of war profiteers.
“Belligerent US foreign policy not only creates victims in other countries while getting our soldiers killed and injured but inevitably reverberates at home."
Robin DG Kelley, the noted African American history professor, came to Harlem in September to share insights from Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination. I was inspired to review this new 20th anniversary edition: click here to see it. It’s a tour de force,...