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Sign supporting the 'Cuban Five' in Varadero, Cuba. Photo by BarryNL, Wikipedia Commons.
Sign supporting the 'Cuban Five' in Varadero, Cuba. Photo by BarryNL, Wikipedia Commons.


Cuban Five At Heart Of US-Cuba Deal – OpEd

In the course of delivering his historic speech dramatically altering US Cuba policy, President Barack Obama briefly mentioned that the United States released three Cuban agents. These men are members of the “Cuban Five,” who were imprisoned for gathering information on US-based Cuban exile groups planning terrorist actions against Cuba. Without their release, Cuba would […]

Pakistan
Pakistan


Pakistan: And Now, They Are Coming For Our Children – OpEd

By D Suba Chandran* Can the Taliban become any further barbaric than this? Targeting a school, and killing more than 130 children? Children are not only our soul and the most precious of our existence, but also our future – individual and collective. Children transcend all boundaries – social, political and religious; they have to […]

Dollar bills
Dollar bills


The Coin Of The Realm: How Inside Traders Are Rigging America – OpEd

A few years ago, hedge fund Level Global Investors made $54 million selling Dell Computer stock based on insider information from a Dell employee. When charged with illegal insider trading, Global Investors’ co-founder Anthony Chiasson claimed he didn’t know where the tip came from. Chiasson argued that few traders on Wall Street ever know where […]

Location of Ferguson, Missouri within St. Louis County and St. Louis County within Missouri
Location of Ferguson, Missouri within St. Louis County and St. Louis County within Missouri.


Ferguson Reverberates Around The World – OpEd

At Black Agenda Report we understand the importance of making connections between domestic and international issues and finding common cause with people around the world. That is why we work in partnership with groups such as the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC). UNAC didn’t fall prey to the inertia many supposedly antiwar organizations experienced after […]

Earth


Why Is Near Term Human Extinction Inevitable? – OpEd

If you hadn’t previously heard the expression ‘near term human extinction’, you have now. And you will get used to hearing it soon unless you insulate yourself from reality with greater effectiveness than you are doing by reading this article. The expression ‘near term human extinction’ is relatively new in the scientific literature but, unlike […]