Industrial nations amassed their wealth by pillaging the global south and slaughtering the indigenous. The savage war in El Salvador was only one of many chapters in this tragic saga.
Martin Luther King Day has become a yearly ritual to turn a black radical into a red-white-and-blue icon. It is a day filled with old sound bites about little black children and little white children that, given the state of America, would enrage King.
The two discuss capitalism's inextricable links to race, gender and class, and how the U.S. left doesn't get the connections.
The Truthdig columnist answers audience questions after speaking at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, N.Y.
The Truthdig columnist sits down with the activist, who argues that the international movement to legalize prostitution has been an "unmitigated disaster."