Instead of coming to the aid of George Ciccariello-Maher, who has received death threats, Drexel University issued a statement on Christmas condemning the associate professor's tweet.
Benjamin Madley, a history professor and author, joins Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer to talk about a too-little-known part of California's history: the government-supported massacres of indigenous people.
Turns out the Amazonian rain forest may have looked very different than we imagine just a few hundred years ago.
Professor Kofi Awoonor, former chairman of Kenya's Council of State and a poet of African decolonization, was among those killed in the attack on the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi on Saturday.
It seems that President Obama has finally taken Africa seriously -- and in a way that doesn't look like Bush-era health funding that reeks of an infomercial for Christian charity. In a speech on Saturday, Obama is expected to focus on the importance of democratic governance on the continent and will make the ending of conflicts a key diplomatic initiative.
For only $5 a month, you too can undermine a developing country's health infrastructure. Since 1990, foreign funding for "development assistance" has quadrupled, offering medical resources to the poor but also luring local health care workers away from government hospitals and toward more lucrative private companies.