Native Blood: The Myth of Thanksgiving

Every schoolchild in the U.S. has been taught that the Pilgrims of the Plymouth Colony invited the local Indians to a major harvest feast after surviving their first bitter year in New England. But the real history of Thanksgiving is a story of the murder of indigenous people and the theft of their land by European colonialists–and of the ruthless ways of capitalism.

BY MIKE ELY

Imperialism? – Understanding US military maneuvers in the South China Sea

The role of the nation-state and its ruling cabinet in committing nations to war is changing due to globalization. Lenin’s famous pamphlet on “Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism” was written almost a century ago, in 1916…It has been indispensable reading for a century…But it’s hard to understand the recent conflicts in the Middle East in terms of inter-imperialist competition.

BY GARY LEUPP