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Title from original cover of Uncle Tom's Cabin

Who the hell is Uncle Tom?

The original Uncle Tom was the slave-as-Christ-like figure in abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe’s best-known book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Begun in 1851, her series of stories, intended to depict the evils of slavery, stretched into 40 magazine installments. Publication in novel form brought international acclaim and made Stowe a successful author. Unless he defines it differently, […]

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Obama speaking at podium at The White House for the Tribal Nations Conference on December 5, 2012

Countering Fantasy: Obama’s Second Tribal Nations Conference

CENSORED NEWS SHIHAB RATTANSI INTERVIEWS OFELIA RIVAS, PATTY TALAHONGVA, and BRIAN PATTERSON, Al Jazeera; with COMMENTARY BY BRENDA NORRELL — Aljazeera responded to Censored News article, ‘The Uninvited: The White House Tribal Nations Conference.’ Aljazeera’s guest Ofelia Rivas, O’odham, countered the superficial summit, and the voice of Obama politics and the fantasy of wealthy politicians. […]

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John Kiriakou interviewed by Truthout's Jason Leopold

CIA Whistleblower Makes ‘Bold’ & ‘Provocative’ Allegations of ‘Selective’ & ‘Vindictive’ Prosecution

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN? John Kiriakou’s case deserves our attention because the current administration is already responsible for prosecuting more government officials under the Espionage Act than all previous administrations combined. Kiriakou has been an outspoken critic of the CIA’s rendition and torture policies post-911—Ed  Former CIA agent John Kiriakou, who the United States government alleges released […]

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