True and false in Obama’s D-Day speech

"So when the ships landed here at Omaha [Beach], an unimaginable hell rained down on the men inside," President Barack Obama said as he spoke in Normandy on June 6th, the 65th anniversary of "D-Day.

Socialism and the legacy of the Soviet Union

The single biggest event that shaped global politics in the 20th century was the Russian Revolution of 1917, which gave birth to the Soviet...

Why the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The following article first appeared in the August 2005 issue of Socialism and Liberation magazine . The 62st anniversaries of the U.S. nuclear bombings of Japan are Aug. 6 and 9 of this year. August 6 and 9 of this year mark the 60th anniversaries of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The real lessons of the 1956 uprising in Hungary

This article first appeared in the November 2006 issue of Socialism and Liberation magazine. On June 22, President Bush traveled to Hungary to join a commemoration of an uprising that occurred there 50 years ago, in October-November 1956.

Oil, imperialism and national conflict in the Caucasus

The September 3 massacre of at least 360 children and adults in the town of Beslan, North Ossetia, in the Caucasus region of Russia, shocked the world and brought the conflict in the area into the public eye again.