Cynthia McKinney
Cynthia Ann McKinney (born March 17, 1955) is a former US Congresswoman and a member of the Green Party since 2007. As a member of the Democratic Party, she served six terms as a member of the United States House of Representatives. In 2008, the Green Party nominated McKinney for President of the United States. She is the first African-American woman to have represented Georgia in the House. In 1991, she spoke aggressively against the Gulf War, causing many legislators to walk out in protest of her remarks.
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After serving in the Georgia Legislature, in 1992, Cynthia McKinney won a seat in the US House of Representatives. She was the first African-American woman from Georgia in the US Congress. In 2005, McKinney was a vocal critic of the government’s response to Hurricane Katrina and was the first member of Congress to file articles […]

President Obama has arrived in Manila, Philippines to promote US neoliberal-fashioned “free trade.” He has come here to tout Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), an organization founded to protect US hegemony in Asia. I am in Manila, along with hundreds of others bearing the brunt of these policy decisions, to greet our President with a […]

The conversation has been joined.  Let’s carry it all the way until we can finish it, now, too.  Are we ready, finally, to have the conversation on race that President Bill Clinton suggested the United States needed? The Saint Andrew’s Cross, which is the Battle Flag of the Confederacy, now known as the Confederate Flag, ​symbolizes […]

I am in the process of writing my Dissertation on Hugo Chavez. I am in the final days, actually, of the writing and editing process, and all of a sudden, I find myself severely constrained by recent events. WikiLeaks is a treasure trove of information for academic research. Yet, in a library search that I […]

DELIVERED TO THE UN INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON PALESTINE IN ADDIS ABABA ON THE QUESTION OF PALESTINE   1. My name is Cynthia McKinney and I served as a Member of the U.S. Congress for 12 years. During my time in Congress, I strove to make respect for human rights a central feature in the formulation of […]

Open Letter on the Occasion of the Seating of the New York Session of the Bertrand Russell Tribunal on Palestine This weekend, anti-war protests are taking place all over the world. I do believe that the position of the vast majority of the world’s people is one that is utterly tired of a hungry war […]

During one of the many anti-war protests that I’ve participated in, Senator Mike Gravel adapted an anti-war chant from the Vietnam War days:  Hey, hey, Obama please say. How many kids did you kill today?  It’s more appropriate than ever because as I write this, U.S. bombs continue to fall in Somalia, Pakistan, Yemen, and […]

The latest Hollywood brouhaha over Gwyneth Paltrow’s decision to tweet the caption “ni**as in Paris for real” to accompany a picture of her with friends Jay-Z and Beyoncé while in Paris doesn’t compare to the new evidence of “fraud upon the Court”  that has emerged in a largely unnoticed civil rights case that very well […]

The U.S. Tolerates Domestic Extra-Judicial Killings, Persecution, Racial Discrimination, and Genocide:  Justice for Trayvon Martin Also Means Joining the International Struggle Against U.S. Lawlessness   As a mother of a young Black man whom I pray for nightly and worry daily about his life being violently ended senselessly either by someone marginalized by the unjust […]

I had the great fortune to meet Gilad Atzmon IN PERSON in Atlanta! He came, he spoke, he played. It was marvelous. I actually interviewed him for Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox radio program that will air some time in the coming few days. Be on the lookout for it. The interview was a good follow-up to […]

Most people know about being “Sleepless in Seattle.”  Well, I am “snowed in in Seattle!”  But even six inches of snow in Seattle don’t keep me from becoming steamed when I read the latest news reports on the activities of the U.S. war machine:  At a time when U.S.-Iran tensions are the highest I have […]

It is with great disappointment that I receive the news from foreign media publications and Libyan sources that our President now has 12,000 U.S. troops stationed in Malta and they are about to make their descent into Libya. For those of you who have not followed closely the situation in Libya, the resistance to the […]

We’re human beings!  There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious that you’re so sick at heart that you can’t take part. You can’t even passively take part.  And you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears, and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus and […]

This article was originally written for the purpose of Introduction of Mr.Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya’s most recent article “Israel and Libya: Preparing Africa for the ‘Clash of Civilizations’”  (http://em.m4.cn/2011/10/13/israel-and-libya-preparing-africa-for-the-%e2%80%9cclash-of-civilizations%e2%80%9d/) which was originally posted on the Global Research website.  ______________________________________ Once again, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya peels away the veneer of legitimacy and deception enveloping the U.S./NATO genocide currently […]

As my time in Libya winds down, I am rushing to see as much as I can. A national tour has been organized and announced by ANSWER that will take me to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York City, and Atlanta (not necessarily in that order) in order to help me raise the funds […]

Israel was an important beneficiary of these economic operations and Israel has been an important beneficiary of certain U.S. military operations, exactly as McGovern testified. The clear losers in this process are the people struggling globally for truth, justice, human rights, and peace. And there are clear and identifiable winners–if one dares to look.

Understanding who the winners are is