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New Book by Russell Means

Published by on June 22, 2012

RUSSELL MEANS is pleased to announce the publication of his new book, “If You’ve Forgotten The Names Of The Clouds, You’ve Lost Your Way: An Introduction to American Indian Thought and Philosophy” Co-written by Bayard Johnson (author of “Damned Right”), “Clouds” takes the reader on a journey into the intriguing and little-understood belief system and world […]


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Survival of the Black Race in North America

Published by on May 9, 2011

There are lessons that readers of all races can learn from the words of this Black writer, who calls for self-determination for his people — which, ultimately, means their own society. by Lawrence Neal (pictured) THE MOST ESSENTIAL QUESTION confronting me is the psychological and physical survival of the Black man in America. I believe […]


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Lakotah Citizens Stop US Helicopters from Landing at Wounded Knee

Published by on September 14, 2010

by Russell Means IN ANSWER to today’s United States Government and its Colonial Corporation, the Oglala Sioux Tribal Govenment’s press conference, we stated: “We the Lakotah People, do not want our massacred dead bodies of men, women and children at the mass grave at Wounded Knee used for publicity by the United States Government nor […]


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The Untold History of Nullification: Resisting Slavery

Published by on May 17, 2010

by Derek Sheriff LAST DECEMBER, when Tennessee Rep. Susan Lynn, R-Mount Juliet, said she would introduce legislation which would declare null and void any federal law the state deems unconstitutional, some people were horrified. Rep. Lynn was specifically targeting the health-care reform legislation that was pending at that time. But the reaction that many people […]


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Native Americans Bear the Nuclear Burden

Published by on April 28, 2010

by Andreas Knudsen Reprinted from Indigenous Affairs. Published by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs. NATIVE COMMUNITIES, primarily in the western US, have been chronically exposed to low doses of radiation for over forty years. This exposure derives from the many nuclear activities on indigenous lands such as uranium mining and milling, uranium conversion […]


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Earth Day: The Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Published by on April 22, 2010

ON THIS Earth Day, the Mercury believes it is appropriate to consider the words of the World Council of Indigenous Peoples — a group which supports Amerindian and aboriginal rights around the world. And we should look at their wise words in a new light — perhaps a light that the World Council itself has […]


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African-Americans: Dating on the Front Lines

Published by on April 22, 2010

by Omar Khilaed FACED WITH a relentless campaign — the most recent salvo is from none other than the Washington Post — encouraging African-Americans to abandon their heritage when it comes to marriage and sexual relationships, some black folks have decided to stand up for the continued existence of black families. An organization has been […]


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Washington Post Urges Black Women to Date, Marry Interracially

Published by on April 19, 2010

by Omar Khilaed DENEEN L. BROWN  (pictured) writes recently in the establishment flagship Washington Post that black women should be encouraged to date and marry non-black men — but black activists are outraged. “It’s patronizing; it’s demeaning; and it can only lead to the decline and eventual disappearance of everything we love, and ultimately the […]


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U.S. Still Building Empire on Backs of Indigenous Peoples

Published by on April 17, 2010

by Peter d’Errico U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has several times discussed the long history of Afghanistan, referring to the many failed efforts by imperial powers to conquer it. The “tribal” organization of Afghanistan is the bane of empires; they can invade, but they cannot rule. They can disrupt and destroy, but they cannot […]


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The Motherland Project

Published by on April 14, 2010

Black woman demands reparations for slavery — and self-determination for Black people Mrs. Sharity Ross-Petit, an attractive African-American woman from Maryland, is the director of what she calls the Motherland Project. She says she’s working hard to find African-American pioneers who want to reestablish their roots in Africa. This, she hopes, will be the beginning […]


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Washington Continues to Steal from Indians

Published by on April 14, 2010

by Bill Means WITH ALL DUE respect to Elouise Cobell, lead plaintiff in a recently settled lawsuit over American Indian trust funds (“U.S. to pay Indians $3.4B,” Dec. 9), I think the United States is continuing a policy of “Indians are not humans.” During the course of this long-running, class-action litigation, it has been documented […]


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Russell Means and David Hill Blast U.S. State and Justice Departments

Published by on April 13, 2010

by Russell Means Statement by Russell Means, Republic of Lakotah on the Occasion of the United States State Department “Listening Session” in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 16 March 2010 ONCE AGAIN, the occupation government of the United States of America has trotted out its dogs and ponies to provide a smokescreen and diversion from its continuing […]


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    Homeless Jack on “Grabbing Some Pussy”

    November 7, 2016

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    We discovered this piece scrawled on some foolscap left on our doorstep, an all-lower-case Kerouac-style stream of consciousness rap, and offer it as we found it. by H. Millard trump is an american original and a throwback to the days when americans were bursting with confidence and energy and the sheer joy of freedom and […]

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    ‘The Choice of Achilles’: John Alan Coey Against the New World Order

    January 3, 2013

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    by T.R. Bennington AS EVER, BUT ESPECIALLY in our present state of civilizational malaise, there is a need for figures with the power to inspire — men who in less confused and cynical times would have been unabashedly described as heroic. One such figure is Corporal John Alan Coey, a young soldier who has perhaps […]

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    Quarter of Americans Convinced Sun Revolves Around Earth

    March 2, 2015

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    “DOES the Earth go around the Sun, or does the Sun go around the Earth?” If you answered the latter, you’re among a quarter of Americans who also got it wrong, according to a new report by the National Science Foundation. A survey of 2,200 people that was released Friday revealed some alarming truths about […]

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    Jailbirds

    June 7, 2017

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    by Jim Tully; from The American Mercury, September, 1928; transcribed by Kevin I. Slaughter THE jail room was thirty-five feet long, twenty-five feet wide, and seven feet high. In this large cage were fifty prisoners. Some had been sentenced and were serving jail terms; others awaited trial, or removal to the penitentiary. The floor was of […]

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    The Old Right and the Antichrist

    June 7, 2017

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    by Richard Spencer (pictured) The following address was given to the H.L. Mencken Club’s Annual Meeting; November 21-23, 2008. BEFORE William F. Buckley settled on writing God and Man at Yale in 1951, the 25 year-old had something quite different in mind as a debut volume. Buckley planned, and may have begun drafting, a book caustically […]

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    The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds Audio Book: Introduction

    July 21, 2017

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    by Bradford L. Huie TODAY WE begin one of the most important audio book series of our new century — one which we believe will become more and more relevant as the century matures: Vanessa Neubauer’s reading of Professor Robert S. Griffin’s masterful biography of Dr. William Luther Pierce, The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds. […]

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    A Primeval Uplifter

    February 12, 2015

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    LUCY STONE: Pioneer of Woman’s Rights, by Alice Stone Blackwell; Boston: Little, Brown & Company; reviewed by H.L. Mencken IF THIS biography is a shade partial the fact is surely not surprising, for Miss Blackwell is not only Lucy Stone’s daughter but also a firm believer in all of the reforms that she advocated, excluding, […]

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    Oliver on Homosexuality

    February 11, 2015

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    Originally written for inclusion in Frederick Seelig’s book Destroy the Accuser, this is Professor Revilo P. Oliver’s learned and insightful analysis of the homosexual question. by Revilo P. Oliver (pictured) THE APPALLING STORY told by Mr. Seelig in the foregoing pages is much more than a personal tragedy that must excite sympathy and pity in […]

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    What’s Wrong with the Real Right? – part 1

    October 19, 2014

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    by T.R. Bennington FOR ANY political movement that seeks eventual ascendancy, it is incumbent to engage in regular bouts of self-analysis. As a casual but sympathetic observer of the so-called far-right, I have compiled a list of what I believe to be some of the tactical errors and misconceptions made and held respectively by many […]

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    Homeless Jack on Taking the Path

    June 29, 2014

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    by H. Millard “LOOK, MAN, a lot flows from the basic principle in Arman’s Teachings about what we call Code A. And, understanding what he teaches about Code A helps us sort out lots of things about morals and values and how we should live our lives. “Now, I follow Arman’s Teachings as best I […]

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    A Mercury Exclusive: Tom Watson on the Leo Frank Case

    March 19, 2014

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    Exclusive to the American Mercury by Bradford L. Huie ON THE 100th anniversary of his initial article on the Leo Frank case, the American Mercury is proud to be the first online publication to present, in full, the groundbreaking series of articles about the case by populist reformer and muckraker Thomas E. Watson from his […]

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    Tom Watson: The Rich Jews Indict a State!

    March 19, 2014

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    The Whole South Traduced. In the Matter of Leo Frank. by Thomas E. Watson (pictured), Watson’s Magazine, Volume 21 Number 6, October 1915 ABNORMAL CONDITIONS prevail in this country, and the situation grows more complicated, year by year. We have carried the “asylum” idea to such extravagant liberality, that the sewage of the whole world […]

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    Tom Watson: The Official Record in the Case of Leo Frank, a Jew Pervert

    March 19, 2014

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    by Thomas E. Watson (pictured), Watson’s Magazine, Volume 21 Number 5, September 1915 IN NEW YORK, there lived a fashionable architect, whose work commanded high prices. He was robust, full of manly vigor, and so erotic that he neglected a handsome and refined young wife to run after little girls. As reported in the papers […]

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    Tom Watson: The Celebrated Case of The State of Georgia vs. Leo Frank

    March 19, 2014

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    by Thomas E. Watson (pictured), Watson’s Magazine, Volume 21 Number 4, August 1915 THE LAWS OF Georgia are extraordinarily favorable to a person accused of crime. He is not only protected in all of his rights under the Constitution of the United States, but he enjoys privileges far beyond those limits. No indictment against him […]

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    Tom Watson: A Full Review of the Leo Frank Case

    March 19, 2014

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    by Thomas E. Watson, Watson’s Magazine, Volume 20 Number 5, March 1915 ON THE 23rd page of Puck, for the week ending January 16, 1915, there is, in the smallest possible type, in the smallest possible space, at the bottom of the page, the notice of ownership, required by law. Mankind are informed that Puck […]

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    Tom Watson: The Leo Frank Case

    March 19, 2014

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    by Thomas E. Watson (pictured), Watson’s Magazine, Volume 20 Number 3, January 1915 AN AGED MILLIONAIRE of New York had a lawyer named Patrick, and this lawyer poisoned his old client, forged a will in his own favor; was tried, convicted and sentenced—and is now at liberty, a pardoned man. Through the falling out among Wall […]