Common Dreams staff
Ron Dellums 1935-2018
In 1993, the House chose socialist Ron Dellums as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, with oversight for defense appropriations and global military operations.
Julia Conley, staff writer
The Defense Department has also announced it will deploy military lawyers to...
Jake Johnson, staff writer
"We have a long history of wars against other people, mostly people of color,...


Ferguson has become a battlefield, with a white police force waging war on black residents after Mike Brown died in the street "like an animal." With the FAA declaring a no-fly zone to protect "law enforcement activities," police have shot two more people, declined to hear the chilling account of Brown's friend, lobbed tear gas at protesters in their own backyards, and issued a statement saying sorry but could black folks' protests be only in daylight and "respectful," just like they've been.