Communist-led coalition sweeps local body elections in the southern Indian State of Kerala

Posted Dec 22, 2020 by Peoples Dispatch The communist-led coalition in the State of Kerala in India has swept the local body polls that were held between December 8 and 14. In the results that were announced on Wednesday, December 16, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist), which is in powerContinue reading “Communist-led coalition sweeps local body elections in the southern Indian State of Kerala”

The voracious reader, by Pedro de la Hoz

December 2, 2020 From Granma English “We do not tell the people: believe. We say: read,” a statement not made casually, but rather a public expression of a very deep conviction, spoken by Fidel on April 9, 1961 during a television appearance that ended the sixth cycle of the People’s University, Education and Revolution. TheContinue reading “The voracious reader, by Pedro de la Hoz”

‘Manifesto for the Future’ from the International Week of Struggle Against Imperialism

From the Anti Imperialist Week Imperialism is putting our communities, our environment, and our planet at risk with actions of war, environmental destruction, and attacks on our rights. As people’s movements and organizations, we come together to stand up against imperialism and all the ways it manifests in our countries, in our territories, and ourContinue reading “‘Manifesto for the Future’ from the International Week of Struggle Against Imperialism”

We Are Grass. We Grow on Everything: The Forty-Ninth Newsletter (2020), by Vijay Prashad

From the Tricontinental December 3, 2020 Dear friends, Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. Farmers and agricultural workers from northern India marched along various national highways toward India’s capital of New Delhi as part of the general strike on 26 November. They carried placards with slogans against the anti-farmer, pro-corporateContinue reading “We Are Grass. We Grow on Everything: The Forty-Ninth Newsletter (2020), by Vijay Prashad”

The police reform that wasn’t, by John Teufel

After George Floyd was killed, New York City only pretended to change policing. From City & State New York Wednesday, Nov. 25, marks six months from the day Minneapolis police officers killed George Floyd. Floyd’s dying cry of “I can’t breathe,” caught on video as his neck was crushed against the pavement by Officer DerekContinue reading “The police reform that wasn’t, by John Teufel”

Dear Mr. Bezos, the Days of Amazon’s Impunity Are Over; statement from the Progressive International

401 parliamentarians and public officials from 34 countries pledge to #MakeAmazonPay. From the Progressive International “We stand ready to act in our respective legislatures to support the movement that is growing around the world to make Amazon pay.” “We stand ready to act in our respective legislatures to support the movement that is growing aroundContinue reading “Dear Mr. Bezos, the Days of Amazon’s Impunity Are Over; statement from the Progressive International”

[Editorial] The Elections Have Passed, and the US Working Class Lost Ground, by Tom Whitney

The recent election campaign pitted one capitalist-oriented political party against another. But class conflict continued throughout, and working people did not fare well. The election period was show-time for U.S. racial antagonisms. The candidates of each party showed various reactions to racism.  Working-class voters filling the ranks of each one showed that they too wereContinue reading “[Editorial] The Elections Have Passed, and the US Working Class Lost Ground, by Tom Whitney”

[Labor Voices] Loosening the Chains through Unity, by Brendan T. Burke

December 2, 2020 “Workers of the world, Unite!” That message of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels appearing in the Communist Manifesto in 1848 could not be more relevant at the present time to workers in Maine and the nation. Workers are re-discovering that by joining a union and uniting on the basis of working-class struggle,Continue reading “[Labor Voices] Loosening the Chains through Unity, by Brendan T. Burke”

US Plot Relying on Extradition Targets Peace in Colombia, by Tom Whitney

December 1, 2020 For 50 years Colombian governments and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) fought a civil war; 200,000 lives were lost. After four years of negotiations, the two sides signed a peace agreement that took effect in November 2016.   Now the agreement is in trouble, mainly at the hands of rightwingContinue reading “US Plot Relying on Extradition Targets Peace in Colombia, by Tom Whitney”

CBP Drones Conducted Flyovers Near Homes of Indigenous Pipeline Activists, Flight Records Show, by Yessenia Funes and Drhuv Mehrotra

From gizmodo, 9/18/2020 Tom Goldtooth awoke on Feb. 21 expecting a pretty regular day ahead. And by all accounts, his day was normal. He was on the road by 11 a.m. to catch a flight. But unbeknownst to him, around the same time as he left, U.S. Customs and Border Protection was watching his homeContinue reading “CBP Drones Conducted Flyovers Near Homes of Indigenous Pipeline Activists, Flight Records Show, by Yessenia Funes and Drhuv Mehrotra”