We are mobilizing to Ecuador. Here’s why, from the Progressive International

The people of Ecuador are fighting to recover their popular sovereignty. International solidarity will be critical to their success. On 7 February, the citizens of Ecuador will express their constitutional right to popular sovereignty, electing a new president and National Assembly to carry the country out of its most severe crisis in a generation. BetweenContinue reading “We are mobilizing to Ecuador. Here’s why, from the Progressive International”

Shortage of Black Physicians Is Legacy of Racism and Class-Based Discrimination, by Tom Whitney

1108 words “Nobody wants to be an emergency at Harlem Hospital but if the Negro surgeon is visiting, pride cuts down the pain.”  Author Toni Morrison was alluding to the scarcity of Black physicians in 1926 (Jazz, 1992). Kareem Abdul-Jabbar took similar note almost 100 years later. The basketball legend pointed out that, “Black babiesContinue reading “Shortage of Black Physicians Is Legacy of Racism and Class-Based Discrimination, by Tom Whitney”

Kerala Communists Serve the People, Look to Youth and Women, by Tom Whitney

“Kerala, a state in India, is a bizarre anomaly among developing nations … Kerala has a population as big as California’s and a per capita annual income of less than $300. But its infant mortality rate is very low, its literacy rate among the highest on Earth … Though mostly a land of paddy-covered plains,Continue reading “Kerala Communists Serve the People, Look to Youth and Women, by Tom Whitney”

Treatment of Migrant Children on the US Southern Border Is Consistent with Torture

By Charles Oberg, Coleen Kivlahan, Ranit Mishori, William Martinez, Juan Raul Gutierrez, Zarin Noor and Jeffrey Goldhagen Editor’s note: This statement in regard to migrant children crossing the U.S. southern border that appeared in the pediatricians’ journal “Pediatrics,” in its January 2021 issue, ought to be of interest to those of us opposed in any way to our government which is dedicatedContinue reading “Treatment of Migrant Children on the US Southern Border Is Consistent with Torture”

Venezuela Elections: A Key Victory for Anti Imperialist Movement in Latin America, by Alison Bodine

The people of Venezuela have dealt another decisive blow against U.S. domination in Latin America. On December 6, 2020, more than 6.2 million Venezuelans voted for a new National Assembly in what was Venezuela’s 25 election in the 21 years since the Bolivarian revolution began. Despite being under massive pressure from the U.S.-led war onContinue reading “Venezuela Elections: A Key Victory for Anti Imperialist Movement in Latin America, by Alison Bodine”

In Parting Blow, Trump Administration Hits Again at Cuba, by Tom Whitney

589 words In a stunning announcement on January 11, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo communicated that “The State Department has designated Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism for repeatedly providing support for acts of international terrorism in granting safe harbor to terrorists.” This additional U.S. insult to Cuba occurs with only a week remainingContinue reading “In Parting Blow, Trump Administration Hits Again at Cuba, by Tom Whitney”

A socialist response to the pandemic: People first, by Gordon McWilliams

From People’s World, December 11, 2020 As the United States experiences a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to look at how other countries have combated this virus and have basically returned to their normal lives, so that we can adapt based on what policies do, and do not, work. Cuba, an islandContinue reading “A socialist response to the pandemic: People first, by Gordon McWilliams”

Ban the bomb becomes law, by Henry Lowendorf

December 16, 2020 Arguably the first step in half a century to eliminate nuclear weapons, the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) makes it internationally illegal to “develop, test, produce, manufacture, otherwise acquire, possess, or stockpile nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices.” At the United Nations in 2017, 122 countries, none ofContinue reading “Ban the bomb becomes law, by Henry Lowendorf”

All the Cannons Will Silently Rust: The Fifty-Second Tricontinental Newsletter (2020)

December 24th, 2020 Dear friends, Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. Our year has been eclipsed by the pandemic, the rush of a virus paralysing societies across the world. Some governments offered smarter, more scientific, and humane approaches to the pandemic; many (but not all) of these have been governments withContinue reading “All the Cannons Will Silently Rust: The Fifty-Second Tricontinental Newsletter (2020)”