Chile’s Neoliberal nightmare, New Constitution, and Daniel Jadue, by Tom Whitney

Working and marginalized people in Chile can now see possibilities of relief from the political grief of decades.  A new constitution is in the works. And Daniel Jadue, author of an astonishingly progressive program as mayor of Rocoleta municipality, is a presidential candidate. The election is set for November 21, 2021. Chileans will vote onContinue reading “Chile’s Neoliberal nightmare, New Constitution, and Daniel Jadue, by Tom Whitney”

National Strike in Colombia is Massive, Meets Violent Repression, by Tom Whitney

Colombia is afire with a National Strike mounted by working people young people, and the excluded. They are protesting neoliberal reforms that diminish lives and hopes. Tax-reform proposals from President Iván Duque’s rightwing government triggered large demonstrations that began on April 28 and are continuing. Brutal repression has inflamed the rebellion. The government quickly withdrewContinue reading “National Strike in Colombia is Massive, Meets Violent Repression, by Tom Whitney”

The 1970 Killings at Jackson State College, from People’s World

The Jackson State killings occurred on Friday, May 15, 1970, at Jackson State College, a historically Black college (now Jackson State University) in Jackson, Mississippi, the state capital and its largest city. On May 14, 1970, a group of student protesters against the Vietnam War, specifically the U.S. invasion of Cambodia, were confronted by city and state police. ShortlyContinue reading “The 1970 Killings at Jackson State College, from People’s World”

‘Shooting Fish in a Barrel’, by Juan Cole

From ZNet Steve Hendrix, Shira Rubin and Michael E. Miller at WaPo report that Israeli air strikes on the densely populated urban areas of the Gaza Strip had by Thursday evening killed 109 Palestinians, among them 28 children, and had wounded 621 persons. The Israeli Air Force deliberately destroyed some of Gaza’s taller buildings, allegingContinue reading “‘Shooting Fish in a Barrel’, by Juan Cole”

Why Xinjiang is central to US cold war on China, by Vijay Prashad and Jie Xiong

From Asia Times April 17. 2021 On March 22, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken authorized sanctions against Wang Junzheng, the secretary of the Communist Party of China’s Committee of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), and Chen Mingguo, director of the Xinjiang Public Security Bureau (XPSB). These sanctions, Blinken said, were because Wang and ChenContinue reading “Why Xinjiang is central to US cold war on China, by Vijay Prashad and Jie Xiong”

Preliminary Report on National Strike (and Calamity) in Colombia

From our editorial team (May 5) According to the website of the Colombian Communist Party, “there is a massacre in progress in Colombia: 21 murders, 208 seriously wounded, 503 arbitrarily detained, dozens of disappeared, ten women raped by Esmad police, attacked human rights defenders and journalists.” A nation strike has been ongoing nationwide in ColombiaContinue reading “Preliminary Report on National Strike (and Calamity) in Colombia”

BOOK REVIEW: ‘A People’s Guide to Capitalism: An Introduction to Marxist Economics,’ by Chris McKinnon

Hadas Thier has written an exceptional book on Marxist economics. Her People’s Guide to Capitalism is a well-timed contribution for all those seeking critical insights into the machinations of a failing system and the obscurantism of its apologists. She exposes the mystery of capitalist inequality with deceptively simple and straightforward prose. The accessibility of herContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: ‘A People’s Guide to Capitalism: An Introduction to Marxist Economics,’ by Chris McKinnon”