US gun violence: Capitalism is the culprit / by Belén Fernández

Semiautomatic rifles fill a wall at a gun shop in Lynnwood, Washington, the United States [File: AP Photo/Elaine Thompson] Originally published in Aljazeera on July 31, 2022 To fix gun violence in America, we need an assault on capitalism. On July 27, two top executives from prominent US gun companies – Marty Daniel of DanielContinue reading “US gun violence: Capitalism is the culprit / by Belén Fernández”

Spain picks sides as tensions rise in North Africa / by Ignacio Cembrero

Let us in: Moroccan workers demand visa-free access to Spanish enclave of Ceuta, May 2022 | Fadel Senna · AFP · Getty Morocco put Spain under increasing pressure to end neutrality over the disputed territory of Western Sahara and back its own autonomy plan. Spain’s agreement has made a crisis with Algeria inevitable. Morocco putContinue reading “Spain picks sides as tensions rise in North Africa / by Ignacio Cembrero”

Xi warns Biden against interference in Taiwan / by Morning Star

U.S. President Joe Biden in Washington, Nov. 6, 2021, and China’s President Xi Jinping in Brasília, Brazil, Nov. 13, 2019. CHINESE President Xi Jinping has warned his US counterpart Joe Biden against meddling in Beijing’s dealings with Taiwan, amid rising tensions over a potential visit to the breakaway island by House of Representatives Speaker NancyContinue reading “Xi warns Biden against interference in Taiwan / by Morning Star”

U.S. political prisoner Mutulu Shakur has six months to live. Will courts finally grant compassionate release? / by People’s Dispatch

Activists rally outside of the Department of Justice in Washington, DC, to demand compassionate release for Mutulu Shakur (Photo via @KaranjaKeita on Twitter) Originally published in Peoples Dispatch on July 27, 2022 In May, doctors with the United States Federal Bureau of Prisons gave political prisoner Mutulu Shakur six months to live, according to hisContinue reading “U.S. political prisoner Mutulu Shakur has six months to live. Will courts finally grant compassionate release? / by People’s Dispatch”

Opinion: Nonprofits Need Unions, Too / by Hayley Brown and Katie Barrows

Reprinted from ZNet, July 26, 2022, https://zcomm.org/ A progressive boss is still a boss. Yet for decades, senior leadership at left-leaning organizations have been excused from providing their staff with living wages, good benefits and inclusive work environments, in part because employees themselves feared holding bosses accountable for their hypocrisy could hurt the cause. But,Continue reading “Opinion: Nonprofits Need Unions, Too / by Hayley Brown and Katie Barrows”

Maine News: With Redbank purchase, housing advocates warn of rise of corporate landlords in Maine / by Dan Neumann

Photo: A two-unit residence at Redbank Village in South Portland from the complex’s website. Originally published in the Beacon on July 26, 2022 A few months after property management firm JRK Property Holdings of Los Angeles took over Redbank Village, a 500-unit apartment complex in South Portland where some tenants pay subsidized rent, they beganContinue reading “Maine News: With Redbank purchase, housing advocates warn of rise of corporate landlords in Maine / by Dan Neumann”

Cuban culture is a militant of life, not at the side of the people but within them / by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez

Díaz-Canel expressed that a creative offensive is necessary in the face of imperial aggressiveness | Photo: Ariel Cecilio Lemus Originally published: July 20, 2022 by Granma (English) Speech by the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, at the closing of theContinue reading “Cuban culture is a militant of life, not at the side of the people but within them / by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez”

Former CIA chief admits to U.S. meddling in foreign elections / by Morning Star Online

Former CIA director James Woolsey | Photo: Christopher Michel Creative Commons Originally published: Morning Star Online on July 26, 2022 Former CIA director James Woolsey has admitted that the U.S. “interferes” in elections in other countries to protect its interests. He made the candid remarks during an interview with Fox News presenter Laura Ingraham onContinue reading “Former CIA chief admits to U.S. meddling in foreign elections / by Morning Star Online”

150 Years Ago, Friedrich Engels Correctly Assessed What’s Wrong With Housing Under Capitalism / by Glyn Robbins

The statue of Friedrich Engels in Manchester, England, photographed on May 8, 2019. (Alan Denney / Flickr) In 1872, Friedrich Engels wrote The Housing Question, tying the working class’s perpetual housing crisis to the free market in Victorian England. The century and a half of housing crises since have proved Engels correct. Friedrich Engels’s pamphlet, The HousingContinue reading “150 Years Ago, Friedrich Engels Correctly Assessed What’s Wrong With Housing Under Capitalism / by Glyn Robbins”

Prospects Ahead for the Fighting Communist Party of Swaziland / by W. T. Whitney Jr.

CPS Life expectancy in Swaziland, in southern Africa, is the world’s 7th lowest; its HIV/AIDS prevalence is the world’s highest at 26%. Unemployment is 41%, and wages for 80% of workers are less than $2 dollars per day. Swaziland is an autocracy ruled by a king. A Communist party has existed in Swaziland since 2011.Continue reading “Prospects Ahead for the Fighting Communist Party of Swaziland / by W. T. Whitney Jr.”