Fidel Castro’s interview with Barbara Walters, 1977

foreignpolicy.com / ABCNews Reposted from In Defense of Communism, December 31, 2022 On May 1977, the legendary leader of Socialist Cuba, Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro, gave an interview to ABC’s reporter Barbara Walters (1929-2022). It was Fidel’s first interview to U.S. television since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. Below you can read the full transcriptContinue reading “Fidel Castro’s interview with Barbara Walters, 1977”

Architects of Medicare Privatization: Congress, Biden and the CMS / by Sandra M. Fox

Photograph Source: Molly Adams – CC BY 2.0 Originally published in Counterpunch, December 30, 2021 It is easy and appropriate to target the private health insurance companies who earn excessive profits from the Medicare Trust Fund through Medicare Advantage plans, especially given the well-documented evidence of overcharging and fraud. But it is essential that we remember that itContinue reading “Architects of Medicare Privatization: Congress, Biden and the CMS / by Sandra M. Fox”

Opinion: Peace should be our priority for the new year / by Andrew Murray

New tombs in a cemetery in Bakhmut, the site of the heaviest battles, in the Donetsk region The anti-war movement needs to assert its deeper solution to the imperialist agenda of endless conflict, argues ANDREW MURRAY 2022 did not want for drama and important developments in British political life. The chaos in the Tory PartyContinue reading “Opinion: Peace should be our priority for the new year / by Andrew Murray”

Some socialist wishes for the new year / by Zoltan Zigedy

After the Democratic Party brought in legislation to block a national rail strike this month, 2023 may be the year the US left moves beyond the two-party system From social democratic dreams of coexistence with capitalism, to misunderstandings over the nature of imperialism, ZOLTAN ZIGEDY hopes the left’s confusion can be eased in 2023. ATContinue reading “Some socialist wishes for the new year / by Zoltan Zigedy”

You should thank this Russian Naval Officer that you and your loved ones are alive today / by Jeremy Kuzmarov

Source: gasedal.wordpress.com Originally published: CovertAction Magazine on December 15, 2022 On October 27, 1962, Soviet naval officer Vasily Arkhipov helped prevent the outbreak of World War III and saved humanity from nuclear catastrophe. A minesweeper during the Pacific War, Arkhipov was the commander of a diesel submarine that had been sent by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to escort merchant shipsContinue reading “You should thank this Russian Naval Officer that you and your loved ones are alive today / by Jeremy Kuzmarov”

Brazilian communist leader Ivan Pinheiro honored in Mexico / by IDC

Ivan Pinheiro, Segretario Generale del PCB Ivan Pinheiro, General Secretary of the Brazilian Communist Party from 2005 to 2016, was honored by the Communist Party of Mexico (PCM) with the “David Alfaro Siqueiros Medal for Revolutionary Merit”, as a recognition of his contribution to the communist movement in Brazil and Latin America. Pinheiro, a lawyer by profession who stoodContinue reading “Brazilian communist leader Ivan Pinheiro honored in Mexico / by IDC”

When Jamaican Slaves Rebelled on Christmas Day / by Perry Blankson

The destruction of the Roehampton Estate in January 1832. (Adolphe Duperly / Wikimedia Commons) Originally Published in Jacobin on December 25, 2022 On Christmas Day in 1831, 60,000 enslaved Africans carried out the largest uprising in British West Indies history. Their uprising would prove a milestone on the road to emancipation only a few yearsContinue reading “When Jamaican Slaves Rebelled on Christmas Day / by Perry Blankson”

U.S. faith leaders, activists demand Christmas ceasefire in Ukraine / by John Wojcik and C. J. Atkins

Late on Christmas Eve 1914, during World War I, British soldiers heard German troops in the trenches opposite them singing carols and saw lanterns and small fir trees along their trenches. Messages began to be shouted between the two sides. The following day, on Christmas, British and German soldiers met in ‘no man’s land’ andContinue reading “U.S. faith leaders, activists demand Christmas ceasefire in Ukraine / by John Wojcik and C. J. Atkins”

On eve of strike, millworkers say: ‘I want more than a t-shirt for feeling essential’ / by Laurn McCauley

Workers at St. Croix Chipping in Baileyville, Maine | https://www.usw.org/ Originally published in the Beacon n December 19, 2022 Workers at the Woodland Pulp mill in Baileyville say that during the pandemic they helped keep the local economy afloat, despite personal risk to themselves and their families, but in return were only given “toilet paper and aContinue reading “On eve of strike, millworkers say: ‘I want more than a t-shirt for feeling essential’ / by Laurn McCauley”

Maine tribal leaders denounce Sen. King for blocking Wabanaki sovereignty bill / by Lauren McCauley

U.S. Sen. Angus King (I-ME) walks in the US Capitol during a vote on 7 21, 2021 in Wash., DC. | A Moneymaker, Getty Images Originally published in the Beacon n December 21, 2022 Tribal leaders in Maine say they are “extremely disappointed” that, due to opposition from Sen. Angus King, the Advancing Equality for Wabanaki Nations ActContinue reading “Maine tribal leaders denounce Sen. King for blocking Wabanaki sovereignty bill / by Lauren McCauley”