U.S. government pays big money for bad news about Cuba / by W.T. Whitney, Jr.

Viral propaganda: In the social media age, the U.S.’ anti-Cuba efforts have to keep up with the way people get their information (and disinformation). Here, protesters in Key West, Fla., use their phones to photograph and video a flag reading ‘SOS Cuba’ from atop the Southernmost Point buoy, July 13, 2021. | Rob O’Neal/The KeyContinue reading “U.S. government pays big money for bad news about Cuba / by W.T. Whitney, Jr.”

Biden and NATO raise the stakes in deadly Ukraine war gamble / by C.J. Atkins

Two Ukrainian soldiers carry a recoilless rifle after conducting an air assault mission training in conjunction with the U.S. Army. | U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Tarr The war danger in Ukraine is escalating, and once more it is Washington and the NATO military alliance it controls which are raising the stakes inContinue reading “Biden and NATO raise the stakes in deadly Ukraine war gamble / by C.J. Atkins”

Maine governor supports agribusiness, vetoes farmworkers’ rights bill / by Audrey Huff

Photo: Activists with Migrant Justice protest outside a Hannaford supermarket. | Terry Allen via Migrant Justice, Facebook On Jan. 7, Maine’s governor, Janet Mills started off the year by vetoing LD 1711, a bill that would have granted farmworkers the ability to bargain for better wages, hours, benefits, and working conditions. It would also haveContinue reading “Maine governor supports agribusiness, vetoes farmworkers’ rights bill / by Audrey Huff”

The West, not Russia, is responsible for the war danger in Ukraine / by John Wojcik

Ukrainian soldiers use a launcher with U.S. Javelin missiles during military exercises in Donetsk region, Ukraine, Jan. 12, 2022. The Western corporate media is ringing alarm bells about a ‘Russian invasion’ of Ukraine, but it is aggressive U.S. and NATO expansionism that has led to the current crisis. | Ukrainian Defense Ministry Press Service viaContinue reading “The West, not Russia, is responsible for the war danger in Ukraine / by John Wojcik”

The LandBack movement is decolonizing Indigenous land across the Americas / by Albert Bender

Native American protesters demonstrate in Keystone, S.D., ahead of former White House occupant Donald Trump’s visit July 3, 2020. The protesters had a LandBack message for Trump and the government, advocating for the Black Hills to be returned to the Lakota people. | Stephen Groves / AP Over the years, there has been an ever-growingContinue reading “The LandBack movement is decolonizing Indigenous land across the Americas / by Albert Bender”

Tribal sovereignty, curbing out-of-state waste among priorities for environmental coalition / by Evan Popp

A coalition of Maine advocacy groups on Thursday announced a slate of seven priority environmental bills for the 2022 legislative session, providing a preview of upcoming efforts to combat climate change and protect the state’s natural resources. At a virtual event, the Environmental Priorities Coalition (EPC) provided a breakdown of each of the bills, sixContinue reading “Tribal sovereignty, curbing out-of-state waste among priorities for environmental coalition / by Evan Popp”

The Cuban Revolution Today: Experiments in the Grip of Challenges / Manolo De Los Santos and Vijay Prashad *

From left to right: Paul Sweezy, Paul Baran, Fidel Castro, and Leo Huberman (1960). On November 1, 2018, John Bolton, the national security advisor of U.S. president Donald Trump, unveiled a phrase with a sinister implication: troika of tyranny. The U.S. government, Bolton said, would focus attention on overthrowing the governments in Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.Continue reading “The Cuban Revolution Today: Experiments in the Grip of Challenges / Manolo De Los Santos and Vijay Prashad *”

Cuba shows an alternative to Big Pharma hegemony through global solidarity / by Richa Chintan

Cuba promotes public health, state-funded research and shows global solidarity through technology transfer and vaccine delivery to developing countries. Image: People’s Dispatch In yet another success story from Cuba, the country has fully vaccinated more than 85% of its population, and another 7% have recieved their first dose. This is more than most other developedContinue reading “Cuba shows an alternative to Big Pharma hegemony through global solidarity / by Richa Chintan”

Guantanamo: US condemned for human rights abuses on Cuban soil / by Ian Ellis-Jones

Amnesty International activists dressed in orange jumpsuits and hoods, representing the 39 men still held in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, marched from London’s Parliament Square to Trafalgar Square on January 8, 2022. (Photo: Thomas Krych/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) The United States regularly accuses the Cuban government of human rights violations, with little orContinue reading “Guantanamo: US condemned for human rights abuses on Cuban soil / by Ian Ellis-Jones”

“The crisis generated by the pandemic evidenced the superiority of Socialism” / Statement by Brazilian Communist Party (PCB)

The text below is the contribution of the Brazilian Communist Party (PCB) to the Extraordinary Teleconference of the International Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties (IMCWP) which was held on 10-11 December 2021: “Dear Comrades: Receive the fraternal and revolutionary greetings of the Brazilian Communist Party, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary next year. We recently successfully held ourContinue reading ““The crisis generated by the pandemic evidenced the superiority of Socialism” / Statement by Brazilian Communist Party (PCB)”