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)”

Communist-led coalition sweeps local body elections in the southern Indian State of Kerala

Posted Dec 22, 2020 by Peoples Dispatch The communist-led coalition in the State of Kerala in India has swept the local body polls that were held between December 8 and 14. In the results that were announced on Wednesday, December 16, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist), which is in powerContinue reading “Communist-led coalition sweeps local body elections in the southern Indian State of Kerala”

The voracious reader, by Pedro de la Hoz

December 2, 2020 From Granma English “We do not tell the people: believe. We say: read,” a statement not made casually, but rather a public expression of a very deep conviction, spoken by Fidel on April 9, 1961 during a television appearance that ended the sixth cycle of the People’s University, Education and Revolution. TheContinue reading “The voracious reader, by Pedro de la Hoz”

‘Manifesto for the Future’ from the International Week of Struggle Against Imperialism

From the Anti Imperialist Week Imperialism is putting our communities, our environment, and our planet at risk with actions of war, environmental destruction, and attacks on our rights. As people’s movements and organizations, we come together to stand up against imperialism and all the ways it manifests in our countries, in our territories, and ourContinue reading “‘Manifesto for the Future’ from the International Week of Struggle Against Imperialism”

We Are Grass. We Grow on Everything: The Forty-Ninth Newsletter (2020), by Vijay Prashad

From the Tricontinental December 3, 2020 Dear friends, Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. Farmers and agricultural workers from northern India marched along various national highways toward India’s capital of New Delhi as part of the general strike on 26 November. They carried placards with slogans against the anti-farmer, pro-corporateContinue reading “We Are Grass. We Grow on Everything: The Forty-Ninth Newsletter (2020), by Vijay Prashad”

The police reform that wasn’t, by John Teufel

After George Floyd was killed, New York City only pretended to change policing. From City & State New York Wednesday, Nov. 25, marks six months from the day Minneapolis police officers killed George Floyd. Floyd’s dying cry of “I can’t breathe,” caught on video as his neck was crushed against the pavement by Officer DerekContinue reading “The police reform that wasn’t, by John Teufel”