Medical Doctors Seek Social and Political Solutions for COVID 19 Crisis, W. T. Whitney Jr.

By W. T. Whitney Jr. It didn’t seem to fit. The website of the Colombian Communist Party on October 5 published an article in which author Félix León Martínez MD recharacterizes a disease. Martínez quotes extensively from an editorial appearing in the famous British medical journal Lancet. There, editor Richard Horton MD claims that COVIDContinue reading “Medical Doctors Seek Social and Political Solutions for COVID 19 Crisis, W. T. Whitney Jr.”

Socialists win big in Bolivia; Morales expected to return from exile by W. T. Whitney Jr.

Luis Arce, center, Bolivian presidential candidate for the Movement Towards Socialism Party, MAS, and running mate David Choquehuanca, second right, celebrate during a press conference where they claim victory after general elections in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Early results indicate Bolivian voters massively rejected the right-wing policies of the government that tookContinue reading “Socialists win big in Bolivia; Morales expected to return from exile by W. T. Whitney Jr.”

Labor Voices: A VISION OF TRUE DEMOCRACY — ORGANIZING THE VAST MAJORITY TO TAKE COLLECTIVE CONTROL OF THEIR LIVES by E. Martin Schotz, MD

I am writing for anyone who is concerned about the lack of a serious worldwide approach to climate chaos, anyone who is concerned about racism, poverty, patriarchy, violence, poor health of so many, anyone who is concerned about peace — anyone who wants to participate in and see political change on these issues. The greatContinue reading “Labor Voices: A VISION OF TRUE DEMOCRACY — ORGANIZING THE VAST MAJORITY TO TAKE COLLECTIVE CONTROL OF THEIR LIVES by E. Martin Schotz, MD”

Where the Idea of “Race” Came From

By Adolph Reed Jr. The following is an edited version of the author’s talk at a “Labor Solidarity Day” rally in South Paris, Maine, on September 11,1999. The question of how the fight for racial equality can be incorporated into labor’s struggle has long vexed our movement — the labor movement, the left, the socialContinue reading “Where the Idea of “Race” Came From”

Colombia/U.S. Axis: Hitting at Venezuela

By W. T. Whitney Jr. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Colombian President Ivan Duque, meeting in Bogota on September 20, talked about “managing the COVID-19 response … narcotraffickers … and [President] Maduro’s illegitimate regime,” according to the State Department.  A Cuban observer insists they explored “when to begin military actions and sabotage in Venezuela.” Elliott Abrams, the WhiteContinue reading “Colombia/U.S. Axis: Hitting at Venezuela”

After the election, from People’s Worlds

September 21, 2020 By Art Perlo Knocking on doors in my diverse, low- to middle-income working-class neighborhood, almost everyone I talk to says they will vote to dump Trump and elect Biden-Harris.The next six weeks will see a struggle critical to the future of our country and all of humanity. Claims to leadership in theContinue reading “After the election, from People’s Worlds”

Under Capitalism Black Lives Are Adrift and Vulnerable

By W. T. Whitney Jr. It’s true. Too often, in too many circumstances, for too long, the lives of Black people in the United States don’t matter. Black people fill prisons; their children fill terrible schools; too many are poverty-stricken. But at issue here are the killings and the people left to die. Post-Civil WarContinue reading “Under Capitalism Black Lives Are Adrift and Vulnerable”

Remembering Claudia Jones, Communist leader who spoke for black women

By W. T. Whitney Jr.  Source: https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/remembering-claudia-jones-communist-leader-who-spoke-for-black-women/ December 24 marks the death in 1964 of Claudia Jones. A member of the U.S. Communist Party’s National Committee and executive secretary for its Women’s Commission, Jones died in England, nine years after her deportation there. We recall her life and contributions. Her analysis of black women’s oppressionContinue reading “Remembering Claudia Jones, Communist leader who spoke for black women”

Exploring and Praising Cuban Healthcare, for the People

By W. T. Whitney Jr.  Book Review: Don Fitz, Cuban Health Care, (Monthly Review Press, NY, 2020), ISBN paper: 978-158367-860-2, pp.303, monthlyreview.org.  If they are paying attention, progressives worldwide know that Cuba provides healthcare that saves lives and prevents disease more effectively than does the United States, its major capitalist enemy. They know that CubanContinue reading “Exploring and Praising Cuban Healthcare, for the People”

“We Charge Genocide”—Forerunner at UN of Black Lives Matter

By Tom Whitney, August 1, 2020 The “We Charge Genocide” petition to the United Nations in 1951 is remembered as one of several major Communist Party contributions to anti-racist struggle in the United States, others being the rescue of the “Scottsboro Boys” in the 1930s, support for the Alabama Sharecroppers Union in that era, andContinue reading ““We Charge Genocide”—Forerunner at UN of Black Lives Matter”