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: 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,  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”