US Must Return Its Political Prisoner Simón Trinidad to Colombia – W.T. Whitney Jr.

Murderous violence and oligarchy were at the center of Colombian political life during the 20th century. Colombians by the millions were marginalized, impoverished, and/or displaced from small land holdings. Violence and the failings of liberal democracy turned Simón Trinidad into a revolutionary. Few in the United States and Europe know about him. Colombia’s allies inContinue reading “US Must Return Its Political Prisoner Simón Trinidad to Colombia – W.T. Whitney Jr.”

Economic Collapse and Unemployment Councils – Then and Now – W.T. Whitney Jr.

By W. T. Whitney Jr. – June 10, 2020 Hunger, homelessness, and evictions were features of the Great Depression in the United States. Jobs disappeared and working conditions deteriorated. Some “250,000 teenagers  were on the road.” And how many others? By 1933 one third of farm families had lost their farms. Unemployment that year wasContinue reading “Economic Collapse and Unemployment Councils – Then and Now – W.T. Whitney Jr.”

For Cuba and Venezuela, US Silence May Not Be Golden – W.T. Whitney – May 16th, 2020

The U. S. President and his Secretary of State frequently expound about the supposed failings of enemies abroad. Recently they’ve blasted China’s response to the pandemic, Venezuela’s dictatorship, Cuba’s “slave doctors” overseas, and even Iranian border guards beating up on Afghan migrants. But they’ve been mostly silent about two recent disruptions of the imperialist statusContinue reading “For Cuba and Venezuela, US Silence May Not Be Golden – W.T. Whitney – May 16th, 2020”