Universities Now Need Govt Approval for Online International Events on India’s ‘Internal Matters,’ from The Wire.

Revised guidelines issued by the MEA and education ministry appear to extend rules applicable to physical events – for which foreigners require visas to come to India – to online conferences and seminars that don’t involve any travel to India. New Delhi: In a new restriction on academic freedom at the country’s publicly-funded universities, professorsContinue reading “Universities Now Need Govt Approval for Online International Events on India’s ‘Internal Matters,’ from The Wire.”

There Are So Many Lessons to Learn from Kerala: The Eleventh Newsletter (2021), Tricontinental

Dear friends, Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. Indian farmers and agricultural workers have crossed the hundred-day mark of their protest against the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They will not withdraw until the government repeals laws that deliver the advantages of agriculture to large corporate houses. This, theContinue reading “There Are So Many Lessons to Learn from Kerala: The Eleventh Newsletter (2021), Tricontinental”

Recurring Political Crisis in Haiti Connects with US Racism, by Tom Whitney

Haiti faces serious political crisis. The country has experienced great political difficulties ever since gaining independent nationhood in 1804. Impaired governance stems in large measure from U.S. meddling over many years.  We examine the current crisis and the basis for U.S. zeal to curtail Haiti’s future. Mass demonstrations have continued intermittently since mid-2018, when twoContinue reading “Recurring Political Crisis in Haiti Connects with US Racism, by Tom Whitney”

Cuba’s COVID-19 Vaccines Serve the People, Not Profits, by Tom Whitney

Cuba’s socialist approach to developing vaccines against COVID-19 differs strikingly from that of capitalist nations of the world. Cuba’s production of four vaccines is grounded in science and dedicated to saving the lives of all Cubans, and to international solidarity. The New York Times’s running report on the world’s vaccine programs shows 67 vaccines havingContinue reading “Cuba’s COVID-19 Vaccines Serve the People, Not Profits, by Tom Whitney”

To Normalize US-Cuban Relations, Restore Working Embassies, by Tom Whitney

The new Biden administration may soon ease regulations enforcing the U.S. economic blockade against Cuba.  However, if Oregon Senator Ron Wyden’s new bill, the U.S.-Cuba Trade Act of 2021, becomes law, the blockade itself will disappear. Meanwhile, the two countries’ embassies in Havana and Washington are dysfunctional. No normal relations will obtain until they areContinue reading “To Normalize US-Cuban Relations, Restore Working Embassies, by Tom Whitney”

UN Report Condemns US Economic Sanctions against Venezuela, by Tom Whitney

Belarusian lawyer and academician Alena Douhan, who in 2020 became the United Nations “Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures,” visited Venezuela on February 1-12. She was there “to assess the impact of unilateral [U. S.] sanctions on the enjoyment of human rights.”  At her press conference on the last day,Continue reading “UN Report Condemns US Economic Sanctions against Venezuela, by Tom Whitney”

With COVID controlled and economy growing, Vietnam’s Communists plan for future, by Amiad Horowitz

From People’s World HANOI—With only 35 recorded deaths, Vietnam has managed the coronavirus pandemic better than almost any other country on earth. And, unlike other nations, where mass unemployment and recession are the norm, Vietnam’s economy is actually growing. That’s the context in which the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV)Continue reading “With COVID controlled and economy growing, Vietnam’s Communists plan for future, by Amiad Horowitz”

Sometimes Marx’s Capital Is a Pillow, Sometimes It Obliges Us to Deepen Our Struggles: The Seventh Newsletter (2021), from Vijay Prashad

Dear friends, Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. In 1911, a young Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969) arrived in France, which had colonised his homeland of Vietnam. Though he had been raised with a patriotic spirit committed to anti-colonialism, Ho Chi Minh’s temperament did not allow him to retreat into aContinue reading “Sometimes Marx’s Capital Is a Pillow, Sometimes It Obliges Us to Deepen Our Struggles: The Seventh Newsletter (2021), from Vijay Prashad”

Letter to End the US Embargo against Cuba, from Tom Whitney

Dear Comrades, I write you on behalf of an ad hoc group of Maine people identifying themselves “Maine Citizens Opposed to the US Embargo against Cuba.”  We are asking you to add your name to the letter appearing below to the two Maine senators. Now is a crucial time. There is a chance now –Continue reading “Letter to End the US Embargo against Cuba, from Tom Whitney”

The Progressive International denies the false and malicious information published by the Colombian magazine Semana, from the Progressive International

The Progressive International denies the false and malicious information published by the Colombian magazine regarding an alleged link between the Progressive International and the ELN guerrilla in Colombia. The Progressive International denies the false and malicious information published by the Colombian magazine Semana and reproduced in other media in Colombia, Ecuador and Argentina, regarding anContinue reading “The Progressive International denies the false and malicious information published by the Colombian magazine Semana, from the Progressive International”