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”

Make Amazon Pay: Common Demands

Amazon is one of the most powerful corporations on the planet, headed by the world’s richest person, CEO Jeff Bezos. From makeamazonpay.com During the Covid-19 pandemic, Amazon became a trillion dollar corporation, with Bezos becoming the first person in history to amass $200 billion in personal wealth. Meanwhile, Amazon warehouse workers risked their lives asContinue reading “Make Amazon Pay: Common Demands”

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”

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”

Another Hiroshima is coming…. Unless we stop it now – John Pilger

Originally By John Pilger, Aug 07, 2020  Source : https://mronline.org/2020/08/07/another-hiroshima-is-coming-unless-we-stop-it-now/ In a major essay to mark the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, John Pilger describes reporting from five ‘ground zeros’ for nuclear weapons–from Hiroshima to Bikini, Nevada to Polynesia and Australia. He warns that unless we take action now, China is next. John Pilger, renownedContinue reading “Another Hiroshima is coming…. Unless we stop it now – John Pilger”