Cuba describes easing of US sanctions as “a limited step in the right direction” / by People’s Dispatch

US President Joe Biden has finally announced the easing of some of the 243 sanctions imposed on Cuba by former President Trump On May 16, the government of US President Joe Biden announced the easing of some of the sanctions imposed on Cuba by former President Donald Trump. The measures include the elimination of theContinue reading “Cuba describes easing of US sanctions as “a limited step in the right direction” / by People’s Dispatch”

$40 Billion more the Ukraine war: a wakeup call for those who still believe in lesser-evilism / by Ryan Costello

U.S. Administration to deliver military aid to Ukraine, 2019. (Photo: Petition) The U.S. House of Representatives just approved another massive military “aid” package for the Ukraine War. The Biden administration had initially requested $33 billion in new money for the war, but leaders of both parties in Congress, eager to support the war, quickly saidContinue reading “$40 Billion more the Ukraine war: a wakeup call for those who still believe in lesser-evilism / by Ryan Costello”

What’s at stake in the settler colonial debate / by Albert Bender

Image:  Native Pride, Fibonacci Blue (CC BY 2.0);  Map showing native lands, Native Land Digital (website). The question has arisen: is the U.S. a settler colonial country? To begin with, the U.S. definitely was founded as a settler colonial state as well as a capitalist state. The most well-known of states in this classification besides theContinue reading “What’s at stake in the settler colonial debate / by Albert Bender”

In a world of great disorder and extravagant lies, we look for compassion / by Vijay Prashad

Francisca Lita Sáez (Spain), An Unequal Fight, 2020. Greetings from the desk of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. These are deeply upsetting times. The COVID-19 global pandemic had the potential to bring people together, to strengthen global institutions such as the World Health Organisation (WHO), and to galvanise new faith in public action. Our vast socialContinue reading “In a world of great disorder and extravagant lies, we look for compassion / by Vijay Prashad”

Northern Ireland elections – the communist view / by Eugene McCartan

Sinn Fein’s Vice President Michelle O’Neill, centre, reacts with party colleagues after being elected in Mid Ulster at the Medow Bank election count centre in Magherafelt , Northern Ireland, Friday, May, 6, 2022 Communist Party of Ireland general secretary explains how solutions to Ireland’s problems cannot be found within the political structures created by andContinue reading “Northern Ireland elections – the communist view / by Eugene McCartan”

The Pride of Having Been Heard and Appreciated by Maduro / by Resumen Latinoamericano

Carlos Aznárez’s interview with Daniel Jadue, Communist mayor of Recoleta Municipality in Santiago, Chile Introduction, by Carlos Aznárez, director of Resumen Latinoamericano: Daniel Jadue, of Palestinian origin, is mayor of Recoleta, a populous municipality of the Chilean capital. But also he is a leader of the most critical wing of Chile’s Communist Party and isContinue reading “The Pride of Having Been Heard and Appreciated by Maduro / by Resumen Latinoamericano”

The struggle of workers brings light in uncertain times / by People’s Dispatch

Image credit: retedeicomunisti.net National spokespersons of Potere al Popolo addressed the 18th Congress of the World Federation of Trade Unions taking place in Rome, Italy from May 6 to 8 The 18th congress of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) is currently underway in Italy, being hosted by the country’s main grassroot union Unione Sindacale di Base (USB). 435Continue reading “The struggle of workers brings light in uncertain times / by People’s Dispatch”

‘He’s the only way’: how Lula allies hope he will end Bolsonaro era / by Tom Phillips in São Paulo

Former Brazilian head of state Lula da Silva launches presidential candidacy after Bolsonaro’s “irresponsible” rule | credit: AFP Brazilian supporters hope to overturn far-right leader’s ‘reckless and criminal’ rule A mesmerized hush fell over the crowd as João Camarero took to the stage with his seven-string guitar and plucked the opening notes of a nationalContinue reading “‘He’s the only way’: how Lula allies hope he will end Bolsonaro era / by Tom Phillips in São Paulo”

French Communists, Socialists, Greens, Mélanchon unite on ‘radical program’ for elections / by Ben Chacko

Demonstrators carry a banner reading ‘Workers and oppressed peoples of all countries, unite!’ during a May Day demonstration in Paris, France, Sunday, May 1, 2022. Citizens and trade unions in France took to the streets to protest against the newly reelected President Emmanuel Macron. Left parties will unite for the upcoming legislative elections. | LewisContinue reading “French Communists, Socialists, Greens, Mélanchon unite on ‘radical program’ for elections / by Ben Chacko”

Pope suggests NATO facilitated war by ‘barking at Russia’s door’ / by John Wojcik

Pope Francis waves to the crowds that gathered in St.Peter’s Square at the Vatican as he recites the Regina Coeli noon prayer from the window of his studio, April 24, 2022. Andrew Medichini | AP Pope Francis appears to be at least partially blaming the West for the war in Ukraine. In an interview publishedContinue reading “Pope suggests NATO facilitated war by ‘barking at Russia’s door’ / by John Wojcik”