The new generation of Communists leading Chile to a post-Pinochet future, by Vijay Prashad And Taroa Zúñiga Silva

From People’s World Javiera Reyes, who is 31 years old, is the new mayor of the Santiago municipality of Lo Espejo in Chile. “I grew up in a home where Salvador Allende was always the good guy,” she told us, “and Augusto Pinochet was a tyrant. That marked my life.” Reyes’s comment reflects the oldContinue reading “The new generation of Communists leading Chile to a post-Pinochet future, by Vijay Prashad And Taroa Zúñiga Silva”

“Hands off Cuba!” by Daniel Carson

Letter to the President from CPUSA Maine Club member, Daniel Carson Dated July 14, 2021 President Biden, The world is no longer fooled by the lies and manipulations of the imperialist United States. Decade after decade has the world witnessed the violent and murderous regime-change tactics employed by the United States and increasingly are theContinue reading ““Hands off Cuba!” by Daniel Carson”

Astounding Victory in Peru of Socialist Candidate for President by Tom Whitney

In voting on June 6, Pedro Castillo, candidate of the Perú Libre(Free Peru) political party, defeated three-time presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, daughter of imprisoned former president Alberto Fujimori. Five days later, with all votes counted, Castillo claimed a victory margin of 69,546 votes, or 50.2 % of the votes. Keiko Fujimori, who gained 49.8% ofContinue reading “Astounding Victory in Peru of Socialist Candidate for President by Tom Whitney”

Blinken is dangerously wrong about Cuba, from the CPUSA

MAY 28, 2021 The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) rejects a recent statement by U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on the subject of Cuba and other countries. On Tuesday, May 25, the U.S. State Department announced that it will keep Cuba on the list of countries which do not fully cooperate in the fight againstContinue reading “Blinken is dangerously wrong about Cuba, from the CPUSA”

U.S. Imperialists Deprive Cuba of Syringes That Are Needed Now, by Tom Whitney

Editorial note US stubbornness in hanging on to its economic blockade against Cuba annoys us. Sixty years is enough, don’t you think? We are joining the Let Cuba Live Committee of Maine as it collaborates with IFCO/Pastors for Peace of New York in the project of that group heading to Cuba this Fall. Pastors forContinue reading “U.S. Imperialists Deprive Cuba of Syringes That Are Needed Now, by Tom Whitney”

National Strike in Colombia is Massive, Meets Violent Repression, by Tom Whitney

Colombia is afire with a National Strike mounted by working people young people, and the excluded. They are protesting neoliberal reforms that diminish lives and hopes. Tax-reform proposals from President Iván Duque’s rightwing government triggered large demonstrations that began on April 28 and are continuing. Brutal repression has inflamed the rebellion. The government quickly withdrewContinue reading “National Strike in Colombia is Massive, Meets Violent Repression, by Tom Whitney”

Preliminary Report on National Strike (and Calamity) in Colombia

From our editorial team (May 5) According to the website of the Colombian Communist Party, “there is a massacre in progress in Colombia: 21 murders, 208 seriously wounded, 503 arbitrarily detained, dozens of disappeared, ten women raped by Esmad police, attacked human rights defenders and journalists.” A nation strike has been ongoing nationwide in ColombiaContinue reading “Preliminary Report on National Strike (and Calamity) in Colombia”

‘We are witnessing a crime against humanity’: Arundhati Roy on India’s Covid catastrophe

It’s hard to convey the full depth and range of the trauma, the chaos and the indignity that people are being subjected to. Meanwhile, Modi and his allies are telling us not to complain by Arundhati Roy Wed 28 Apr 2021 From: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/apr/28/crime-against-humanity-arundhati-roy-india-covid-catastrophe During a particularly polarising election campaign in the state of Uttar Pradesh inContinue reading “‘We are witnessing a crime against humanity’: Arundhati Roy on India’s Covid catastrophe”

Revolutionary Poetry for International Worker’s Day

Complied by Chris McKinnon “Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just… start.”     ~ Ijeoma Umebinyuo To celebrate May Day, we present a selection ofContinue reading “Revolutionary Poetry for International Worker’s Day”

Venezuela Border Conflict Mixes Drug Trafficking and Regime-Change Ambitions , by Tom Whitney

1182 words Since mid-March Venezuelan army units have been attacking and expelling Colombian operatives active in Apure state, in western Venezuela. Colombians have long used the border regions to prepare cocaine arriving from Colombia and ship it to the United States and Europe. Fighting has subsided; eight Venezuelan troops were killed. Seeking safety, 3,500 VenezuelansContinue reading “Venezuela Border Conflict Mixes Drug Trafficking and Regime-Change Ambitions , by Tom Whitney”