U.S. intervention and capitalism have created a monster in Honduras / by W.T. Whitney, Jr.

In this Oct. 24 2019, file photo, a man holds a sign that reads in Spanish “Hurray for those who fight” as he sits in front of a street blocked by a burning barricade, during a protest to demand the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernández, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. | Elmer Martinez / AP ChileanContinue reading “U.S. intervention and capitalism have created a monster in Honduras / by W.T. Whitney, Jr.”

Cuban intelligence chief says ‘U.S. government preparing final blow’ to revolution / by W.T. Whitney, Jr.

Anti-communist Cuban-Americans ask for U.S. military intervention in against Cuba, July 26, 2021, at Lafayette Park near the White House in Washington. | Jacquelyn Martin / AP Fabián Escalante helped establish Cuba’s state security services. He headed Cuba’s Department of State Security from 1976 to 1996, served as vice minister of the Interior Ministry, and afterContinue reading “Cuban intelligence chief says ‘U.S. government preparing final blow’ to revolution / by W.T. Whitney, Jr.”

USSR 2.0: Half of Russians would prefer the Soviet system

“An overwhelming percentage of Russians (75%) believe that the Soviet era was the “greatest period” in the country’s history.“ Thirty years after the counterrevolution and the restoration of capitalism in Russia, the prestige of socialism remains in high levels despite the waves of anti-communist propaganda. A recent poll conducted by Levada Center comes to confirm that more andContinue reading “USSR 2.0: Half of Russians would prefer the Soviet system”

Russia’s rising young communists pose an unexpected new threat to Putin’s grip / by Robyn Dixon

Young Communist Party supporters, both from the Russian town of Lipetsk, Vadim Putintsev, 21, and Olga Bykovskikh, 23, speak to each other during a rally protesting the alleged vote rigging in Russia’s elections. | Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP MOSCOW — A candidate for the Communist Party in Russia’s parliamentary elections, Mikhail Lobanov, went overnight fromContinue reading “Russia’s rising young communists pose an unexpected new threat to Putin’s grip / by Robyn Dixon”

Global Lenin / by Adam Mayer

Portrait of Lenin with a book of Pushkin (Kuzma Sergeevich Petrov-Vodkin). Adam Mayer celebrates a new volume on the Russian revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. Lenin150 (Samizdat)  has a sheer diversity that takes one’s breath away. Authors young and old, queer and old-style Marxist-Leninist, women and men write about Lenin’s work, history and legacy in an anthology thatContinue reading “Global Lenin / by Adam Mayer”

A World Without Hunger / by Vijay Prashad

Ang Kiukok (Philippines), Harvest, 2004. Dear friends, Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. On 1 October, the International Peoples’ Assembly (IPA), a network of over 200 social and political movements, had its public launch. The IPA owes its origin to a meeting held in Brazil in 2015 where movement leaders gathered to talk aboutContinue reading “A World Without Hunger / by Vijay Prashad”

Homage to Paulo Freire on the centenary of his birth / By Frei Betto

Paulo Freire, 1921-2021 / Perlid Editorial note from alai.net: If we want to rescue Paulo Freire’s legacy, we must return to grassroots work with working classpeople and adopt his methods, relying on a historical perspective and looking toward utopias of freedom and the democratic horizon. Frei Betto is most familiar with Paulo Freire, who wasContinue reading “Homage to Paulo Freire on the centenary of his birth / By Frei Betto”

Paulo Freire’s Ideas Are Just as Powerful Today as Ever / by Peter McLaren

Centennial of Paulo Freire 1921-2021 / La Internacional de la Educación América Latina Socialist educator Paulo Freire was born one hundred years ago today in the Brazilian city of Recife. A longtime comrade of Freire, leading Marxist pedagogue Peter McLaren writes about how his life and work remain deeply relevant today. Today marks the centennialContinue reading “Paulo Freire’s Ideas Are Just as Powerful Today as Ever / by Peter McLaren”

The Communist Party Just Won the Elections in Austria’s Second-Biggest City / An Interview with Robert Krotzer

The city of Graz. (Isiwal / Wikimedia Commons) In Sunday’s elections in Graz, Austria, the Communist Party romped to victory for the first time in history. Jacobin spoke to one of its winning candidates about how the party built a “red fortress” in the city. If the social experiments of “Red Vienna” long associated AustriaContinue reading “The Communist Party Just Won the Elections in Austria’s Second-Biggest City / An Interview with Robert Krotzer”

Germans choose center-left over center-right by big margin / by John Wojcik

Members and supporters of the Left Party (Die Linke) react at the Karl-Liebknecht-Haus after the publication of the first results in the 2021 federal election, in Berlin, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. Die Linke members were disappointed in the party’s vote totals, but celebrated a reported win in a referendum to expropriate Berlin apartments from landlords.Continue reading “Germans choose center-left over center-right by big margin / by John Wojcik”