U.S. media searched for crisis at China Party Congress / by Eric Horowitz

The New York Times (10/27/22) invited readers to scrutinize video of a 79-year-old retiree being escorted from a meeting for signs that he was “purged”—a conjecture that the Times otherwise provides no evidence for. For the Western press, the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party offered a number of signals which—if read inContinue reading “U.S. media searched for crisis at China Party Congress / by Eric Horowitz”

Commune or nothing! Venezuela’s transition to socialism / by Venezuelanalysis.com

Originally published in Venezuelanalysis.com on November 9, 2022 Amidst Washington’s economic siege, Venezuela’s communes have continued advancing to offer long-standing solutions to the economic crisis in order to build a socialist future where life trumps capital. Communes are, by definition, deeply anti-imperialist and anticapitalist. Currently, Venezuela has dozens of communes, between rural and urban, someContinue reading “Commune or nothing! Venezuela’s transition to socialism / by Venezuelanalysis.com”

The American Empire Runs Through the Compact States / by Edward Hunt

Pohnpei International Airport. (Photo: Mike LaMonaca/Flickr) Originally published in Antiwar.com on October 24, 2022 U.S. officials are working to integrate the compact states more closely into the American empire in the Pacific Ocean. For the past year, U.S. diplomats and military leaders have been advising the leaders of Palau and the Federated States of MicronesiaContinue reading “The American Empire Runs Through the Compact States / by Edward Hunt”

The ‘Leftism’ of the Americas Collapses at the Door of Haitian Sovereignty / by Jemima Pierre

United Nations peacekeepers from Brazil conduct a security patrol in Cité Soleil, Haiti, during the second round of senatorial elections in 2009 / credit: United Nations The following opinion was originally published in Black Agenda Report. It is an exhilarating time for the “leftists” of the Americas. This past week, at the 77th meeting of the UnitedContinue reading “The ‘Leftism’ of the Americas Collapses at the Door of Haitian Sovereignty / by Jemima Pierre”

How Cuba is dealing with the devastation of Hurricane Ian / by Vijay Prashad, Manolo De Los Santos

Relief work in Cuba in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. (Photo: José Manuel Correa/Granma) Originally published in People’s Dispatch on October 5, 2022 This article was produced by Globetrotter. On September 27, 2022, a tropical cyclone—Hurricane Ian—struck Cuba’s western province of Pinar del Río. Sustained winds of around 125 miles per hour lingered over Cuba for more than eightContinue reading “How Cuba is dealing with the devastation of Hurricane Ian / by Vijay Prashad, Manolo De Los Santos”

Uprising targets Canada’s man in Haiti / by Frantz Elbé, Jovenel Moïse, Mike Duheme, Sébastien Carrière

Sign reads: “Banks are not innocent in our misery.” Originally published in Canadian Dimension, 09.15.2022 A popular uprising has paralyzed life in much of Haiti. While police are violently suppressing protesters, don’t expect Canadian officials to criticize security forces they fund. Major centres across Haiti have been blocked for days. Protesters want foreign appointed leaderContinue reading “Uprising targets Canada’s man in Haiti / by Frantz Elbé, Jovenel Moïse, Mike Duheme, Sébastien Carrière”

Imperialism and Taiwan / by Graham Harrington

Originally published in Socialist Voice on September 5, 2022 The recent visit of the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, to Taiwan has sharply increased the prospect of war in the region. The Chinese government and people strongly believe Taiwan to be their territory; and the no. 3 official in the U.S.Continue reading “Imperialism and Taiwan / by Graham Harrington”

Former CIA chief admits to U.S. meddling in foreign elections / by Morning Star Online

Former CIA director James Woolsey | Photo: Christopher Michel Creative Commons Originally published: Morning Star Online on July 26, 2022 Former CIA director James Woolsey has admitted that the U.S. “interferes” in elections in other countries to protect its interests. He made the candid remarks during an interview with Fox News presenter Laura Ingraham onContinue reading “Former CIA chief admits to U.S. meddling in foreign elections / by Morning Star Online”

Nicaragua celebrates 43 years of revolution: a clash between reality and media misrepresentation / by John Perry

Sandinista supporters in Masaya, July 2022. Credit: John Perry Originally published: Council on Hemispheric Affairs on July 19, 2022 by John Perry July 19th is a day of celebration in Nicaragua: the anniversary of the overthrow of the Somoza dictatorship. But the international media will have it penciled in their diaries for another reason: it’sContinue reading “Nicaragua celebrates 43 years of revolution: a clash between reality and media misrepresentation / by John Perry”

On Marxism and decolonisation / by Vijay Prashad

Karl Marx Originally published: Peoples Democracy on July 10, 2022 IN 1959, one of the revolutionary leaders in Cuba, Haydée Santamaria, a hundred years old this year, arrived at a cultural centre in the heart of Havana, Cuba. This building, the revolutionaries decided, would be committed to the promotion of Latin American art and cultureContinue reading “On Marxism and decolonisation / by Vijay Prashad”