Chile’s Lithium Provides Profit to the Billionaires But Exhausts the Land and the People / by Vijay Prashad and Taroa Zuniga Silva

Photograph Source: Francesco Mocellin – CC BY-SA 3.0 The Atacama salt flat in northern Chile, which stretches 1,200 square miles, is the largest source of lithium in the world. We are standing on a bluff, looking over la gran fosa, the great pit that sits at the southern end of the flat, which is shielded fromContinue reading “Chile’s Lithium Provides Profit to the Billionaires But Exhausts the Land and the People / by Vijay Prashad and Taroa Zuniga Silva”

Commentary: When a Country That’s Orchestrated Many Coups Has One of Its Own / by Amy Goodman and Dennis Moynihan

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Brent Stirton/Getty Images) Originally published in Common Dreams, July 16, 2022 The United States has a long history of organizing, funding, arming and actively perpetrating coups against democratically elected governments. “AllContinue reading “Commentary: When a Country That’s Orchestrated Many Coups Has One of Its Own / by Amy Goodman and Dennis Moynihan”

Chileans Revolted Against Their Constitution. Americans Should Too / by Oren Schweitzer

A child observes a Mapuche ritual during a demonstration on the first day of the Constitutional Convention. (Felipe Figueroa / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images) This article originally appeared in Jacobin | jacobin.com/ In recent years, Chileans have struggled to overturn their undemocratic political system and write a new constitution. Americans should takeContinue reading “Chileans Revolted Against Their Constitution. Americans Should Too / by Oren Schweitzer”

Building the Communist Movement is Women’s Work (and Men’s Too) / by W. T. Whitney Jr.

Analyst Taryn Fivek, in her recent article on the CPUSA website, offers explanations for women’s frequent reluctance to take part in progressive politics. She calls for more involvement of women in the struggle for socialism. Here we review some of her conclusions and argue that women’s role in struggle must be large, one reason reasonContinue reading “Building the Communist Movement is Women’s Work (and Men’s Too) / by W. T. Whitney Jr.”

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”

Building the Communist Movement is Women’s Work (and Men’s Too) / by W. T. Whitney Jr.

Analyst Taryn Fivek, in her recent article on the CPUSA website, offers explanations for women’s frequent reluctance to take part in progressive politics. She calls for more involvement of women in the struggle for socialism. Here we review some of her conclusions and argue that women’s role in struggle must be large, one reason reasonContinue reading “Building the Communist Movement is Women’s Work (and Men’s Too) / by W. T. Whitney Jr.”