Mexico Leads in Opposing the Cuba Blockade and US Imperialism / by W.T. Whitney, Jr.

Photograph Source: Eneas De Troya – CC BY 2.0 Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) visited Cuba on May 8-9. He began by highlighting regional unity as good for equal promotion of economic development for all states. AMLO addressed themes he had discussed previously when Cuban president visited Mexico City in 2021. At that time AMLO, byContinue reading “Mexico Leads in Opposing the Cuba Blockade and US Imperialism / by W.T. Whitney, Jr.”

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”

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.”

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.”

100 North American youth march in Cuba to demand an end to the blockade / by People’s Dispatch

“Build the future, end the blockade!” The youth leaders joined Cuba’s iconic May Day march to demand an end to the US blockade and to strengthen ties of solidarity with the island. For the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the people of Cuba took to the streets in large numbers onContinue reading “100 North American youth march in Cuba to demand an end to the blockade / by People’s Dispatch”

Imperialism is the Arsonist: Marxism’s Contribution to Ecological Literatures and Struggles / by Derek Wall

Marxism’s contributions to ecological literature and struggles is a rich and contradictory field of discussion. Marxism in diverse ways has fed into environmental struggles and broader ecological politics. Broadly, I would argue that there has been a deepening appreciation of the ecological themes in the work of Marx and Engels in recent decades. Most significantly,Continue reading “Imperialism is the Arsonist: Marxism’s Contribution to Ecological Literatures and Struggles / by Derek Wall”

How Cuba revitalized its energy sector while significantly reducing carbon emissions / by Ian Ellis-Jones

A solar photovoltaic project in Cuba | Photo: IRENA/Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Cuba has been revitalising its energy sector for the past 25 years. As a result, there has been a demonstrable rise in overall efficiency and a significant reduction in emissions. Before the 1959 Cuban Revolution, only 56% of the population had access toContinue reading “How Cuba revitalized its energy sector while significantly reducing carbon emissions / by Ian Ellis-Jones”

Cuba Prepares for Disaster / by Don Fitz

Cienfuegos, Cuba. Photograph Source: Alistair Kitchen – CC BY 2.0 The September 2021 Scientific American included a description by the editors of the deplorable state of disaster relief in the US.  They traced the root cause of problems with relief programs as their “focus on restoring private property,” which results in little attention to those “with the least capacityContinue reading “Cuba Prepares for Disaster / by Don Fitz”

US Government Must Let Cubans Eat – W.T. Whitney Jr.

Food availability was the top concern of 21 percent of Cubans responding to a recent opinion survey. The U.S. economic blockade has promoted food shortages. In 1960 the idea of a blockade was appealing to the U.S. State Department because it would cause deprivation and suffering.  Those intentions resurfaced in 1992 with the so-called CubanContinue reading “US Government Must Let Cubans Eat – W.T. Whitney Jr.”

For Cuba and Venezuela, US Silence May Not Be Golden – W.T. Whitney – May 16th, 2020

The U. S. President and his Secretary of State frequently expound about the supposed failings of enemies abroad. Recently they’ve blasted China’s response to the pandemic, Venezuela’s dictatorship, Cuba’s “slave doctors” overseas, and even Iranian border guards beating up on Afghan migrants. But they’ve been mostly silent about two recent disruptions of the imperialist statusContinue reading “For Cuba and Venezuela, US Silence May Not Be Golden – W.T. Whitney – May 16th, 2020”