A Unity of Opposites: The Dengist and the Red Guard / by Douglas E. Greene

Mao Zedong According to Mao Zedong, the principal law of materialist dialectics is the unity of opposites. Thus, it is quite fitting to observe that we can find the unity of opposites on display in evaluations of Mao himself as represented by Domenico Losurdo and Alain Badiou. For Losurdo, Mao is praised for his realism,Continue reading “A Unity of Opposites: The Dengist and the Red Guard / by Douglas E. Greene”

Fidel’s guidance in all of Cuba’s struggles / by Alejandra Garcia

Originally published: Resumen English on August 11, 2022 These days Cuba is recovering from an unprecedented fire, which has kept Matanzas, the whole island, and especially rescuers, firefighters, and authorities on full alert since the night of August 5. The continuous explosions in one of the main oil storage facilities in the country left aContinue reading “Fidel’s guidance in all of Cuba’s struggles / by Alejandra Garcia”

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales calls for a Global campaign to eliminate NATO / by Jeremy Kuzmarov

Evo Morales | Source: declassifieduk.org Originally published in Covert Action Magazine on July 30, 2022 In an interview with British journalist Matt Kennard at his home in El Trópico, a small town four hours from Cochabamba in the heart of the Amazon rain forest, former Bolivian president Evo Morales (2006-2019) called for an international campaign to eliminateContinue reading “Former Bolivian President Evo Morales calls for a Global campaign to eliminate NATO / by Jeremy Kuzmarov”

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”

Commentary – Culture and existence: the message from Silger / by Saroj Giri

A mandi woman in Adivasi day. (Photo: Biplob Rahman / Wikimedia Commons) On May 17, 2021 three unarmed adivasi (aboriginal) protesters were killed by Indian police near the village of Silger, in the central Indian forests in the State of Chhattisgarh. They were protesting the building of a fortified camp by the Central Reserve PoliceContinue reading “Commentary – Culture and existence: the message from Silger / by Saroj Giri”

Labor law failings, workplace organizing challenges, and possibilities for union renewal / by Martin Hart-Landsberg

Trump’s new Medicaid rule prohibits automatic payment of union dues. (Photo: Peoples Dispatch) If you follow the news it must seem like joining a union is a step outside the norms of U.S. law. Afterall, the media is full of stories about how big companies like Starbucks and Amazon threaten their pro-union workers with dismissal, spy onContinue reading “Labor law failings, workplace organizing challenges, and possibilities for union renewal / by Martin Hart-Landsberg”

$40 Billion more the Ukraine war: a wakeup call for those who still believe in lesser-evilism / by Ryan Costello

U.S. Administration to deliver military aid to Ukraine, 2019. (Photo: Petition) The U.S. House of Representatives just approved another massive military “aid” package for the Ukraine War. The Biden administration had initially requested $33 billion in new money for the war, but leaders of both parties in Congress, eager to support the war, quickly saidContinue reading “$40 Billion more the Ukraine war: a wakeup call for those who still believe in lesser-evilism / by Ryan Costello”

In a world of great disorder and extravagant lies, we look for compassion / by Vijay Prashad

Francisca Lita Sáez (Spain), An Unequal Fight, 2020. Greetings from the desk of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. These are deeply upsetting times. The COVID-19 global pandemic had the potential to bring people together, to strengthen global institutions such as the World Health Organisation (WHO), and to galvanise new faith in public action. Our vast socialContinue reading “In a world of great disorder and extravagant lies, we look for compassion / by Vijay Prashad”

Posting May Day – The Story of International Workers’ Day Through Trade Union Posters / by Lorna Miller

Posting May Day | MR Online May Day is known throughout the world as International Workers’ Day. It is celebrated in over one hundred countries to highlight workers’ struggles and triumphs. Though the movement celebrating May Day originated in the United States, it is not a recognized holiday there. May Day commemorates the mass protestsContinue reading “Posting May Day – The Story of International Workers’ Day Through Trade Union Posters / by Lorna Miller”