AUKUS: Myth of a New “Cold War” Between the U.S. and China/Russia

by Jeff Mackler Socialist Action,  September 27, 2021 Friends, Jeff presents a different but useful perspective on China (and Western relations with China) from what you usually see here.  I invite discussion around this point. [jb] AUKUS, or the new and secretly negotiated $66 billion nuclear-powered submarine agreement between Australia, the United Kingdom and the U.S., has momentarily ruffled some[…]

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The Hell That is Haiti

by Marty Goodman, published on Socialist Action, September 12, 2021 Haiti is being hit by an unending series of natural and human-made disasters – seemingly all at once. The assassination on July 7 of its president Jouvenel Moise; an Aug. 14 earthquake; tropical storms; rampaging gang violence and a COVID crisis in a society tortured by extreme poverty and inequality.[…]

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In Nobody’s Backyard: Rejecting Geo-Political and Historical Fatalism

By Gerard Perierra, published on Tortilla Con Sal,  July 29, 2021 Except for the hum of US helicopters flying overhead, there was a deafening silence throughout the Caribbean region, during the recent Operation Tradewinds, Progressive and Pan-African forces did not utter a word, as soldiers from Guyana, Brazil, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago participated[…]

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Biden’s $Trillion Taxing the Rich Social Infrastructure Charade Crumbles

by Jeff Mackler, published on Socialist Action, July 18, 2021 Today the New York Times announced that the modified (gutted) bill had passed the Senate.   The Biden administration is claiming success in bipartisan collaboration. [jb] If we are to believe the almost daily front-page major media headlines, President Joseph Biden has embarked on an historic congressional battle to massively fund[…]

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Defend the Cuban Revolution and Struggle for More Socialism Not Less

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, July 15, 2021 Millions have turned away from the illusions and corruption of capitalism toward the possibility of organizing a society informed by the values of cooperation, equality, community, peace, and life. “Capitalism transforms water into a commodity, food into a luxury, education into an impossibility and basic healthcare into a distant[…]

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Capitalist Media, Biden’s Climate Deceptions; The Race to Save Earth

by James Fortin, published on Socialist Action, June 15, 2021 It just keeps getting worse. Never in the memory of any living person on Earth, has it been this bad. Climate change is occurring; it is getting worse, and time is running out to save the planet from catastrophe. Scientists urgently note the globe is rapidly approaching the catastrophic threshold[…]

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Racial Capitalism and the Betrayal of Haiti

By Yves Engler, published on Socialist Action, April 5, 2021 Qui Bono in Haiti? [jb] Domination by multinational corporations and “light skinned” local capitalists — that’s the story of Haiti as illustrated by one recent event. The day after his already paper-thin constitutional legitimacy completely eroded Jovenel Moïse gave significant amounts of Haitian land to a light-skinned oligarch working with Coca-Cola. According[…]

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The Necessity of Dismantling the U.S.—A conversation with Ajamu Baraka

by Kollibri terre Sonnenblume, published on Counterpunch, March 12, 2021 On February 26th, I interviewed Ajamu Baraka for my podcast. Baraka is a veteran grassroots organizer whose roots are in the Black Liberation Movement and anti-apartheid and Central American solidarity struggles. He is an internationally recognized leader of the emerging human rights movement in the U.S. and has been at[…]

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