‘We Became Visible’ – a Sandinista’s View on Autonomy

by Johnny Hodgson, published on Workers World, November 19, 2021 The Sandinista revolution established the mission to create a new nation, a new Nicaraguan nationality, a multiethnic, multicultural and multilingual country, where the Indigenous and Afro-descendant would have the possibility of participating on an equal basis in the construction of this new Nicaraguan nation. We reached the conclusion that for[…]

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Cubans Say They Are More Excited About School Reopening Than Regime Change

by Medea Benjamin, published on MintPress News, November 16, 2021 HAVANA — “If you build it, they will come,” said Kevin Costner in the Field of Dreams. In Cuba, they didn’t come. Dissidents on the island, with their U.S. backers, had been working feverishly for months to turn the unprecedented July 11 protests into a crescendo of government opposition on[…]

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Why is the US fueling the November 15 Cuba protests?

by Rosa Miriam Elizalde, published on the Orinoco Tribune, Nov 13, 2021 On September 20, letters began to arrive at eight Cuban municipal or provincial government headquarters announcing the holding of “peaceful” marches on November 15 by a group called Archipiélago. The motivation for these marches was a call for change. The letter was not a formal request to occupy the busiest streets[…]

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U.S. Is Weaponizing the Effects of Its Illegal Blockade to Create Internal Disorder and Chaos against Revolutionary Cuba!

U.S. Peace Council Statement, November 14, 2021 Once again, the U.S. government is trying to overthrow the Cuban government — this time by orchestrating a “color revolution” — through funding and organizing a nationwide protest by dissident elements, who blame the socialist government for the conditions created by the crippling 62-year siege and blockade imposed on Cuba by the imperialist[…]

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A Union Worker’s Perspective From Puerto Rico

by Walberto Rolón, published on Workers World, November 12, 2021 I began lineman training in 1989 – a chance that for many of Puerto Rico’s youth is nigh impossible unless you are favored by some political faction. [Puerto Rico’s main union for electrical workers is UTIER, the Unión de Trabajadores de la Industria Eléctrica y Riego (Electrical Industry and Irrigation[…]

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Class Warfare and Socialist Resistance: Nicaragua, Cuba, Venezuela as Existential Threats to the US

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, November 10, 2021 Why do Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela pose such an existential threat to the U.S.? The promise of socialism and their resistance to US class warfare. One of the extreme ironies of the latest attack by the settler-colonial regime of the United States against the national democratic project of Nicaragua[…]

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Puerto Ricans Resist Austerity Measures and Corporate Corruption

By Monica Cruz, published on Peoples Dispatch, October 20, 2021 On October 15, protestors shut down Puerto Rico’s Highway 18 in the capital San Juan chanting “Fuera Luma!”, our “Out Luma”, demanding an end to the government contract with the private energy company, Luma Energy. Their cries were echoed at protests on the same day in New York City, Miami and Philadelphia.[…]

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Nicaragua’s Indigenous Leaders Speak Out Against Misinformation and False Solutions

by Rick Sterling, excerpted from larger document by Stephen Sefton. You can download a PDF of this article HERE.  [jb] Nicaragua has an election upcoming on November 7. According to polls, the current Sandinista government is popular and expected to win. However, the Sandinista government is intensely disliked by Washington and there has been a steady stream of negative news[…]

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Encampment Cleared in a Racist Rush – Haiti Still Tottering

by G. Dunkel, published on Workers World, September 28, 2021 After images of the U.S. Border Patrol agents using long reins as whips against Haitians camped in Del Rio, Texas, trying to get into the U.S., spread worldwide, a top-level decision was made to shut the Del Rio camps down. Hundreds of progressive organizations condemned the Border Patrol’s actions —[…]

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