Stop the Wars at Home and Abroad!

Cuba’s New Family Code, a Democratic Process Leads to a Law of Love

by Lyn Neeley, published on Workers World, January 20, 2023 Members of the 51st Venceremos Brigade were invited to an open-air meeting to learn about the passage of Cuba’s new Family Code — the most inclusive, progressive and revolutionary law in Latin America and, indeed, the world, because of who it protects. University professors and speakers from CENESEX (Centro Nacional[…]

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Latin America and Caribbean, Year 2022 in Review – Challenges for a Pink Tide Surging Over a Volatile US Hegemony

by Roger D. Harris, published on NicaNotes, January 12, 2023 2023 marks the 200th anniversary of the Monroe Doctrine. This imperial fiat arrogates to the US the unilateral authority to intervene in the affairs of sovereign states in the Western Hemisphere and to exclude any other power from meddling in what is viewed as Washington’s backyard. Two centuries later, the[…]

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For African/Black Working Class and Colonized Peoples, Midterm Elections in the U.S. Offer No Relief from War Repression and Capitalist Misery

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, November 9, 2022 The 50-year old neo-liberal agenda explains why political choices in this country provide little change that benefits the masses of people. The recent midterm election results will not bring about an improvement in the lives of the Black working class. The agenda was set with the Lewis Powell Memorandum[…]

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Haiti and the Debt of Independence

by Yves Engler, published on Countercurrents, September 4, 2022 In the vast history of imperialist exploitation few episodes match the depravity of Haiti’s debt of independence. Military blackmail of a small country by a superpower, prioritizing “property rights” over human rights, racial capitalism, a sellout “light skinned” local bourgeoise and the way our past haunts the present are all part[…]

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No to Foreign Military Intervention in Haiti! Yes to Haitian Self Determination!

by the Black Alliance for Peace Haiti/Americas Team, published on Black Agenda Report, October 19, 2022 The vote in the UN Security Council did not take place.  It appears that behind the scenes, Russia and China made it clear they would not support these measures.  I published the Black Alliance for Peace Response to this a little further down if[…]

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Workers InFrance Stage Nationwide Strike For Higher Wages and 130,000 People March In Paris

by the Countercurrents Collective, published on Countercurrents, October 19, 2022 The Europeans are struggling with the insane response of the EU leadership to the Ukraine War, eagerly sacrificing their welfare to a proxy war in support of U.S. aggression and a deadly proxy war.  [jb] French workers took part in a nationwide strike Tuesday to demand higher wages to keep[…]

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The Black Alliance for Peace Welcomes Delayed Security Council Vote on Western Invasion of Haiti

Statement by Black Alliance for Peace, October 18, 2022 BAP’s Explicit Call for Security Council Opposition Was Heard October 18, 2022 — One day after the Black Alliance for Peace – and other individuals and groups from Haiti and the Haitian diaspora – requested that Russia and China oppose the Biden Administration’s UN Security Council resolution providing cover for another[…]

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Four Straight Years of Nonstop Street Protest in Haiti

by Vijay Prashad, produced by Globetrotter, September 27, 2022 The destruction of Haiti appears to be an international project.  The US leads, having smashed their legitimate government repeatedly and destroyed any avenues toward independence, integrity or economic stability that have arisen.  What is their crime?  Is it an indpendent spirit, or merely the vulnerability of the small and weak?   […]

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Stop Using Human Tragedies to Instigate “Velvet Revolution” in Iran!

Statement from U.S. Peace Council, October 2, 2022 I visited Iran several times a decade ago.  Women have it pretty good in Iran.  They have about the same ratio of women to men in college as the US (just like us, women do a little better in college and men do a little better in the economy).  Women are free[…]

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Strike, Strike, Strike

by Chris Hedges, published on The Chris Hedges Report, September 18, 2022 The mounting social inequality is fueling protests around the globe. The global ruling class is determined to prevent these protests from employing the weapon that can bring them down — strikes. The ruling oligarchs are terrified that, for tens of millions of people, the economic dislocation caused by[…]

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