For Biden’s Summit of the Americas, Obama’s Handshake With Raúl Castro Shows the Way

by Medea Benjamin, May 18, 2022 On May 16, the Biden administration announced new measures to “increase support for the Cuban people.” They included easing travel restrictions and helping Cuban-Americans support and connect with their families. They mark a step forward but a baby step, given that most U.S. sanctions on Cuba remain in place. Also in place is a[…]

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Why ‘Bolivia Is the Center of the World’ for People’s Movements

by Rogelio Mayta, produced by Globetrotter,  May 14, 2022 Humanity finds itself at a crucial moment. It’s not only war and climate change that threaten life on our planet. Ideologies and some people do too. We know that money and the production of wealth and well-being have created an ever greater and more profound gap between people, neighborhoods, cities and[…]

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Secular Democracy And The Future of Palestine

by Haidar Eid, published on Mondoweiss, January 28, 2022 The two-state solution continues to lose support in Palestine. More and more Palestinians are realizing that that the so-called peace process has only resulted in the the production of new Israeli facts on the ground, and new repressive practices that make a functioning Palestinian State impossible. No wonder then that a[…]

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Grasping Our Future vs a Neoliberal Dystopia

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies, October 20, 2021 In country after country around the world, people are rising up to challenge entrenched, failing neoliberal political and economic systems, with mixed but sometimes promising results. Progressive leaders in the U.S. Congress are refusing to back down on the Democrats’ promises to American voters to reduce poverty, expand rights to[…]

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Decolonization : Survival : Water : Life

by Steven Salaita, published on Mondoweiss, October 11, 2021 During the summer of 2016, thousands of people representing dozens of nations converged on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in the American state currently known as South Dakota.  They arrived to prevent the destruction of land and water by a foreign oil company.  Energy Transfer Partners of Dallas, a regular in[…]

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Behind the forced resignation of Peru’s Foreign Minister Héctor Béjar

By  Carlos Aznárez, published on Workers World, August 27, 2021 Source: Resumen Latinoamericano, Aug. 19, translated by Resumen English and edited by Workers World. The government of Pedro Castillo has suffered its first defeat, by yielding to the pressures of the right-wing coup and the most reactionary sectors of the Armed Forces. The imposition of the resignation of Foreign Minister[…]

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U.S. Militarism Kills at Home and Abroad

by Black Alliance for Peace, published on Black Agenda Report, June 23, 2021 We regard militarism as the antithesis of revolutionary pan-African visions of Africa as a region freed from the destructive legacies of its patriarchal and colonial history. “African women must take a stand in the transnational movement to dismantle militarism.” Militarism is not just about men with guns,[…]

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Dr. Martin Luther King’s Challenge to the Movement, as the Fascists Storm the Capital

By Eric Mann, published on CounterPunch, January 18, 2021 “Dr. DuBois was a radical all of his life. Some people would like to mute the fact that he was a genius who became a Communist in his later years.” – Martin Luther King Jr. Today, even Dr. King, who fought the fascists in Montgomery and Cicero would be shocked to[…]

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Trump Fanatics Invade Capitol as His Presidency Disintegrates

by Jeff Mackler, from Socialist Action, January 10, 2020 Chaos and disarray marked an electrified Washington, D.C. political scene in the days immediately following the Wednesday, Jan. 6 President Donald Trump-instigated rampaging mob that stormed the Capitol Building aimed at preventing an in-session joint meeting of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate from certifying Joseph Biden’s Nov. 3 Electoral[…]

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