Lessons of the Buffalo, N.Y., mayoral election

by Ryan Lockwood, published on Workers World, November 14, 2021 Nov. 14 — Under normal circumstances, Buffalo’s mayoral election would have been little more than the 16-year incumbent Democrat Byron Brown’s coronation ceremony. But India Walton, who declared herself a socialist, interrupted the well-rehearsed proceedings with a stunning June primary upset against Brown. Both candidates are African American. Walton ran[…]

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Sandinistas Win By a Landslide! U.S. Dirty Tricks Fail in Derailing Nicaraguan Democracy

by Nan McCurdy, published on Covert Action Magazine, November 9, 2021 In the lead up to the February 25, 1990 elections, President George H.W. Bush told the Nicaraguan people that the U.S. would keep funding the Contras (counter-revolutionaries recruited, funded and directed by President Reagan, the State Department and the CIA in 1980s illegal war), block loans and maintain the[…]

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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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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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US Threatens Regime Change in Nicaragua

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, November 10, 2021 Nicaragua has been a target of U.S. aggressions since the 1850s. The Biden administration’s attack on the newly elected government is the latest chapter in a long and sordid history. Eyewitness accounts of the electoral process reveal the manipulations and lies concocted by the U.S. and its corporate media[…]

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Nicaragua, with Free Health Care and Education, Challenges U.S. Domination

by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World, October 20, 2021 The reason Nicaragua is labeled an “unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security of the U.S.” – a military corporate superpower – became abundantly clear to a delegation visiting the country Oct. 3 to 10. The delegation was organized by the Alliance for Global Justice/Nica Network. Nicaragua, a small[…]

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Propaganda War Against China Aims to Expand U.S. Hegemony and Eradicate Socialism

by Danny Haiphong, published on Black Agenda Report, October 13, 2021 Anti-China propaganda is intended to indoctrinate Americans with fear and hatred and gain support for war against that country and against socialism itself. This is an edited version of remarks given by the author at the Friends of Socialist China’s webinar entitled, Propaganda War Against China, held on October[…]

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The Great Game of Smashing Countries

by John Pilger, published on CounterPunch, August 25, 2921 As the US leaves Afghanistan in disgrace, it is illuminating to look at the beginning of the story.  You  have probably heard this story before but it merits retelling.  Syria has a similar one, and Iran, and even Iraq though each country has been entangled with US foreign policy and US[…]

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