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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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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How U.S. Destroyed Progressive Secular Forces in Afghanistan

by Deirdre Griswold, published on Workers World, July 5, 2021 A timely reminder, while the crocodile tears are flowing over the U.S. ‘abandoning’ Afghanistan (too soon?). [jb] First published in Workers World in October 1996, and then republished on Sept. 27, 2001, just before the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, with the following introduction: The media are suddenly full of opinions[…]

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A People’s Vaccine Against a Mutating Virus and Neoliberal Rule.

by Nicolas J. S. Davies, June 7, 2021 A recent Yahoo News/YouGov poll found that worries about the COVID pandemic in the United States are at their lowest level since it began. Only half of Americans are either “very worried” (15%) or “somewhat worried” (35%) about the virus, while the other half are “not very worried” (30%) or “not worried[…]

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A May Day Manifesto for the Revolutionary Transformation of the Working Class

by Larry Holmes, published on Workers World, May 3, 2021 To all fighters for the workers and the oppressed of the world, especially those who dwell in the belly of the world’s biggest imperialist beast, the United States: We can no longer ignore, evade or otherwise deny the fundamental problems blocking the path of the workers to class struggle and[…]

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Changes in Cuba

by Rosa Miriam Elizalde, published on Resumen English,  April 29, 2021 I remember the epitaphs written in advance 30 years ago. As the USSR crumbled, the wise men of the tribe predicted that Cuba would not resist without Moscow’s gold nor would it be able to withstand the entropy of “real socialism” with the addition of U.S. pressures. “With the[…]

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Nicaragua: Building The Good Life (Buen Vivir) Through Popular Revolution

by Margaret Flowers, published on Popular Resistance, March 28, 2021 As I traveled in Nicaragua on the recent Sanctions Kill delegation, one thing was clear, social transformation (revolution) requires both political power and participation by the people. Without political power, revolutionary programs will not have the material resources they require. Without the participation of the people, revolutionary programs, even with[…]

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