The Working Class and the Global Capitalist Crisis

by Larry Holmes, published on Workers World, May 23, 2022 The following excerpts are from remarks by Larry Holmes, Workers World Party First Secretary, at a May 19 New York City branch meeting.  Most bourgeois economists are now predicting a recession, which is a sharp downturn in the economy. A recession used to be considered cyclical, but this has changed,[…]

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Why is the Nicaraguan Government Demonized by both Liberals and Conservatives When Nicaragua Has Seen Great Progress Under the Sandinistas?

by Stansfield Smith, published on Covert Action Magazine, March 28, 2022 Women Have Made Particularly Significant Gains Under the Second Sandinista Government Since 2006 Women, particularly those in the Third World, often find themselves with limited ability to participate in community organizations and political life because of the poverty and their traditional sex role imposes on them. On them falls[…]

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Nicaragua Once Again Inaugurates the “People as President”

by Nan McCurdy, published on Covert Action Magazine, January 23, 2022 On January 10, Daniel Ortega was inaugurated President and Rosario Murillo was inaugurated as Vice President. The central event in the Plaza of the Revolution was accompanied by Sandinistas celebrating in almost every town with big-screen displays of the inauguration. Once he had been sworn in, with the presidential[…]

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2021 Latin America and the Caribbean in Review: The Pink Tide Rises Again

by Roger D. Harris, published on MLToday, December 30, 2021 US policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean continued in a seamless transition from Trump to Biden, but the terrain over which it operated shifted left. The balance between the US drive to dominate its “backyard” and its counterpart, the Bolivarian cause of regional independence and integration, continued to tip[…]

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‘We Will Bury Neoliberalism’: Global Celebration Follows Leftist Victory in Chile

by Jake Johnson, published on Common Dreams, December 20, 2021 “At last. The specter of Pinochet is removed from Chile,” declared former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. Socialist Gabriel Boric’s victory in Chile’s high-stakes presidential election Sunday was hailed by progressives worldwide as an inspiring example of how a democratic groundswell can overcome deeply entrenched forces of reaction and chart[…]

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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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Black Alliance for Peace Condemns RENACER ACT on Nicaragua as Bipartisan Criminality

Black Alliance for Peace Statement, November 4, 2021 The Black Alliance for Peace condemns the efforts of Congress to manipulate the electoral process in Nicaragua through illegal sanctions, subversion and the coordination of a deliberate misinformation campaign meant to delegitimize the country’s elections even before they take place. As part of that effort the U.S. House of Representatives passed the[…]

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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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