Guayana Esequiba, a Robbery, Various Courts, and Great Riches

Marco Teruggi The International Court of Justice in the Hague has begun the debate to decide whether it has jurisdiction to deal with the request of Guyana with respect to the territory known as Esequibo, which is disputed with Venezuela. What is behind this request? Why is it occurring now and what is does the…

Three Political Fronts Where Chavism Has Taken the Offensive in 2020

Misión Verdad The popular mobilization of women and men in civic-military union and the measures of social protection and promotion are the driving forces of Chavismo. Photo: Archives A crisis that is not only circumstantial or regional, but systemic and global, has been catalyzed by the pandemic that branches out from the geopolitical to the…

Venezuela Denounces ‘Absurd Decision’ of UK to Retain its Gold Reserves

Peoples Dispatch “Venezuela must be respected! We don’t accept sanctions!” Photo: Venezuela Analysis British Judge Nigel Teare ruled on Thursday July 2 against the constitutional government of Venezuela led by President Nicolás Maduro and denied access to Venezuela’s Central Bank to their gold reserves held in the Bank of England. The reasoning of the court…

Protest and Power

Glen Ford Building People’s Power is the vital arena of struggle under late stage capitalism, when the “system” is not only objectively failing, but the people know it is coming apart at the seams. “Diminished budgets do not make the police accountable to the people or allow the people to reinvent policing.” The most widespread protests since…

Coronavirus Surges in U.S.: Capitalism Is the Crisis

Greg Butterfield As a consequence of bosses’ rush to “reopen the economy” for profit amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic — and the unwillingness or inability of bought-and-paid-for political “leaders” to stand up to their demands — infections and hospitalizations are surging throughout much of the United States. During late June, the rate of confirmed infections…

Venezuela: Genesis of the Civil-Military Union (IV)

Adán Chávez Frías I As stated in the previous installment, the popular rebellion of 1989 marked the birth of the Bolivarian Revolution; to the extent that it shook the national socio-political atmosphere, which from that moment on was characterized by an increase in protests as a consequence of the moral, economic and social deterioration of…

Indignation in Colombia Amid Spree of Assassinations

Tanya Wadhwa Peasant communities in Catatumbo denounced that Soldiers from the Colombian Army assassinated Salvador Jaime Duran on June 27. Photo: Colombia Informa The wave of assassinations and acts of sexual violence carried out by security forces and paramilitary groups against Colombian civilians in the past week has shaken the country A series of assassinations…

Is “Black Lives Matter” a Therapeutic Mantra for White Guilt?

Mark P. Fancher Many who took to the streets were out there to engage in a form of mass group therapy. “it was necessary for many whites who had never before engaged in race activism to rush into street protests to declare: ‘I am not a bad racist person!.’” No doubt, on the Fourth of…

Colombians Question Deployment of U.S. Security Forces

Thomas Power A 2019 protest in Bogotá, Colombia against military aggression in Venezuela (Tom Power) Colombian soldiers and military brass have been implicated in a string of human rights violations in recent weeks. On May 1, Semana magazine reported that Colombian military illegally used U.S. military aid to spy on journalists and human rights defenders,…