Colombia: The Just Cause for Peace and Unity

“Out of all the risks that peace implementation presents, I think the gravest is the paramilitary phenomenon.”  –  Piedad Cordoba By Javier Calderón Castillo / CELAG Former Senator and peace activist, Piedad Cordoba. | Photo: CELAG Piedad Córdoba is one of the most well-known women in Colombian politics. She managed to squeeze a conversation with…

Chairman Omali on Neocolonialism: White Power in Black and Brown Faces

Chairman Omali Yeshitela Chairman Omali speaks at the BIB Black Political Agenda for Self-Determination Preparatory Conference The following is part one of two part series of a transcribed speech which was made by Chairman of the Black is Back Coalition, Omali Yeshitela at the National Black Political Agenda for Self-Determination Preparatory conference. The conference was held…

Cuban Students Condemn the Subversive Schemes of the USA

Students from the Julio Antonio Mella University in Santiago de Cuba condemned maneuvers by the U.S. government, such as the World Learning program, which attempt to manipulate Cuban youth Eduardo Palomares Calderón | palomares@granma.cu Students from Santiago de Cuba condemned U.S. schemes. Photo: Eduardo Palomares On September 28, before the monument to Julio Antonio Mella,…

When Neoliberalism Rears Its Head, Ecuador Fights Back

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa speaks to teleSUR during the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Margarita, Venezuela, Sept. 17, 2016/Photo: Presidencia de Ecuador The progressive president argued that neoliberal economics, not socialism, has failed. Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa kicked off the the third annual Latin American Summit of Progressives Wednesday championing 21st Century Socialism as the economic…

Insumisión: It Was the State

Originally posted to It’s Going Down By Scott Campbell Several significant events have unfolded during the past couple weeks in Mexico, from an end the teachers’ strike to the commemoration of major key dates for the resistance. As ever, the repression and impunity with which the Mexican state operates has continued unabated. There’s a lot…

Cuba: What Normalization of Relations are We Talking About?

It is disrespectful and inconsistent that a country which decides to restore, after more than 50 years, diplomatic relations with another, attempt to subvert the internal order of this other and promote regime change. Oscar Sánchez Serra | informacion@granma.cu On repeated occasions and in diverse spaces, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils…