Oaxaca: Negotiations or Burnout?

By Sare Frabes Avispa Midia Translated by El Enemigo Común Oaxacan teachers and community members know that it was the assassination of 10 common citizens during recent mobilizations, primarily in Nochixtlán on the 19th of June, which drew  the attention of national and international press to Oaxaca and the CNTE´s struggle, and which gave way…

Insumisión: Schools Remain Closed as the State Amasses Forces of Repression

By Scott Campbell It’s Going Down As the strike against educational reform by teachers belonging to the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE) in Mexico enters its fourth month, the conflict between the people and the neoliberal narcostate seems poised to take another turn, a potentially violent one. The government is running out of tricks,…

Honduras and Israel: A New Special Relationship

Just as it serviced murderous regimes in Central America in the 1980s, Israel will now be exporting forms of repression to Honduras’ abusive government. The security agreement, announced on August 20, would add to an existing collection of pacts cemented during Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández’s visit to Israel last year. By Belén Fernández In…

Now the Hard Work of Building Lasting Peace in Colombia Begins

The war may be over, but there can be no peace without economic justice and land reform. By Daniel Kovalik There is much cause for rejoicing as the Colombian government and the left-wing FARC guerrillas agreed to a comprehensive peace accord to end the civil war which has raged in that country for over 50…

Turkish Communist Party Condemn Operations in Jarbalus

The operation in Jarablus, Syria bogs down Turkey into the marsh of war. This totally illegitimate and incoherent operation should be stopped immediately. Enough is enough! Do not mess Syria up anymore! The operation in Jarablus Syria bogs down Turkey into the marsh of war.This totally illegitimate and incoherent operation should be stopped immediately. Turkey…

Turkey, Syria and Iran Attack Rojava

“Some say that we are at a moment of historical transformation. Some claim that their purpose is to liberate peoples from their oppressors and persecutors. No people have been more persecuted than the Kurds. No nation has known more oppression than the Kurdish nation. Why then are there double standards in such vital questions? Why…

Fidel Castro: Hero of the Dispossessed

By Salim Lamrani A controversial figure in the West, where he is heavily criticized, Fidel Castro is instead admired by the peoples of Latin America and the Third World, who consider him a symbol of resistance to oppression and a champion of the aspirations of the countries of the South to independence, sovereignty and self-determination….

Chevron in Ecuador: A Question of Power

By Irene León Chevron (Texaco), one of the most powerful transnational corporations in the world, is complaining that it has been a victim of unjust treatment, denial of justice and other ill treatment, on the part of Ecuador, a small Andean country. It is developing a massive offensive, by diverse means, to claim for events…

Ideology and Wishful Thinking – Nicaragua’s Right Wing

Tortilla con Sal A woman walks past murals of Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega (R) and Nicaraguan revolutionary and Sandinista leader Augusto Cesar Sandino in Catarina November 4, 2013. Among the wreckage of Nicaragua’s right wing political opposition to Nicaragua’s Sandinista government, it is hard to make out anything resembling a coherent political and economic program…