El Che en la Revolución Cubana

Fiery Prophet of the Dawn – Poem by Che Guevara ENGLISH | FRANÇAIS Por Fernando Martínez Heredia Via Tortilla Con Sal Palabras de Fernando Martínez Heredia en la presentación del tomo 7 de la obrar El Che en la revolución cubana, durante la Feria del Libro de La Habana. La publicación de este séptimo tomo…

Colombia: Human Rights Activists Killed in Record Numbers in 2016

Paramilitary groups are filling the vacuum left by the FARC, terrorizing the population Besides pointing the finger at paramilitaries, the report also looked at how the government has failed to protect its most vulnerable citizens. More human rights defenders lost their lives in Colombia in 2016 than any other year that President Juan Manuel Santos…

Canada Is Not a Welcoming Country for Refugees

By Jillian Kestler-D’Amours Wearing a fur-trim hat and winter gloves, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer smiled widely at the young child in his arms, dressed in a grey toque, pink hoodie, and snow-covered boots. A second officer stood behind them, reaching out to help two more, bundled-up youngsters and a woman across the snowy embankment….

Garifuna Flee Discrimination and Land Grabs in Record Numbers

The white sand beaches and humid, 80 degree weather in Trujillo, Honduras, on the country’s northern Caribbean coast, is what Jose Francisco Avila calls a “million-dollar view.” But this paradise for the foreigners now flooding Honduras’ coastline tells a different story for Garifuna communities from Trujillo, including Avila’s family. As Hondurans of African descent, Garifunas…

Fidel, Political Power and the New Culture of Communication

By  Arnold August Among his many other achievements, Fidel Castro’s accomplishments as the constructor of the new Cuban society include: overthrowing capitalism in favour of socialism and its related principles of equality and solidarity; defeating U.S. neo-colonialist domination to attain sovereignty, independence and dignity; upholding human rights in the areas of health, education, culture and…

Venezuela: Revisiting the Right-Wing Assassination Campaign “The Exit”

Three years ago, barbed wire beheaded motorcyclist in subversive plan “The Exit” AVN On February 22, 2014, ten days had gone by since the beginning of the subversive plan “The Exit,” led by opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez. During that period, the Exit –as the coup plot was called– already included seven murders. One of the…

52 Years Ago Today, Malcolm X was Murdered

Malcolm X was murdered on February 21, 1965. Born Malcolm Little and later was also known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz “They think they are living in a police state, and they become hostile toward the policemen. They think that the policeman is there to be against them rather than to protect them. And these thoughts,…

Standing Rock One of Multiple Pipeline Construction Projects Underway

By Alleen Brown UNDER ORDERS FROM President Donald Trump, the Army Corps of Engineers on February 7 approved a final easement allowing Energy Transfer Partners to drill under the Missouri River near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. Construction has restarted, and lawyers for the company say it could take as little as 30 days…

Morocco’s Controversial Return to the African Union

SADR’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Salem Uld Salek, expressed his government’s willingness to negotiate an end to Rabat’s occupation of Sahrawi territory, based on his people’s right to self-determination. Darcy Borrero Batista | informacion@granma.cu Morocco is, for many, reminiscent of the love of a bygone era, epitomized by Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart in…

Guarimba Victims Pursue New Charges Against Leopoldo Lopez as Opposition Marches

From 2014 Violent Barricades to Venezuelan Assembly Right-Wing Venezuela’s Right Wing Confesses to 17 years of Political Delinquency Victims of the Guarimbas march in Caracas. (Zurimar Campos/AVN) By Rachael Boothroyd Rojas Venezuela’s Committee of Victims of the Guarimba petitioned the Attorney General’s office to pursue new charges against right-wing politician Leopoldo Lopez on Saturday, marking the…

Honoring Vitaly Churkin

It was deeply shocking to hear of Vitaly Churkin’s sudden death. While many, including myself, speculate whether or not his death was “natural” or premeditated murder, a report published on Sputnik suggests that the actual cause and means of his death have not yet been determined. Study Into Cause and Manner of UN Envoy Churkin’s…