Brazil’s Landless Worker’s Movement: The Real Way Out of the Crisis

The U.S. and their capitalists allies have a project they want to spread across Latin America to reduce wages and worker’s rights Brazil’s Landless Worker’s Movement (MST) takes a profound look at Brazil’s political crisis, how it affects the working class and how they must respond. By MST 1. Nature of the Crisis The Brazilian…

A Showdown in Venezuela

By Nil Nikandrov In order to understand the current plight of Venezuela, one has to go back to the parliamentary elections of Dec. 6, 2015. For the first time, the base of President Nicolás Maduro’s support, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), took a beating. Supporters of the Bolivarian regime won 55 seats in…

The Coup d’etat by the OAS

By Luis Britto Garcia Cuba-Network in Defense of Humanity Defense Minister, Vladimir Padrino López declared that there is a coup in progress. Must the reader be reminded that since its foundation in 1948 the Organization of American States has given legitimacy to interventions by the United States that include in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Cuba, Dominican Republic,…

Venezuelan Opposition Submits 1.85M Signatures Against Maduro

The Fight for Justice, Truth and Peace in Venezuela Venezuela’s Future Uncertain as Opposition Launches Recall Referendum Petition Venezuelan FM Assumes UNASUR Presidency, Warns of Imperialist Threats to Region UPDATE: Venezuelan Opposition Submits 1.85M Signatures Against Maduro By Lucas Koerner Venezuela’s right-wing opposition coalition, the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), turned over 1.8 million signatures in…

The Real Brazil and the Virtual Brazil

Fernando Buen Abad Cuba-Network in Defense of Humanity There are two Brazils that run parallel and have a different logic and dynamism. One is the dominant Brazil, profoundly unequal and therefore unfair that reproduces a society that lacks compassion for the large majorities. According to IPEA there are 71 multi millionaires of five thousand large…

The Strange Death of Hugo Chavez: An Interview with Eva Golinger

“Hugo Chavez defied the most powerful interests, and he refused to bow down….I believe there is a very strong possibility that President Chavez was assassinated.” — Eva Golinger By Mike Whitney and Eva Golinger MW– Do you think that Hugo Chavez was murdered and, if so, who do you think might have been involved? Eva…

United States Foreign Policy in Africa and the 2016 Elections

Wars of regime-change and the domination of international finance capital will continue to strangle the continent By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° There has been no substantial discussion within the context of primary debates and capitalist party platforms related to Washington’s foreign policy towards Africa. Although people of African descent in the United States constitute the…

Latin America: Five Campesino Movements You Need to Know

Movement’s like Brazil’s MST and communities in Honduras’ Aguan Valley are taking power into their own hands to build food sovereignty. The International Day of Campesino Struggle on April 17 celebrated the resistance of millions of small-scale farmers around the world and raises awareness about the ongoing violence and repression they often suffer at the…

Insumisión: Battles Lines Are Drawn in the Face of the Looming Storm

Originally posted to It’s Going Down By Scott Campbell Happy May Day! Around Mexico today numerous marches will be held, primarily organized by the National Education Workers Union (SNTE) and its more radical tendency, the National Education Workers Coordinating Body (CNTE). A few of the demonstrations are listed on It’s Going Down’s roundup of May Day…