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…

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…

Black August by Mumia Abu Jamal

August is a month to assess and build upon the legacy of Black people’s resistance to the armed repression of the U.S. state and its agents. The author, the nation’s best known political prisoner, wrote this article August 4, 1993. Mumia Abu Jamal “George Jackson was my hero. He set a standard for prisoners, political…

Huey P. Newton’s Brother Melvin Speaks on their Panther Histories

The People’s Minister of Information, JR Valrey interviews Melvin Newton, about his brother Huey P. Newton and their history in the Black Panther Party in Oakland California. Melvin talks about Huey facing the death penalty after killing Oakland Police officer Frey, the Huey Newton Defense Committee, Huey’s concept of globalization called Intercommunalism, the founding of…

Black August: Celebrating the Haiti Revolution

By Nkashama Sankofa African People’s Socialist Party The Haiti Revolution is known as the most successful rebellion of African people. It led to the creation of the first African state free from slavery and is an inspiration for African resistance throughout the world. Christopher Columbus set foot on the island where Haiti is now located…

Black August and the Unmasking of the US Police State

Black August, paradoxically, shines a light on the contradictions of a country that never was, yet must always be. “The reason you call the police is because you’re in a police state.” – Dhoruba bin-Wahad “Before our eyes and ears, a ‘web of business relationships that now defines America’s media and culture’ has one particular…