Latin America, Epicenter of Struggles in the 21st Century

Emir Sader After having played a leading role in some of the most important historical phenomena of the 20th century, Latin America suffered a harsh offensive from global capitalism in the final decades of the last century. The debt crisis closed the -until then- longest cycle of growth in our economies, which started in the…

Huey P. Newton and Martin Luther King Jr.: Revolutionary Love and Unity

Archishman Raju Both Newton and King sought to create a united front for peace and socialism. “Both refused to be dogmatic and creatively synthesized ideas to apply them in their struggle.” We live in times of change, in a world where protest and rebellion but also confusion and anarchy define politics. A new world is struggling…

20 Points to Understand the Drama of the Right-wing Opposition in Venezuela

Joao Pedro Stedile One year ago on January 23, 2019, Juan Guaidó had united the Venezuelan right-wing opposition against Maduro. Today Guaidó continues to enjoy support from the United States but not from his fellow opposition legislators. The honeymoon of the Venezuelan right-wing opposition is definitively over. While one year ago, the different opposition sectors…

Plurinational State of Bolivia: Revolution and Indigenous Resistance

Roxana Baspineiro The Day of the Plurinational State of Bolivia is celebrated on Jan. 22. Eleven years have passed since 2009, when the country’s so-called “re-foundation” was carried out, led by the first Indigenous president, Evo Morales. That day marked the beginning of a new political, social and economic horizon for the Andean nation. The…

Martin Luther King and the Black Revolutionary Tradition

Eric Mann Dr. King brought a powerful and frontal indictment of the system of white supremacist, racist, capitalism. “He rejected U.S. chauvinism, called for a militant internationalism, and challenged the U.S. Empire at home and abroad.” Every year, until The Revolution comes again, the counter-revolution manipulates the historic birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, that…

The Realm of Faith and Politics: A Project of Power of Evangelical Leaders in Brazil

Caroline Oliveira Evangelical leaders don’t represent the majority of evangelical Christians, who are mostly black, female, and poor, experts say / Alan Santos/President’s office It’s almost 7:30 p.m. at a God is Love Pentecostal Church in downtown São Paulo. A torrential rain made it difficult for many believers to arrive on time. Before the service starts and…

Roots of Imperial Policing

The US became deeply involved in global counterinsurgency after World War Two, said Stuart Schrader, a sociologist at Johns Hopkins University and author of “Badges Without Borders: Howe Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing.” In the Sixties, Washington “replicated domestically what the United States was already doing oversees in the guise of preventing communist revolution.,” said…

Our America in These Times

Enrique Ubieta Gómez I will not address the context or the ins and outs of José Martí’s best known essay written in 1891, entitled Our America, a term still used by those of us who aspire to the unity of this immense, rich territory, which stretches from the Rio Bravo to Patagonia. My intention is…