9/11, Nazis, Zionists, Trump…and the Second Coming of Christ

Ruperto Concha Last week had two fateful and mysterious dates for the United States: Wednesday 11, with the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, and Friday 13, which is the gringo version of our “Tuesday 13”. Friday the 13th, of course, is pure folklore. But September 11, 2001, caused a serious, almost…

The Coup d’Etat in Chile: First Project of Militarized Neoliberalism

It is necessary to remember that neoliberalism entered Latin America by military means. The armed forces were the instrument to change the social, political, economic and cultural dynamics of Chile. Its projection in Latin America resulted in an acceptance of the frameworks of predatory and exclusive capitalism under the mantle of a market economy. Today,…

Which Way Out of Neoliberalism: Fascism or Socialism?

Danny Haiphong Without self-determination, socialism becomes an economistic demand that fails to account for imperial rule. “Neoliberalism left workers competing against each other in a great race to the bottom.” The conditions of decline which characterize the neoliberal stage of capitalist production worldwide have no doubt led to a growth in the scope and influence of…

The Catholic Leadership in Venezuela: Turning Its Back on the Faithful and Banking on Violent Regime Change

Marco TeruggiArchbishop Antonio Lopez Castillo blesses armed right wing extremists in Barquisimeto, Lara State, during the 2017 violent street protests which failed in their efforts to force Nicolas Maduro from power (Noticias Barquisimeto) Sputnik’s Marco Teruggi talks to Father Numa Molina about the Catholic Church’s leadership’s commitment to radical violence in the country. Venezuela’s ecclesiastical…

Amazon Fires, Bolsonaro’s White Nationalism and Crony Capitalism

Prabir Purkayastha The Right only denies global warming because its climate ‘science’ has ceded before capitalists. The man-made Amazon fires are for clearing the land of its forests and indigenous people. The benefits are for Bolsonaro’s cronies, while producing a climate disaster for the world. The Amazon fires with Brazil at its epicentre have become…

Moving Past Bolsonaro’s Interpretation of Oblivion

Ramona Wadi Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is giving practical examples of what happens when a democratically-elected government implements dictatorship-era practices. How is oblivion defined and what happens when it becomes a trigger for remembrance? Bolstered by the Amnesty Law enacted in 1979 and which remains effective to date, Bolsonaro taunted Felipe Santa Cruz, President of…

Ancient Eugenicists

Zanga Chimombo Ancient Egyptians were not Asians, nor aliens. “Genocide might indeed be a worse demon of our nature.” When black civilisation was destroyed first time round there was little to show for its former glories apart from squat noses and thick lips on statues and other artworks that invading lighter folks successively reduced. After…

Hybrid Wars Are Destroying Democracies

Daniel Giovanaz “There is a hybrid war at work in the planet. Democratic processes are essentially being destroyed in the service of having a very limited form elite government against the people,” Vijay Prashad asserts. The Indian journalist and historian visited Brazil for the launch of his book “Red Star Over the Third World,” translated…

Warnings Ancient and Modern

Victor Grossman Author’s Comment: Sorry, readers, this update is again longer than planned, and not at all jolly. I hope the next Berlin Bulletin will be pleasanter. And again I want to mention that my book A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee with descriptions, reflections, conclusions, plus many anecdotes and some jokes, is now…

White Power: At Home and Abroad

Thomas Meany Where most people see a “lone shooter,” the armed White Power movement sees “leaderless resistance”. “For much of the 20th century, the struggles against communism and black progress were close to indistinguishable.” In the spring of 1975, as America’s war in Vietnam drew to its grim conclusion, a new magazine targeted readers who did…

Policing the Borders of Suffering

Zoé Samudzi Survivors of the Herero genocide, ca. 1907. Photo: Wikimedia Commons LIKE MANY AMERICANS, my first exposure to the idea of concentration camps came from public school lessons about World War II. But a later, formative influence on my understanding was the stories my mother told me about the Zimbabwean liberation struggle and the…