Freedom Rider: Bernie Sanders’ Foreign Policy Trap

Margaret Kimberley It is time for leftists to stop giving Sanders a pass and make demands on him and all other candidates for office. “The belief that peace must be sacrificed for domestic issues on the altar of lesser evilism is a canard.” Russiagate, the invention of the Democratic Party and the surveillance state, will…

Trump’s Plan for Heavily Sanctioned Gaza is Israel’s Victory

Pippa Bartolotti The announcement of US President Donald Trump’s plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is strongly rejected by Palestinians. After more than 70 years of torturous killings, loss of homes, of land and of life, of living under indiscriminate bombings, economic strangulation and crippling sanctions, the plan is offering little more than money to…

The Coronavirus. What Are We Actually Dealing With?

Vladimir Odintsov The appearance of a new strain of coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan last month, which has since spread to more than 20 countries, has sparked social media-driven panic around the world. People are scouring the Internet for information about this coronavirus outbreak, which the World Health Organization has declared a global…

The United States Government’s Genocide Targets the People of Cuba

During the closure of the National Assembly’s fourth period of ordinary sessions, December 21, President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez said: “In the 61st year of the Revolution they threw us to our deaths and here we are, alive. Without a doubt, 2019 was a year of great challenges, with an escalated imperialist offensive meant to provoke…

Quarantine (VIII): Neoliberalism and Popular Classes: The Mutation in Progress

Reinaldo Iturriza López Photo: Giuliano Salvatore Reorienting the View A process of mutation is underway in Venezuelan society, in the system of government, which affects not only our physicality, but also our ways of feeling and thinking. The “humanitarian rationale”, with its trail of de-citizenization and depoliticization, is gaining ground. One part of the political…

Annette Joseph-Gabriel’s “Reimagining Liberation”

Roberto Sirvent When fascism was on the march Black women intellectuals and activists imagined, and struggled for, a new world. “Black women are political protagonists, not secondary characters in global movements.” In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five questions about their book. This week’s featured author is Annette Joseph-Gabriel . Dr. Joseph-Gabriel…

Black Women Against White Supremacist Empire

Black women played a central role in the fight against European colonization, said Annette Joseph Gabriel, professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Michigan and author of the book, “Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire.” Joseph-Gabriel examines the lives and struggles of seven women activists who “understood…

Quarantine (VII): The Restless Neoliberal Dream

Reinaldo Iturriza López Neoliberalism from below In a very schematic way, I would say that the contribution of Veronica Gago in her extraordinary work La razón neoliberal, involves: the recovery of the concepts of governmentality and biopolitics (Foucault) as a starting point for thinking about the question of neoliberalism; the problematization of the concept of…

Bolivia: The CIA is Already Weaving the Plot for Fraud

Hector Bernardo Bolivia’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) announced that new presidential elections will be held on May 3, 2020. In the current conditions, the elections only seem to have the intention to disguise the de facto government as a democratic one. Its visible face is the self-proclaimed president Jeanine Áñez, the neofascist leader Luis Fernando…

Our Latin America

Frei Betto Latin America, with its 638 million inhabitants, is today the most unequal region in the world. After a decade of reducing poverty and inequality, the rates are again worrying, due to tax evasion and cuts in social programs. As national economies have shrunk, some 20% of the population is now considered vulnerable. And…

Díaz-Canel: A New Spectre is Sweeping the World

A new spectre is sweeping the world, says Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez. He warns that neoliberalism promoted in Latin America by the United States made citizens more unequal, poorer, less protected and led them to distrust politicians. “Cuba alerts, at the same time, that the battle against neoliberalism and imperialism will be tougher, insofar…