The Pygmalion Virus in Three Acts [2017 Avaaz Series | Part II]

By Cory Morningstar with Forrest Palmer Act One In Greek mythology, Pygmalion was a sculptor who carved a statue of a beautiful woman out of ivory. A statue so beautiful, that Pygmalion fell in love with it. The symbolism in the play by George Bernard Shaw is premised on Henry Higgins falling in love with his own creation. [Source]…

The Enemies of the Left

If the powerful know anything it is how to distinguish their people from those who seek a more just distribution of wealth, reject the naturalization of inequality and believe that “human rights” are extensive to all human beings. No revolution is worth anything unless it can defend itself Sergio Alejandro Gómez | internet@granma.cu Running out…

When Daesh is Defeated: Who Will Fill the Intellectual Vacuum in the Arab World?

Editorial Comment: The suppression of academics is the first phase in the process of cultural genocide. Following empire’s implacable campaigns of assassination, political persecution and ideological cleansing, leading  intellectuals and visionaries in the MENA region have been marginalized and largely silenced. The result is tragic and immediate, but the negative repercussions will extend well into the…

Ethiopia: Regime Repression the Modus Operandi Under its US Handlers

US lawmakers, scholars, and rights groups say it is time for a change in US Policy By Sophia Tesfamariam Ethiopia is once again in deep crisis, threatening to implode under the weight of the regime’s diplomatic, economic, political and military corruption. After nationwide protests that lasted over a year, the regime imposed a draconian State…

Emerging Fear-states: Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Speech to the Rosa Luxemburg Conference

By Mumia Abu-Jamal Meinen Freunden: Bewegung! What is happening in America and Europe bears study and reflection. On the surface, we see a rightist drift, as fearful, resentful publics empower forms of politics that promise safety, especially regarding terror attacks that have blown up and bloodied world capitals recently. Only a mass movement can wipe…

Garifuna Flee Discrimination and Land Grabs in Record Numbers

The white sand beaches and humid, 80 degree weather in Trujillo, Honduras, on the country’s northern Caribbean coast, is what Jose Francisco Avila calls a “million-dollar view.” But this paradise for the foreigners now flooding Honduras’ coastline tells a different story for Garifuna communities from Trujillo, including Avila’s family. As Hondurans of African descent, Garifunas…