Beating the Western Media Blockade: Ideas, Infrastructure, Solidarity

Jorge Capelán and Stephen Sefton So much confusion and bad faith prevails in the current global information chaos that getting back to basics sometimes seems impossible. But fundamentals never change and merit constant repetition. Above all, anti-imperialist defense of majority world peoples’ right to development against the fascist onslaught of the corporate and political power…

Workers Party: “We Want Belgium Out of NATO and NATO Out of Belgium”

Muhammed Shabeer A rally by the Workers’ Party of Belgium and its various affiliated organizations against Donald Trump. In the second part of an interview with Peoples Dispatch, Bert De Belder of the Workers’ Party of Belgium (PTB/PVDA) talks about the rise of the far-right and fascists in the country and Europe. He also talks…

The Slow Death of Investigative Journalism

John PerryThe title of Seymour Hersh’s memoir is simply Reporter. It’s what he did and what he does: dig out and report important facts that need to be seen in the daylight, no matter how much the CIA, a US vice-president or secretary of state, or a mafia boss, may want to keep them hidden….

Black Alliance for Peace: It’s Good That NATO is in Disarray

Although Democrats and militarists bemoan President Trump’s tattered relations with other NATO heads of state, Black Alliance for Peace national organizer Ajamu Baraka says the disarray in the western alliance is a “good thing.” NATO “now serves as a deployment force in every part of the world to extend and expand and deepen” the alliances…

Final Declaration of the International Communications Congress

The delegates gathered in the city of Caracas, capital of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, in the framework of the “International Communications Congress”, after due deliberation have reached the following conclusions: The peoples of the world are subjected to a whirlpool of tensions, conflicts and wars instigated by the capitalist system in its neoliberal phase….

NATO Should Be Obsolete

Medea Benjamin NATO’s post-Cold War summit has led to a new arms race. Photo: WPA Pool/Getty Images. The three smartest words that Donald Trump uttered during his presidential campaign are “NATO is obsolete.” His adversary, Hillary Clinton, retorted that NATO was “the strongest military alliance in the history of the world.” Now that Trump has…

Ukrainian Neo-Nazis Join Hong Kong Protests

Morgan Artyukhina Prominent Ukrainian neo-Nazi figures have been spotted in the Hong Kong protests just weeks after hosting an “academy of street protest” in Kiev. Leaders of far-right Ukrainian groups that rose to prominence in the 2014 coup d’etat they helped orchestrate, including the Azov Battalion and Right Sektor, have recently traveled to Hong Kong…

Freedom Rider: Hybrid Warfare in Bolivia and Beyond

Margaret Kimberley “The government’s lies must be many and they must be promoted constantly.” It was recently revealed that a Twitter executive  is also a British army reservist whose unit specializes in “information warfare” and “non-lethal” ways of conducting war. That is the very definition of hybrid war. It is problematic to invade, occupy, overthrow and…

Media Conceal Chile’s State Criminality, Delegitimize Bolivian Democracy

Lucas Koerner Chile’s anti-neoliberal rebellion is entering its third week, and the brutal crackdown continues. Hard-right President Sebastian Piñera and his generals have effectively decreed the country’s oligarch-dominated democracy out of existence by sending soldiers into the streets to kill, maim and torture their own people. And, for the most part, the Western corporate media…

Militant Journalism: The Role of Journalism in Class Society and Revolution

Frank González Gloria de la Riva visits Prensa Latina. Havana, Cuba Frank González is the director of Cuba’s Prensa Latina news agency. This article is based on a December 2006 interview with Gloria La Riva. It provides background on Prensa Latina and the theoretical and practical considerations of revolutionary journalism, including the distinctions between “objectivity”…