Neo-Nazis and Racism: A Global Reality

Sergio Ferrari The neo-Nazi movements in full swing, the white supremacist conceptions that are reproducing like mushrooms, the racist violence in every corner of the planet, without exception. These are social scourges that “are becoming a transnational threat”, as the United Nations has just warned during the opening of the 46th session of its Human…

Two Victories in Cuba Shape the World Today

Cheryl LaBash Gissel Saldívar, a 19 year old chemical technician, supervises work at the Immunoassay Center’s Biosensors plant in Havana. Photo: Irene Pérez/ Cubadebate The Cuban Revolution was just two years old in 1961. Two victories won in that year, 60 years ago, laid crucial foundations for today’s resilient, rebellious and free country just 90…

Esquibo: Global Britain’s Aggressive Caribbean Colonization Strategy

María Alejandra Díaz Marín Aquatic spaces are essential. Not only for their quality as a source of life and food, but also as a means of communication, their binding role between peoples, and for the wealth and resources they contain, they made international trade possible. “The sea is the beginning of all geography,” wrote Jules…

Fighting the Extreme Right, Building the Left

André Frappier Masked Proud Boys at a protest in Raleigh, North Carolina. Photo by Anthony Crider/Flickr This article is a response to “Banning the Proud Boys—be careful what you ask for” by John Clarke, published in Canadian Dimension on January 16, 2021. The federal government’s addition of the far-right group the Proud Boys to the…

Texas Tragedy Wasn’t Inevitable

Stephen Millies People line up for water at a park in Houston on Feb. 18. Many Texas households are without running water due to frozen and burst pipes. Millions of people in Texas are living in misery after a winter storm hit the state. For days they have been without heat, light and water.  The…

Venezuela Launches Mass Vaccinations against COVID-19

Peoples Dispatch Doctor Glendy Rivero received the first shot of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine on February 18 and became the first Venezuelan to be vaccinated in the country. Photo: Nicolás Maduro/Twitter Venezuela launched its immunization campaign against COVID-19 on February 18, five days after the first batch of 100,000 doses of the Sputnik V…

As Macron Courts the Far-Right, France Launches Crackdown on “Islamo-Leftism”

Alan Macleod France’s Minister for Higher Education, Frederique Vidal, has sparked a nationwide controversy with her announcement that the government is attempting to stop the spread of what she called “Islamo-leftism” in universities. Part of the process, she said, would be for the state to decide “what is academic research and what is activism and…

Agro-Ecology Project Links Peasant Production to Urban Communes in Venezuela

Michele de Mello With weekly food distributions and through societal mobilization, the Pueblo a Pueblo project brings food and solidarity from the countryside to the city – Michele de Mello / Brasil de Fato In five years, 1,500 tons of food was distributed to more than 300,000 families throughout the country “Only the people can…

Antonio Guterres Criticizes Unequal Global Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

Peoples Dispatch United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres sharply criticized the “uneven and unfair” access to COVID-19 vaccinations across the world. Speaking at a high-level meeting of the UN security council on Wednesday, February 17, Guterres said that at a time when 130 countries have not received a single dose of the vaccine, only 10…