Fidel and Peace

Katiuska Blanco In March 2003, Fidel visited the Peace Memorial in Hiroshima. In the book of homage, he wrote: “May such barbarism never occur again”. August 9, International Day of American Crimes Against Humanity. The launch of the atomic bomb on the unarmed cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on August 6 and 9, 1945, dramatically…

USA: Responsibility for Brutal and Lethal Scientific “Experiments”

Carlos Aznarez Eugenics protest, circa 1971. (Southern Conference Educational Fund via UCLA) This August 9, the world remembers with pain the International Day of the United States’ Crimes against Humanity. The list of crimes of all kinds committed by the various governments of the United States exceeds all estimates. Especially when it comes to explaining…

The Lessons of South Africa’s 1956 Women’s March

Pan Africanism Today Secretariat August 9 is celebrated as National Women’s Day in South Africa. It marks a massive march on that day in 1956 by tens of thousands of women who were protesting against apartheid-era pass laws. The day is all the more significant this year as between February and April, two million of…

Right-Wing Violence Against Mapuche People in Chile Widely Condemned

Tanya Wadhwa Carabineros repressed a march in support of the Mapuche hunger strikers and against the racist violence that took place on August 1. Photo: Radio Kvrruf On the night of August 1, groups of right-wing extremists, armed with sticks and stones, violently attacked the members of the Mapuche community, who had occupied four mayoral…

The Prosecution of Alvaro Uribe: The Start of a New Narco-War in Colombia?

Misión Verdad Álvaro Uribe, center, was Colombia’s president from 2002 to 2010, and is the mentor of current Colombian President Iván Duque, right, and acting Vice President Marta Lucía Ramírez, left. Photo: Henry Romero / Reuters In Colombia, a unanimous decision by the Supreme Court of Justice has placed Senator and former President Álvaro Uribe…

Hiroshima as a Spectacle of Genocide

Telma Luzzani The picture of a man, with his back turned, watching the devastation, scared. Stone over stone, he sees only death. It was August 6, 1945, at the time of the morning when there were more people in the street. Unexpectedly, an atomic attack raised the temperature to 3,000 degrees Celsius and everything burned…

Black Labor from Chattel Slavery to Wage Slavery

Sam Marcy Black August commemorates the Aug. 7, 1970, raid on the Marin County Courthouse led by young revolutionary Jonathan Jackson, and the Aug. 21, 1971, assassination of Black Panther prison organizer George Jackson at San Quentin Prison. Every year, revolutionaries use this month to uplift the Black liberation struggle, especially the cause of political prisoners. …

State Terrorism in Chile Against the Mapuche

Florencia Lagos Neumann Chile is one of the countries with the highest number of infected people in the region: 2,000 daily, and the world leader in the number of infections per million inhabitants. In response the government resorts to the old strategy of diverting attention to another conflict by applying the shock doctrine. In this…

Another Hiroshima is Coming

John PilgerIn a major essay to mark the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, John Pilger describes reporting from five ‘ground zeros’ for nuclear weapons – from Hiroshima to Bikini, Nevada to Polynesia and Australia. He warns that unless we take action now, China is next. When I first went to Hiroshima in…