Towards a “De-White Supremification of Amerikkka”

Lydia McCaskill, a masters and doctoral student a North Carolina Central University and activist firebrand in her hometown of Gastonia, proposes a process of “de-white supremification” in the US, similar to “de-Nazification” of Germany after World War Two. “The purpose would be “to remove any, every and all things that represent or signify any type…

US Elections, Racism and Militias

Jorge Elbaum Social Degradation of the Political System Proclaimed as a Global Paradigm The debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden last Thursday brought up again the problem of the domestic social violence, rooted in American society and consistent with the exportation of militarism promoted by Washington, whose primary victims reside in Latin America, the…

Afro-descendants Repositioning Argentina in Latin America

Milena Annecchiarico In recent years a new awareness of Argentine identities has emerged: multiple, multilocalized, politicized, disputed, subjective. This is the case of people of African descent. Historically made invisible by the hegemonic canons of nationality centered on the myth of a ” melting pot” and built on discourses and practices of denial and exclusion,…

Disability, Covid and Capitalism

Ruth Flood The concept of “just the disabled and elderly dying” of Covid, tells it all. The word “just” belies the more sinister idea behind it – that disabled people and the elderly are disposable. The Covid-19 pandemic has been an absolute disaster for disabled people. From the cutting of services and the lack of…

Health Justice and Black Liberation

Gwendolyn Wallace and Roberto Sirvent We can disentangle care from capitalism by increasing community-generated and community-led models of caring. “State violence radically and derogatorily compromise the health and well- being of pregnant, laboring, and post-partum people and families.”  In this feature, we ask organizers and academics to reflect on the connections between health justice and…

Masks Off: Treaties, Rights, & Their Ideological Function

Rowland “Ena͞emaehkiw” Keshena Robinson I woke up a few days ago to the news that sites within Miꞌkmaꞌki were burning.  My kin in Wāpanahkēw have been sieged by white, settler-colonial, anti-Native violence for a number of days.  Ostensibly, what has driven this attack on the Mi’kmaq community of Sipekne’katik First Nation in Nova Scotia has…

Pandemic

Eusi Kwayana Cuban doctors arrive in Italy to help fight COVID-19. Matteo Bazzi/EPA The population of planet Earth is at present experiencing the opening of the fifth, sixth or seventh month of the Coronavirus pandemic, as it came to be. It is generally regarded as a historic and continuing episode in the life of humanity….

Freedom Rider: Left Out of the Debate

Margaret Kimberley em”>If the needs of the people aren’t being addressed, what is the purpose of putting Biden and Harris into office? “Both of the duopoly political parties are happy captives of their respective donor classes.” What would someone conclude about this country if the presidential and vice-presidential debates were their sole sources of information…

Keys to Understanding Venezuela’s Climate Emergency

Within the framework of Global Climate Week in Venezuela [September 21 to 25], the Venezuelan Observatory of Political Ecology has compiled some key elements that allows one to understand the advance of climate change in our country, as well as the climate emergency. 2020 has been a year of great uncertainty, in which we, as…

Brazil: What is Behind Military Police Brutality?

Caroline Oliveira In the state of São Paulo, a rise in police brutality has been coupled with increased persecution of human rights monitoring groups – Agência Brasil 28 years ago on October 2nd, 1992, 111 prisoners were murdered by the São Paulo Military Police (PMSP) inside the Carandiru prison. Also on the 2nd, it will…

Eternal Abuse of the Original Peoples in Guatemala

Ilka Oliva Corado Anastasia Mejía Tiriquiz Guatemala, a country of eternal inequalities and racism rooted even in the sugar in coffee. A country of classists dying of hunger. In this Guatemala that overflows with poetry and memory in the huipiles of the indigenous women and; of sacrifice and millennial work in their hands and on…