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…

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…

Never Again Can US Lecture Other Countries about Censorship

Steve Lalla DC National Guard defends the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 8, 2021. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images Following the past month’s events, the US can no longer imagine they’re in a position to lecture other nations about censorship. All and sundry see that the US doesn’t possess any moral high ground from which…

Canada: Controversial Legislation Targets Environmental, Indigenous Activists

Brendan Devlin A man waves a Mohawk Warrior flag on the Pat Bay Highway during a blockade in support of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, February 2020. Photo by Wolf Depner/Black Press Media. Critical infrastructure protection: Dangerous politics in Manitoba, Alberta and beyond At the close of last year’s fall legislative session, Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government introduced…

Declaration of Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World, August, 1920

Editors, The Black Agenda Review As part of our mission to supplement BAR’s historical perspective, the Black Agenda Review examines the Harlem meeting and manifesto that shook the Black world, a century ago. “Garvey’s militancy, his global vision, his unapologetically pro-Black, pro-African stance, and his demands for Black economic sovereignty and political independence held an…

Guatemala: A Dead Country

Ilka Oliva Corado Photo: Bill Hackwell We should have a minimum of shame, since we have no courage. A minimum of indignation that takes us out of the social networks that puts up with everything and take to the streets that are witnesses of the country’s history. The convenience of a social network is beautiful,…

Guatemala: Girls Must not be Touched, Must not be Raped, Must not be Killed

Carolina Vazquez Araya Photo: Bill Hackwell In Guatemala, a strategy of terror is being carried out on the bodies of girls, boys, and adolescents. The country is passing through one of its darkest periods in its recent history. Helpless and unaided against the power of crime syndicates, the population is paralyzed when confronted with the…

Chile in Flames: Courage of the People vs Cowardice of the Government

Marcos Roitman Rosenmann The building Municipality of Panguipulli burns after being set on fire by protesters following another police killing of Francisco Martínez Romero. (ALICIA CACECERES/ATON CHILE/AFP via Getty Images) The murder of Francisco Martínez Romero, a young street artist, at the hands of the Carabineros has caused a new social outburst. Five shots at…

Fighting for Housing in South Africa

Rob Dyer 8 October 2018: Thousands of Abahlali baseMjondolo members march against politically motivated killings in Durban. (Photograph by Madelene Cronjé) The legacy of murdered Abahlali baseMjondolo interim chair Thuli Ndlovu and activist Mobeni Khwela lives on despite the patronage politics of ANC councillors when it comes to government housing. In September 2006 the municipal…

‘Cancel the Rents’: People Across the US Mobilize Calling for Housing Relief

Peoples Dispatch A ‘Cancel The Rent’ rally in the city of Denver, Colorado, on January 30. Rallies and motorcade demonstrations were organized in major cities like Denver and Boston, along with 30 other locations across the US. Photo: Chancey Bush/Facebook The Party for Socialism and Liberation concluded its three-day nationwide campaign calling for the cancellation…