The Left’s Covid Failure

Toby Green and Thomas Fazi Throughout the various phases of the global pandemic, people’s preferences in terms of epidemiological strategies have tended to overlap closely with their political orientation. Ever since Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro expressed doubts as to the wisdom of a lockdown strategy in March 2020, liberals and those on the Left…

International Meeting: Sovereign Abya Yala from the Perspective of the Social Movements

Itzamná Ollantay On December 1st and 2nd, Guatemala City will host the International Meeting of peoples, organizations and social movements of Abya Yala called “Sovereign Abya Yala from the Social Movements” (Abya Yala Soberana desde los Movimientos Sociales). The Meeting is the continuation of the virtual articulation effort that different actors and spokespersons of peoples,…

Indigenous Communities Brave Police Violence to Block Pipeline Project

Peoples Dispatch Royal Canadian Mounted Police forcibly clearing an indigenous checkpoint near Coyote Camp on Wet’suwet’en land on November 18. (Photo: Gidimt’en Checkpoint/Twitter) Police cracked down on a blockade by members of the Wet’suwet’en tribe and arrested over a dozen people but failed to end the blockade of the drill site. The tribe has been resisting…

Right-Wing Vigilante Found Not Guilty of Murdering Two Anti-Racist Protestors

Monica Cruz Kyle Rittenhouse before shooting three men, killing two, in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 25, 2021. Photo: Twitter @StandForBetter The most closely-watched murder trial in recent memory exemplifies the standard of cops and racists having a right to kill in the US After four days of deliberations, a jury acquitted 18-year old Kyle Rittenhouse…

Anti-Communism, Anti-Blackness, and Imperialism

Dr. Charisse Burden Stelley In this talk prepared for the Albuquerque Anti-War Coalition‘s Anti-Communism & Imperialism panel discussion, Dr. Charisse Burden Stelley discusses how anti-communism and anti-Blackness are intrinsically intertwined structures of white supremacist and capitalist control. Transcript Good afternoon, everybody. My name is Charisse Burden Stelley and I am a professor of Africana studies in political science…

So Said, Not So Easily Done

Steve D. Whittaker, PhD, MSc Since the 2020 storm season started, the Caribbean region has seen (perhaps) unprecedented downpours disrupt the daily lives of many communities and citizens. Even the most unorganized of cyclonic systems resulted in substantial damages* to infrastructure in Dominica, St. Lucia, Jamaica, Guadeloupe, Antigua & Barbuda, St. Kitts & Nevis, and Trinidad…

COP26: Success or Failure?

Yoselina Guevara The 26th United Nations Climate Conference (COP26), which ended in Glasgow on November 14, was described by its organizers as “a huge step forward” in the fight against climate change. The final agreement, reached after more than two weeks of negotiations and signed by almost 200 countries, explicitly mentions for the first time…

The Corona Investigative Committee Interviews Meredith Miller

Meredith Miller is a trauma coach. She explains the role of cognitive dissonance in the abusive relationship between state and the individual. Thereby she answers the questions of, – how is it that obviously false narratives are believed by so many? – does information help to break the spell? – how does one withdraw oneself…

Revealed: Documents Show Bill Gates Has Given $319 Million to Media Outlets

Alan Macleod Sifting through over 30,000 grants in the company’s database, MintPress can reveal that the Gates Foundation has bankrolled hundreds of media outlets and ventures, to the tune of at least $319 million. SEATTLE — Up until his recent messy divorce, Bill Gates enjoyed something of a free pass in corporate media. Generally presented…

There Is One Place in Cuba Where Torture Occurs

Raúl Antonio Capote Chilling testimony of the torture and abuses committed against Majid Khan, at the illegal U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo, was recently presented by the prisoner Chilling testimony of the torture and abuses committed against Majid Khan, held at the illegal Guantanamo Naval Base, after the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York…

Nicaragua’s School for Food Sovereignty

Ramiro Sebastián Fúnez An inside look at the Latin American Institute of Agroecology (IALA) Ixim Ulew in Chontales, Nicaragua. Ixim Ulew means “Land of Corn” in Maya K’iche’, paying homage to the Indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica. Ixim Ulew is a school for technical, political, and ideological training in agroecology for members of the Central American…