‘European Union Is An Imperialist Pole, It Can Only Support Its Own Kind’

Muhammed Shabeer Peoples Dispatch in conversation with Francesco Valerio della Croce from the Italian Communist Party (PCI), on anti-immigrant laws, the ultra-right in Europe, the EU and the Italian left. Italy is going through an unprecedented period of right-wing surge and hyper nationalist political charades. The populist government in the country, partnered by right-wing hyper…

Marzieh Hashemi’s Detention a US State’s Political Message to Black Community

TEHRAN (FNA)– Ajamu Baraka, American Political Activist, says Marzieh Hashemi’s detention was aimed by the state to demonstrate that “the Black people have no rights that need to be acknowledged and protected”. In an exclusive interview with FNA, the American activist, also mentioned that the state wanted to illustrate that it has the complete control…

Racism: A Systemic Problem in the Canadian Military

Yves Engler Anti-blackness is a significant problem in the Canadian Forces. For decades it was explicit and the institution evidently remains structurally racist. Last month it was revealed that a white reservist who repeatedly called black soldiers “n…ers” would not face any disciplinary measures. The stated reason was that the individual, whose father is a…

Brazil’s Indigenous People Respond to Racist Attacks of the Bolsanaro Government

Elaine Tavares The Bolsonaro government’s racist attacks on indigenous peoples, the administrative change in the Agricultural portfolio, and responsibility for the demarcation of original lands are already provoking an immediate reaction from the organized and autonomous communities that survive and struggle in the national territory. More than 500 years after the European invasion and a…

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: Time to De-Colonize Human Rights!

Ajamu Baraka The post-WW II promise of human rights was a compact meant for white people only, but a People-Centered Human Rights framework seeks global liberation and transformation. “If human rights are to have any incredibility, any “universal” applicability, any value, they must be seized from the barbaric grip of European and de-colonized.” “…recognition of the…

The DNA Industry and the Disappearing Indian

Aviva Chomsky DNA, Race, and Native Rights Amid the barrage of racist, anti-immigrant, and other attacks launched by President Trump and his administration in recent months, a series of little noted steps have threatened Native American land rights and sovereignty. Such attacks have focused on tribal sovereignty, the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), and the…

Principal Enemy: Demystifying Far Right Antisemitism

Matthew N Lyons I can think of at least four reasons why leftists and antifascists need a good analysis of antisemitism: Antisemitism kills Jews. There should be no question about this after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. In the United States, Gentiles are not killing Jews on anywhere near the scale of cops killing Black people,…

What White Supremacists Know

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz The United States has been at war every day since its founding, often covertly and often in several parts of the world at once. As ghastly as that sentence is, it still does not capture the full picture. Indeed, prior to its founding, what would become the United States was engaged—as it would…

Brazil: Atlas of Violence Exposes Genocide of Black and Poor Youth

Clívia Mesquita Black youth in Brazil are 2.7 times more likely to be victims of homicide than white youth, a report shows. The Youth Vulnerability to Violence index exposes the demographic profile and the huge racial inequality in the country in terms of lethal violence and public security policies. In Rio de Janeiro, the Atlas…

Abahlali baseMjondolo: Solidarity with Our Comrades in Brazil

For a number of years our movement has enjoyed close relationships with various movements in the left in South America. This has included the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra (MST), known in English as the Landless Workers’ Movement, in Brazil. Many of our comrades have spent a lot of time with the MST in Brazil….

Black November: “Our Greatest Resistance is Our Life”

Wesley Lima Internationalist 360° Negra, a Pernambuco woman, a trans woman and elected São Paulo state deputy for the Socialism and Freedom Party (PSOL), Erica Malunguinho, is certainly one of the most striking expressions of the black resistance in the São Paulo scene. This resistance presents itself, mainly, in its life trajectory, which is connected…