Two Victories in Cuba Shape the World Today

Cheryl LaBash Gissel Saldívar, a 19 year old chemical technician, supervises work at the Immunoassay Center’s Biosensors plant in Havana. Photo: Irene Pérez/ Cubadebate The Cuban Revolution was just two years old in 1961. Two victories won in that year, 60 years ago, laid crucial foundations for today’s resilient, rebellious and free country just 90…

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…

Anniversary of African Genocide in Libya

Editorial Comment: The following article was published in February, 2019. Libya remains in turmoil today as NATO nations compete for the spoils of war and the people languish as hopes for healing, peace and justice are unrealized. A.V. Julian Lahai Samboma Men carry coffins during the burial of more than two dozen people after an…

Let Us Never Forget Why Muammar Gaddafi was Assassinated

Editorial Comment: The following article was first published on March 22,2019. A.V. Peter Koenig and Russia-TV24 Gaddafi was certainly not killed for humanitarian reasons. He wanted to empower Africa. He had a plan to create a new African Union, based on a new African economic system. He wanted to introduce the Gold Dinar to back…

With Argentina, the Condor Plan Closed the “Circle of Death!”

Gabriela Calloti Stella Calloni, Argentine journalist Stella Calloni, a journalist who specialized in international politics, detailed before the Federal Court the origin and functioning of the Condor Plan and Operation Condor, promoted by the United States. The clandestine detention centers of Banfield and Quilmes were part of this repressive plan coordinated by the dictatorships of…

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…

Vaccines as Ammunition: Pharmaceuticals Grab Europe by the Scruff of the Neck

Heathcliff Cedeño The low supply of vaccines by pharmaceutical companies has generated conflicts between the EU and member countries (Photo: AFP). Europe’s Population as Prey The appearance of the SARS-CoV-2 virus revealed the fragility of the world’s healthcare systems, even in countries considered to be at the forefront of public health networks. European nations such…

Philippines: International Pressure to Investigate Duterte Crimes against Humanity

Ysh Cabana Members of the Independent International Commission of Investigation into Human Rights Violations in the Philippines (Investigate PH) hold a media briefing. Image courtesy of Investigate PH. If a United Nations report wouldn’t suffice, an international commission wants to prove there is a practical way justice will be assured and perpetrators of human rights…

Gender Violence is Policy of the State

Ilka Oliva Corado Women performing “Un violador en tu camino,” or “A Rapist in Your Path,” in a demonstration against gender-based violence in front of the National Stadium in Santiago, Chile. In societies with neoliberal governments, gender violence, mass poverty and exploitation are all policy of the State. Before the armed forces we have religion…

Lumumba Assassination Changed Black American Politics

A panel of academics and activists marked the 1961 assassination of Patrice Lumumba, the Congo’s first elected prime minister, by agents of the US and Belgium. Texas A&M professor Ira Dworkin, author of “Congo Love Song: African American Culture and the Crisis of the Colonial State,” pointed out that it was Black women, led by…