The Enemies of the Left

If the powerful know anything it is how to distinguish their people from those who seek a more just distribution of wealth, reject the naturalization of inequality and believe that “human rights” are extensive to all human beings. No revolution is worth anything unless it can defend itself Sergio Alejandro Gómez | internet@granma.cu Running out…

Capitalism vs Socialism and the Absurd Logic of Political Centrism

Enrique Ubieta, editor of the journals Cuba Socialista and La Calle del medio, talked with Cubadebate about political centrism, neo-annexation, and the permanent clash between socialism and capitalism, as conflicting systems – all important issues in the ideological struggle underway around the world today. José Raúl Concepción | nacionales@granma.cu When the world had two political…

Class War and Neocolonial Progressive Western Media

Tortilla con Sal In North America and Europe, the class war spiraled to new levels of intensity during and after the 2008 financial crisis. Governments acting on behalf of their countries’ corporate elites ensured an unprecedented transfer of wealth, imposing public sector austerity to protect Western corporate control of the international financial system. Simultaneously, Western…

USA: Oligarchs Succeed! Only the People Suffer!

By James Petras Introduction On a scale not seen since the ‘great’ world depression of the 1930’s, the US political system is experiencing sharp political attacks, divisions and power grabs. Executive firings, congressional investigations, demands for impeachment, witch hunts, threats of imprisonment for ‘contempt of Congress’ and naked power struggles have shredded the façade of…

US Soft Coups in Latin America: The Cases of Ecuador and Bolivia

By Stansfield Smith Via Cuba-Network in Defense of Humanity The US now engineers “regime change” not so much by using the military, in part because of their military quagmires in the Middle East, in part because Obama has sought to give a new face and new credibility to the Empire after the damage it suffered…

Africa: Terrorism and the Upsurge of Russian Arms Sales

By Alex Gorka The Egyptian-Russian deal for the purchase of Ka-52K helicopters is at the final stage. According to Andrei Boginsky, the CEO of Russian Helicopters Group, Egypt is expected to decide this month on the purchase of Russia’s deck-based Kamov Ka-52K ‘Alligator’ helicopters for Mistral-type amphibious assault ships. Cairo is seeking to boost its blue…