Cuba Publishes Annual Report on Blockade Damages

Cuba Solidarity Campaign Via Tortilla Con Sal Cuba’s 2017 report states that the US blockade has cost the Cuban economy over $822 billion in damages since its introduction in the 1960s Download a copy of the report here Almost 60 years after its implementation, the United States blockade policy against the Cuban people is intensifying,…

Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly and Human Rights

Luis Britto García The rights and guarantees of citizens must be recognized in this Constitution, recommends Luis Britto García. Mark Twain noted that the Devil can quote the Bible. Likewise, hegemonic powers also use a false form of the noble wellspring of Human Rights to attack progressive governments. For example: ►Article 19. The State shall…

Venezuelan Women Build the Revolution

The Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly (ANC) reaffirmed the importance of gender rights and equality in constructing the Bolivarian Revolution, looking to build on the gains of the last 18 years in the drafting of a new constitution. In a decree establishing a commission to draft the constitutional chapter on Women, Equity, and Gender Equality, the…

Black America: The Wealth-less Community

Danny Haiphong “There is no indication that Black America will ever recover so long as racism and capitalism dictate social relations in the US.” Under the regime of global capitalism, the most important indicator of economic prosperity is wealth. Wealth is capital. It is the means by which one advances their economic status through the…

The Black Panthers Didn’t Fight Symbols

Glen Ford New York state prison guards assaulted and seriously injured 69 year-old former Black Panther Herman Bell, this week, a totally unprovoked beating timed to sabotage his chances for parole after more than 40 years behind bars. In neighboring New Jersey, former Panther Sundiata Acoli was denied parole last December shortly before his 80th…