West African “Coup Contagion” Analysis

Djibo Sobukwe Anti-France Protest in Mali (Photo: Getty Images) The people of Africa’s Sahel region want truly sovereign governements that act in their interests. But U.S. interference, the continued influence of France and other colonizers, and neo-colonial governance all play a part in causing “coup contagion” in West Africa. The recent increased frequency of coups…

Aurora: Communist Women in the Donbas Resistance

Jim “Fergie” Chambers Katya and Svetlana show off their Soviet-themed redesign of the DPR flag A 3-part interview with Svetlana and Katya, from the Donetsk Marxist-Feminist organization 13.05.2022, DONETSK, DONETSK PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC- Nearly two weeks ago, I spent the May 1st, International Worker’s Day, with six members of the Donestk-based Marxist feminist group “Aurora.” The…

The Canadian Government and RBC Bank are Ignoring the Rights of Wet’suwet’en Nations

Anne Farrell The hereditary chief Na’moks of the Wet’suwet’en Nation The Wet’suwet’en Nation’s fight against the Coastal GasLink pipeline project was in Montreal on Thursday, and dozens of protesters gathered outside the headquarters of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). The Wet’suwet’en protest against RBC’s participation in the gas pipeline project which will cross the…

“Stay Safe”: The Whole World Is in Harms’ Way

Jim “Fergie” Chambers This house, a small homestead for a family of 6, in the Petrovsky district of Donetsk, was hit with a Ukrainian rocket last week. Shells continued to land nearby as we spoke with this family yesterday, as they have very day for 8 years In short, those of us who have any…

The Immortal Regiment, Moscow, 9 May 2022

Oleg Yasinsky (Image by Oleg Yasinsky) “Our dead will not leave us in disgrace. Our fallen are like sentinels”, sang Vladimir Vysotsky, the Soviet Union’s most popular troubadour, in his famous song “He did not return from combat”. The heart of the cultural identity of the people of the USSR was our historical memory of…

Three Steps to Black Liberation

 Matthew Thompson If history should be any teacher, it has taught us this: the state has no interest in serving the needs of the masses of Black people in this country, who are poor and working class. Billions of dollars for a war abroad (from which weapons manufacturers and their shareholders profit handsomely) yet we…

It’s Time to Face the Wolf

 Okra Sanyika Another world is possible, one where the people express full self-determination. But we have to start by rejecting identification and reliance on the settler-state today. Decide that you are no longer invested in its laws, courts, and institutions. Face the Wolf. We live in unprecedented times. This sentiment has been echoed relentlessly in…

Declaration III Continental Assembly ALBA Movements

Peoples Dispatch Closing panel at the III ALBA Assembly in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo: ALBA Movements The III Continental Assembly of ALBA Movements held in Argentina from April 27-30 concluded with a panel highlighting proposals and initiatives of people’s movements to transform the world. After four days of debates and reflection, the III Continental Assembly…

From Guantánamo: Calls for Abolition of US/NATO Military Bases

The VII International Seminar for Peace and for the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases of the United States and NATO is taking place in the province of Guantánamo in eastern Cuba. The meeting will demand the cessation of the arms race being carried out by the United States and its NATO allies and an end…

Fire from the Mountain: In Search of Omar Cabezas

Daniel Kovalik For years, I wondered about Omar Cabezas, the Sandinista guerilla who turned us on to the dream of revolution in the first place. Where was he now? Did he still support the Sandinistas and Daniel? Why aren’t the media talking to people like him? When I was in college in Dayton, Ohio in…

Sacha Llorenti: “ALBA is Fundamentally Anti-imperialist”

Peoples Dispatch Camille Chalmers of the Assembly of Caribbean Peoples speaks on a panel during the III Assembly of ALBA Movements. Photo: ALBA Movements During the III Continental Assembly of ALBA Movements, allied platforms spoke about the importance of building unity and fighting imperialism and capitalism together A central discussion throughout the III Continental Assembly…