Legislative and Municipal Elections in El Salvador on Sunday

Peoples Dispatch From a protest rejecting Nayib Bukele’s authoritarianism this February 9. Photo: FMLN/Facebook This Sunday, on February 28, over 5.4 million Salvadorans will go to the polls to elect 84 legislators of the National Assembly, 262 mayors as well as 20 members of the Central American Parliament for the period 2021-2024. These upcoming elections…

The Unknown Relationship between Kwame Nkrumah and Malcolm X

Ahjamu Umi February 21, 2021 marked the 56th commemoration of the assassination of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz aka Malcolm X in Harlem, New York. The 24th marked the 50th commemoration of the CIA (Criminals In Action) sponsored coup that overthrew Kwame Nkrumah’s democratically elected government in Ghana. The close historical proximity of the downfall…

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…

The Roots of Xenophobic Violence in South Africa—A Pan African Response

Black Agenda Review Editors South Africa must dismantle and transcend the colonial nation-state through creation of a Pan-African federation that stretches across the Southern African sub-continent. “Madalitso Zililo Phiri traces the contemporary rise of xenophobia in South Africa to the colonial and imperial formation of the Union of South Africa.” For the fourth post in the Black…

Is Democracy an End or an Instrument?

Emir Sader The strategy of the left of the 21st century combines the democratic struggle of the masses with the radical democratization of the State and of all social, economic, political and cultural structures. For a long time, the left was accused of privileging the conquest of better living conditions for the population, rather than…

Neither Washington Nor Beijing?

Carlos Martinez A newcomer to politics would likely assume that members of the global left support the People’s Republic of China. It is after all led by a communist party, with Marxism as its guiding ideology. During the period since the Communist Party of China (CPC) came to power in 1949, the Chinese people have…

USA: The End of Hegemony

Luis Britto García Despite its formidable arms expenditure, which alone exceeds that of all the other countries on the planet combined, the United States has lost its military hegemony. The United States opened the century with the illusion that it was initiating a “New American Century”, according to the manifesto of the think tank “New…

Fight Like Malcolm X!

Struggle – La Lucha Malcolm X was assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem on Feb. 21, 1965, through a plot by the FBI and New York Police Department. Today, we remember Malcolm as a militant community organizer, revolutionary internationalist, and fighter for Black liberation by any means necessary: “We are living in an era…

In-depth Analysis of Chavismo’s Communitarian Commitment

Franco Vielma Following the discussions and proposals that emerged after the closing of the National Congress of Communes 2.0 on February 10, President Nicolás Maduro, who was very involved in the development of the event, handed over to Jorge Rodríguez, President of the Parliament, two bills that will be key for the coming political cycle:…

Zionism’s Shrewd Manipulation of African Movements

Ahjamu Umi The conscious African activist community is reacting today to the announcement that Alicia Garza – one of the original spokespersons for the rising Black Lives Matter movement in 2014 – has accepted an invitation to speak at a so-called “Jewish Values International Awards dinner during February of 2021.  To the untrained eye, it’s…

Agro-Ecology Project Links Peasant Production to Urban Communes in Venezuela

Michele de Mello With weekly food distributions and through societal mobilization, the Pueblo a Pueblo project brings food and solidarity from the countryside to the city – Michele de Mello / Brasil de Fato In five years, 1,500 tons of food was distributed to more than 300,000 families throughout the country “Only the people can…