Guatemala: Rallying for Plurinationality

Ollantay Itzamná Communities and peoples on the move in Guatemala City. In recent years, this category has begun to be reflected upon as a response to the civilizing project of modernity that, through nation states, has continued to colonize and dispossess the territories of the original peoples. Therefore, the idea of plurinationality is necessarily linked…

This Odious Global System

Paul Cudenec Throughout my adult life I have tended to describe the thing to which I am primarily opposed as “capitalism”. Over the last couple of years, however, I have started to wonder whether this is quite the right word. Not only does it hinder communication with people used to different political terminologies, but it…

Mali vs. Ivory Coast: When Dignity Must Confront Pro-Western Outsourcing

Mikhail Gamandiy-Egorov The current crisis between Bamako and Abidjan goes beyond the strictly West African regional framework. It is in fact and above all a confrontation between two diametrically opposed visions. The first is based on national sovereignty and pan-African values, while the second remains in a position of subcontracting in favor of Western neo-colonialism….

South Africa: Civil Society, Human Rights Organizations Call for Urgent Intervention to Protect Abahlali baseMjondolo

PRESS STATEMENT 14 SEPTEMBER 2022 CIVIL SOCIETY CALLS FOR URGENT NATIONAL INTERVENTION TO PROTECT ABAHLALI BASEMJONDOLO On Friday, 9 September 2022, the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI) sent a letter concerning the ongoing attacks on Abahlali baseMjondolo to various members of the South African executive and legislature, as well as commissioners of regional…

Last Leader of East Germany, Egon Krenz: NATO and War in Ukraine

Ben Chacko Egon Krenz, just elected to lead the German Democratic Republic, raises a fist and is all smiles as he walks through the crowd to his new office on Oct. 24, 1989. | Rainer Klostermeier / AP The death of Mikhail Gorbachev brought discussion of the collapse of Soviet socialism back to the fore—especially…

The Unity Imperative: Lessons for Building the Anti-Fascist Alliance

Joe Sims Members of the Communist Party USA and Young Communist League proceed along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington during the Poor People’s Campaign’s Moral March, June 18, 2022. | Jose Luis Magana / AP The call for unity resonates across a wide swath of today’s democratic and social movements. Attend any demonstration and you’re likely…

João Paulo Rodrigues: “Brazil Has a Great Responsibility in Latin America”

Brasil de Fato MST national leader, João Paulo Rodrigues – Guilherme Santos/Sul21 João Paulo Rodrigues is a member of the national coordination of the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) and represents the MST within Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s campaign for the presidency of Brazil.  In an interview with Brasil de Fato, Rodrigues speaks about the upcoming 2022 Brazilian general…

Winter is Coming: Prague’s 70,000-Strong Protest Shows What’s in Store for Europe

Bradley Blankenship Around 70,000 people gathered in Prague’s Wenceslas Square on Saturday to demand the resignation of their government in response to what they see as a failure to address the ongoing energy crisis. The protesters were also explicitly against the two foremost Western institutions that the formerly Eastern-aligned nation is a part of, namely the European…

Mass Protests Taking Place Across Europe Against NATO Proxy War, Sanctions and the Economic Crisis

70,000 Czechs take to the streets against government, EU and NATO Massive protest against NATO, the EU and soaring energy prices in Prague, Czech Republic today. pic.twitter.com/X0m336c2td — Sarah Abdallah (@sahouraxo) September 3, 2022 "An estimated 70,000 people protested in Prague against the Czech government on Saturday, calling on the ruling coalition to do more to control soaring energy prices and voicing opposition to…