Five Conditions for Haiti’s Rebirth

Berthony Dupont Thousands marching in Port-au-Prince in May 2013. “The alternative must be an alliance of all the healthy forces of the nation, of the conscious, consistent, and indisputably nationalist, anti-imperialist, and pro-working class parties and popular organizations.” Photo: Kim Ives/Haïti Liberté “The new society will rise from the ashes of the old,” the German…

Rage Against the War Machine: An Answer to a Decade of Pro-NATO Lies about Ukraine

Rainer Shea Above: Washington’s 2014 Euromaidan coup in Ukraine On February 19 in Washington DC, the multi-tendency organization Rage Against the War Machine will hold a demonstration. The organization’s demands, which obviously are going to apply beyond the next couple of weeks, consist (in my own words) of the following: -The end to funding for Ukraine’s…

Venezuela Urgently Needs a Feminist Emergency Plan

Andreína Chávez Alava Venezuelan women demanded justice for femicides during last year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. (Andreína Chávez Alava) Venezuelan women are being murdered at a frightening pace, and yet the country still lacks a clear path of action to understand, report, prevent and eradicate this extreme form of gender-related…

Black Alliance for Peace Opposes CELAC Support for Military Intervention in Haiti

Black Alliance for Peace’s Haiti/Americas Team Opposes the Apparent Support of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) for Foreign Military Intervention Into Haiti Peace and Solidarity In the Region Cannot Be Achieved at the Expense of Haitian Sovereignty For Immediate Release     Media Contact communications@blackallianceforpeace.com (202) 643-1136 FEBRUARY 1, 2023—The Haiti/Americas Team…

U.S. Imperialism Can Only be Defeated Through the Sacrifices War Entails

Rainer Shea Above: The Prizrak Brigade, the Donbass volunteer fighting group When the DPRK diplomat Kim Yo-jong recently stated that “We will always stand in the same trench with the service personnel and people of Russia who have turned out in the struggle to defend the dignity and honor of the state,” she was speaking…

Towards Definitive Emancipation: The Caribbean Peoples and CELAC

Javier Tolcachier At the recent VII Summit of Heads of State of CELAC held in Buenos Aires, Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, was elected to lead the Pro Tempore Presidency during 2023. This is the first time since the creation of this integration mechanism in 2011 that a Caribbean island…

Accept That Police Are Not Our Friends

Ahjamu Umi The most recent and tragic story of police violence against a defenseless African in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. is yet another triggering event for the African masses everywhere on earth. It’s especially triggering to this author for multiple reasons. First, my daughter and only child is currently a graduate student in Memphis and the ancestors…

7th Celac Summit: Between Evasion and Reality

Stephen Sefton The ambivalence inherent in the Final Declaration is also reflected in its support for decolonization and human rights without calling for the closure and withdrawal of the US military base at Guantanamo or condemning the permanent abuse of human rights the base represents as a center for illegal detention and torture. That omission…

Lula Proposes BRICS Currency, but Makes Unfriendly Comments Towards Russia and China

Editorial Comment: The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) praised Lula’s public condemnation of Russia’s “invasion and occupation of Ukraine” – something they claim Jair Bolsonaro would not do.  Just prior to Lula’s trip to Argentina, “the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) and the Ukrainian-Brazilian Central Representation (UBCR) appealed to the president to increase support for Ukraine in 2023.”…

The Conformist Rebellion: Marxist Critiques of the Contemporary Left

Philipp Nolz Elena Louisa Lange and Joshua Pickett-Depaolis (eds) The Conformist Rebellion: Marxist Critiques of the Contemporary Left Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, 2022. 326 pp., £100.00 hb ISBN9781538160152 Already a century ago, political thinkers and philosophers were confronted with an apparent paradox: the failure of revolution. Just when the material conditions and the political organisations of the popular…

Breaking from Cycles of Destruction by Leaping to a Multipolar Future

Matthew Ehret As Pepe Escobar outlined in his recent Global South: Gold-backed currencies to replace the US dollar, during the past months, the world saw Eurasian nations take great strides towards the inevitable creation of an alternative financial system capable of withstanding the effects of the onrushing blowout of the $1.5 quadrillion bubble that some still wish to…

Give Peace A Chance: China and the World Today

This presentation by Friends of Socialist China co-editor Carlos Martinez was given at a webinar organised by the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) Education Commission on the theme ‘Give peace a chance – China and the world today.’ The webinar took place on 22 January 2023. Carlos discusses the current state…

Ahead of its 40th Anniversary, MST Releases a Letter to the Brazilian People

Peoples Dispatch National Coordination meeting of the MST. Photo: Matheus Alves Following its national coordination meeting, the MST reaffirms its commitment against oppression and in defense of food security The Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) released, on Friday January 27, the Letter to the Brazilian People, a document with political messages and guidelines to activists…

The Abuse of the Concept of “Populism”

Prabhat Patnaik ALL regimes based on class antagonism require a discourse to legitimise class oppression and this discourse in turn requires a vocabulary of its own. The neoliberal regime too has developed its own discourse and vocabulary and a key concept in this vocabulary is “populism”. This concept is given great currency by the media,…

How Much Should the West Pay Africans as Reparations?

Richard Oduor Oduku There have been countless attempts over the past 30 years to arrive at a ballpark figure for reparations. However, history shows that Africans should focus more on how the question of “how much?” is framed. What can be paid is largely dependent on who Africans ask for reparations, where they ask, and…

CELAC Social is Born with the Leading Role of Organisations from the Region

Ursula Asta and Leila Bitar  The first meeting of Celac Social was held under the slogan: “Latin American and Caribbean integration to stop the new Condor plan in the region”. This is a space that brings together social, political, trade union, indigenous and human rights organisations in the framework of the 7th Summit of the…