The Left’s Covid Failure

Toby Green and Thomas Fazi Throughout the various phases of the global pandemic, people’s preferences in terms of epidemiological strategies have tended to overlap closely with their political orientation. Ever since Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro expressed doubts as to the wisdom of a lockdown strategy in March 2020, liberals and those on the Left…

International Meeting: Sovereign Abya Yala from the Perspective of the Social Movements

Itzamná Ollantay On December 1st and 2nd, Guatemala City will host the International Meeting of peoples, organizations and social movements of Abya Yala called “Sovereign Abya Yala from the Social Movements” (Abya Yala Soberana desde los Movimientos Sociales). The Meeting is the continuation of the virtual articulation effort that different actors and spokespersons of peoples,…

Indigenous Communities Brave Police Violence to Block Pipeline Project

Peoples Dispatch Royal Canadian Mounted Police forcibly clearing an indigenous checkpoint near Coyote Camp on Wet’suwet’en land on November 18. (Photo: Gidimt’en Checkpoint/Twitter) Police cracked down on a blockade by members of the Wet’suwet’en tribe and arrested over a dozen people but failed to end the blockade of the drill site. The tribe has been resisting…

Biden Extends U.S. Campaign to Crush Venezuela

Jeremy Kuzmarov On October 13th, Venezuela’s representative to the UN Samuel Moncada denounced plotting by the United States and Colombia against Venezuela’s democratically elected government at the UN Security Council. In an eight-page letter to Security Council President Martin Kimani, Moncada detailed “bellicose” statements by Colombian President Iván Duque and by U.S. Navy Admiral Craig S. Faller,…

Russia: Statement of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Communist Party on QR Codes and Mandatory Vaccination

“Curing an infection and not generating social diseases.” The COVID-19 pandemic continues to exacerbate the country’s socio-economic crisis. Capitalist Russia was not prepared to fight the new coronavirus infection. It was a direct consequence of the vicious policy of destroying primary health care, closing health care facilities, a chronic shortage of medical personnel, years of…

Anti-Communism, Anti-Blackness, and Imperialism

Dr. Charisse Burden Stelley In this talk prepared for the Albuquerque Anti-War Coalition‘s Anti-Communism & Imperialism panel discussion, Dr. Charisse Burden Stelley discusses how anti-communism and anti-Blackness are intrinsically intertwined structures of white supremacist and capitalist control. Transcript Good afternoon, everybody. My name is Charisse Burden Stelley and I am a professor of Africana studies in political science…

Havana Arrives At Its 502nd Anniversary with Renewed Happiness

Alejandra Garcia Havana, photo: Bill Hackwell On November 16, Havana marked its 502nd anniversary amid good news: the reopening of borders throughout Cuba, the return of children to the classroom, the rebirth of economic life after almost two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. There was no better way to welcome this new anniversary than with…

The World Stands with Cuba

Tanya Wadhwa Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel with college students at a peaceful sit-in organized in Havana on Nvember 14. Photo: Miguel Díaz-Canel/Twitter Social movements and organizations around the world organized demonstrations in solidarity with Cuba and in rejection of the US-backed opposition protests planned in the country for November 15 The US-backed counter-revolutionary protests planned…

Xi’s new Communist Manifesto

Pepe Escobar Chinese President Xi Jinping is poised to take a third five-year term. Image: Agencies / Pool Marx. Lenin. Mao. Deng. Xi. Late last week in Beijing, the sixth plenum of the Chinese Communist Party adopted a historic resolution – only the third in its 100-year history – detailing major accomplishments and laying out…