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…

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…

Moscow Receives First Shipment of Venezuelan Tropical Fruits

Yoselina Guevara L. This Saturday, September 3, the first shipment of tropical fruits from Venezuela arrived in Moscow in a cargo flight from the Venezuelan Consortium of Aeronautical Industries and Air Services (Conviasa) by the company Caribbean Plus in cooperation with the Association of Avocado Growers of the Aristides Bastidas Municipality of Yaracuy State, (Aguabas)….

Esther Cooper Jackson – Presente!

TIMOTHY V. JOHNSON James and Esther with their daughters Kathryn (left) and Harriet (right), circa 1960s. Family collection. Esther Jackson, 105: Life reflected the 20th century struggle for equality Esther Cooper Jackson was part of an “astonishingly excellent cohort of Black women of an earlier generation, including Claudia Jones; Shirley Graham; Louise Patterson; and Dorothy…

Why the People’s Republic of China Embraced Paul Robeson

Black King of Songs. His communism brought the great American singer Paul Robeson trouble in the US, but helped make him a hero in China Friends of Socialist China Editorial Comment: The below article by Gao Yunxiang (Professor of History at Toronto Metropolitan University in Canada and author of the critically acclaimed Arise, Africa! Roar, China!…

An Engineered Food and Poverty Crisis to Secure Continued US Dominance

Colin Todhunter In March 2022, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of a “hurricane of hunger and a meltdown of the global food system” in the wake of the crisis in Ukraine. Guterres said food, fuel and fertiliser prices were skyrocketing with supply chains being disrupted and added this is hitting the poorest the hardest and planting the seeds for…