Three Political Fronts Where Chavism Has Taken the Offensive in 2020

Misión Verdad The popular mobilization of women and men in civic-military union and the measures of social protection and promotion are the driving forces of Chavismo. Photo: Archives A crisis that is not only circumstantial or regional, but systemic and global, has been catalyzed by the pandemic that branches out from the geopolitical to the…

Venezuela: Genesis of the Civil-Military Union (IV)

Adán Chávez Frías I As stated in the previous installment, the popular rebellion of 1989 marked the birth of the Bolivarian Revolution; to the extent that it shook the national socio-political atmosphere, which from that moment on was characterized by an increase in protests as a consequence of the moral, economic and social deterioration of…

COVID-19: Why Do Indigenous Peoples Not Want to Return to Normal?

Ollantay Itzamná Quechua girl. Although no one knows when the highest global peak in COVI19 infections will occur, at the moment, more than 10 million people are infected with COV19, and nearly half a million people have lost their lives. The international community, despite modern globalization, was unable to activate a comprehensive strategy to deal…

The Colombian Tragedy

Wafica Ibrahim After the signing of a peace between the Colombian government and the largest guerrilla group in the American continent, and after the result of the plebiscite, Colombia passed in just a few weeks from hope to unrest, and has lived in that limbo for the last four years. The signing of the peace…

Colombia: “The People Confront the Continent’s Most Violent Oligarchy”

Carlos Aznarez People marched in the southern neighborhoods of the Bogota and in the center to protest the national and local government’s management of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Johan González – Colombia Informa | Peoples Dispatch In order to deepen the information about what has been happening in Colombia since the arrival of a large…

Notes on the Coloniality of Peace

Nelson Maldonado-Torres The allusion to peace, to peace as a state of harmony within an established order, has long been an indispensable tool in the arsenal of colonialism and racism. First comes the brutal war: people killed, bodies in pieces, raped, and mutilated, subjects subdued, ancestors disrespected, lands taken, rivers with water turning viscous and…

Food, Land and Power: Revisiting Black Cooperative Movements

Julian Agyeman and Kofi Boone Land loss has plagued black America since emancipation – is it time to look again at ‘black commons’ and collective ownership? “An expanded concept of the ‘black commons’ – based on shared economic, cultural and digital resources as well as land – could act as one means of redress.” Underlying the recent…

Statement of the Libyan People’s National Movement on the Current Situation

Statement of the Libyan People’s National Movement The Libyan National People’s Movement and the masses of the Libyan people followed the speech of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, during this day, 20.06.2020, in Sidi Barani, at a time when direct and foreign military intervention in Libya is intensifying, exporting…

Socialist Party’s Manifesto Promises Revolutionary Change in Zambia

Pavan Kulkarni The Socialist Party of Zambia released its election manifesto on June 18, Wednesday, promising universal education and healthcare, as well as the expansion of housing and sanitation facilities for the masses The presidential candidate of the Socialist Party (SP) of Zambia, Fred M’membe, released the party’s manifesto for the August 2021 elections at…

Locked Down & Thrown Out: South African Shack Dwellers Evicted

Some of South Africa’s poorest are being violently evicted from their shacks during the lockdown. But residents are fighting back as they take the local government to court, rebuild their homes and take back the land. STOP Illegal Evictions! A research report into the eviction of shack-dwellers in eThekwini during the Covid-19 crisis 9 June…