Ecuador’s Resistance Confronts Multinational Mining Monster

In the second chapter of filmmaker Oscar Leon’s series on Ecuador’s resistance, Leon travels to the rural Andean community of Buenos Aires to meet rural campesinos and indigenous citizens defending their land against multinational mining companies. The clash over land and resources goes to the heart of the conflict that paralyzed Ecuador’s society in the…

The Garden and the Jungle: Coloniality, Knowledge and Development in Africa

Eyob Balcha Gebremariam Europe’s assault on the rest of us, who were exterminated and expropriated, millions who were enslaved and died resisting European occupation, continues today – recently, and graphically, re-stated by the European Union’s top diplomat Josep Borrell. Eyob Gebremariam exposes the language and practice of coloniality, which sustains inequalities at the global level and has done…

China is Building a Truly Ecological Civilization

Carlos Martinez At the World Economic Forum in January 2022, Xi Jinping stated that the realisation of carbon neutrality is an “intrinsic requirement of China’s own high-quality development and a solemn pledge to the international community.” While the inertia of the market-led nations gives us terrifying forecasts for the planet, state socialism in the east…

Palestine’s New Freedom Fighters

Asa Winstanley Resistance is the choice of the masses. Palestinians in the West Bank are taking up their guns once again. A sea change is happening. For about two decades, the Gaza Strip has been the headquarters of Palestine’s armed resistance to Israel. This resistance has only grown since 2005, when the interior of the…

João Pedro Stedile: The Left and Lula

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd2c_XgXUmg In part two of our conversation with João Pedro Stedile, he discusses the governability and decision-making capacity of the Lula government in the face of a conservative senate and chamber of deputies. João Pedro Stedile of the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement and the International Peoples’ Assembly, discusses the prospects of the Lula government as…

For Corporate Media, Sandinistas’ Electoral Success Proves Their Repressiveness

John Perry The headline in the Washington Post ahead of Nicaragua’s local elections hinted at skepticism: “Nicaragua Ruling Party Seeks to Expand Hold in Local Votes” (11/6/22). The story itself, taken from an Associated Press report filed from Mexico City, was worse, framing the elections as a “farce” carried out “under the absolute control” of the governing Sandinista party….

What is Behind the Summit of Global Conservatism Held in Mexico?

Gustavo A Maranges On December 18 and 19, Mexico hosted the Conservative Political Action Coalition (CPAC), a global meeting of far-right forces. Thinking about the date, the context, and the participants provide valuable information to elucidate what this meeting was all about. It was not an ordinary or scheduled meeting, but an emergency one after…

La Gota de Agua: A New Documentary by Resumen Latinoamericano

A new documentary by Resumen Latinoamericano with English subtitles has been released in Cuba, under the theme of the economic, commercial and financial blockade that has been imposed on the Cuban people for 60 years. This past weekend the film also premiered in New York City at the National Network on Cuba conference that was…

China is Not an Enemy of Africa

(Playlist of the complete interview) If the West really thinks China helping Africa to gain influence is a bad thing, the best thing it can do is help Africa even more. President of the Socialist Party of Zambia, Fred M’membe, and the convener of the Socialist Movement of Ghana, Kyeretwie Opoku share with us an…

A BRICS Reserve Currency: Exploring the Pathways

Yaroslav Lissovolik The new BRICS reserve currency can act in concert with the stronger role performed by BRICS national currencies to take on a greater share of the total pie of currency transactions in the world economy, writes Valdai Club Programme Director Yaroslav Lissovolik. The issue of the creation of a BRICS reserve currency has taken on particular significance in recent months after President Putin declared that the creation…

The Geopolitics of Famine

Scott Ritter Most geopolitical analysts can agree that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has detrimentally impacted the global economy. This is especially true when it comes to food security, with supplies disrupted, prices skyrocketing, and shortages created that run the risk of causing famine. The US and European Union have accused Russia of “weaponizing food”…

Chilean State to Address Historic Land Debt with Mapuche Indigenous Communities

Tanya Wadhwa Chilean President Gabriel Boric met with Mapuche leaders in the country’s Araucanía region on November 10 and 11. Following the meeting, he announced the creation of a special commission to return to the Mapuche communities the lands that they have historically laid claims to. The Mapuche Indigenous communities have been in conflict with…

Africa Confronts the Food, Fertilizer, and Climate Crisis

Ann Garrison Food production in Africa is complicated by climate change and the use of fertilizers which increase food production but which also create green house gases and create other environmental harm. The UN has been in negotiations with both Russia and Ukraine to restart Russia’s ammonia pipeline. Before its closure due to the Ukraine…

Decolonizing RUNASUR: Trade Unions Challenged by Plurinationality

Ollantay Itzamná Mirada Abya Yala Plurinationality is related to political cultural identity, territoriality, Mother Earth. Trade unionism, to a large extent, are modern actors (associated individuals) who seek to improve their working life conditions, and to a large extent assume that this welfare is achieved within the framework of the nation state (lethal with the…

Thomas Sankara – Decolonization, Love, and Trust in the People: A New Humanity for Ending Oppression

Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza Thomas Sankara understood that liberation—embodying the whole process of decolonization — originates from the admission that the oppressed have internalized the oppressor. Colonial oppression in Africa did not end with the attainment of political independence. Rather, direct colonial domination on African peoples by the colonialist bourgeoisie of Europe and the United States…

Left Anti-Communism Allows Imperialist Propaganda to Operate Unchallenged

Rainer Shea Ukraine is the great test for U.S. imperialism’s ability to sway minds to its side. Two decades into a process of decline for Washington’s hegemony, catalyzed by the irrecoverable global blowback from the Afghanistan and Iraq invasions, the imperialists have staked their survival in the outcome of the Ukraine war. Not necessarily in…