Sexual Rights and Emancipation in Cuba

Mariela Castro Espín The 1959 revolution represented Cuba’s achievement of national sovereignty; the launching of a project of social justice and equity; and the beginning of transformations in the nation and its culture, the most profound and radical in their history. An event of such magnitude could not but completely change policies regarding gender and…

Socialism and Dignity: Seniors Are Not Roadkill

Stephen Millies Workers picket at Safire Rehabilitation in Tonawanda, N.Y., where nearly half the staff contracted COVID-19. Why are so many people in nursing homes dying from the coronavirus? Over 28,000 people across the United States have died in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities.  Nearly 35 percent of the COVID-19 deaths in the…

New Order, or Euphemism to Deceive the People

Fernando Buen Abad The uprising, the work of prominent Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, is a powerful universal symbol of class struggle. Transforming the world is a slogan of the people. Semantic hegemony over the idea of the “new order” is in dispute (renewed). It is not the first time that an international “crisis” has produced…

Only Socialism Saves!

Carlos LuqueContemplating the painful global panorama as the pandemic advances seemingly unstoppable, claiming thousands of lives; unburied corpses on the street with no space in funeral homes or private cemeteries; forcing doctors to violate their oath and choose who will die; tens of thousands of workers idle, halting the senseless commercial frenzy that never appeared…

Social Movements in Bolivia: From Power to Resistance?

Ollantay Itzamná Aymara Indians. Bolivia OI. In the current Bolivian situation, we can see that on November 10 a civic-Christian-military coup d’état promoted by the U.S. government was consummated. What else do you call the rupture of the constitutional order through civil-military insubordination that forced the democratically elected ruler into exile in Mexico? What do…

Hugo Chávez’s Coup de Timón: Beyond the Famous “Comuna o Nada”

Today is the seventh anniversary of that memorable council of ministers led by Commander Chavez, which became known as the Coup de Timón. The electoral victory of October 7, 2012, in which Chávez had defeated Capriles Radonsky by more than a million votes, was still fresh. The country was full of hope, of joy. We…

October 15th: Why Commemorate International Rural Women’s Day?

Carolina Cruz The first International Day of Rural Women was celebrated 11 years ago. It was established by the UN General Assembly on 18 December 2007 to recognize the contribution of rural women in promoting agricultural development, food security and poverty eradication in their development spaces. Rural women represent more than a third of the…

We Need to Rebuild the Project with the People

In this interview with Llanisca Lugo, a member of the Martin Luther King Center of Cuba, we begin the publication of a series of interviews in which Latin America is a common theme, with a look at the continent, perspectives, ideas and especially the efforts of sister organizations. Llanisca is coordinator of the Solidarity Program…

CLOC-LVC: “With Feminism We Build Socialism”

In the framework of the VII Congress of the Coordinadora Latinoamericana de Organizaciones Campo (CLOC-LVC), the VI Assembly of Rural Women was inaugurated today. With a mysticism that remembered fighters committed to social transformation, such as Berta Cáceres from Honduras, Vilma Espín from Cuba, Francisca Carrasco from Costa Rica, Loiva Rubenich from Brazil, Mamá Tingó…

The Latin American Coordination of Rural Organizations (CLOC) at 25 Years

Osvaldo León In February 1994, in Lima (Perú), under the slogan “United in Defense of Life, Land, Work and Production” the Latin American Coordination of Rural Organizations (CLOC) was officially established.  Eighty-four (84) organizations from 18 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean came together for this historic moment.  This became possible as a result…