Cuba’s Life Task: Combatting Climate Change

Click CC for subtitles in English and Spanish (Arabic and Turkish and more to follow). Cuba’s Life Task: Combatting Climate Change Dani Films Climate change is among the world’s greatest challenges. As a small Caribbean island, Cuba is disproportionately affected by climate change through extreme weather events. Up to 10% of Cuban territory could be…

Latin America: The Continent that Never Ceases to Amaze Us

Hussam AbdelKareem With such leaders that the continent of Marquez produces, the poor would not have to steal in order to feed the children. Latin America never ceases to amaze us. Its ability to “produce” “extraordinary” leaders continues across generations. Guevara and Castro are the most famous in the twentieth century, and before them, Simon…

Guatemala: 25 Years of Peace Accords, 25 Years of Neoliberalism

Ollantay Itzamná Mayan peasant women harvesting sesame seeds. OI In the Christmas atmosphere, and the day after the feast of the “Holy Innocents”, the groups that took up arms in the Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity (URNG) and the Creole State of Guatemala, after 36 years of “internal war”, signed the firm and lasting Peace Agreements….

Bourgeois Idealism & the Promotion of Anti-Intellectualism

Ahjamu Umi I know already as I’m writing this piece that it’s not going to be a piece that’s widely read and/or shared. I know this because I’ve written a number of pieces that have been read and shared by thousands. As a result, I’ve learned that the formula for that level of popularity in…

The Need for a Multidimensional Democracy

Javier Tolcachier Celebrating and reflecting are two actions that do not usually go hand in hand. Celebration implies an achievement, even if it is only the satisfaction of something well done, while reflection usually accompanies failure or error. Much more so in political terms, since it is not the euphoria of triumph but defeat that…

Why Cuba Does Not Have an Anti-Vaccine Movement

Marc Vandepitte, Toon Danhieux Increasingly, large sectors of the European population, and in the US to a lesser extent, openly express their distrust towards their government’s policies to combat COVID-19. The reaction of the traditional policy is one of panic and is characterized by paternalism and repression: general obligation to vaccinate and restricting freedom of…

The Defense of Humanity in the Global Crisis

Daniel Martínez Cunill On January 26, 2022, it will be 127 years since José Martí formulated a concept that acquires greater relevance in these complex times of global crisis: “Homeland is Humanity, it is that portion of humanity that we see more closely, and in which we were born”. As sons and daughters of the…

People(s)-Centered Human Rights & Malcolm X

Ajamu Baraka There was something quite different with Malcolm’s approach to human rights that distinguished him from mainstream civil rights activists. By grounding himself in the radical human rights approach, Malcolm articulated a position on human rights struggle that did not contain itself to just advocacy. He understood that appealing to the same powers that…

We Have to Stand on Our Ground, the Best Ground from Which to Reach the Stars

Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research Almost every single child on the planet (over 80% of them) had their education disrupted by the pandemic, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural (UNESCO) agency. Though this finding is startling, it was certainly necessary to close schools as the infectious COVID-19 virus tore through society. What has been…