Unreading Colonial Food Systems

Maya Burke Like many people who went through U.S. public school systems, I am intimately familiar with institutional food; canned vegetables, square cut pizza, frozen & highly processed mystery meats, syrupy fruit cups, all of that. Institutional food is low-cost, low in nutritional value, and arguably pretty gross. I remember asking our school superintendent why…

In Nobody’s Backyard: Rejecting Geo-Political and Historical Fatalism

Gerald A. Perreira Except for the hum of US helicopters flying overhead, there was a deafening silence throughout the Caribbean region, during the recent Operation Tradewinds, Progressive and Pan-African forces did not utter a word, as soldiers from Guyana, Brazil, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago participated in this region-wide…

Latin America in Dispute: Interview with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza

In an interview for the program Latin America in dispute, broadcast by the multistate Telesur, the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza, confirmed that the Bolivarian Government’s commitment to the events promoted by imperialism in the region, such as the assassination in Haiti and the attempts to destabilize Cuba, “it is always for…

Zambia: “There’s No Other Approach than the Socialist Approach”

BreakThrough News Interview with Dr. Fred M’membe Ahead of general elections in August, Rania Khalek of BreakThrough News talks to Dr. Fred M’membe, the presidential candidate of the Socialist Party of Zambia, on the party’s platform and vision for the future Zambia is set to hold a vital round of elections on August 12. The…

Venezuela: A Counterhegemonic Approach to Human Rights

Cira Pascual Marquina Venezuela’s Bolivarian democracy includes both traditional, representative polling, and communal, assambleary democracy. Top right: 2020 parliamentary elections. Top left: Tajazal Communal Council elections, near Naguanagua, Carabobo state. Bottom left: El Panal Commune assembly, 23 de Enero, Caracas. Bottom right: A Communard Union meeting in Caño Maraca, Portuguesa state. (Archives) A Conversation with…

Colombia: Analyzing the Strike from the Peoples’ Congress

Carlos Aznarez The national strike continues to be a topic of discussion in Colombia and the world. Also the repression and crimes of state terrorism of the government of Ivan Duque. That is why this week the Peoples’ Tribunal condemned the regime for genocide. To talk about the current situation, we interviewed the leader of…

Jeanine Añez: Catastrophic for the Economy & Women

Camila Escalante The gender gap widened and women workers were hit significantly harder than men during the year long coup administration of Jeanine Añez. During 2020, unemployment rose sharply for both men and women, but increased faster for women and took far longer to fall back, while underemployment saw an even more dramatic rise, affecting…

The “Mothers of the Front Line”: Guardians of the Colombian Resistance

Gerardo Szalkowicz Until a few weeks ago, they were typical all-terrain women who spent their days solving household chores, wandering between precarious jobs, raising their children alone, juggling to achieve the feat of not going hungry. Anonymous women. Mothers, young, heads of households, poor. Struggling mothers. Of the hundreds like them that live in the…

Conflict in Colombia: Consequences and Solidarity Among Brotherly Peoples

Laura Cano The political, social and economic conflict in Colombia has its origins in the 19th century. Its roots are found in the contradictions that marked the first republic of this sister country. A supposedly republican state led by a classist, oligarchic, racist and patriarchal elite that betrayed the project of the Great Colombia and,…