Capitalism is the Problem: Social Movements Denounce on World Health Day

Michele de Mello On March 30th, social movements, student organizations and labor unions organized demonstrations demanding vaccines, food and education – UBES Hundreds of organizations around the world publish a manifesto in defense of vaccination and universal basic income Michele de Mello On April 7th, World Health Day, hundreds of social movements from around the…

Canadian Economist Dispels 4 Myths About Socialism

Steve Lalla The Cuban interior ministry building in Havana’s Revolution Square,Havana. “The word ‘socialism’ sounds very scary to many people,” said Canadian political economist Radhika Desai in a recent interview. “Because of the propaganda against the idea of socialism, we’ve been made to fear socialism,” she added. Desai is a professor with the Department of…

Cuban Socialist Internationalist Medicine Puts Capitalist Countries to Shame

So few of its own citizens have contracted Covid-19 – less than 300 — that Cuba must test its vaccines in other countries, said Dr Layla Brown-Vincent, professor of Africana Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and author of “The Pandemic of Racial Capitalism: Another World is Possible.” Cuba “is helping control this…

Struggling for a Life Free from Violence: A Conversation with Virginia Martínez

Cira Pascual Marquina Since 1992 the feminist organization A grassroots organization helps victims of machista violence and promotes sexual and reproductive rights. Mujeres por la Vida [Women for Life] has been working out of what we now know as the Ataroa Commune in Barquisimeto, Lara state. The organization carries out popular feminist education and promotes…

Marxism-Leninism is the Greatest Threat to Imperialism’s Ideological Hegemony

Rainer Shea Why is Marxism-Leninism the greatest threat to U.S./NATO imperialism’s ideological domination over the masses? Because it provides a standard of comparison for our living standards. Because it gives us a sense of what our society would be like if we were to undergo a proletarian revolution and establish a workers democracy. At least…

The Crisis and the Venezuelan Working Class: A Conversation with Pedro Eusse

Cira Pascual Marquina Pedro Eusse joined the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) in 1979 when he was just 17 and working in a chicken factory. Now, Eusse is a member of the party’s political bureau and charged with coordinating worker and trade union issues. Eusse is also the General Coordinator of the Cruz Villegas Class-conscious…

Finally, Whose Land Is It?

Vladimir Acosta It is not that the earth is ours and that it belongs to us. It is that we all belong to the earth. From it we live, with its fruits we feed ourselves, from its lakes and rivers comes the water we need, with its wood and stones we build our houses, even…

Is Democracy an End or an Instrument?

Emir Sader The strategy of the left of the 21st century combines the democratic struggle of the masses with the radical democratization of the State and of all social, economic, political and cultural structures. For a long time, the left was accused of privileging the conquest of better living conditions for the population, rather than…

Neither Washington Nor Beijing?

Carlos Martinez A newcomer to politics would likely assume that members of the global left support the People’s Republic of China. It is after all led by a communist party, with Marxism as its guiding ideology. During the period since the Communist Party of China (CPC) came to power in 1949, the Chinese people have…

In-depth Analysis of Chavismo’s Communitarian Commitment

Franco Vielma Following the discussions and proposals that emerged after the closing of the National Congress of Communes 2.0 on February 10, President Nicolás Maduro, who was very involved in the development of the event, handed over to Jorge Rodríguez, President of the Parliament, two bills that will be key for the coming political cycle:…

Luis Arce’s Bolivia and the New Regionalism in Latin America

Owen Schalk Bolivian President Luis Arce speaks during the 2015 International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean. Photo courtesy the OECD Development Centre/Flickr. Is the renewed ascendancy of leftism in countries like Bolivia and Ecuador a sign that the ‘Pink Tide’ is returning? “Our movement is unique in the world,” said former Bolivian…