Juliana Marino: “The Cuban Revolution is Trying to Find Within Itself the Keys to Advance in Freedom, Equality and Prosperity Through its Socialist Model.”

Alejo Brignole The country where security forces violently repress social protests and kill people, especially blacks, with their knees on their necks, and which considers itself imbued with the moral authority to question other nations, their democracy and their freedom, continues to test the island and its history of dignity. The former Argentine ambassador to…

Fascism: The American Dream

Tristan Graham Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already here, that people are already dying who could be saved, that generations more will live poor butchered half-lives if you fail to act. Do what must be done, discover your humanity and your love in revolution. George…

The Imprint of an Insurrectional Past: A Conversation with Iraida Vargas and Mario Sanoja

Cira Pascual Marquina Mario Sanoja and Iraida Vargas (Escuela Venezolana de Planificación) Two eminent anthropologists talk about Venezuela’s history and its relation to the present. Iraida Vargas and Mario Sanoja are not detached social scientists, indifferent to what they investigate. Instead, their work in anthropology and archeology is overtly engaged, seeking to link Venezuela’s history…

China and the Left: A Socialist Forum

At the conference China and the Left: A Socialist Forum held on September 18, 2021 hosted by Qiao Collective at The People’s Forum in New York City. The conference was a one-day convening of organizers, scholars, and journalists whose work grapples with questions of Chinese socialism, Western imperialism, Global South internationalism, and the renewed Cold…

China: Towards Common Prosperity

Sergio Rodriguez Gelfenstein Part I On Tuesday, August 24, a meeting of the Communist Party’s Central Committee for Financial and Economic Affairs was held in Beijing to discuss “common prosperity”, namely how to produce growth with equity. The focus of the discussion was on the need to generate welfare for all citizens on the road…

101 Years of Communist Struggle in Turkey

Zoe Alexandra Image: Midhun Puthupattu On the 101st anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of Turkey, Peoples Dispatch spoke to Ekin Sönmez, a member of the party’s Central Committee, about how the party is confronting the urgent challenges facing Turkey’s working class and is deepening the struggle for socialism Today September 10, 2021,…

Participative Democracy Under Siege: A Conversation with Luis Britto García

Cira Pascual Marquina A highly regarded Venezuelan intellectual reflects on the vicissitudes of the Bolivarian Process’ political model. Luis Britto García is Venezuela’s most highly regarded living writer. He has penned numerous plays, novels, historical works, essays, and film scripts, and is a keen political commentator. In this VA interview, Britto García contraposes the contradictory…

Turkey: Crisis Presents an Opportunity for the Growth of Socialism

Maurizio Coppola Hasan Durkal is a former teacher and political activist with the Party for Social Freedom. Despite the announcements from the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan that “everything is under control”, Turkey is experiencing one of the deepest crises in recent years. A conversation with Hasan Durkal. Istanbul, Turkey. Watching Turkish TV and reading newspapers…

Latin American Socialism and the Fight against COVID-19: Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua

Sasha Gillies-Lekakis Latin America has been one of the regions worst-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, in every sense. Not only are countries like Brazil, Colombia, and Peru suffering epidemiological catastrophes, the result of right-wing neoliberal policies, but the World Bank and other financial institutions have reported that the region has suffered the most serious economic…

Juvenicide: A Crime of the Multidimensional War in Colombia

María Fernanda Barreto The systematic murder of Colombian youth by the Colombian State is gaining momentum (Photo: Colombia Informa). At the beginning of the 1990s as the victor of the “cold war”, which in reality had very hot expressions, the United States, having established itself since the second post-war period as the head of the…