Hojas Sueltas: Heartrending Stories of Latin America’s Revolutionary Women

Author: Nuria Barbosa León | internet@granma.cu Swiss architect, journalist and filmmaker explains that his documentary Hojas Sueltas is a tribute to the courage of Latin American women. The desire to vindicate women active in the emancipatory struggles of Latin America motivated Swiss architect, journalist, and filmmaker René Lechleiter to produce the documentary Hojas Sueltas. The film,…

Fascist Amerika Renews Demand for Extradition of Assata Shakur

U.S. President Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, is setting an agressive tone for his stance on radical activists: in a recent interview, he made clear he wants to re-imprison on U.S. soil former Black Liberation Army revolutionary Assata Shakur, who has been living in exile in Cuba for three decades. In…

The Anti-Democratic, Anti-Intellectual West

Tortilla Con Sal Western imperialist elites accumulated their power and wealth by means of genocidal conquest which they have defended over centuries through different kinds of colonialism and, since late in the 20th century, by systematic neocolonialism. Many writers, perhaps most notably Edward Said in his pioneering books titled, “Orientalism” and “Culture and Imperialism,” have…

Together We Defend Our Mother Earth: Documentary on the Ejido Tila, Chiapas, Mexico

Dorset Chiapas Solidarity ‘Together We Defend our Mother Earth’,‘Mi Lak Tyeñ Kotyañ Lak Ña’Lum’: Documentary on the Inseparability of Land, Culture, Governance and Sociality Many indigenous populations in the Southern Mexican State of Chiapas have been at the forefront of the struggle for land and culture, understood by them as inseparable. For centuries they have been…

Brazil: The Urgent Need to End Societal and Political Fascism

Policemen ride their horses during a clash with demonstrators at a protest against the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, May 12, 2016. By Ivonaldo Leite In 1940 Walter Benjamin wrote his Theses on the Concept of History prompted by the idea that society lived at that time in a moment of…

Brazil: Assassination of Supreme Court Judge Serves Interests of Coup Regime

A Convenient Crash? Death of Brazilian Supreme Court Judge Teori Zavascki May Kill ‘Operation Car Wash’ Investigation On Thursday evening, within hours of a Beechcraft King Air C90GT plunging into the sea amid heavy rain just off the picture-postcard town of Paraty in the state of Rio de Janeiro, social media in Brazil was buzzing…

The Arts and the Sciences in the History of (neo) Zapatismo

Words of Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano Presented December 28, 2016 Translated January 23, 2017 EZLN Last night I spoke to you about the interplanetary upheaval that had given rise to the question “Why is this flower this color? Why does it have this shape? Why does it have this scent?” Ok, maybe I was exaggerating with…

Political Prisoner, Kurdish Mayor Gultan Kisanak Calls for Solidarity Among Women

‘We will build a colourful future through women’s solidarity’ says imprisoned Kurdish mayor Gultan Kisanak Kurdish Question Imprisoned Diyarbakir co-mayor Gultan Kisanak has sent a message from prison in which she has called for women’s solidarity. Kisanak, who is jailed pending trial in Kandira Women’s Prison in Turkey’s western city Kocaeli, sent the message on a card…

Global Trends Report: US Intelligence Recognizes the End of Unipolarity

By Miguel Ángel Barrios Source alainet Translated By Cuba-Network in Defense of Humanity The last few years were marked by the debate on the characteristics of world politics after the end of the cold war. The majority of major analysts of the Anglo-American political-academic realm left no doubt that we were moving towards the formation of…

Haiti’s Depopulation

A Globalist Project By Dady Chery Via Tortilla Con Sal A full two-thirds of the earthquake casualties in Haiti on January 12, 2010 were directly due to policies that the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), World Bank, and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) put in place to create surplus labor for the country’s sweatshops….

Haitian Migrants at US-Mexico Border

Haiti’s Depopulation: A Globalist Project By Christiane Ndedi Essombe, Haiti Chery The US-Mexico border witnessed at its doors in 2016 thousands of Haitians who sought to enter the US. At the San Ysidro port of entry alone, south of San Diego, over 5,000 Haitians have arrived since October 2015, compared to 339 people between October 2014…

Fifty-five Years After Lumumba’s Assassination, Congolese See No Relief

An interview with Friends of the Congo Executive Director Maurice Carney By Ann Garrison Ann Garrison: Maurice Carney, could you summarize what has happened in the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the last two months, while most of our attention was fixed on Trump, Russia and Syria? Maurice Carney: Certainly. On Dec. 19, President…

We are Banned from Twitter

UPDATE JANUARY 24: Today I was able to open the Twitter feed for https://twitter.com/RcmLibya. All news from Jamahiriya News Agency, Viva Libya! and RCM Libya will appear in that feed. News from the above and Libya 360° will appear in the Jamahiriya News Agency feed. There will be no further efforts made on our part…

El Salvador: Reflections from a Peace Negotiator

By Nidia Díaz Source alainet Translated by Cuba-Network in Defense of Humanity Nidia Díaz,  FMLN legislative deputy and member of team that negotiated the 1992 Peace Accords, ending El Salvador’s 12-year civil war. 25 years ago, on January 16, 1992, we experienced the culmination of a transcendental stage of the Salvadoran people’s struggle to construct a…

Non-Aligned Movement Calls for Puerto Rican Independence

A mural in Barrio Canas, Ponce, Puerto Rico for the freedom of Lopez Rivera/Photo: Flickr – Tito Caraballo The Non-Aligned Movement have welcomed the U.S. decision to commute the sentence of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera and promoted the independence of Puerto Rico, a cause for which Lopez Rivera was thrown behind bars….