Don’t Let the Democratic Party Bury the Black Movement

Glen Ford The Black movement will be asphyxiated by the ubiquitous fingers of the Democratic Party if it does not build independent nexuses of people’s power. “Defunding the police – inevitably, in practice – is an immersion in Democratic Party budgetary dickering that legitimizes the imposition of the police upon the people.” If power is…

Britain and Brazil’s Dictatorship

John McEvoy and Daniel Hunt Exclusive. Recently declassified documents reveal Britain’s enthusiastic support for Brazil’s 1964-85 dictatorship. Racist and colonial in tone, the files expose a secret propaganda unit infiltrating opposition media, and further evidence of covert training in torture. The ‘assiduous cultivation’ of Samuel Wainer In a 1969 file entitled ‘Information Research Department: operations in Brazil’,…

NYT Acknowledges Coup in Bolivia While Shirking Blame for Its Supporting Role

Camila Escalante The New York Times (6/7/20) declared that an Organization of American States (OAS) report alleging fraud in the 2019 Bolivian presidential elections—which was used as justification for a bloody, authoritarian coup d’etat in November 2019—was fundamentally flawed. If the New York Times (6/7/20) has had second thoughts about its coverage of the 2019…

Open Letter to the IACHR

OPEN LETTER to the President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and to the IACHR Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts on Nicaragua, the Argentinian Team of Forensic Anthropology and SITU Research of New York from Nicaraguan civil society and from members of North American and European networks in solidarity with Nicaragua’s Sandinista Revolution 8…

African (Black) Men (Mostly) With Guns

Ahjamu Umi The video was circulating endlessly this past weekend. Seemingly dozens of primarily African men (with a sprinkling of women) carrying semi-automatic weapons, marching, and chanting, in formation. Apparently, headed for the Ku Klux Klan headquarters in rural Georgia, U.S. It wasn’t clear what happened once or if they reached their destination, but its…

The New Pirates of Ancient Albion

Aram Aharonian The English High Court ruled earlier this month that the virtual and self-proclaimed “interim president” (Washington’s puppet) Juan Guaido and not the Venezuelan state should administer the 31 tonnes of gold reserves stored in the UK (1). This debacle proves that national and international law are no longer worth a dime, and represents…

Bolivia’s Interim President Jeanine Áñez Is Waging a War on Women

Cindy Forster Self-proclaimed “interim president” Jeanine Añez, with a bible in hand on November 12, 2019. Jeanine Áñez is a woman president in a world with very few of them. She has exercised national power in Bolivia for eight months as the de-facto chief of state following the coup d’état against Indigenous president Evo Morales….

Without Family Farming We Would Not Survive a Pandemic

Ollantay Itzamná Hoe, a tool still in use in family farming. OI. Despite the apparent victory of the “green revolution”, of GM seeds, or the global monopoly of agrochemical production/consumption, many families remained in rural areas, growing their food in rented furrows or “mini-plots”, often against the will of the corporate states. In the region…

Unmatched Idiots in Brasilia

Atilio Boron Here Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro’s memory photo with US Ambassador Todd. C. Chapman (with hat), this July 4th celebrating US Independence Day. Covid-19 is handed out like a gift to all by this troop of idiots, without masks; “pure machos” that they are. This in Brazil is called “burricia”, from “burro”, donkey in…