Amid Right-wing Violence, Caribbean Activists Call on CARICOM to Send Fact-finding Mission to Venezuela

The coalition calling for the mission wrote that they are “conscious of the history of foreign invasion … and the ignoble record of war, destruction, destabilization and territorial incursion which has frustrated Caribbean development, peace and stability”. TeleSUR| informacion@granma.cu Amid the violent right-wing attacks that continue to ramp up after more than 50 days of…

Haiti: The Real Crimes of Guy Philippe

Selections from “Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti” (Part 1 of 3) By Jeb Sprague Guy Philippe, a Cap-Haïtien police chief, was the most charismatic and educated of the dissident police chiefs who formed a cabal trying to foment a coup against former President René Préval. Credit: Carlos Villalon Former paramilitary leader Guy…

Longing for Dignity, Campesinos Stuck in Latin America Drug War

Campesinos producing coca, opium poppies and marijuana in Latin America try to make a living but become victims of a drug war. By Michael Mmcdermott Faced with few other viable alternatives for growing profitable legal crops, many campesinos have relied on growing marijuana, coca and opium poppies to help them survive, but are subjected the…

General Strike Keeps French Guiana Shut Down

General Strike Rocks French Guiana By G. Dunkel The French government has said openly that it won’t make any real concessions to the demands of those on general strike in Guiana, a territory on the northern coast of South America, whose quarter-million population is legally French. Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve claimed that the demands of…

Cheddi Jagan: The First Democratically Elected Marxist

Unlike most of the leaders of the Caribbean Left, Jagan long described himself as a Marxist and his ideologies grew with time. “This court is not interested in justice but in law but what I want to say is that justice has been dead in this country since the troops arrived here in October last,…

Caribbean Reparations Movement Must Put Capitalism on Trial

The struggle for reparations in the Caribbean should become a site of the class struggle and organizing the people for socialism or communism. By Ajamu Nangwaya Why is the reparations movement in the Anglophone Caribbean not putting capitalism on trial in its campaign to force British imperialism to provide financial compensation for its industrial and…