Tensions Rise in Bolivia as Far-Right Groups Mobilize Against National Strike

Peoples Dispatch Bolivia’s police arrested 60 rural workers in Samaipata, Santa Cruz, for protesting in favor of democratic elections. There are reports that pro-regime extremist groups assaulted many of them as well. Photo: Kawsachun News The national strike and nationwide road blockades, called for by the Bolivian Workers’ Center (COB) against the postponement of general…

Fidel and Peace

Katiuska Blanco In March 2003, Fidel visited the Peace Memorial in Hiroshima. In the book of homage, he wrote: “May such barbarism never occur again”. August 9, International Day of American Crimes Against Humanity. The launch of the atomic bomb on the unarmed cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on August 6 and 9, 1945, dramatically…

USA: Responsibility for Brutal and Lethal Scientific “Experiments”

Carlos Aznarez Eugenics protest, circa 1971. (Southern Conference Educational Fund via UCLA) This August 9, the world remembers with pain the International Day of the United States’ Crimes against Humanity. The list of crimes of all kinds committed by the various governments of the United States exceeds all estimates. Especially when it comes to explaining…

Evo Morales Denounces Latest Coup Plot, Warns of an Immanent Massacre

Ramiro Garcia Evo Morales denounces the coup d’état the government and military is preparing. Lauca Eñe-RKC-7-08-20.- Former Bolivian president Evo Morales Ayma, speaking to Radio Kawsachun Coca on the occasion of the 195th anniversary of the Armed Forces, denounced that according to his information, the government and the military are preparing a coup d’état to…

Right-Wing Violence Against Mapuche People in Chile Widely Condemned

Tanya Wadhwa Carabineros repressed a march in support of the Mapuche hunger strikers and against the racist violence that took place on August 1. Photo: Radio Kvrruf On the night of August 1, groups of right-wing extremists, armed with sticks and stones, violently attacked the members of the Mapuche community, who had occupied four mayoral…

The Prosecution of Alvaro Uribe: The Start of a New Narco-War in Colombia?

Misión Verdad Álvaro Uribe, center, was Colombia’s president from 2002 to 2010, and is the mentor of current Colombian President Iván Duque, right, and acting Vice President Marta Lucía Ramírez, left. Photo: Henry Romero / Reuters In Colombia, a unanimous decision by the Supreme Court of Justice has placed Senator and former President Álvaro Uribe…

Bolivia: The Coup Within the Coup

Hector Bernardo While the social and union movements carry out roadblocks to demand that the TSE respect the electoral timetable, the coup leaders, led by Arturo Murillo, are meeting with Tuto Quiroga, high-ranking military officials, CIA agents and US Embassy officials to plan the strategy that will allow them to perpetuate themselves in power. Bolivia…

Black Labor from Chattel Slavery to Wage Slavery

Sam Marcy Black August commemorates the Aug. 7, 1970, raid on the Marin County Courthouse led by young revolutionary Jonathan Jackson, and the Aug. 21, 1971, assassination of Black Panther prison organizer George Jackson at San Quentin Prison. Every year, revolutionaries use this month to uplift the Black liberation struggle, especially the cause of political prisoners. …

How Covert CIA Operations Helped Lead Brazil into its Current Fascist Nightmare

Rainer SheaLike so many other countries during the age of late-stage capitalism, Brazil has slipped into a dystopia. The record Amazon fires caused by Jair Bolsonaro’s pro-corporate policies and the indigenous genocide caused by Bolsonaro’s disregard for tribal sovereignty have been just the beginning of the horrors. In the first year or so after Bolsonaro…