How the CIA Helped to Crush Turkey’s Post-War Left

T.J. Coles Image by Diego González “The Growing Pains of Modernization” After the Second World War (1939-45), the U.S. became the dominant global power and fought its rival, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) for international supremacy. Many countries became proxy battlegrounds between U.S. and Soviet influence. In addition to beating the Reds, U.S….

The Unknown Relationship between Kwame Nkrumah and Malcolm X

Ahjamu Umi February 21, 2021 marked the 56th commemoration of the assassination of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz aka Malcolm X in Harlem, New York. The 24th marked the 50th commemoration of the CIA (Criminals In Action) sponsored coup that overthrew Kwame Nkrumah’s democratically elected government in Ghana. The close historical proximity of the downfall…

Two Victories in Cuba Shape the World Today

Cheryl LaBash Gissel Saldívar, a 19 year old chemical technician, supervises work at the Immunoassay Center’s Biosensors plant in Havana. Photo: Irene Pérez/ Cubadebate The Cuban Revolution was just two years old in 1961. Two victories won in that year, 60 years ago, laid crucial foundations for today’s resilient, rebellious and free country just 90…

Western Capital’s Long Chinese Mission: From Opium to COVID Vaccine Credentials

Raul Diego In “The Disarticulation of Pandemic War Propaganda,” a transparent attempt to frame China as the instigator of worldwide lockdown policies was revealed to be the work of a group of self-styled libertarian-minded individuals. Their links to the UK, the United States, and Canadian governments tie a neat Pentagon-size bow around ongoing efforts to…

Labor and Repression: Contradictions Persist in the Global Labor Struggle

Nicholas Ayala Lenin recognized that at his time, imperialism was being pursued by social democrats, reformers, and progressives. Imperialism “emerged from the domestic tract of the Western trade union movement.” The social imperialists in the rich countries believed that Western workers would have to advance first and then they could lead the rest of the…

Neither Washington Nor Beijing?

Carlos Martinez A newcomer to politics would likely assume that members of the global left support the People’s Republic of China. It is after all led by a communist party, with Marxism as its guiding ideology. During the period since the Communist Party of China (CPC) came to power in 1949, the Chinese people have…

USA: The End of Hegemony

Luis Britto García Despite its formidable arms expenditure, which alone exceeds that of all the other countries on the planet combined, the United States has lost its military hegemony. The United States opened the century with the illusion that it was initiating a “New American Century”, according to the manifesto of the think tank “New…

Ecuador: A Ballot Between Arauz and Lasso and New Threats

Marco Teruggi The National Electoral Council proclaimed the election results. The Comptroller’s Office and the Attorney General’s Office will conduct audits of the voting, which correísmo denounced as an “interference in the electoral process” by other State institutions. The Ecuadorian electoral process is marked by uncertainties, disputes and threats. This Sunday at 3 am, two…

Protests Continue in Haiti Against the Dictatorship and Imperialism

Peoples Dispatch A protester on February 21, 2021 holds up a sign that reads “The Haitian People Can’t Breath. Down with the Core Group”. Photo: Twitter Protests continue in Haiti against the dictatorship of Jovenel Moïse and the neo-colonialist, imperialist forces propping him up. Tens of thousands took to the streets in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince,…