Che, More Valid than Ever

Atilio Borón Today, on the occasion of a new anniversary of the birth of “Che” it seems appropriate to reproduce some paragraphs of his famous “Message to the Peoples of the World through the Tricontinental” of April 1967. At that time Che was in Bolivia, and a few weeks before this document was published, he…

Black Nationalism and Liberation

Garrett Felber “We must avoid the pitfalls of incessant claims of post-racialism that insist that to see race is to participate in racism.” In a world where Donald Trump’s presidential nomination speech has been endorsed by a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan—yet Black Lives Matter activists are accused of reverse racism for asking to not be…

Why Venezuela is the Vietnam of Our Time

Celina della Croce On April 30, 1975, the United States learned an important lesson. The capture of Saigon by the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) would mark the defeat of the world’s most powerful military force by an army of guerrilla fighters. No matter the scale of its military, or the weight of the iron…

Venezuela: The Interlocking Game

Marco Teruggi Caracas has four seasons: spring, summer, autumn, Caribbean. They all fit in a day and night. They overlap, they mark rhythms, moments, especially for the motorcycles that flee from the downpours that are now daily: in just ten minutes it seems as if the sky has emptied. This is the daily life in…

Latin America: The End of What Cycle?

Atilio Borón Many were those who, in the middle of this decade coinciding -casually, involuntarily? with the deployment of the empire’s restoration offensive, hastened to announce the “end of the progressive cycle” in Latin America. The defeat of Kirchnerism in 2015 and the unlawful and illegitimate overthrow of Dilma Rousseff in 2016 as well as…

The Sordid History of US Intervention in Guatemala

Abdul Rahman Members of a migrant caravan walk into the interior of Mexico after crossing the Guatemalan border on October 21, 2018, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images The people of Guatemala and other Central American countries continue to be the primary victims of decades of disastrous US policy in the region Several…

The Venezuelan Right’s Oslo Crisis

Marco Teruggi The Venezuelan right wing has a repeated pattern of behaviour: it strategizes all or nothing without the necessary means to achieve it. This happened in 2017 and has happened again in 2019. On both occasions it summoned its followers to overthrow Nicolás Maduro without opening the possibility of an intermediate negotiation. In 2017…

This Outlaw Power

Christopher Black On June 4th the Chinese government issued a travel alert for Chinese tourists thinking of visiting the United States, a day after it issued a similar advisory to Chinese students thinking of studying in the US over concerns for their safety and security. Chinese in the US are reporting harassment and interrogations by…

North American, European Public: Wake Up!

Andre Vltchek Year after year, month after month, I see two sides of the world; two extremes which are getting more and more disconnected. I see great cities like Homs in Syria, reduced to horrifying ruins. I see Kabul and Jalalabad in Afghanistan, fragmented by enormous concrete walls intended to protect NATO occupation armies and…

From Tiananmen to Nicaragua: The Same Lies, the Same Result

Stephen Sefton US supported protesters confront a successful socialist government demanding freedom and human rights. They occupied public spaces engaged in phony dialogue with the authorities, rejected requests to dismantle their protests peacefully and finally attacked and murdered security forces before being forced to disperse. Several hundred people were killed including a large number of…

The Truth Behind the Myth of the ‘Tiananmen Square Massacre’

Dr. Dennis Etler Although it has been well established that no “massacre” actually took place in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, the term is still widely used to refer to the violence that did occur in Beijing that fateful night. As is well documented the violence was instigated by agents provocateurs, mostly unemployed youth who…