Freedom House Targets Venezuela and Cuba

Freedom House Brands Venezuela “Not Free”, Whitewashes Brazilian Coup LUCAS KOERNER Washginton-based NGO Freedom House made headlines recently with its 2017 “Freedom in the World” report that downgraded Venezuela to the dreaded category of “Not Free”. “Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro’s combination of strong-arm rule and dire economic mismanagement pushed his country to a status of…

Elliott Abrams: Killings, Disappearances and Counterinsurgency in Latin America

Elliott Abrams is believed to be U.S. President Donald Trump’s leading candidate for deputy secretary of state, Reuters reported Tuesday. While Abrams is known for having foreign policy roles with two other Republican administrations, he also has a checkered history in Latin America, linked to killings, disappearances and counterinsurgency across the region.  Mother of the…

Trump’s Gifts to Wall Street and the Pentagon

New United States president intensifies war drive and the supremacy of finance capital By Abayomi Azikiwe Since the Great Recession of 2007-2010, cited as the worst capitalist economic downturn since the Depression in the 1930s, the United States financial system has been “stabilized” by the massive intervention of the Government and the Federal Reserve Bank….

Are Guatemalan Kaibiles Hired Guns for Canadian Mining?

During the country’s 36-year civil war and genocide, the U.S.-trained Kaibil special forces committed some of the very worst atrocities and war crimes. By Grahame Russell A new criminal investigation in Guatemala is investigating whether the country’s army and Kaibil special forces worked with Hudbay Minerals and CGN (Guatemalan Nickel Company, then owned by Hudbay)…

MST Brazil: The Fortaleza Manifesto

By Rafael Soriano – Da Página do MST With representations of the five regions of the country, more than 400 militants of the MST met  in Fortaleza-CE for the meeting of the National Coordination of the Movement, between January 23 and 27, 2017. With deep reflections, dialogue and a lot of excitement in a revolutionary mística,…

Marta Harnecker: “A New Revolutionary Subject has Been Created in Venezuela”

Chilean scholar Marta Harnecker talks Marxism, Venezuela and the Latin American left with Greek journalist Tassos Tsakiroglou during her recent visit to Athens. You are coming to Greece for a Conference on the actuality of Marx’s theoretical system. In the midst of a severe international financial crisis, what lessons can we draw from Marx’s critique of…

The Dark Tetrad: Dady Chery and Gilbert Mercier

*For reasons that are not immediately apparent, Dady Chery and Gilbert Mercier have launched an aggressive, vicious defamation campaign. It is my duty to defend the causes, people and organizations I support and advocate for when confronted by such nefarious predation. Chery and Mercier are guilty of libel and slander against Muammar Qaddafi and Libya’s Al…

Colombia: The Precarious Situation in “Transition Zones” Impacts FARC Mothers

MARCHA PATRIÓTICA Madres guerrilleras viven precarias condiciones en Zonas Veredales Transitorias Rodrigo Londoño denunció que las madres guerrilleras y los niños que se encuentran dentro de las Zonas Veredales Transitorias de Normalización (ZVTN) son los que más sufren la falta de condiciones apropiadas durante su tránsito a la vida civil. “Las madres guerrilleras y las…

The Black Panther Party and Black Anti-fascism in the United States

By Robyn C. Spencer Fascism has been thrust into the mainstream political vocabulary of the United States since the election of President Donald Trump on a platform grounded in xenophobia, corporate dominance and right wing white nationalism. After the election, search engines and online dictionaries reported adramatic increase in users seeking to define the term….

NATO’s Disrespect of Libyan Sovereignty Continues

Alexandra Valiente Jamahiriya News Agency Jens Stoltenberg met with Fayez al-Sarraj at NATO Headquarters today where Stoltenberg offered support to the reprobate UN-US-NATO imposed “government of accord” (OS). The proposed intervention included building military institutions and an intelligence apparatus, with the unstated objective of completing Libya’s destruction as a sovereign nation. (See the official NATO…

EU Resolution on Palestine Follows a Conveniently Altered Narrative

By Ramona Wadi Earlier this week, the EU Parliamentary Assembly voted on a report titled “The Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza” and adopted Resolution 2142, which consisted of a rehashing of various recommendations seeking to condemn Israel while throwing in a measure of normalisation by propagating the two-state paradigm and the discourse of conflict. The report,…

The New Merchants of Death

Social movements ought to place private military contractors at the center of a broader critique of authoritarian neoliberalism and America’s permanent war economy. By Jeremy Kuzmarov In August 2016, the Pentagon announced that Six3 Intelligence Solutions, a private intelligence company recently acquired by California Analysis Center Incorporated (CACI), which was implicated in the Abu Ghraib scandal,…