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…

Guatemala’s MLP: Plurinationality, not Pluriculturality

Ollantay Itzamná The Movement for the Liberation of the People proposes a Plurinational State with territorial autonomies for the construction of good living. It does not propose pluriculturality. And the technical and political way to materialize this idea is the Plurinational Constituent Assembly process. The concept of plurinationality means several nations (political communities) articulated around…

Guatemala: Between Electoral Racism and Indigenous Apoliticism

Ollantay Itzamná Presidential Forum. Totonicapán. O.I. I have just witnessed a “Presidential Forum”, with the participation of 9 candidates, organized by 48 Cantons, in the Central Park of Totonicapán. It is the oldest and most renowned indigenous Mayan organization at the national level. The context of the June 16 general elections, in which three indigenous…

Sudan: Four More Killed as Total Civil Disobedience and Strike Begins

Pavan Kulkarni Barricade erected in the civil disobedience campaign against army rule in Sudan. Photo: Sudanese Professionals Association Facebook Two civilians were shot dead yesterday in the city of Khartoum North by the Rapid Support Force (RSF) militiamen. The RSF have been patrolling the streets of the capital on pick-up trucks mounted with machine guns…

Haiti Uprising Rekindled After Latest Corruption Report

Kim Ives Thousands took to the streets in towns and cities around Haiti on Sun. Jun. 9 to demand President Jovenel Moïse’s resignation and the prosecution of those responsible for looting about $2 billion from the government’s Petrocaribe Fund. In Port-au-Prince, after two buildings and several vehicles were burned, a police spokesman said gunfire killed…

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…

Honduras at the Breaking Point

Ricardo Arturo Salgado Bonilla In recent days, in the conversations and communications of the local petty bourgeoisie, messages have begun to intensify that speak openly of a coup d’etat to end the fraudulent mandate of Juan Orlando Hernandez. This campaign is very similar to that of the days leading up to the 2009 military coup…

Venezuela: Apure Strengthens National Productive Alliance

Last Thursday, June 6 in the state of Apure, the delivery of materials and tools within the framework of the 2019 Conuquero plan was completed, as reported by Orlando Zambrano in his social networks. Through an agreement between producers organized in the National Productive Alliance and the Ministry of People’s Power for Productive Agriculture and…

Ruth Nyambura: “The Venezuelan Revolution is the African Revolution”

Kenyan activist Ruth Nyambura of the African Ecofeminist Collective spoke to Peoples Dispatch in Caracas, Venezuela during the International Peoples’ Assembly in February. Ruth spoke about the intersections of climate change, imperialism and patriarchy in Kenya. She also affirmed her deep commitment to Venezuela and the Bolivarian revolution.