Why Black August Should Be Celebrated Across the Americas

“The spirit of Black August moves through centuries of Black, Indian and multi-cultural resistance. It is an emblem of the spirit of freedom.” – Mumia Abu Jamal By Ajamu Nangwaya Neoliberal capitalism is carrying out a vicious assault on public education, health care, public transportation, social housing, regulation of corporations, trade union rights and other…

The Nicaraguan Election Will Be a Test

By Nil Nikandrov After three Americans from the US embassy were accused of espionage and tossed out of Nicaragua, a protest was lodged in Managua against this «unwarranted» decision, and the Nicaraguan government was warned that the relationship between the two countries would suffer inevitable damage in tourism, trade, and investment from the US. The…

Psychological War and Ideological Struggle

These days, in the heat of the latest political developments in our country –the restoration of diplomatic relations with the United States– many people are concerned, and rightly so, about the capabilities of the empire to destabilize our society from within. Thus, it seemed appropriate to clarify the concepts of psychological warfare and ideological struggle,…

Colombia’s War and Peace Through the Eyes of a FARC Rebel

Tanja Nijmeijer (Alexandra Nariño) joined the FARC in 2002 and is a delegate at the negotiating table in Colombia’s peace process. | Photo: FARC-EP By Heather Gies FARC guerrilla fighter and delegate in the peace negotiations, Alexandra Nariño, speaks to teleSUR about her 14 years with the rebel army. Alexandra Nariño is not Colombian, yet…

Bolivia Opens New ‘Anti-Imperialist’ Military Academy

PHOTOS:Evo Morales Ayma @evoespueblo The academy is a kind of anti-School of the Americas – the opposite of the US training ground responsible for Latin America’s worst human rights abuses. Bolivian President Evo Morales opened Wednesday a new regional military defense school – a kind of anti-School of the Americas – which will offer courses…

Mensaje de Dilma Rousseff al Senado Federal y al pueblo brasileño

Por: Aporrea | Miércoles, 17/08/2016 Brasilia, 16 de agosto de 2016 (Traducción: Anisio Pires) Me dirijo a la población brasileña y a las Señoras Senadoras y a los Señores Senadores para manifestar una vez más mi compromiso con la democracia y con las medidas necesarias para la superación del impase político que tanto daño ha…

The Spirit of Marikana: The Rise of Insurgent Trade Unionism in South Africa

Four years after South Africa’s bloodiest post-apartheid massacre, in which dozens of striking miners were killed by police, a fresh memory of Marikana is needed. Luke Sinwell Siphiwe Mbatha Marikana is remembered around the world as a moment of sorrow in which 34 black South African mineworkers were killed by police on August 16, 2012. But…