Ancient Eugenicists

Zanga Chimombo Ancient Egyptians were not Asians, nor aliens. “Genocide might indeed be a worse demon of our nature.” When black civilisation was destroyed first time round there was little to show for its former glories apart from squat noses and thick lips on statues and other artworks that invading lighter folks successively reduced. After…

Hybrid Wars Are Destroying Democracies

Daniel Giovanaz “There is a hybrid war at work in the planet. Democratic processes are essentially being destroyed in the service of having a very limited form elite government against the people,” Vijay Prashad asserts. The Indian journalist and historian visited Brazil for the launch of his book “Red Star Over the Third World,” translated…

Indigenous Movements in Colombia Declare a State of Emergency Over Assassinations

Peoples Dispatch Indigenous Guardia attends the funeral of Gersaín Yatacué who was assassinated on August 1 in Caloto, Cauca. The banner reads: “They are killing us”. Photo: Twitter On August 10, a day after the International Day of Indigenous Peoples, an armed group attacked a bus transporting members of the Indigenous Guardia who were accompanying…

Warnings Ancient and Modern

Victor Grossman Author’s Comment: Sorry, readers, this update is again longer than planned, and not at all jolly. I hope the next Berlin Bulletin will be pleasanter. And again I want to mention that my book A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee with descriptions, reflections, conclusions, plus many anecdotes and some jokes, is now…

Afro-Descendents in the Americas Denounce Neo-Liberalism and Imperialism

Afro-Descendents at Sao Paulo Forum In Caracas, Venezuela, on July 28, 2019, Afro-Descended participants in the annual Sao Paulo Forum met to discuss the state of their various social movements.  Final Declaration: We, Afro-descendants of our America and the Caribbean, African women and men convened by the historical and ancestral becoming that contemplates the struggle for…

Venezuela’s Maduro Reshuffles Cabinet as Supreme Court Strips Three Opposition Lawmakers of Immunity

Ricardo Vaz Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced seven new ministers on Monday. Vanessa Montero, Cesar Trompiz, Asia Villegas and Oswaldo Barbera are taking over the Urban Agriculture, Higher Education, Women and Gender Equality, and Ecosocialism Ministries, respectively. Additionally, Admiral Gilberto Pinto was tapped to lead the Ministry of Mining and National Guard General Raul Alfonso…

Fidel, the Most Visionary Cuban of the 20th Century

Raúl Castro Ruz On the occasion of the anniversary of Fidel’s birth, Granma shares excerpts from a speech by First Party Secretary Raúl Castro Ruz, December 3, 2016 Fidel’s authority and his close relationship with the people were key to the country’s heroic resistance during the dramatic years of the Special Period… At that time…

Sudan Transition May Work

The agreement reached between civilians and the Sudanese military to share power in a three-year transitional government has a good chance to succeed if peace agreements can be finalized with armed groups in the next six months, said Ahmed Kadouda, a Sudanese national and researcher at George Washington University. Peace and structural reforms are necessary…

Corporate Media Enters Realm of the Absurd with Claim that Venezuela Is ‘Cocaine Capital of the World’

John McEvoy The latest instalment of creative storytelling about Venezuela has come in the form of a Yahoo! Finance news video entitled How Venezuela became ‘the cocaine capital of the world’.The report builds on years of dubious reports alleging major ties between the Venezuelan government and the narcotics trade, and is easily disproved on all counts. Meanwhile, the US government and…

Movements Across the World Reject Latest US Attack on Venezuela

Peoples Dispatch Tens of thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets on Saturday, August 10, accompanied by president Nicolás Maduro and other authorities to reject the latest round of unilateral punitive measures imposed on the country by the United States. The central slogan of the mobilization was #NoMoreTrump and thousands signed the campaign letter to…

Presentations at the Homage Ceremony for the Martyrs of Ticoporo

On July 27, five compañeros and one compañera, who were members of La Corriente and the Hugo Chávez Popular Defense Brigades, were massacred. The incident occurred at kilometer 12 of the Ticoporo Forest Reserve, in the municipality of Sucre in the state of Barinas. As soon as the crime took place and the news spread,…