Haiti in Crisis: What Next After the Stolen Election?

By Robert Roth on August 31, 2017

Addressing an overflow audience in Oakland in late April, Dr. Maryse Narcisse, presidential candidate of Fanmi Lavalas, the party of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, spoke about the necessity of reforming the justice system, investing in education and health, and the decisive role of women in the fight for democracy. (more…)

Trump’s Media Pals Are Busy Creating a Left-Wing ‘Threat’ to Balance out the Racist Right-Wing That Threatens Civil Society

By Thom Hartmann on August 29, 2017

Photo: Bill Hackwell

In these dark days, an intergenerational warning is in order: Antifa folks, be wary. They are coming for you.

Some of us have seen this movie before. In my generation, when I was a teenage member of MSU’s SDS in the late 1960s, I remember the guy who was always yelling, “Kill the pigs,” (more…)

Rasmea and Oscar: Resisting the Criminalization of Freedom Fighting

By Diana Block on August 29, 2017

Oscar and Rasmea

On May 18, 2017 Oscar López Rivera was welcomed by a large and loving crowd in Chicago’s Paseo Boricua after 35 years of imprisonment for the “crime” of supporting Puerto Rican independence.  One of the people who greeted Oscar was Rasmea Yousef Odeh who will soon be punitively (more…)

We Demand that Santiago Maldonado be Returned Alive

August 30, 2017

Once again Argentina is in the international news for violations of human rights. On August 1 the Minister of Security of Argentina, Patricia Bullrich, ordered state security forces to unleash a fierce attack on a group of solidarity activists who had been demanding the release of Facundo Jones Huala, (more…)

The Beginning of the Transformation of the FARC into a Political Party

By Katu Arkonada on August 28, 2017

After being a clandestine organization since their creation in 1964, in response to repression in the Marquetalia region, the anthem of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) was heard in the center of Bogotá for the first time. (more…)

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