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The ISIS crisis, made by imperialism

December 2014

The barbarism of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has repulsed workers everywhere, especially in the Middle East. For every “jihadist” recruit, more fighters are taking up arms against it. Among the bravest are Kurdish women from Iraq and Syria. Washington screams “evil” at ISIS’ ruthless beheadings, but remains silent at the dozens… Read more »

The “American Centuries” and what they have wrought

December 2014

Shortly before the U.S. started bombing Iraq again, President Obama made a speech at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida to build support for the new war. He heaped praise on the leaders of this major command center, which oversees U.S. warfare in the Middle East. He gave prominent salutes to MacDill’s Special Operations… Read more »

México: el mayor crimen político en décadas

feberero de 2015

Este texto está basado en el supuesto de que la Procuraduría General de la República (PGR) ha dado información verídica en relación con un hecho: los normalistas de Ayotzinapa fueron asesinados. En todo lo demás el Gobierno da información a medias, oculta o miente con el fin de construir una versión en la que ningún… Read more »

Rebellion and repression from Ferguson to Ayotzinapa

February 2015

“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes a duty!” shouts a picket sign thrust into the sky at one of thousands of protests against the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and of Eric Garner in New York City. That same sentiment defines the Mexican eruption at the kidnapping and slaying of 43 Ayotzinapa teachers… Read more »

Murder of 43 students in Mexico: the greatest political crime in decades

February 2015

This article accepts the Mexican government’s statement that the students studying to be teachers in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, were murdered. Regarding other aspects of this crime the government is lying or hiding information, in order to shield public officials (with the exception of the ex-mayor of Iguala) from responsibility. The government’s line is that the narcotraffickers… Read more »

No justice without radical change

February 2015

“No Justice, No Peace!” This ringing slogan is close to the hearts of protesters marching against police abuse in Black and Latino communities in the USA. And today the chant expresses mounting global defiance against state repression, whether in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, or Latin America. But Presidents Obama and Peña Nieto of… Read more »

Cuba: la encrucijada de una revolución

abril de 2015

Muchos cubanos se sintieron alegres por las noticias de la distensión de las relaciones con EEUU. El anuncio de los presidentes Barack Obama y Raúl Castro en diciembre de 2014 provocó la esperanza de que se terminara la separación entre seres amados, que pudieran disfrutar más de la libertad de comunicarse, o de conseguir un… Read more »

Cuba: crossroads for a revolution

April 2015

For many Cubans, news of the thaw in relations with the U.S. was joyous. The announcement by Presidents Barack Obama and Raúl Castro in December 2014 raised hopes of ending separations between loved ones, enjoying more freedom of communication, or gaining a job in the tourist industry with its access to valuable U.S. dollars. And… Read more »

Oil and the struggle for world domination

April 2015

Oil and oil prices — they are on the minds of everyone. When the price of oil plummets, it’s a relief for beleaguered workers around the world. With wages falling or jobs gone, and services and education cut, paying 30 or 40 percent less for gas and heating fuel is huge. But the decrease is… Read more »