Amerikan Crime: Case #45: The Bay of Pigs Invasion, 1961

In that light, and in that spirit, “American Crime” is a regular feature of revcom.us. Each installment focuses on one of the 100 worst crimes committed by the U.S. rulers—out of countless bloody crimes they have carried out against people around the world, from the founding of the U.S. to the present day.   Plan […]

Coard: Happy birthday to the greatest pro-Black revolutionary bibliophile

  by Michael Coard A bibliophile is “a collector or lover of books.” And although the title of this week’s column uses that word properly, it’s not as precise as it could be. And that’s because the subject of this article is much more than a bibliophile. Along with being a collector and lover of […]

From Black Chileans to Cuban Exiles: These Movies Explore the Afro-Latino Experience

By Manuel Betancourt The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) is kicking off 2018 with a series on the very best films they screened last year. Focused, as its title suggests, on projects from around the world that represent the black experience, the selection of screenings covers ample ground. Opening with Michael Brewer’s The Last Revolutionary, which tells the story of two […]

Puerto Rico: 120 Years of Imperialist Exploitation and Oppression

In 1898, U.S. military forces invaded and occupied Puerto Rico as part of the Spanish-American War. The victory over Spain established the U.S. as the unquestioned major power in the Caribbean and much of South America (and its seizure of the Philippines positioned it as a power in the Pacific and Asia). The U.S., the […]

The Wounded Knee Massacre, December 29, 1890–Amerikan Crime Case #72

The Crime: On December 29, 1890, U.S. government soldiers massacred nearly 300 of the 350 Lakota men, women, and children on the  on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.  The massacre took place near Wounded Knee Creek. Some of the women murdered were already widows whose husbands had previously been killed by U.S. troops. […]

* VIDEO: Residente: Latin Amerika’s most successful rapper on race and Trump’s Amerika

    Puerto Rican rapper, writer and film-maker Residente is one of the most successful Latino artists of his generation, winning 24 Latin Grammys as one half of internationally renowned group Calle 13. No other Latin artist has matched that record – and he’s nominated in a further nine categories this year following the release of […]

The life of Fidel Castro: A Marxist appreciation

One year after his passing Ike Nahem Dec 07, 2017 Revolutionary Cuba today – and this is the living legacy of Fidel Castro – has become, in word and deed, the leading voice for working people and oppressed nations and peoples everywhere. In the worldwide Battle of Ideas that Fidel stressed continually, the Cuban Revolution […]

Maya Moore Talks Mass Incarceration

We speak to a WNBA MVP and one of the greatest hoopsters to ever live: Maya Moore. We talk about her recent efforts to raise awareness about prosecutorial misconduct and mass incarceration. Later on the show, we have some Choice Words about Amazon’s sleazy search for a new corporate home and how stadium scams paved […]

Dennis Banks, warrior for Indian rights, presénte

by Mumia Abu-Jamal In the late 1960s and early ‘70s, two names emerged from the Native American and Indigenous community that stood for resistance to white repression and assaults on Native life: Russell Means and Dennis Banks. They were men who lived, at times, in urban America, and experienced its impoverishment as well as its […]