Indigenouz Weaverz in Guatemala Mobilize to Defend Their Craft and Cultural Rightz

Photo: Weavers from indigenous communities across Guatemala gather outside the congressional building to demand the protection of their collective intellectual property rights. Photo by Jeff Abbott Indigenous weavers in Guatemala are challenging the appropriation of their identities by both national and transnational companies. On November 24, hundreds of indigenous weavers from across the country made […]

Who Are Those ‘Gusanoz’ Who Celebrated Fidel’z Death?

In a grotesque display of insensitivity, some Cubans in Miami celebrated the death of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, carrying “Trump / Pence” signs, hoping to “Make Cuba Great Again” by destroying the Cuban Revolution and bringing back the racism, neocolonialism and fascism of the Batista dictatorship. “Gusanos,” or worms is the term Fidel used to […]

Palenquero: The identity behind a language in Colombia

Spoken by residents of a settlement established by runaway slaves, Palenquero is seen as a form of cultural resistance. Palenquero is a mix between African Bantu languages and European languages’. It borrows from Spanish, English, French and Portuguese [Jpaquin Sarmieto/Al Jazeera] by Wana Udobang San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia – A warm smile spreads across Juana’s face […]

conor gillies’z “socialismo o muerte” revisited

CG: Speaking of student-led revolts, check out the great C.Wright Mills’ beautiful, raw images of Fidel Castro in the year following the Cuban Revolution published in Vanity Fair  by our good friend John Summers. Castro’s death might spark the end of an era, but it also gives us pause to celebrate a lot from one of […]

The invasion of Amerika

Photo by Larry Towell/Magnum Photos The story of Native American dispossession is too easily swept aside, but new visualisations should make it unforgettable   Between 1776 and the present, the United States seized some 1.5 billion acres from North America’s native peoples, an area 25 times the size of the United Kingdom. Many Americans are […]

Colombia’z Other Guerrillaz

Say “Colombian peace talks,” and you’ll likely think of the FARC. But another guerrilla group is key to securing a transformative peace. by Aaron Tauss & Juan Felipe Duque An ELN banner in Colombia. Americas Quarterly / Flickr In October, Colombian voters shocked the country and the world by rejecting a historic peace treaty between […]

The Politikz of Che Guevara

Theory and Practice by Samuel Farber   A political portrait focused on Guevara’s thought and political record aimed at dispelling many of the myths about the revolutionary. This reexamination of Ernesto “Che” Guevara’s thoughts on socialism, democracy, and revolution is a must-read for today’s activists—or anyone longing to fight for a better world. Fifty years […]

SIXTH DECLARATION OF THE SELVA LACANDONA

Zapatista Army of National Liberation. Mexico. This is our simple word which seeks to touch the hearts of humble and simple people like ourselves, but people who are also, like ourselves, dignified and rebel. This is our simple word for recounting what our path has been and where we are now, in order to explain […]

Black Amerika and the passing of Fidel Castro

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. It is impossible to discuss Fidel Castro outside of an examination of the Cuban Revolution. And, while I hear that there are many Cuban Americans dancing with glee upon news of the death of President Castro, I know that the emotions within Black America are and will continue to be quite […]