On the Trail of Che Guevara, 50 Years On

by Julio Etchart A mural dedicated to Che Guevara in Vallegrande, where his body was taken and displayed to the international press. This is now part of the Che Route, sponsored by the Bolivian government and foreign solidarity groups. By Julio Etchart Source: New Internationalist The last entry in the diary of Argentinian-born Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara was […]

The Rise of Incarceration in Los Angeles: An Interview with Kelly Lytle Hernandez

By Erica Sterling In today’s post, Erica Sterling, a PhD student in the Department of History at Harvard University, interviews Kelly Lytle Hernandez about her new book City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles (University of North Carolina Press, 2017). Hernandez is Associate Professor of History and the Director of the Ralph J. Bunche […]

600 Days: The Repatriation and Resurrection of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara

by Nancy Scheper-Hughes An Interview with Dr. Jorge González, former Director of the Cuban Forensic Institute in Havana. From this murdered man are born all the men of tomorrow’: ‘The death and resurrection of Ernesto “Che” Guevara’, by Alicia Leal. Fifty years ago ‘Che’ Guevara was captured and brutally executed  in the jungles of Bolivia by […]

Day of the Heroic Guerilla

 Today, October 8, the world recognizes the most famous and prominent revolutionary of the 20th century, Ernesto “Che” Guevara de la Serna. In Cuba, the site of his final resting place, this day is known as “The Day of the Heroic Guerilla.” Argentinean born, the doctor met Cuban revolutionaries in exile in Mexico. After meeting […]

To Be Black, Brown and In Between in 2017

by Jessica Floyd and Nina Vázquez Jessica Floyd is the daughter of Gregory Floyd. Jessica Floyd (2018; Politics and Government with minors in Africana Studies, Communications and Sociology) and Nina Vázquez (2019; Criminal Justice and Politics and Government with a focus in Race and Ethnic Inequalities) are students at the University of Hartford.   Many […]

STATEMENT FROM CUBAN MISSION TO THE UN ON THE INHUMANE BLOCKADE AGAINST THE CUBAN PEOPLE DELIVERED… “BEFORE” HURRICANE IRMA CAME LAST NIGHT!

STATEMENT FROM CUBAN MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS ON THE INHUMANE BLOCKADE AGAINST THE CUBAN PEOPLE  DELIVERED; “BEFORE” HURRICANE IRMA CAME LAST NIGHT!  PLEASE READ BELOW & LET’S ALL SEE WHEN OR IF THE U.S. MAINSTREAM MEDIA WILL PUBLICLY “MAKE THE CONNECTION” DURING THEIR REPORTS ON THE ISLANDS DEVASTATION. REPUBLIC OF CUBA Permanent Mission to the […]

Strike Against Arbitrary Group Punishment at MDF

by a California prisoner August 2017         permalink Contra Costa County Martinez Detention Facility (A) module is a General Population (GP) setting that houses northern Hispanics and African American prisoners. The prejudiced treatment of hispanics who are classified on (A) is a continuous issue and the rules seem to bend for us. As […]

Black Lives Matter in Cuba

By: Andrew King Afro-Cubans in Havana Plaza | Photo: EFE   It is precisely because of Cuba’s anti-racist and pro-worker policies that the U.S. government has labeled the country “a violator of human rights.” As activists unite to confront white supremacy in the United States, it is important for us to study other societies outside the […]

The Forgotten Betrayal of Southern Brazil’s Black Revolutionaries

BY ANDREW JENNER A 19th-century massacre reveals fault lines coursing through Brazil today. A 19th-century portrait of a black soldier who fought for the army of rebels known as Farrapos AP Photo/Eraldo Peres This article is adapted from AQ’s print issue on youth in Latin America.  Every September, the famously proud residents of Rio Grande do Sul […]