6 key Afro-Cubans who fought during Cuba’s liberation struggle

by MILDRED EUROPA TAYLOR Afro-Cuban troops in a makeshift encampment in 1898 — Pinterest It’s been 116 years since island nation Cuba formally became an independent republic after thirty years of anti-colonial struggle against Spain and four years of military occupation by the United States. Cuba’s liberation struggle wouldn’t have fully materialized without the huge representation […]

“Don’t Surrender, Don’t Sell Out:” The Zapatistas’ First International Gathering of Women Who Struggle

By Heather Gies Zapatista women and thousands of women from around the world listen to the opening address kicking off the first International Political, Artistic, Sporting, and Cultural Gathering of Women who Struggle in the Zapatista Caracol in the Tzots Choj region, Chiapas, Mexico, March 8, 2018. Photo by Heather Gies Women insurgents wearing the […]

Inspired by the Black Panther Party and the Young Lords, Puerto Rican Activists Launch Centro De …

Inspired by the Black Panthers and The Young Lords, Centro De Apoyo Mutuo, a group of community activists in Caguas, Puerto Rico offer aid to residents in need. Centro De Apoyo Mutuo (CAM) means Center for Mutual Help. By Tatyana Hopkins (NNPA Newswire Special Correspondent) CAGUAS, Puerto Rico—The last thing you would expect to find […]

Notes on Advancing the Struggle Inside: ghettos and imprisonment

by a Colorado prisoner         permalink   There can be no doubt a capitalist system excludes a majority of any country’s populace from decision-making processes. These people are excluded only for their class and nation characteristics. Capitalism has two ways of addressing this exclusion: ghettos and imprisonment. Oppressed nations, lower classes and lumpen […]

Symbols of Resistance – January 26 – Friday at 7pm – EastSide Cultural Center – 2277 International Blvd. Oakland

SYMBOLS OF RESISTANCE – a Tribute to the Martyrs of the Chican@ Movement January 26, 2018 Friday at 7pm EastSide Cultural Center 2277 International Blvd. Oakland FREE EVENT  •  delicious refreshments  •  accessible venue  •  community discussion Symbols of Resistance illuminates the untold stories of the Chican@ Movement with a focus on events in Colorado and New […]

MEXICAN PHOTOGRAPHER TAKES ON ANTI-BLACK NOTIONS OF “GOOD HAIR” IN “PELO BUENO” PHOTO SERIES

Delores Medel is a Mexican photographer whose work centers around women and girls in Latin America. Her latest project, “Pelo Bueno”, highlights the anti-Black distinctions between “good” and “bad” hair that plagues the region. “Pelo Bueno”, which translates to “good hair”, presents various women with their hair in natural states. “Natural, curly hair, free of […]

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 […]

Even before sanctuary cities, here’s how black Americans protected fugitive slaves

Slave shackles in a display case at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters   Over the past few days, the national climate has grown increasingly tense over the issue of “sanctuary” cities and states. Local communities, including some college and university campuses, have pledged to shieldundocumented children and adults from President […]

* 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 […]