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 […]

Young Chicano Murdered by Police Reminds Us of Raza Struggle

by Pilli of Republic of Aztlán          permalink On 15 September 2017 I heard of an execution performed on the streets of San Jose, CA. A young Chicano named Jacob Dominguez was gunned down by the “pitzo.” (Nahuatl for pig) What we need to realize is that la gente Xicana have been fighting this war for […]

Support the U.N. Campaign for Ana Belen Montes!

Together we can free Ana Belen Montes! Download the letter attached and send it to the U.N. High Commissioner on Human Rights! Read her biography below andSUPPORT THE MOVEMENT TO FREE HER! Who is Ana Belen Montes? Ana Belen Montes was on February 28th, 1957 in Western Germany, where her military-officer father was based as an Army doctor. […]

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 […]