20 Years after the Imprisonment of the Cuban Five; a Victory never to be Reversed

By Laura V. Mor on September 12, 2018 Today marks another anniversary of the arrest and imprisonment of Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez, Ramón Labañino Salazar, Fernando González Llort and René González Sewherert by the United States for defending their homeland. It is not just any anniversary. Twenty long years have passed since that […]

Beautiful Struggle: The Iconicity of Cuban Hip-Hop And Political Exile Nehanda Abiodun

Written By Marjua Estevez https://players.brightcove.net/5428592013001/default_default/index.html?videoId=5834958814001   Nehanda Isoke Abiodun, née Cheri Laverne Dalton, was just 10 years old when she joined the picket lines. Columbia University in the ’60s was taking over her neighborhood park to build a gym for alumni and students. “Those of us who lived in the community had no access to the […]

Reform and revolution

By Sam Marcy This article about the Cuban Revolution by Workers World Party founder Sam Marcy first appeared in the WW issue of Feb. 17, 1994. What has made the Cuban Revolution unique? Why is it such a beacon to the workers and oppressed masses, not only of Latin America and the Caribbean but around the […]

Transatlantic slave trade was not entirely ‘triangular’ – countries in the Americ as sent ships out took

by  Sean Kelley Sections of a Brazilian slave ship from the 19th century. Robert Walsh, as shown on http://www.slaveryimages.org, compiled by Jerome Handler and Michael Tuite and sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.” caption=”A Brazilian slave ship from the 19th century.” zoomable=”true For much of the English-speaking world, the term “triangular trade” refers to one […]

The Black Panthers still in prison

Antoinette Russell vividly recalls the first time she was led to believe she would finally meet her father as a free man. He called her up on a prison phone, his voice shaking with excitement, and told her: “I’m coming home!” That was 17 years ago. Since then, every two years, she’s been put through […]

Fidel Castro in Afrika: The Politikal and Historikal Understanding of a Man and an Era

Call for book chapters Africanews by Sabella Abidde and Charity Manyeruke Jul 14, 2018 A call for book chapters on the legacy of Fidel Castro in Africa. Soon after the overthrow of the Fulgencio Batista’s government in 1959, a group of young Marxist and communist revolutionaries – including Fidel Alejandro Castro, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, and […]

Intercommunalism: The Late Theorizations of Huey P. Newton, ‘Chief Theoretician’ of the Black Panther Party

by Delio Vasquez June 11, 2018 PDF Black Panther leader Huey Newton holds a press conference in San Francisco after returning from a meeting with Chinese Premier Chou En-lai in China. Newton is facing his third trial on charges of killing a police officer. October 8 1971 On September 5, 1970, Huey P. Newton, co-founder […]

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 […]

Pan-Afrikanism: The Real Afro-Futurism

Black Panthers and Africa: “I am not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me.”    Kwame Nkrumah “The fortunes of the African revolution are closely linked with the world-wide struggle against imperialism. It does not matter where the battle erupts, be it in Africa, Asia or Latin America, the master-mind […]

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 […]