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November 2021

Honduras: Left wins landslide election victory after 12 years of resistance

Celebrations erupted the night of November 28 as leftist candidate Xiomara Castro took a commanding lead over Nasry Asfura of the right-wing National Party. Fireworks were set off outside the headquarters of Castro’s Liberty and Refoundation Party (LIBRE) as supporters sang. In contrast, the rulin…

Venezuela’s mega-elections: Despite U.S. sanctions, COVID and economic crisis, Chavismo wins majority of states

By William Camacaro and Frederick Mills Caracas, VenezuelaThis slightly edited article first appeared on the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) website on Nov. 22 at tinyurl.com/2p8n6n87. The article was updated on Nov. 23. Translations into English are by the authors. Venezuelans celebrate Chavi…

San Jose demands justice for murdered Kenosha BLM protesters

San Jose protest against the Rittenhouse verdict. (Fight Back! News/staff) San Jose, CA - Community members rallied November 20 to demand justice for Black Lives Matter protesters who were gunned down by Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse was acquitted on all counts. The community o…

Arming against China

Get the Marines ready. Store the supplies. Marshal the allies. The United States is getting ready for war (the preferable term in Washington is policing) in the Indo-Pacific region, and is hoping to do so with a range of expanded bases across client states, or what it prefers to call friends. On Nov…

Massive protests in Niger, Burkina Faso demand French military get out

Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger are former French colonies, where the struggle against France’s presence in the Sahel region of Africa has been most intense, with mass actions marking the last two weeks of November. Resistance in these countries takes many shapes and forms.Black line shows route take…

Honduran right concedes, leftist Xiomara Castro wins presidency

Xiomara Castro has won a landslide election 12 years after the 2009 US and Canadian backed military coup. Her win is being celebrated by leftists around the world though she will no doubt face immediate and relentless attempts to undermine her presidency by the forces of reaction and imperialism.Ima…

U.S.’s distorted agriculture

Bay Area, Calif.–This fall, Suzanne and I decided to drive to Wisconsin to visit a friend. One thing we wanted to check was the extent of drought in North America. How far east did it extend? Depleted reservoirs extended as far east as Wyoming. The situation changed by the time we got to Minnesota…

New Historical Materialism Journal Vol 29 Issue 3: Questions on Political Marxism

Editorial Perspective: ‘The Mute Compulsion of Economic Relations’: Towards a Marxist Theory of the Abstract and Impersonal Power of Capital. SĂžren Mau Symposium Radical Historicism or Rules of Reproduction? New Debates in Political Marxism An Introduction to the Symposium on Knafo and Tesch…

A deck full of jokers: Starmer shuffles out the last of the left – CounterBlast

Keir Starmer's latest lurch to the right has cemented Blairism at the helm of the Labour Party once again, writes Terina Hine Keir Starmer has a new front bench. It is his second reshuffle in just over six months and the second to be overshadowed by a row with his Deputy Leader, Angela Rayner. And a…

Josephine Baker inducted into France’s Pantheon

Josephine Baker at the Civil Rights March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963 The famed entertainer and civil rights activist attended the March on Washington in August, 1963 at which Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic "I Have a Dream" speech. Baker was in her Free French military uniform…

COP26 and Pope Francis’ Greening of Christianity

By Matthew J.L. Ehret / November 30th, 2021 Amidst the early days of the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, Pope Francis made several accolades to world leaders and the entire global Catholica community alike to take bold action in the face of anthropogenic climate change and drastically alter our entire syst…

New Zealand: Charter School Corruption

The U.S. is home to the largest number of privately-operated charter schools in the world (about 7,400). While they take different forms and are called different things, charter schools also exist in much smaller numbers in New Zealand, England, United Arab Emirates, Australia, and Canada. Charter s…

APL Labor Commission: An Authentic Labor Movement Cannot Be Busted by Corporations

From the APL Labor Commission. To join our commissions, visit here. On November 29th, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ordered a new vote for the Amazon workers of Bessemer, Alabama after finding that Amazon employed illegal union-busting methods to successfully undermine the union drive. F…

Student workers lead rank-and-file revolt at Columbia University

Back in the spring, we spoke with three graduate student workers at Columbia University who were on strike with the Student Workers of Columbia union, UAW Local 2110. After rank-and-file members rejected the tentative agreement between the university and the bargaining committee, negotiations contin…

Bernie Sanders Endorses the Kshama Solidarity Campaign

Senator Bernie Sanders has endorsed the Kshama Solidarity Campaign! “Once again,” Bernie said in his endorsement, “the wealthy and special interests are making a power grab for Kshama Sawant’s seat because she has the guts to stand up for working people. We need to unite together to stop thi…

Tragedy in the Channel: Socialism or barbarism

On Wednesday 24 November, under the cover of darkness, dozens of refugees – in search of a more dignified life – drowned crossing the Channel. Huddled together with no lights, no radar, and certainly no plan B, 27 men, women, and children perished as their dinghy deflated and sank.  This is the…

Historic Election Victory in Honduras 12 Years after the Coup

Xiomara Castro, candidate of the Libre party (Freedom and Refoundation Party), the main force in the opposition coalition, has won the elections in Honduras. The regime established by the 2009 coup has been overthrown. With 40% of the votes tallied, Xiomara is ahead with 53.61% against 33.87% for Na…

The History of Philosophy, a Marxist Perspective: A Reading Guide

We present here a reading guide for Alan Woods’s The History of Philosophy: A Marxist Perspective, which can help you digest the many key insights from this unique text. The study questions at the end of each chapter can be used to stimulate discussion in reading groups.The question may be raised…

‘Triumph for Democracy’: Socialist candidate takes commanding lead in Honduran election

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Nov. 29, 2021. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license. Leftist presidential candidate Xiomara Castro took a decisive lead in Honduras’ election on Sunday, setting her up to defeat the right-wing incumb…

Pathologized Totalitarianism 101

By C.J. Hopkins / November 30th, 2021 Triumph of the Will (1935) So, GloboCap has crossed the Rubicon. The final phase of its transformation of society into a pathologized-totalitarian dystopia, where mandatory genetic-therapy injections and digital compliance papers are commonplace, is now official…

Local communities’ solidarity in face of unprecedented floods in British Columbia

Meritt, BC, flooding, 17 November 2021 (Photo: Stepan/CC) After a year like no other, which has seen record-breaking heatwaves and wildfires that ravaged towns and led to thousands of hectares of land being destroyed, British Columbia (BC), Canada, has faced yet another historical disaster in the fo…

CPI (Maoist) Expels Senior Leader Kobad Ghandy For Anti Party Activities

Warangal District, November 30, 2021: The CPI (Maoist) has expelled its politburo member and senior most leader Kobad Ghandy accusing him of abandoning the ‘dialectical and historical materialism, principles of Marxism and class struggle” and “for selecting the way of getting happiness throug…

Honduras: 12 years after the coup, the masses win historic election victory

Xiomara Castro, candidate of the Libre party (Freedom and Refoundation Party), the main force in the opposition coalition, has won the elections in Honduras. The regime established by the 2009 coup has been overthrown. With 40 percent of the votes tallied, Xiomara is ahead with 53.61 percent against…

UCU strikes – All out for victory!

This week, from 1-3 December, UCU members in higher education will take part in three consecutive days of strike action, alongside action short of a strike (ASOS).  These actions mark the beginning of a new phase of struggle in defence of pensions and for a new settlement on pay, casualisation, equ…

Chile: pinochetist right rears its head – how to stop Kast?

The presidential elections in Chile will go to a run-off between the far-right candidate JosĂ© Antonio Kast, and Gabriel Boric from the Apruebo Dignidad coalition (“Approve Dignity”: a conglomerate involving the leftist coalition Frente Amplio, plus the Communist Party). This comes after a first…


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