The World is in Flames, and the US is Barely Smoldering

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-L.A. httpss://antiracist.org/the-world-is-in-flames-and-the-us-is-barely-smoldering/ There are simultaneous protests going on around the world on a scale perhaps not seen globally since the uprisings of 1968 shook the imperialist system to its foundations. Massive demonstrations in Ecuador nearly toppled the government and forced a roll back of exploitative policies. In Chile, protests against a rise in Metro fares have led to the government announcing a state of emergency in two provinces, including the capital. In Haiti resistance to the US-imposed government is growing steadily despite repression. [...]

HUNDREDS MARCH IN NY FOR THE INDEPENDENCE OF PUERTO RICO

JAIME TORRES TORRES - ALTERNATIVE JOURNALISM Uncensored Press The Boricua Independentist Front (The Front) carried out a massive mobilization towards the United Nations on the 151 anniversary of El Grito de Lares. They marched invoking United Nations Resolution 1514 (XV) to finally begin the process of decolonization and independence for the oldest colony in the world, Puerto Rico. The Front also marched for the immediate abolition of the Fiscal Control Board, for fair compensation after 121 years of US colonialism, for environmental protection, for the cancellation of [...]

3rd Annual Left Coast Forum Postponed

The third annual Left Coast Forum will be held this year on a date and venue to be determined after a conflict on scheduling arose at Occidental College. The keynote speakers are: Melina Abdullah – an outspoken, deeply passionate Black Lives Matter activist as well as the Chair of the Pan African Department at the California State University Los Angeles Mario Solis-Marich – a seasoned political consultant, radio and tv host and producer Dominique DiPrima – host of KJLH Front Page Show with Dominique DiPrima on 102.3 [...]

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Global Police State

By William I. Robinson, Prof of Sociology & Global and International Studies, UC Santa Barbara [excerpts] A global police state is emerging as capitalism descends into an unprecedented crisis, given the extent of ecological degradation and social deterioration, and the sheer scale of the means of violence deployed around the world. "Global police state" refers to three interrelated developments: 1. Ever more omnipresent systems of social control, repression and warfare to contain the real and potential rebellion of the global working class and 'surplus' humanity. 2. A [...]

POEMA DE LA LIBERTAD

POEMA DE LA LIBERTAD                                                   Note: English translation follows by Sandra Santana Rivera Dedicado a Ana Belén Montes y Nina Droz*   El golpeteo decidido en los cristales Invade la duermevela Llueve Las almas caminan de prisa Como si huyeran Van sorteando el mal tiempo Entrampadas por el aguacero Aprietan el paso Examinan la vía, evaden riesgos Llueve Se vacían las calles Se clausuran [...]

Oscar Lopez Rivera Tour a Resounding Success

Lays the basis for on-going solidarity with Puerto Rico, political prisoners by Michael Novick Oscar Lopez Rivera, Puerto Rican former political prisoner and lifelong activist for sovereignty for his homeland, toured southern California last month to thank supporters and to raise funds for urgent grassroots community recovery and rebuilding work in Puerto Rico. He was greeted enthusiastically by turn-away crowds, including many from the Puerto Rican diaspora, at events on college campuses in Santa Barbara, Ventura County, the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, Claremont, Santa Ana and [...]

Decolonization, Hurricanes & Solidarity with Puerto Rico

Oscar Lopez Rivera Tours Southern California Feb 5-9 by Lawrence Reyes, Puerto Rican Alliance As Puerto Rico faces its most severe, existential crisis after 120 years as a militarily-occupied colony of the United States, Oscar Lopez Rivera, a recently-released Puerto Rican political prisoner held by the US, is coming to southern California to discuss Puerto Rican resistance and recovery efforts from the devastating impact of a triple whammy: Hurricane Maria, debt to Wall Street hedge funds, and the US response of seeking to de-populate the island. López [...]

Save the Date: Oscar Lopez Rivera So Cal Tour Feb. 5-9

Oscar López Rivera, Puerto Rican patriot and former political prisoner, is coming to Southern California for the first time since his release from prison in May. After serving almost 36 years in prison, his sentence was commuted, as the result of national and international pressure, on Jan. 17, 2017 by Pres. Barack Obama. Oscar is a decorated Vietnam War veteran who has devoted himself to the cause of Puerto Rican independence, to service to the workers, students and other people of Puerto Rico, and to the Puerto [...]

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