Fascists in Power: USAmerican Unexceptionalism

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA A world-wide trend toward authoritarianism has been widely noted. Neo-fascist parties have taken the reins of power or serve as part of the parliamentary base or ruling coalition in Israel, Italy, Sweden, Hungary, Poland, and Ukraine, among other countries. But the pundits who lament this, and perhaps see Donald Trump as reflecting the same trend in the US, are somehow incapable of seeing that the US is [...]

Why Socialist Health Care Organizers Are Leaving DSA

Open Letter by Leaders and Members of the DSA LA Health Justice Committee September, 2023 We are members of the Health Justice Committee of the second largest chapter of the largest socialist group in the United States, namely the Los Angeles chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA-LA). We also work in a close coalition with members of Health Care for Us (HC4US), and with independent socialists who are members of [...]

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Maduro’s Historic Meeting with Lula in Brazil is a Step Forward for all of Latin America

By Alejandra Garcia and Bill Hackwell photo: Marcelo Camargo/Agência Brasil https://resumen-english.org/2023/05/maduros-historic-meeting-with-lula-in-brazil-is-a-step-forward-for-all-of-latin-america/ Yesterday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva shook hands again after eight years since they last met. Maduro traveled to Brasilia after almost a decade; the last time was to attend the inauguration of former President Dilma Rousseff (2011-2016). His arrival marks the restart of a path of peace and understanding for both countries and [...]

Report back From US Delegations To Cuba, June 17

Report back From US Delegations To Cuba: May Day, Trade Union & Solidarity Conferences With a population of 11 million, Cuba, 90 miles from the US, exists as an independent, sovereign and peaceful nation. Cuba exports doctors, not weapons or bombs. Yet it has been the victim of Washington’s bipartisan economic, military and political war for over 60 years. Since the 1959 overthrow of the US-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista, by the revolution [...]

Harry Belafonte, Anti-imperialist Human Rights Activist

Mainstream media obituaries of Harry Belafonte emphasize his breakthrough successes as a singer, actor, and producer of records, films, and television, but tend to limit their praise to his iconic public figure stature as an advocate of civil rights. In fact, Belafonte was an unreconstructed radical and socialist throughout his long life and career. Born in Harlem of West Indian immigrant parents in 1927, he lived in Jamaica with his grandmother from [...]

Poetry Corner: A Worker’s Speech to a Doctor by Bertholt Brecht

A Worker’s Speech to a Doctor [Excerpt] by Bertholt Brecht   We know what makes us ill. When we’re ill word says You’re the one to make us well   For ten years, so we hear You learned how to heal in elegant schools Built at the people’s expense And to get your knowledge Dispensed a fortune That means you can make us well.   Can you make us well?   When [...]

MEMOIR FROM A LONG TIME VOLUNTEER AT PACIFICA FOUNDATION-KPFK 90.7 FM

WHAT THE HECK IS HAPPENING at PACIFICA RADIO TODAY ? by Bella De Soto Pacifica Radio is possibly the last Non-Commercial Broadcasting Radio Bastion on the FM dial! I first joined Pacifica-KPFK 90.7 FM Radio Station in 1995, when I sent my $25.00 annual membership subscription check. Since then, I have been involved as a volunteer with KPFK through different committees of the LSB-Local Station Board.  But these LSB Committees were not [...]

THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE DIGITIZED (2022)

THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE DIGITIZED (2022) By Kevin "Rashid" Johnson   Revolution won't happen in Virtual space The oppressed communities, Where it must take place. For all the Social media clout chasers GoFundMe grifters Mass line fakers Political shape shifters And Posturing pixies In costumes From the 60s. The people's struggle Won't be made with your mouth, Where the people live Is where shit plays out. You can't impose Things you [...]

Dynamic New Programming, Newscast on KPFK 90.7 Pacifica Radio

KPFK, listener-sponsored Pacifica community radio for Los Angeles and all of Southern California, is refreshing its programming schedule, adding new more radical, community-based, solution-oriented programming, and launching a locally produced newscast for the first time in over a decade. Anti-racist, anti-war, and anti-capitalist viewpoints are taking center stage in a new morning mix radio magazine. The station is bringing back some other important voices from communities of color that have been missing [...]

September 11th Is Here Again!

September 11 is Here Again by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA Sept. 11, 2001 is now farther in the past than the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were when the U.S. began escalating its aggressive military role in Vietnam. A full generation has come age since "9-11"; about 20% of the US population has been born since the US government responded by launching the War on Terror. US military doctrine has moved [...]

Nicaragua Celebrates 43 Years of Revolution

Nicaragua Celebrates 43 Years of Revolution: A Clash between Reality and Media Misrepresentation By John Perry - from Masaya Nicaragua https://resumen-english.org/2022/07/nicaragua-celebrates-43-years-of-revolution-a-clash-between-reality-and-media-misrepresentation/ July 19th is a day of celebration in Nicaragua: the anniversary of the overthrow of the Somoza dictatorship. But the international media will have it penciled in their diaries for another reason: it’s yet another opportunity to pour scorn on Nicaragua’s Sandinista government. We’ll hear again about how the government “clamps [...]

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