The End of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

By Pedro Cabán, Dissent Magazine -

U.S. representatives have introduced two bills that would finally end Puerto Rico’s subordinate Commonwealth status. But continued colonial rule may be the only option Congress seriously considers.

Puerto Rico 2021: A Shift In Perspective, A New Opposition

By Luis Fernando Coss, NACLA. -

One of the things often taken for granted by the independence and socialist movement is knowing when to claim a victory. As a consequence of suffering so many blows throughout its history, the [...]

Provisional Government Of West Papua Won’t Bow Down To Jakarta

By Benny Wenda, ULMWP.org. -

Today, we announce the formation of our Provisional Government of West Papua. We are ready to take over our territory,  and we will no longer bow down to Jakarta’s illegal martial rule. From [...]

Would Slavery Have Ended Sooner If British Had Defeated Colonists’ Bid For Independence?

By Keith Brooks, www.blackagendareport.com -

Historians have long grappled with the contradiction of a revolution under the banner of "all men are created equal" being largely led by slave owners. Once free of England, the U.S. grew over [...]

The End Of Sanders, And Maybe The Beginning Of A Mass Independent Left

By Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report. -

The COVID-19 epidemic has exposed the privatized US healthcare structure’s woeful incapacity to cope with a general health emergency, as well as the failings of Europe’s austerity-shrunken public [...]

How The World Failed West Papua In Its Campaign For Independence

By Emma Kluge, Theconversation.com -

Activism and protests marked West Papua’s 50th anniversary last year of the so-called Act of Free Choice, which formalised Indonesia’s control over the territory, with the region’s people once [...]

Tsunami Of Dissent Floods Streets Of Catalonia

By Bue Rübner Hansen, ROAR Magazine. -

On most days, Barcelona is noisy, its air toxic. But this Friday, most of the city was quiet and breathable, traffic arteries blocked, cruise ships rerouted and flights canceled. Briefly, and [...]

Catalan Separatist Leaders Get Up To 15 Years In Jail

By Joan Faus, Reuters. -

Madrid - Spain’s Supreme Court plans to convict and sentence Catalan separatist leaders to a maximum of 15 years in prison over a 2017 bid for independence, a judicial source said on [...]

End Colonialism, Support Self-Determination, Correct Historical Wrongs

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The results of centuries of US empire, which began with Manifest Destiny that crossed the North American continent and grew into a global empire, are coming home to roost in Puerto Rico and [...]

Puerto Rico Is Not About A Chat Log But Five Centuries Of Imperialism

By Miguel A. Cruz-Diaz, Counterpunch -

Puerto Ricans have long accepted the imposed opinion, first by the Spaniards and then by the Americans, that they were a peaceful people who abhorred violent confrontation and welcomed authority. [...]

Hong Kong Protesters Say Suspension Of Extradition Bill Not Enough

By Rachel Withers, Vox. -

Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam will “indefinitely suspend” a contentious extradition bill that would allow Hong Kong citizens to be extradited to mainland China following a series [...]

Catalan Police Use Force To Separate Independence Protesters From Police Honored For Crack-Down

By ACN, Catalan News -

Thousands of pro-independence people took to the streets of Barcelona on Saturday to oppose a march by Spanish police unions that wanted to honor officers that took part in last year's referendum [...]

80 Arrested In Protests For Occupied West Papua Independence

By Free West Papua. -

West Papua - Arrests took place on September 3 as people around the country gathered to hold peaceful rallies to support the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) meeting, which is currently underway on [...]

July 4th: No Time For Celebration For Indigenous Peoples In US

By Staff, www.telesurtv.net -

By Staff of Tele Sur - The Anglo-American settlers’ violent break from Britain, from 1775 to 1783, paralleled a decade of their search and destroy annihilation of Delaware, Cherokee, Muskogee, [...]

Whither Catalonia?

By Dan La Botz, socialistproject.ca -

By Dan La Botz for The Bullet - The impact of the independence process on Spain as a whole is complex because, in the short term, the Spanish right uses it to cohere its social base and in the [...]

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