Cryptocurrencies: A View From The Left

By Thomas Redshaw, Red Pepper. -

The use of cryptocurrencies is rapidly increasing across the world. In 2020, scholars at the University of Cambridge estimated there were 101 million people using cryptocurrencies worldwide, an [...]

Next Steps In Recovering Democracy In Honduras After Historic Left Victory

By Peoples Dispatch. -

Following Xiomara Castro’s victory in the Honduran elections, Bertha Zúniga Cáceres, Coordinator, COPINH, spoke to Peoples Dispatch about what this means for people’s movements in the country. [...]

Five Reasons Why The Left Won In Venezuela

By Leonardo Flores, Popular Resistance. -

For the first time in four years, every major opposition party in Venezuela participated in elections. For the fifth time in four years, the left won in a landslide. Voters elected 23 governors, [...]

The Politics Of Protection

By Sarah Jaffe, Dissent Magazine. -

The 2008 financial meltdown and the global economic crisis that followed put thousands of cracks into what Mark Fisher called “capitalist realism”—the idea that it’s easier to imagine the end of [...]

Voices From The African Left: China Vs The US And The New Cold War

By Rania Khalek, BreakThrough News. -

Western governments along with their loyal media and think tanks warn that China is colonizing, exploiting, and forcing Africa into a debt trap. Is this true? Or is it Cold War propaganda? What [...]

The Limits Of ‘Lived Experience’

By Erica Caines, Black Agenda Report. -

Online, the “left” continues to find itself in a never ending series of bad faith arguments around self-determination. Many terms/frameworks that may have had a subversive character within their [...]

Loyalty

By Dakotah Lilly, Popular Resistance. -

Whenever I wear one of my many shirts, necklaces, or buttons adorned with the faces of great leaders such as Hugo Chavez, Nestor and Cristina Kirchner, Che, or Evita, I will commonly get a [...]

Evo Morales And Social Groups Create ‘People’s General Staff’

By Telesur English. -

"The social, union and indigenous organizations decided to form the General Staff of the People for the people as a space to defend the sovereignty and dignity of our democratic and multicultural [...]

ALBA Movements Issue Alert Over Coup Attempt In Peru

By Kawsachun News. -

ALBA Movimientos is issuing an alert of a coup underway against the government of Pedro Castillo in Peru and is calling for international solidarity, saying, the removal of Héctor Bejar from the [...]

Peru: A Coup Brewing

By Ángel Guerra Cabrera, Orinoco Tribune. -

The onslaught of the Peruvian right wing against the government of President Pedro Castillo Terrones began long before he was proclaimed president after many delays—it began when his passage to [...]

From Elder To Ancestor: Remembering Glen Ford

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

Glen Ford, a brilliant and powerful force in the media throughout his life, died recently at the age of 71. In this century, Glen was the founder of the Black Commentator in 2002 and then Black [...]

Digital Corbynism

By Katrina Forrester, Dissent Magazine. -

The first time I saw protesters dancing on the roof of a police van was at a May Day demonstration in London in 2002. Over the dulcet acid techno beats of a bike-powered sound system, a friend [...]

The New Green-Red Zagreb

By Paul Stubbs, Tribune Magazine. -

In the local elections held in Croatia on 16 and 30 May 2021, a left-green political platform Zagreb je Naš/Možemo! (‘Zagreb is Ours’/’Yes, We Can!’) won 23 out of 47 seats in the City Assembly, [...]

Pedro Castillo’s Victory Raises Hopes Beyond Peru

By Steve Ellner, Orinoco Tribune. -

Peru’s long-standing polarity between a large extension of coastal region, where the nation’s wealth is concentrated, and the much-neglected interior was on full display in the June 6 [...]

A Peasant-Teacher Just Won The Peruvian Elections

By Matt Kirkegaard, Novara Media. -

On the ground in Lima, the cloud of political uncertainty remains so thick it can be difficult to grasp the basic facts about this election and its historic importance for the people of [...]