Rethinking 4th Of July With Historical Truths

Ray Raphael offers some context for the Declaration of Independence: In 1997, Pauline Maier published American Scripture, where she uncovered 90 state and local "declarations of independence" [...]

How Many Coups (And Lives) Will It Take Before The US Surrenders In Venezuela?

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

Venezuela used to be an "oil republic," which made oil executives from the United States and the wealthy class in Venezuela very rich. That lasted until the election of Hugo Chavez in 1998 when [...]

Revolutions And Imperialist Aggressions

By Jesús Faría, -

Throughout history, revolutions for national liberation and socialism, even progressive governments, have been the victims of systematic imperialist assaults. Military interventions, civil wars, [...]

The Revolution Has No Hollywood Ending

By Caitlin Johnstone, -

After struggling against our own self-destructive tendencies throughout the entirety of recorded history, humanity is now at a point where that struggle is probably going to be resolved, one way [...]

Cuba Condemns Terrorist Sabotage Of Venezuela’s Power System

By the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity. -

The Revolutionary Government strongly condemns the sabotage perpetrated against the power supply system in Venezuela, which is a terrorist action intended to harm the defenseless population of an [...]

Mass Protests Again; Haiti And Revolutionary Struggle In Latin America

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

After years of corruption and neglect of the Haitian people, a popular revolt is demanding the current president's resignation. The US-led attempted coup in Venezuela played a role in sparking [...]

Why French Working Poor Demand Emmanuel Macron’s resignation

By Oliver Davis, The Conversation. -

Over the last month, France has witnessed the sudden emergence of a militant populist movement which enjoys strong support from the wider population. The “gilets jaunes” are named after those [...]

‘¡Las Sandinistas!’: A Revolution Remembered

By Mark Read, -

Las Sandinistas, a new feature-length documentary film that examines the Nicaraguan revolution of the 1980’s, arrives in theaters at a critical political juncture in which crises in Central [...]

‘Everything For Everyone’ Brings Cooperative Revolution To Life

By Matt Stannard, -

The most striking secret of emergent radical economic structures like worker ownership is that they aren’t radical at all. They’re not even new. As Jessica Gordon Nembhard has chronicled in the [...]

Meet Haiti’s Founding Father, Whose Black Revolution Was Too Radical For Thomas Jefferson

By Julia Gaffield, -

Crowds cheered as local lawmakers on August 18 unveiled a street sign showing that Rogers Avenue in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn would now be called Jean-Jacques Dessalines Boulevard, after a [...]

Ferguson Activist Says: “We Need More Than Change, We Need Revolution”

By Lamont Lilly, -

“When the cameras left, everybody forgot,” says Missouri-based Black radical organizer Tory Russell, talking about how quickly national attention turned away from Ferguson following the murder of [...]

Rebel Cities 9: Iceland’s Slow-Burning Digital Democratic Revolution

By Steve Rushton, -

For the last decade, Iceland has been a subject of democracy folklore. The country is often neglected due to its size and location, but when it receives attention it is almost mythologized. One [...]

The Texas Counter-Revolution Of 1836

By Richard D. Vogel, -

Leaders on both the Anglo and the Mexican sides of the conflict in northern Mexico knew that the future of slavery was the issue at hand. Stephen F. Austin, the Missouri expatriate who arranged [...]

Feminism And Revolution: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

By Julie Matthaei, -

Since the stirring of “second wave” feminism a half century ago, the movement has become progressively more inclusive and systemic. Early on, Marxist-feminists argued that true women’s liberation [...]

Will AI Jobs Revolution Bring About Human Revolt, Too?

By Kentaro Toyama, -

But the job apocalypse might have a silver lining. The Luddites of the 1800s were unsuccessful for a number of reasons: They were politically marginal. They were not well-organized. They [...]