The contradictions of the Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez
- Salim Lamrani
On November 7, 2009, the Western media devoted ample space to the Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez. The news from Havana about the dispute between the dissident and Cuban authorities circled the world and overshadowed the rest of the news.1
Sanchez recounted ...
Revolution? What revolution?
- Luis Alegre Zahonero - Santiago Alba Rico
The position taken by Saint Upéry with regard to the Latin American left is somewhat disconcerting1: instead of beginning by framing his analysis in relation to the political situation and the different models of transformation underway there, ...
Don’t be the new war president! An Open Letter to President Obama from Michael Moore
- Michael Moore
Dear President Obama,
Do you really want to be the new "war president"? If you go to West Point tomorrow night (Tuesday, 8pm) and announce that you are increasing, rather than withdrawing, the troops in Afghanistan, you are the new war president. ...
Is the existence of the rich not a right of the poor?
- Santiago Alba Rico
I have written on another occasion that only three kinds of goods exist in the world: Universal, general and collective.
Universal goods are those of which we only need one of each to know all is well. They are the things that are just there and ...
Obama's onslaught against Latin America
- Ángel Guerra Cabrera
A year after the election of Barack Obama, the balance of U.S. policy toward Latin America is very unfavorable for the region’s peoples and a far cry from the expectations of friendlier treatment generated during his election campaign. ...
“The Russian Revolution was the tangible proof needed by the earth’s damned, to be sure that Marx’s dream was not an illusion”
- Salvador López Arnal
From its first day, the October Revolution was a reference point for the international and internationalist labor movement as well as the socialist organizations that hadn’t surrendered in the face of the militarism and longings for conquest ...
Blood and money in the streets: China's business ties to the loathed Camara junta could quickly backfire
- AFRICA-ASIA CONFIDENTIAL
Beijing's Foreign Ministry officials are energetically distancing themselves from a US$7 billion minerals deal announced on 9 October by the increasingly isolated military regime in Guinea with the Hong-Kong based China International Fund. Without some ...
Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story
- Joanne Laurier - David Walsh
Story sets out to examine the recent financial collapse. His aim, he suggests, is a critique of the existing economic set-up.
Michael Moore in Capitalism: A Love Story
“This time the culprit is much bigger than General Motors, and the ...
Israel eyes Al-Aqsa
- Khalid Amayreh خالد العمايرة
Al-Aqsa Mosque esplanade witnessed yet another episode of violence on Sunday, 27 September, writes Khaled Amayreh in the West Bank, when a group of Jewish religious fanatics disguised as foreign tourists tried to storm Haram Al-Sharif, apparently ...
- Santiago Alba Rico
“A Palestinian gunslinger shoots to kill in Jerusalem,” states the front page of the digital edition of El Mundo newspaper. Then my eyes reverse toward the heading’s introduction: “At least one person wounded.” Next, those ...