April 12, 2014
'I tried to save a patch of the Amazon but I'd bought an illegal cocaine plantation'

Anyone who believes in rethinking development should give this a quick read…

April 8, 2014
fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Maestra: This brief and engaging documentary tells the story of 100,000 Cuban teenagers, most of them girls, who participated in Cuba’s 1961 literacy campaign.
 Historical footage and current-day interviews bring the campaign to life. Most compelling to U.S. students will be the stories of the girls themselves, many of them middle school age, who left their families to take on major responsibilities far away. 
Fifty years later, the brigadistas reminisce about the independence and self-confidence they gained from the great adventure and the trust the country placed in them—in one year, they taught more than 700,000 people to read and write! 
Now available from Women Make Movies: http://bit.ly/1k7v36n 
Photo: Norma and Daysi Guillard, 1961. (Norma Guillard is featured in the film.)
Via Zinn Education Project

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Maestra: This brief and engaging documentary tells the story of 100,000 Cuban teenagers, most of them girls, who participated in Cuba’s 1961 literacy campaign.

Historical footage and current-day interviews bring the campaign to life. Most compelling to U.S. students will be the stories of the girls themselves, many of them middle school age, who left their families to take on major responsibilities far away.

Fifty years later, the brigadistas reminisce about the independence and self-confidence they gained from the great adventure and the trust the country placed in them—in one year, they taught more than 700,000 people to read and write!

Now available from Women Make Movies: http://bit.ly/1k7v36n 

Photo: Norma and Daysi Guillard, 1961. (Norma Guillard is featured in the film.)

Via Zinn Education Project

March 31, 2014
Venezuela: Amnesty lets down human rights defenders | Green Left Weekly

amodernmanifesto:

In a recent article, Amnesty International accused the Venezuelan government of a “witch hunt” when a right-wing opposition mayor Daniel Ceballos was arrested.

However, Amnesty has yet to use such strong language against the five weeks of human rights violations people in Venezuela have suffered at the hands of violent opposition sectors. The “witch hunt” term demonises the people’s right to bring such criminals to justice.

In its March 20 statement, “Venezuela: Arrest of local mayor signals potential ‘witch hunt’”, Amnesty says Ceballos, mayor of San Cristobal, capital of Tachira state on the Colombian border, was arrested for his “alleged involvement in anti-government protests … authorities in Venezuela seem to be setting the scene for a witch hunt against opposition leaders”.

It is important to counter the horrendous distortions contained in this article, because the private media will quote its positions as fact. Articles like this embolden the criminals and coup participants who are among opposition leaders. It also makes it harder for those of us who have suffered from opposition violence to demand arrests, and authorities to carry them out.

March 28, 2014
"When it comes to Venezuela, John Kerry knows which side of the class war he is on."

Mark Weisbrot for the Guardian

March 24, 2014
The truth about Venezuela: a revolt of the well-off, not a 'terror campaign'

THE BEST article on the Venezuela protests I have come across.  From the ever-credible Guardian.

March 19, 2014
How the Israel lobby is courting US Latinos

March 4, 2014

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Havana, Cuba: A well-earned hero’s welcome for comrade Fernando González of the Cuban 5 at the University of Havana, March 1, 2014.

Fernando spent more than 15 years in U.S. prisons for his work protecting socialist Cuba from the fascist right-wing in Miami. Three other members of the Cuban 5 remain behind bars in the U.S. 

Reunion with Cuba

Photos by Calixto N. Llanes and Ismael Francisco Gonzalez 

March 2, 2014
‘US denies airspace to Iran MPs plane’

The empire doesn’t want Iran to talk to Cuba or Venezuela.

So apparently we’re being children and making the flight nearly impossible (US airspace is range-necessary)

January 26, 2014
woodendreams:

(by Doug Solis)

woodendreams:

(by Doug Solis)

January 4, 2014
fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Mexicali BC, Mexico: “Dia de muertos” protest art in solidarity with migrant workers at the border with Calexico, California, November 1,  2009.
Photo: Revolutionary Autonomous Communities - LA

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Mexicali BC, Mexico: “Dia de muertos” protest art in solidarity with migrant workers at the border with Calexico, California, November 1,  2009.

Photo: Revolutionary Autonomous Communities - LA

(via anarcho-queer)

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