Cuba and Puerto Rico – A Tale of Two Islands — Mato’s Blog

In the course of a few days Cuba was struck by Hurricane Irma, Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria, both monstrous storms who destroyed crucial infrastructure, buildings, and agriculture. Cuba is a poor country without any considerable mineral resources, a former Spanish colony, exploited and neglected like every other colony. After the USA defeated Spain in […]

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The Unexpected Afterlife of American Communism — People’s Weekly World -New York

By Sarah Jaffe Published by the New York Times • JUNE 6, 2017 The Communist, in the American imagination, has always been the ultimate outside agitator. No matter how homegrown a resistance movement was, or how local the organizers were, the first response from those facing protest has always been to blame an outsider. This was […]

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Trump, evicter-in-chief — People’s Weekly World -New York

By Cameron Orr Landlord-in-chief Donald Trump wants to evict 800,000 people from the U.S. On September 5th, the Trump administration announced it intends to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Many DACA recipients, employed in the construction industry, built the very buildings that made such real-estate moguls rich. Every day the people of New […]

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U.S. youth set off for international festival in Russia — People’s Weekly World -New York

By Cameron Orr On the early morning of Friday, October 13th, 2017, eight young people organized by the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) will fly through Moscow to Sochi, Russia to join over 50,000 youth from over 183 countries for the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS). Running from October 14 – 22, this […]

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Reggae music is going strong but not for Jamaican artistes. — 24 Karat Reggae

Billboard as reported lat year’s sale for reggae and dancehall and it does not look good, in fact, it is downright dismal. The sales for reggae overall is good, however the sales for reggae coming out of Jamaica is very weak. To see where Jamaica stacks up against the rest of the world in reggae […]

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Thinking about Venezuela — OffGuardian

by Philip Roddis, from Steel City Scribblings One reason Maduro is despised by the opposition is he refuses to follow the neoliberal economic prescription of austerity, privatization, deregulation, etc. Such refusal makes Venezuela almost unique in Latin America now. As Brazilian professor Dawisson Belem Lopes has written, “Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Paraguay and Peru have […]

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Bob Marley, Chrysler Plant Worker — Repeating Islands

A group of journalism students at the University of Delaware has just produced a documentary called “Left Behind” chronicling the history of Chrysler’s plant in Newark, Del. The plant is located just south of the university’s main campus. The 38-minute piece is full of interesting tidbits, like the fact that singer Bob Marley worked at […]

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