Cuba: Another April 19, another victory

The fact that today Cuba has a new President is not only the result of an electoral process. This was a transition from one historical generation to another, which was as natural as it was transcendental


Granma | April 20, 2018

Miguel Díaz Canel and Raúl Castro. Photo: Estudios Revolución Photo: Estudio Revolución

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Miguel Díaz-Canel: I assume this responsibility with the conviction that all we revolutionaries will be faithful to Fidel and Raúl

The new President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba addressed the position of continuity of the government that he will lead, especially regarding the relationship with the Cuban people, international relations and the leadership of the Communist Party of Cuba, at the head of which Army General Raúl Castro Ruz continues


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Cuba: A Revolution made with love


Granma | April 12, 2018

Raúl carried the smallest, asked others about their studies, and promised to return soon. Photo: Estudio Revolución

Few dates in the life of a young person are more fondly remembered than a fifteenth birthday party. The white dress, the waltz, the flowers, the photos, the nerves, the company of one’s parents and the first love… and of course the toast.Read More »

Cubans reiterate commitment to their Socialist Revolution (+ Photos)


Granma  | April 17, 2018

Photo: Ariel Cecilio Lemus Alvarez

It was April 16, 1961. Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro spoke to the people gathered at the well-known corner of 23rd and 12th Streets, in the Havana neighborhood of Vedado. More than a speech, it was a tribute and at the same time a commitment, to the relatives and victims of the cruel aerial bombardment the day before by the U.S. against the air bases of Ciudad Libertad, San Antonio de los Baños and Santiago de Cuba.Read More »

Chávez The Radical XIV: “we can’t convert everything we produce into merchandise”


Mérida, April 6, 2018 ( Throughout the revolutionary period led by Comandante Chávez, the Venezuelan state managed to control an important part of the economy in the form of state property despite the hegemony of the bourgeoisie and its forms of private property over most of the Venezuelan economy.Read More »

When they occupied the land


MR Online | April 17, 2018

Daesh Takfiri militants at an unknown location in Syria

The second of two articles about a first-hand visit to Afrin, Syria. (Part one.)

We had arrived two days ago to Afrin after a three-day trip in the bus. We sat sipping tea on the cushions spread around the room, in a home packed with more than 35 displaced Yazidi women and men from the occupied villages. In the faces of silent women and small children we witnessed a quiet concern. They were surprised by our sudden, late-night visit and there was a palpable sense fear: here, in the battle here in Afrin, they were all alone.Read More »

U.S: STRIKE! Interview with Arizona teachers union leader

by Mark Gruenberg

People’s World | April 20, 2018

STRIKE! Interview with Arizona teachers union leader

Arizona teachers and education advocates march at the Arizona Capitol protesting low teacher pay and school funding, March 28, in Phoenix. | Ross D. Franklin / AP

PHOENIX—Pushed to anger by a decade of spending declines and a state school money offer both inadequate and unfunded, Arizona teachers and school support staffers voted by 78 percent-22 percent to strike statewide on April 26.

At least 57,000 educators and staffers cast paper ballots in the three days of statewide voting, Arizona Education Association President Joe Thomas announced just after 9 pm Pacific time on April 19.

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Syria airstrikes added $10 billion to missile manufacturer stock values

by C. J. Atkins

People’s World | April 16, 2018

Syria airstrikes added $10 billion to missile manufacturer stock values

A Tomahawk cruise missile manufactured by Raytheon. At least 118 of the missiles, which cost $1.4 million each, were used in this weekend’s U.S. air strike against Syria. | AP

War, who is it good for? Missile manufacturers, that’s who.

Since President Trump announced that he intended to bomb Syria, the stock values of some of the country’s top weapons manufacturers have soared, adding a collective $10 billion in market capitalization values over the course of just one week. With Trump delivering on his promise this weekend, the rally on Wall Street continues.

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