Radical roots of the superheroes

by Alex Mitchell

Morning Star | March 02, 2018

Cosplayers dress up as Marvel Comics characters Photo: William Tung/Creative Commons

BATMAN, Superman and Wonderwoman first saw the light of day in the late 1930s and it was in 1940 that Timely Comics – Marvel Comics’ predecessor — launched Captain America. Illustrated by Jack Kirby and written initially by Joe Simon and later by Stan Lee, it went on to sell 1 million copies a month.Read More »


‘He spoke to what was needed to create an equal society’

Bernadette Hyland talks to playwright TREVOR GRIFFITHS about the continuing significance of the 18th century radical Thomas Paine

Morning Star | January 15, 2018


“THESE are the times that try men’s souls,” Thomas Paine wrote in December 1776 during the war of independence with the British, when the American colonists’ morale was at a low ebb.Read More »

Art and Communism: Soviet Posters Against Racism and War

The visionary propaganda of the USSR’s skilled artists upheld social equality in contrast to racial hatred, colonialism and imperialism.

The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 ushered in the world’s first socialist state. Encompassing one-sixth of the world, the Soviet Union sought in its early days to bring about a global revolution against capitalism and imperialism, and openly declared its opposition to colonialism, racism and exploitation.

In order to advance toward the goal of world revolution, agitational propaganda, or agitprop was deployed as a means of conveying Marxist theory to the workers and oppressed of the world. Entire departments and agencies produced posters, cinema, poetry, music and literature for this purpose, and life in the socialist state was permeated with the striking motifs of agitprop artwork.

teleSUR takes a look at the iconic political posters of visionary Soviet artist and propagandist, Viktor B. Koretsky.

No to Fascism!
No to Fascism!

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Poets who dedicated verses to Che (+Photos)


Granma | July 25, 2017

Poets who dedicated verses to Che

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Contemplating Guernica in all its greatness


Granma | June 29, 2017

The structure of the painting is similar to that of a triptych, whose central panel is occupied by the dying horse and the woman carrying the lamp. On the right, the house on fire with the woman screaming, and, on the left, the bull and the woman with her dead baby. Photo: museoreinasofia.es

Guernica is the most famous painting of the 20th century. Pablo Picasso (Málaga, 1881 – Mougins, France, 1973) first unveiled the monumental piece to the public 80 years ago and to celebrate this anniversary, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid has organized the exhibition Pity and Terror: Picasso’s Path to Guernica.Read More »

The ‘Truth’ Of The Matter


Countercurrents.org | June 10, 2017

The events at Standing Rock have been transformative, and these victories are not ones that Energy Transfer Partners or even President-elect Trump can take away. (Photo: Oceti Sakowin/flickr/cc)

Lies in heart!
Lies in brain!
Lies everywhere
Truth rarely seen!

News reports are lies!
Political statements…lies!
Growth statistics are lies
Future predictions lies!

Where mobs Lynch people
Talks of welfare state are lies!
Communal forces omnipresence
Proves talks of harmony lies!

‘Aadhar ‘ for everyone
Surveillance on everyone
Speak of fundamental rights
No! All damn lies!

Chemical weapons in Syria
US elections connection with Russia
Reducing carbon emissions
Little truth! Lot lies!

The standing Rock struggle
The Chhattisgarh adivasis protest
The Aussies anti- coal mine movement
Are not at all lies!

Lies propagated as truths
Half – truths and ‘ post truths’
Cannot, for long, hide reality
From vast humanity


Aadhar …. Unique identification number (aadhar gets new security features … Hindustan times, June 9 )

Syria denies using chemical weapons in Idlib — Al Jazeera ( April 6 2017)

US elections connection with Russia ..Julian assange speaks about US elections and Russian involvement ( you tube 15 – 12 – 2016)

Standing Rock … Protests DAPL

 Sheshu Babu is a writer from anywhere and everywhere and who wants to foster the world

Into the Streets May First

by Alfred Hayes

New Masses, May 1934

Into the streets May First!
Into the roaring Square!
Shake the midtown towers!
Shatter the downtown air!
Come with a storm of banners,
Come with an earthquake tread,
Bells, hurl out of your belfries,
Red flag, leap out your red!
Out of the shops and factories,
Up with the sickle and hammer,
Comrades, these are our tools,
A song and a banner!
Roll song, from the sea of our hearts,
Banner, leap and be free;
Song and banner together,
Down with the bourgeoisie!
Sweep the big city, march forward,
The day is a barricade;
We hurl the bright bomb of the sun,
The moon like a hand grenade.
Pour forth like a second flood!
Thunder the alps of the air!
Subways are roaring our millions –
Comrades, into the square!



Isabelle Huppert: Theater defies space and time


Granma | 05 April, 2017

On receiving the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama, for her performance in the film Elle, Isabelle Huppert noted: “There are people from all over the world here in this room from China to the Arabic world, from America to Europe. Do not expect cinema to build walls and borders.” Photo: http://www.unesco.org

“TO be or not to be, that is the question.” This is probably the most famous phrase in theater history, pronounced by Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, in a soliloquy in the first scene of the third act of William Shakespeare’s homonymous tragedy.

It is natural to recall it now, on the occasion of the celebrations for World Theater Day, established in 1961 on a UNESCO proposal, as a tribute to the inauguration in Paris on March 27, 1948, of the International Theater Institute (ITI), which brings together representatives from all countries of the world.Read More »