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U.S. Premier of Cuban Women in Revolution Opens in San Francisco

By Resumen Latinoamericano, North American Bureau on January 13, 2019

San Francisco audience, Photo: Bill Hackwell

Last night a full house at the Eric Quesada Center for Culture and Politics, in the Mission District of San Francisco, saw the first viewing in the U.S. of the new film by the Argentinian movie producer Maria Torrellas, Cuban Women in Revolution(more…)

People Across Canada Protest Oil Pipeline Construction on Indigenous Lands

January 9, 2019

Photo: Mike Hudema

In yet another case of a stand-off between an oil pipeline and First Nation communities, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) violently evicted activists and arrested 14 to make way for a 670-km long pipeline. Indigenous activists have been fighting a long-drawn legal battle to prevent the pipeline, (more…)

Birmingham Institute Cancels Human Rights Award for Angela Davis Over her Palestine Activism

January 6, 2019

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute canceled its prestigious human rights award for Angela Davis following outcry from “concerned individuals and organizations.” Davis, the Black revolutionary feminist icon, grew up in Birmingham under the Jim Crow apartheid regime. (more…)

Dramatic New Development in the Case of Political Prisoner, Mumia Abu Jamal

By Noelle Hanrahan on January 11, 2019

Boxes of unknown material, stored for years, linked to the case, have been found!

In a stunning turn of events, on Dec. 28th six previously undisclosed boxes of files labeled Mumia were “discovered” in an abandoned furniture closet at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office on 3 South Penn Square. (more…)

The Sounds That Haunted U.S. Diplomats in Cuba? Lovelorn Crickets, Scientists Say

By Carl Zimmer on January 4, 2019

Graphic: Dominio Cuba

In November 2016, American diplomats in Cuba complained of persistent, high-pitched sounds followed by a range of symptoms, including headaches, nausea and hearing loss. (more…)

The New Congress and the Rolling Catastrophe of the US Body Politic

By Roger D. Harris on December 29, 2018

Photo: Bill Hackwell

Bathed in the soothing waters of the Blue Wave, such that it was, a new US Congress will be baptized on January 3rd. But what portends when “Mad Dog” Mattis, arch racist Jeff Sessions, and deep state spooks are canonized by self-identified liberals and leftists as bulwarks against fascism? (more…)

Pompeo Tours Latin America with an Eye on Venezuela Regime Change

By Ricardo Vaz on January 4, 2019

U.S. Sec. of State Pompeo, right, and Colombia’s President Duque meeting in Cartagena.

Right after the visit of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Colombia and Brazil, that is described in this article, the so called Lima Group, or the neo liberal governments tutored by the interests of the U.S. met to condemn Venezuela (more…)

The US Hand in the Guatemalan Migrant Tragedy

By Pavan Kulkarni on December 29, 2018

Photo: Jeff Abbott

Hours after the body of 7-year-old Jakelin Maquin was sent back to her village in Guatemala – from where, in hope for a better life, she had set out with her father to the United States weeks ago – another 8-year-old Guatemalan immigrant died in US custody on December 24. (more…)

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