The emergence of China as the world’s economic powerhouse has shifted the centre of the global market eastwards. The PRC’s growth rates are the envy of elites everywhere, its commodities circulating even in the tiniest Andean street markets, its leaders courted by governments strong and weak. These developments have ignited endless discussion on the country and [...]
Archive for December, 2010
I think the consensus is . . . the American people still want to see a solution [to undocumented immigration] in which we are tightening up our borders, or cracking down on employers who are using illegal workers in order to drive down wages…. —President Obama, June 25, 2009 In 2006 Latino migrant rights activists [...]
Politics in the UK and the EU is likely to be dominated for the foreseeable future by massive cuts in public service provision. The furious demonstrations that have taken place in Greece may be a harbinger of the popular protest to come. These demonstrations would have looked very familiar in Bolivia, where in the early [...]
In January POCO will release a new podcast called Watershed hosted by POCO contributor Zari Sundiata. The podcast is currently in production and will highlight past and present resistance movements, issues affecting women of color, and a host of other radical left topics. A watershed event is an event marking a unique or important historical [...]
The following speech was delivered in Aurora, Colorado by Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Movement member, Antonio, on December 12th, 2010 at a rally and protest in support of imprisoned and deported migrants at the Geo Detention Center. The rally marked the anniversary of raids at the Swift plant in Greeley.
Join The Malcolm X Commemoration Committee & the 1199 SEIU activists as we pay tribute to our Freedom Fighters & their Families for their commitment & many sacrifices to our struggle for self-determination & freedom at the 15thAnnual Dinner Tribute to the Families of Political Prisoners & Prisoners of War.
It is commonly reported in the international press, and widely believed, that the government of President Hugo Chávez controls the media in Venezuela. For example, writing about Venezuela’s September elections for the National Assembly, the Washington Post’s deputy editorial page editor and columnist, Jackson Diehl, referred to the Chávez “regime’s domination of the media. . [...]
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The last few weeks of student-led protests against the ideologically blunt and financially reckless Tory-Liberal Democrat cuts and the massively short-sighted, brutal and regressive cuts to third level education in particular may well have marked something of a turning point in modern British history. They have won back the power of political protest that was [...]
Noise demos outside of prisons in some countries are a continuing tradition. A way of expressing solidarity for people imprisoned during the New Year, remembering those held captive by the state. A noise demo breaks the isolation and alienation of the cells our enemies create, but it does not have to stop at that. Prison [...]
“My friends, I have come to tell you something about slavery – what I know of it, as I have felt it. When I came North, I was astonished to find that the abolitionists knew so much about it, that they were acquainted with its effects as well as if they had lived in its [...]
(2008) 116 min CUBA, AN AFRICAN ODYSSEY is the previously untold story of Cuba’s support for African revolutions. CUBA, AN AFRICAN ODYSSEY is the story of the Cold War told through the prism of its least known arena: Africa. It is the untold story of Cuba’s support for African revolutions. It is the story of [...]
Please support this effort by getting the word out about this protest. The audio by Glen Ford and interview with Elaine Brown can be heard at www.blackagendareport.com. Despite what some may think, many people in jails are there because of petty crimes, drug abuse, and other situations of being railroaded. While many people may be in [...]
Thousands of words have been written about Haiti in the past 12 months covering everything from the NGOisation of the country, the politics of humanitarian aid, endless questions and discussion on what happened to the millions donated by individuals and countries, the horrendous conditions in the camps where some 1.2 million IDP are forced to [...]
Given the sensationalism in mainstream US news media coverage of alleged sexual impropriety charges filed against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in Sweden, it’s no surprise that other significant news about America involving that Scandinavian nation is being left uncovered. In early November, Sweden called on the US to end the death penalty and to improve [...]
Queer bashing is on the rise in Toronto. Unfortunately, I’ve seen the evidence first hand. This fall, the rainbow flags my partner and I display on our home and car were systematically torn down, ripped up or stolen. Initially, I felt irritated and annoyed, brushing off the incident as the likely handiwork of some queerphobic [...]
This was initially a Facebook post by an Anishinaabekwe and Algonquin friend of mine. I have reposted it with her permission. “it wasn’t anger that I was feeling when i wrote this..it was the keenness of insight, it was the clarity of truth telling, it was the power of breaking out of bondage of oppression [...]
Cornell University’s Provost announced recently that the Africana Studies and Research Center would no longer report directly to his office as it has done for the last 41 years. The center will no longer retain its relative autonomy as a department and will be subsumed within the College of Arts and Sciences as a “unit.” [...]
A global, socialist distribution of the world’s wealth implies a distribution that approaches egalitarianism or a distribution where the only inequalities that exist are ones that benefit the proletariat and most oppressed segments of the global population. These distribution principles, taken together, can be described as roughly, reasonably egalitarian vis a vis the current world [...]
Toronto Sun Cartoonist, Andy Donato inspired by the famous Ojibway artist Norval Morriseau satirically comments on the recent media reports that have disclosed salaries of 82 INAC Band Chiefs by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation A majority of people in the Indigenous community feel that the Chiefs are abusing the imposed Indian Act system and that cartoonist [...]