Chinese Consortium and Nicaragua Say Canal Project Begins in December

November 22, 2014 | No Comments »

The Chinese consortium HKND and the Nicaraguan government declared on Thursday that, by the end of next month, they will be ready to begin the construction of an inter-oceanic canal that will connect the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean, at a cost of 50 billion dollars, DPA reported.

Russell Brand as Political Activist (Video)

November 14, 2014 | 3 comments

For years Russell Brand has been one of Britain’s most popular comedians, but over the past 12 months he has also emerged as a leading voice of Britain’s political left. He has taken part in anti-austerity protests, spoken at Occupy Wall Street protests and marched with the hacker collective Anonymous.

Cuba Hosts Course to Train Health Workers from 19 Countries to Fight Ebola

November 10, 2014 | 3 comments

Around a hundred experts from 19 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean participated Monday in the opening day in Cuba of a course to deal with Ebola.

Horizontalism as a strategy: “Taking over the state doesn’t lead to real liberation” (II)

November 6, 2014 | 6 comments

We continue interviewing Marina Sitrin, a researcher and activist from the US. “The idea that we can make revolutionary change by taking over the state and then achieving liberation does not resonate with people anymore.”

Maui v. Monsanto: Hawaii County Bans GMO Crops

November 6, 2014 | 1 Comment »

In a victory for food safety advocates, Hawaii’s Maui County passed one of the strongest anti-GMO measures ever, despite the opposition outspending supporters by a ratio of 87 to 1.

Horizontalism as a strategy: “taking over the state doesn’t lead to real liberation” (I)

October 30, 2014 | 4 comments

Marina Sitrin is a lawyer and has a PhD in sociology, but she prefers to define herself as “a writer, dreamer, and revolutionary”. She is well known among the emancipatory activists for editing the book Horizontalism on self-organization in Argentina after the 2001 collapse. Recently, she authored They Can’t Represent Us!: Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy. We met first during her stay in Cuba.

A Night with Telesur in Cuba

October 30, 2014 | No Comments »

Bored, I again tuned in to Telesur last night. The first bit of news I saw were about Ayotzinapa, the courageous father Solalinde, worthy representative of the moral integrity of Latin American Catholic priests (Cuba excluded).

US Now Says Willing to Cooperate with Cuba against Ebola in Africa

October 29, 2014 | 20 comments

Despite the long ideological enmity between the two countries, the United States is willing to cooperate with Cuba in the fight against Ebola in West Africa, a US government official told dpa on Wednesday.

UN Rejects Cuba Embargo 188-2

October 28, 2014 | 17 comments

The UN General Assembly today condemned for the twenty-third straight time the US trade and economic embargo imposed on Cuba for over half a century, reported dpa news. The vote was 188 to 2 with 3 abstentions.

USA Praises Cuba for “Significant Contribution” to Fight Ebola

October 20, 2014 | 20 comments

The United States government today praised Cuba for its “significant contribution” in the fight against Ebola in West Africa, although it avoided directly replying to an offer of cooperation from the Caribbean island.