While claiming to defend freedom around the world, the U.S. has dozens of political prisoners — and the majority are people of color

By James Patrick Jordan, Eduardo Garcia, Natalia Burdynska-Schuurman (National Co-Coordinators) Re-published from Covert Action Magazine Racism is still the driving force behind U.S. political imprisonment Political imprisonment in the United States exists primarily as a tool of racist repression. It’s aimed disproportionately at people of color as well as others engaged in anti-racist struggle. Whether…

Venezuela & ALBA News 9.30.2022: UN Speeches from Venezuela, Nicaragua, Honduras; interviews with Evo Morales, others

Speech by President Nicolás Maduro read by Foreign Minister Carlos Faría at the UN General Assembly, September 24, 2022 The North of the world has to accept the indisputable emergence of new powers and new leaderships such as China, Russia, India, Iran, Turkey. They have to open themselves to the possibility of being part of…

NicaNotes: Community Building: Involving the Next Generation

An Interview by Winnie Narvaez [This interview was first published April 25, 2022, by the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign of the UK and can be read here: https://nicaraguasc.org.uk/2022/04/community-building-involving-the-next-generation/] Dolores Esquivel is a founding member of the Gloria Quintanilla women’s co-operative. Winnie Narvaez interviewed her about the integration of young people into the co-op, community building as…

Venezuela & ALBA News 9.23.2022: Speeches at United Nations by Bolivia and Cuba; New USAID operations in Venezuela

Venezuela Peoples Dispatch: After 3 years under Guaidó’s control, Colombia returns state-owned petrochemical company to Venezuela The Colombian government recognized on September 19 the new management of the Venezuelan company Monómeros, located in Colombia, which had been appointed by the Venezuelan government. This decision marks the return of the company to the Venezuelan state after…

NicaNotes: Recent Health Advances in Nicaragua

By Nan McCurdy and Katherine Hoyt Nicaragua’s advances in nutrition, public health and health care may not be recognized in the mainstream media but they have been recognized by international organizations. Dr. Suzanne Serruya of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) stated in August that “It is very important to bear in mind that not…

Venezuela & ALBA News 9.16.2022: New Film on Alex Saab case; Colombia spy operations against Venezuela, Cuba; Allende’s last words

Salvador Allende’s Last Words, September 11, 1973   Alex Saab Political Prisoner Alex Saab: A Kidnapped Diplomat – new documentary. Watch here And help publicize it, distribute it, post it. FreeAlexSaab.org: Unilateral coercive measures as a form of global extortion, the case of diplomat Alex Saab Camilla Saab emphasized how this US policy worked in…

Alex Saab: A kidnapped diplomat – Full Movie (English)

The arrest and kidnapping of Alex Saab on June 12th, 2020 is a violation of international law executed by Cape Verdean authorities, at the request of the United States, despite lacking an INTERPOL Red Notice, an arrest warrant violating his diplomatic immunity. Subsequently, the U.S. requested his extradition on June 29th, 2020, and on October…

Upcoming Webinar: “A Tale of Two Countries: Honduras & Nicaragua Face the Shock Doctrine”

NICARAGUA WEBINAR Hosted by ALLIANCE FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE   “A Tale of Two Countries:  Honduras & Nicaragua Face the Shock Doctrine”   Sunday, September 25 3pm Eastern, 1pm Nicaragua, noon Pacific, 8pm Greenwich/UK   REGISTER HERE   Join us for this 75-minute comparison of economic policies and public health systems in Honduras and Nicaragua, as both…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua a ‘Dictatorship’ When It Follows US Lead on NGOs

By John Perry [John Perry lives in Masaya, Nicaragua, and writes on Central America for The Nation, FAIR, The London Review of Books, OpenDemocracy, The Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Counterpunch and other outlets.] (This article was first published in FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting): https://fair.org/home/nicaragua-a-dictatorship-when-it-follows-us-lead-on-ngos/ ) Daniel Ortega’s government in Nicaragua is “laying waste…