Natalia Burdyńska-Schuurman

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

Racism is still the driving force behind U.S. political imprisonment By James Patrick Jordan, Eduardo Garcia, Natalia Burdyńska Schuurman (Program Coordinators) Originally published on Covert Action Magazine 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…

From “Black Lives Matter” to “housing is a human right”: a spotlight on structural genocide in the U.S.

By Nicole Chase (intern) and Natalia Burdyńska Schuurman (Program Coordinator) June of 2020 marked a defining moment in history when the police murder of George Floyd spurred a massive popular uprising for racial justice against the backdrop of a devastating public health and economic crisis. Millions mobilized in solidarity with Black and Brown communities losing…

Healthcare for human rights, not profits: what the U.S. can learn from Cuba’s Coronavirus response

Cuba’s remarkable response to the Coronavirus pandemic highlights the need for a healthcare system that puts people before profits By Natalia Burdyńska Schuurman (Program Coordinator) For two years now, the Coronavirus pandemic has done irreversible harm to millions in the United States. To date, over 78 million confirmed cases of infection and over 940,000 deaths…

Looking back, looking ahead: lessons from the November 2019 U.S.-backed coup in Bolivia

Real solidarity with Bolivia’s Indigenous popular democracy requires us to do more than celebrate its revival. We must work to demilitarize U.S. foreign policy. By Natalia Burdyńska Schuurman (Program Coordinator) In October of 2020, the Movement Towards Socialism (acronymed MAS in Spanish) returned to power 11 months after the U.S.-backed far-right coup regime of Jeanine…