May 12, 2021

Colombia’s leaders want to stain their country with the blood of the working class

In the face of a state that assassinates its own people, the Colombian people remain on the streets and continue resisting. By Laura Capote and Zoe Alexandra / Globetrotter As police and military forces in Colombia use violence to try to repress the massive mobilizations that grew out of a national strike, demonstrators have seen […]

Why delivery workers across the planet are rising up against exploitation

Even before the crisis of the pandemic, food delivery companies have seen their profits skyrocket while their so-called “self-employed” workers suffer rights violations and were banned from unionizing. By Taroa Zúñiga Silva / Globetrotter On February 22, 2019, at 6 p.m., a car crashed into Servio Hernández’s motorcycle. Hernández, a Venezuelan migrant in Chile, was […]

OPINION: The unintentional award

By R.D. Miller “First, they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win,” Mahatma Gandhi. Monday, April 5, 2021, the Jamaica Observer noted that “minister of security Dr Horace Chang claims if more individuals replicate the respect that “true” Rastafarian men show to females, it would reduce recent reported […]

OPINION: Letter to the Editor

 Signs of our times   It is said that the more things change the likelihood is that they will always remain the same. We have to take notice that “Cuba turned the page on the Castro era on Monday with the ruling Communist Party electing President Miguel Diaz-Canel to replace Raul Castro as party chief […]

Keeping score

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio Most businesses are profit-centric. Their decision-making process is based on how to best maximize profits. That does not describe PS Audio. PS Audio has always been more about affording all the engineering and production resources necessary to build state-of-the-art products that have enough profit in them to sustain and […]

A Virtual National Forum: IBW 21 Report Card on President Biden, The First 100 Days — THUR APRIL 29TH 7PM EST

IBW 21 – Institute of the Black World 21st Century Download and share this graphic 1200×1200 JPG (190kb) Amid the pandemic, we are currently NOT accepting physical mail at our Baltimore office. If physical mail is absolutely necessary, please use the contact form on our website or direct emails to [email protected] for mailing instructions. Donations can […]

Leonardo Flores: How Venezuela is rebuilding its industrial base, one volunteer at a time

An organization of 2,270 volunteer workers is helping Venezuela boost its industrial capacity, devastated by years of U.S. economic sanctions. By Leonardo Flores / Globetrotter “We don’t just repair machines; we repair consciences,” says Sergio Requena of the Productive Workers Army (EPO by its Spanish-language initials) in Venezuela. The EPO is a group of 2,270 […]

Prabir Purkayastha: The West is practicing Vaccine Apartheid at a global level

For rich countries, the billions of dollars of vaccine market for Big Pharma far outweigh the benefits of saving millions of lives. By Prabir Purkayastha / Globetrotter More than an eighth of the world’s population living in rich countries—the United States, Canada, the UK, and the EU—have access to more than 50 percent of the […]

Why Xinjiang is emerging as the epicenter of the U.S. Cold War on China

By Vijay Prashad and Jie Xiong / Globetrotter On March 22, 2021, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken authorizedsanctions against Wang Junzheng, the secretary of the Chinese Communist Party Committee of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), and Chen Mingguo, director of the Xinjiang Public Security Bureau (XPSB). These sanctions, Blinken said, have been put […]

Knowledge Nibbles

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio Here are two interesting and opposing gems of wisdom: a little knowledge goes a long way and knowledgeable enough to be dangerous. In my experience, the last one more often than not is what passes on the internet for information claimed to be factual. Recently, one of our community […]