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Supporters of President Maduro gather at the center of the capital Caracas in support of the president after the failed attack against him. | Photo: teleSUR

Venezuelans March in Support of Maduro After Failed Attack

By News & Current Affairs

The march started at the center of Caracas and end at the Miraflores government palace, where President Maduro will give a speech. By teleSur — Venezuelans started gathering Monday to march in support of President Nicolás Maduro, after a failed drone attack against him during a speech at a military parade. The march in support of the president was convened by the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and…

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Africa

Africa: Revolutionary Intellectuals ‘Inspired By Latin America’

By Commentaries/Opinions

Africa is bleeding, but slowly waking up, trying to move forward. There is no doubt that the momentum is building, writes Andre Vitchek. By Andre Vitchek, teleSur — At times, the situation in Africa may appear desperate. The plunder and genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) goes on; the French neo-colonialist policies in Central and West Africa are throwing entire nations into turmoil and despair. Mostly implanted (often…

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Kiarra Boulware and her niece at Penn North, an addiction-recovery center in Baltimore

Being Black in America Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

By News & Current Affairs

In Baltimore and other segregated cities, the life-expectancy gap between African Americans and whites is as much as 20 years. One young woman’s struggle shows why. By Olga Khazan, The Atlantic — One morning this past September, Kiarra Boulware boarded the 26 bus to Baltimore’s Bon Secours Hospital, where she would seek help for the most urgent problem in her life: the 200-some excess pounds she carried on her 5-foot-2-inch…

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Cori Bush is running for Congress in Missouri, aiming to defeat a lawmaker who has served in the House for 17 years.

The next Ocasio-Cortez: will these candidates pull Democrats to the left?

By News & Current Affairs

The New York activist’s upset primary victory has fueled hopes – and boosted funding – for progressives in Democratic races across the US By Adam Gabbatt, The Guardian — One day in mid-June, Cori Bush, a nurse and activist mounting a progressive primary challenge against a well-established Democratic congressman in Missouri, took a look at her fundraising totals. She had raised $9 during the previous 24 hours. On the evening of…

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In his first major speech since leaving office, Obama decries inequality and ‘strongman politics’

By Editors' Choice, Video/Audio

Former President Barack Obama delivers his first major speech since leaving office, addressing inequality and other issues at the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg, South Africa. Video via Time. A written commentary by Summer Meza and an article by Jelani Cobb (In Celebrating Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama Indicts Trumpism).

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York. ‘Everyone I spoke to remarked on her grace and stability, and how she calmly absorbed the dramas that surrounded her bid.’ Photograph: AP

America’s new revolutionaries show how the left can win

By Commentaries/Opinions

The little-known history of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory in a New York primary hints at the coming transformation By George Monbiot, The Guardian — Even at first sight it is exhilarating. The overthrow of one of the most mainstream and senior Democrats in Congress by a 28-year-old Democratic socialist with a radical programme and one tenth of his funding is, you might think, interesting enough. The moment 28-year-old socialist beats top-ranking Democrat in…

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Walter Rodney’s Russian Revolution

By Editors' Choice

  With Robin D.G. Kelley, Vijay Prashad, and Christina Heatherton. At Verso Books in Brooklyn, May 24, 2018. Walter Rodney’s “The Russian Revolution” is available from Verso Books: https://www.versobooks.com/books/2724-the-russian-revolution  In his short life, Guyanese intellectual Walter Rodney emerged as one of the foremost thinkers and activists of the anti colonial revolution, leading movements in North America, Africa, and the Caribbean, Wherever he was, Rodney was a lighting rod for working-class…

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Dr. Ron Daniels Delivers his Final Lecture at York College in Queens, New York

By Video/Audio

Description: Dr. Ron Daniels, President of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) and veteran community organizer and political activist, recently delivered his final lecture in his capacity as a ‘Distinguished Lecturer’ at York College, an affiliate of the City University of New York (CUNY). His final lecture was open to the public and in attendance were scores of York’s administration, faculty, and former students who had been…

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