https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yym3_Kp6xXA&t=4s By Val Reynoso Decolonization means to undo the ideas and systems of oppression that European colonizers imposed on Global South people. As colonized people we have been forced to assimilate into the capitalist-imperialist, white supremacist order as a means of survival, such as through boarding schools, slavery, torture and human trafficking. We … Continue reading What is Decolonization?
By Val Reynoso I am an artist with a decade of formal experience in using numerous media. My pieces fall under the umbrella category of decolonization. I elaborated on the concept behind one of my artworks titled “Nuestra Señora Purepecha Frida (Our Purepecha Lady Frida)” to cover the overall tone of my works for an … Continue reading Decolonization through art
By Kimberly Miller Introduction Much attention is paid to both the Central Intelligence Agency’s massive fight against communism during the Cold War era and America’s destructive “War on Drugs” campaign. However, there is less attention acknowledging how these two historical phenomena intricately overlap and ended up paradoxically perpetuating one another. Utilizing lucrative international drug trafficking, … Continue reading How anti-communism fueled CIA drug trafficking
There is a fairy tale the rich and their lackeys like to tell often. In fact, we hear it so much, many of us believe it. The story goes like this: A long time ago, America was sexist, racist, run by rich folks and did bad imperialist things. But now that's over and everything is … Continue reading Don’t believe the hype: Nothing has changed in the US
by Peter M Gunn At its core, Marxism is about understanding contradictions, and there's no place more full of them than the discourse surrounding the Syrian conflict. The left in the imperial core (i.e. the United States and Western Europe) is chastised for not caring enough about Syria and yet also for arguing too much … Continue reading What we talk about when we talk about Syria
Less than 3 months in, Trump's regime has gone to war. The United States launched missiles on Syrian government targets on Thursday night. It is the United States' first direct attack against the Syrian government since rebels (including al-Qaeda and ISIS, both aided and abetted by the US government) began their attacks six years ago. … Continue reading Trump goes to war – HANDS OFF SYRIA
By Devin It is no secret that the United States seeks to topple the socialist country known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea or DPRK, and establish a U.S.-backed bourgeois democracy similar to the one in the ROK or Republic of Korea. The United States has led a long smear campaign against the DPRK; … Continue reading Anti-Imperialism in the South: Hands Off DPRK
Imagine this for a second. A Syrian army fighter jet shoots a missile at a church in the Southern United States filled with people worshiping on a Wednesday night, killing all of them. Imagine the reaction. Everyone in the US would be in the streets screaming for war and to invade Syria. Every news network … Continue reading It’s not an invasion when the US does it
This week saw the announcement that U.S. Marines have been deployed to northern Syria to assist "US-backed local forces". Today Syrian president Bashar al-Assad called the US troops "invaders" because they were operating in the country without the permission of the government. The deployment of Marines is just an official confirmation of what has been obvious … Continue reading The U.S. in in Syria: Why does it matter?