Analysis: Current affairs in Korea

By Val Reynoso In September 2018, South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in Pyongyang for his third summit with Kim Jong-un in hopes of declaring an end of the Korean war, which although not a legally binding treaty, could assist in the removal of the US troops still occupying South Korea, when the US was … Continue reading Analysis: Current affairs in Korea

Know your propaganda: The Mohawk Valley Formula

The ruling class spends billions on trying to control what working class folks think. From movies sponsored or supervised by the US military to the CIA's funding for abstract art and literary journals in the 1950s and 1960s, there is no avenue the super-rich will leave untouched when it comes to making sure it is … Continue reading Know your propaganda: The Mohawk Valley Formula

Revolutionary Review: The Treaty of Versailles

By Val Reynoso The Treaty of Versailles was a peace settlement that ended WWI and obligated Germany to provide reparations and compromises. This peace treaty was signed by the Allied powers of France, the UK, the Soviet Union/Russian Empire and by Germany on June 28th, 1919, in the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of … Continue reading Revolutionary Review: The Treaty of Versailles

The rich know global warming is real and they don’t care

For decades, the rich, oil companies and their PR bootlickers in the corporate media have maintained one thing: Global warming, or climate change, is a hoax and does not exist. Even though this flew in the face of established science, the rich - in their murderous, never-ending search for more money - lied in saying … Continue reading The rich know global warming is real and they don’t care

Busting Bougie Myths: Common misconceptions about Venezuela

Editor's note: This is a transcript of a video by Comrade Val about bougie myths about Venezuela. 1. A common misconception about Venezuela is that it is a Dictatorship under which there is no democracy. 23 elections have been held in Venezuela since 1998, which was the year when Hugo Chavez was elected president and … Continue reading Busting Bougie Myths: Common misconceptions about Venezuela

The Opiates Crisis kills working people while making rich people richer

The opiates crisis in the United States has killed more than 105,000* people since 2015. That is almost double the number of US troops that were killed in Vietnam. At the height of the anti-war movement during the Vietnam years, the numbers of Americans (mostly poor young people) killed was considered an incalculable loss of life … Continue reading The Opiates Crisis kills working people while making rich people richer

Women’s healthcare in Cuba vs the US

By Val Reynoso Cuba is an island in the Caribbean governed by a socialist state that has made strides in numerous aspects, including but not limited to socioeconomic equality, redistribution of wealth to the masses, advocacy for the end of apartheid in South Africa, and the end of the colonial rule in Angola during the … Continue reading Women’s healthcare in Cuba vs the US

The Perpetuation of Indigenous Erasure

By Val Reynoso Along with the history of the development of the term, the notion of the Latin race is constructed against indigeneity as well as Blackness, which was reinforced with the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo between the US and Mexico. The Mexican-American war of 1846-1848 ended with the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo on February 2nd, 1848 … Continue reading The Perpetuation of Indigenous Erasure

Against Electoralism, For Dual Power!

Vladimir Lenin in 1917 struggled with the same question we do today: Is it possible to work within the capitalist state to further socialist goals? By Alyson Escalante Getting a candidate elected takes resources. The New York chapter of the Democratic Socialist of America mobilized members to register 20,000 new voters, rallied around traditional campaign … Continue reading Against Electoralism, For Dual Power!

How anti-communism fueled CIA drug trafficking

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