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In the runup to its federal election on September 20, Canada’s leading parties have leaned heavily on anti-China rhetoric, as they have done since the creation of the Dominion of Canada in 1867. …


US, Canada, and their allies underestimated the persistence of anti-imperialist sentiment in Venezuela when they attempted to overthrow the government of Nicolás Maduro using the Lima Group and the puppet government of Juan Guaidó, affirmed Canadian foreign policy expert Yves Engler.

“The whole Juan Guaidó experiment was clearly disastrous,” Engler…


In order to defend themselves against the permanent “regime”-change operations in place in the region, leaders of genuine liberation movements in Latin America and the Caribbean must stand their ground, defend their revolutionary achievements, and avoid being lured in by the empty promises of US imperialism and its local allies.


On June 18, 1954, the CIA coup was launched that overthrew the democratically elected progressive president of Guatemala, Jacobo Árbenz. It marked the first known coup in Latin America successfully executed by the US Central Intelligence Agency, which was founded in 1947.

The US-backed dictator Ubico had been unseated by…


On Friday, June 11, the fourth monthly US/Canada Hands Off Venezuela picket action drew together diplomats, activists and labor organizers from Canada and Venezuela for a discussion about the economic blockade of Venezuela and a protest of the criminal coercive measures imposed by the US and its ally Canada.

The…


On June 16, 1976, the Soweto Uprising began in Soweto Township, Johannesburg, South Africa. Three days of students strikes and widespread demonstrations brought international attention to the injustices of white supremacist rule.

The 1976 Uprising was partly a visceral popular reaction to the oppression and dispossession of the colonial system…


The US oligarchy became wealthy by exploiting the labor and natural resources of peoples and lands across the Americas, Africa, and Asia. In our millennium, Venezuela’s assets were seized by an empire in decline. As its economy continues to weaken, the US lashes out with increasingly desperate policies of economic…


On May 3, 1945, The London Times reported on a speech in which it was claimed that a purported “iron curtain” would descend around the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Behind this supposed curtain, horrible atrocities would allegedly take place. This speech was made by acting Nazi Chancellor Lutz von…


By Steve Lalla and Saheli Chowdhury

Víctor Dreke, legendary commander of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces, called for those defending the Revolution today to recognize that the battlefield of the 21st century is the media.

The comments were made at a conference held on Thursday, April 22, commemorating the 60-year…


“For progressives and anti-imperialists all over the world, the mention of the Bay of Pigs — known in the Spanish-speaking world as Playa Girón — evokes joy and celebration,” wrote Carmelo Ruiz. “The United States, an empire accustomed to imposing itself even in the farthest corners of the world, could…

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