How Much Socialism Will US and Peru Allies Allow?

Peru Finally Gets its First Socialist President, Pedro Castillo

Free Peru supporters show their glee during the victory announcement of their candidates. Foto: John Reyes / La República   Peru’s National Electoral Jury (JNE) finally announced, July 19, socialists Pedro Castillo, 51, and running mate, attorney Dina Boluarte, 58, of the Free Peru party as the presidential and vice-presidential just nine days prior to …

The grand bi-partisan scheme to privatize Medicare

Medicare Advantage is No Advantage

(This article was funded by paired assignments and a joint publishing agreement with Counterpunch.org and Tarbell.org.  It was inspired by a suggestion from Ralph Nader.)   When you want to know if the US government, or the political party in charge, is pulling a fast one on the public, look at the name they give …

Wall Street/Pentagon/CIA Will Be Watching:

Socialist Pedro Castillo is Peru’s New President (Update: despite right-wing denial)

  Free Peru presidential candidate. Pedro Castillo dio un mitin en el distrito de Socota, en Cajamarca antes de viajar a Cutervo. Foto: Aldair Mejia/La República. (UPDATE, June 17) On the tenth day of counting 18,856,616 ballots, teacher-unionist-socialist Pedro Castillo, 51, Free Peru party candidate, has won the presidential election by 44,058 votes. He had …

Denmark's Neighboring Leaders Break Silence:

EXPOSED: Denmark Banana Kingdom Unclothed in Bed with US Spy Agency

  (The illustration is a metaphor for a Danish secret military investigation into what the National Security Agency was sucking out of Denmark’s spy network. See footnote Operation Dunhammer. [i]) Latest revelations concerning Denmark’s systematic spying upon its closest neighbor leaders—Germany, France, Norway and Sweden—since 2013 were broadcast and published online recently by the public …

Children of color appear to be fair game for too many cops:

No More Police Killings of Kids!

  The latest police murder — and that’s what it was whatever the circumstances — of 16-old foster child Ma’Khia Bryant by a Columbus, Ohio cop, is sickening to watch. No way did that officer,  Nicholas Reardon, have to kill that young teenage girl. Maybe she had a knife, and maybe she was even planning …

US has no standing to protest judicial abuses abroad:

Stop the Hypocrisy America! Free Mumia, Free Leonard Peltier, Free Julian Assange!

  President Joe Biden and his Secretary of State Antony Blinken are worried about Russian Putin critic and presidential aspirant Alexei Nevalny, currently in a Russian prison after conviction on charges of skipping bail and leaving the country and other charges.  They say he is being abused and is at risk of dying in jail …

OPINION:

Krasner’s stance on Mumia won’t cost him re-election, but it will stain his reputation as a reformer

By Linn Washington, Jr. and Dave Lindorff Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner deserves credit for ending the wrongful incarcerations of nearly 20 people. Krasner did what many of his predecessors did not: fulfill the legal and ethical duty of a district attorney to seek justice. Those wrongful convictions, which resulted largely from misconduct by police and …

Urgent news: Demand the immediate release of imprisoned activist journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal

Mumia Abu-Jamal, Now in His 40th Year as an Incarcerated Prisoner, Has Covid-19

Internationally known US political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal has reported to friends and family on the outside that he has contracted Covid-19 in the Pennsylvania prison where he is incarcerated, and says he is having difficulty breathing. His life is in immediate danger and he is in urgent need of hospital care. This latest outrage was …

Dangerous Identity Politics + Capital in Divide and Conquer Maneuvers

Ecuador Socialist Party Takes First Round in Elections

    Continuous resistance in October 2019 forced Lenin Moreno government to restore fuel subsidies. Photo Alejandro Ramirez Anderson. How Some Cubans Experienced the Recent Protests in Ecuador – Havana Times Rafael Correa’s-backed presidential candidate, Andres Arauz, won first place, 32.7%, on the first round of national elections, February 7. Arauz is the first presidential …

Will this be maintainable?

Icelanders: Most Peaceful and Politically Conscious of People

    Iceland nature. Creative Commons Photo. Shots were fired at a politician’s property recently for the first time in Icelandic folk’s memory. During the weekend of January 21-2, bullets from a .22 pistol were fired into Reykjavik Mayor Dagur B Eggertsson’s car and his office. He was not present in either occasion. Two men …