The COVID-19 pandemic has put every democratic right we hold dear, every benefit we have won, in dire danger.

President Donald Trump is determined to solve this pandemic on the backs of the working class. Under cover of the crisis, he and his minions would further consolidate corporate power. Democratic rights, including the right to a fair and free election, are in danger of being taken from us.

This moment calls for emergency action by the federal government to provide everything needed for the frontline fighters: the doctors, nurses, all medical personnel, first responders, and grocery store and food production workers. It calls for providing for all those sickened by COVID-19, including free testing and treatment.

Our nation is...

At two o’clock in the morning on Thursday, April 30, there was a violent attack on the Cuban embassy in Washington, DC. According to reports from Cuban sources and from Washington’s municipal police, Alexander Alazo of Texas drove up to the embassy, which is located on the Northwest quadrant of the U.S. capital, and opened fire on the building with a powerful weapon. The police have arrested...

cuba minrexIn the early hours of Thursday, 30April 2020, an unknown individual opened fire with an assault weapon against the building of the Embassy of Cuba in the United States. There was no personal injury to the Mission staff, which is safe and protected, but there was material damage caused to the building resulting from the impact of the bullets.

The individual, about whose identity to the Cuban...

“The epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic remains the United States, where 38% of the world’s cases are concentrated”, said Executive Vice-president Delcy Rodríguez.

Showing an interactive map in real time, Rodríguez explained that “the United States practically approaches one million cases, 955 thousand 362 cases in total”, of which 30 thousand 130 infections have been registered in the last...

A few years back, the controversial late Italian communist philosopher Domenico Losurdo argued (in Lenin Reloaded)  that the central cause of the split between the 2nd International and the 3rd International lay not precisely with the issue of reform versus revolution. Instead, Losurdo argued, 2nd International adherence to a white supremacist imaginary about “barbaric” denizens of the...

In honor of Lenin’s 150th birthday this week and the recent end of Bernie Sanders’ democratic socialist presidential campaign, I began to think of how these two phenomena are connected. Sanders’ campaign united young workers and students alike around key issues such as universal health care, climate change, and free college tuition. Lenin, perhaps the most iconic revolutionary figure in the...

On December 12, 2019, CODEPINK joined members of the Bolivian diaspora in the Washington, D.C. area to speak out during an appearance by Luis Fernando Camacho at the Inter-American Dialogue. Camacho is a far-right multimillionaire who played a key role in the November 2019 coup against President Evo Morales. His invitation to the “Dialogue” was part of an effort to whitewash the coup and make the...

The world is a better place because of V. I. Lenin. An outstanding 20th-century working-class leader and revolutionary, he helped change history. The revolution in St. Petersburg, which Lenin helped lead in 1917, opened the door to a new era.

The impulse first set in motion by the October Revolution lives on. The world revolutionary process continues to unfold: at times by fits and starts, at...

The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are so widespread and multifaceted that many find it difficult to find a way to grasp what is really going on, to find an approach from which to understand what’s happening. We are affected by loss, grief, anxiety, and stress.

What we all know for sure is that we are all going through a time of great change. We find our footing in the certainty that the...

I live in a low- to middle-income neighborhood in Prince William County, Virginia, a Washington D.C. exurb. This is a majority-minority working-class area; almost all my neighbors are African American or Central American, with many adults being first-generation immigrants from El Salvador, Honduras, or Guatemala. Of these, a large number are undocumented.

I have not seen job statistics for...

International Workers Day was first celebrated in 1904, to honor the martyrs of the Haymarket uprising with mass demonstrations for the eight-hour day, workers’ rights, and world peace.

This year, we celebrate the courage and selflessness of those workers on the front lines of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic: health care workers, transit workers, mechanics, delivery drivers, sanitation...

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