Socialist Optimism in the Times of Corona

BY CARLOS CRUZ MOSQUERA Everywhere we turn today, we are constantly reminded of the coronavirus and its lethal effects. From travel restrictions to food insecurity, the Western world is experiencing what billions of people around the world experience daily under the capitalist economic system. Ironically, it is these downtrodden and oppressed communities that we should …

Haiti Confirms First Two Cases of COVID-19

Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise. | Photo: EFE Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise, in a press statement at the National Palace, revealed on Thursday the first two cases of people infected by the new coronavirus, COVID-19, in the country. Moise said the unidentified patients that tested positive for COVID-19 had been quarantined. He declined to release further …

Portugal: Parliament Approves the ‘Death With Dignity’ Right

Fundamentalist religious groups protest outside Parliament, Lisbon, Portugal, Feb. 20. 2020. | Photo: EFE President Revelo de Sousa has also to approve the law allowing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill people. Despite protests from fundamentalist religious groups, Portugal’s Parliament Thursday took the first step in favor of the decriminalization of euthanasia and physician-assisted …

Sinn Féin’s Surge Portends a Sea Change in Irish Politics

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald smiles, after exit polls were announced in Ireland’s national election, in Dublin, Ireland, February 9, 2020. (Phil Noble/Reuters) K. V. Turley The IRA’s political arm has officially moved from the fringes of the political landscape to its center. What comes next will be telling. Irish politics received a much-needed …

Russia: Prime Minister Medvedev Resigns After Putin Speech

From left, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on their way to a cabinet meeting in Moscow 15 Jan. 2020. Image credit: VOA News English Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Wednesday announced his resignation shortly after President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual State-of-the-Nation Address, in which he proposed a nationwide vote …

World War 3 Is Already Here: The West’s War On Iran and the Global South

Image credit: Anticonquista BY CARLOS CRUZ MOSQUERA The unlawful assassination of Iranian military general Qassem Soleimani by the U.S. military has heightened an awareness of an impending world war in the collective Western conscious. Fortunately, for the majority of us living in the United States and Europe, our experience of war is never direct. It’s …