End the US Blockade of Cuba! End the Travel Ban to Cuba! Return Guantanamo to Cuba!

  End the US Blockade of Cuba! End the Travel Ban to Cuba! Return Guantanamo to Cuba! Friday June 16   4:30 to 6pm Federal Building,  230 S. Dearborn, Chicago In spite of Obama’s restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, the U.S. economic war and blockade against Cuba continues. This blockade has been repeatedly condemned by … Continue reading End the US Blockade of Cuba! End the Travel Ban to Cuba! Return Guantanamo to Cuba!

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Ecuador’s Accomplishments Under the 10 Years of Rafael Correa’s Citizen’s Revolution

http://www.coha.org/ecuadors-accomplishments-under-the-10-years-of-rafael-correas-citizens-revolution/ http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/04/14/ecuadors-accomplishments-under-the-10-years-of-rafael-correas-citizens-revolution/ https://www.opednews.com/articles/Ecuador-s-Accomplishments-by-Stansfield-Smith-Ecuador-170420-558.html http://www.eurasiareview.com/18042017-ecuadors-accomplishments-under-10-years-of-rafael-correas-citizens-revolution-analysis/ http://www.thedawn-news.org/2017/04/19/ecuadors-accomplishments-under-the-10-years-of-rafael-correas-citizens-revolution/ Ecuador’s transformation during the presidency of Rafael Correa (2007-2017) and the Citizens Revolution stands as great step forward for the worldwide struggle against the 1%.  President Correa, who leaves office  May 24, came to power in a country controlled by a super-rich elite, dependent on oil and commodities exports. Ecuador … Continue reading Ecuador’s Accomplishments Under the 10 Years of Rafael Correa’s Citizen’s Revolution

Fascism? First Two Months in Power: Hitler vs. Trump

http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/03/21/first-two-months-in-power-hitler-vs-trump/ http://dissidentvoice.org/2017/03/first-two-months-in-power-hitler-vs-trump/ https://www.opednews.com/articles/Fascism-First-Two-Months-by-Stansfield-Smith-Hitler_Hitler-Brownshirts_Nazis_Trump-Campaign-170321-41.html#comment651214   First Two Months in Power: Hitler vs. Trump With the hullabaloo about Trump and fascism, it is useful to review Hitler's first months in power, to get a sense of a real fascist regime. Hitler came to power January 30, 1933, Trump on January 20, making easy a chronological comparison of … Continue reading Fascism? First Two Months in Power: Hitler vs. Trump

Rebel Diaz Reportback  on Grassroots Strategies in Venezuela

Just back from Venezuela from meetings with grassroots groups organizing against the US economic and media war Tuesday March 14  6 pm DePaul University SAC 204 Rebel Diaz is just back from Venezuela from meetings with grassroots groups organizing against the US economic and media war. They will report on what the Chavista people are … Continue reading Rebel Diaz Reportback  on Grassroots Strategies in Venezuela

The Dubious Story of Murder of Kim Jong Nam

http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/03/07/the-curious-story-of-kim-jong-nams-death/ http://mltoday.com/article/2686-the-dubious-story-of-the-murder-of-kim-jong-nam-2/91 http://dissidentvoice.org/2017/03/the-dubious-story-of-the-murder-of-kim-jong-nam/ http://www.4thmedia.org/2017/03/the-dubious-story-of-the-murder-of-kim-jong-nam/ http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-dubious-story-of-the-murder-of-kim-jong-nam-brother-of-dprk-leader-kim-jong-un/5578256 https://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Dubious-Story-of-the-M-by-Stansfield-Smith-Korea_Media-170308-957.html Stansfield Smith, Chicago ALBA Solidarity                 The Dubious Story of the Murder of Kim Jong Nam In the West, even among people who consider themselves not susceptible to government-corporate media propaganda, any wild story about North Korea can be taken as credible. We should ask ourselves why that is … Continue reading The Dubious Story of Murder of Kim Jong Nam

Obama’s Hidden Role in Worsening Climate Change

http://dissidentvoice.org/2017/01/obamas-hidden-role-in-worsening-climate-change/ http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/01/18/obamas-hidden-role-in-worsening-climate-change/ by Stansfield Smith / January 17th, 2017 It should be a scandal that leftists-liberals paint Trump as a special threat, a war mongerer – not Obama who is the first president to be at war everyday of his eight years, who is waging seven wars at present, who dropped three bombs an hour, … Continue reading Obama’s Hidden Role in Worsening Climate Change

A Look at George Ciccariello-Maher’s Building the Commune, Radical Democracy in Venezuela

By Stan Smith, Chicago ALBA Solidarity Committee http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/12/30/venezuelas-communal-movement/ http://www.thedawn-news.org/2017/01/18/venezuelas-communal-movement/ http://mltoday.com/article/2617-review-building-the-commune/91 George Ciccariello-Maher, author of We Created Chavez, has come out with a short book on Venezuela, Building the Commune (Verso, 2016 Verso, 138 pp). Here the grassroots struggle  to build a new society, focusing on the cooperatives, the community councils, the communes, established to strengthen popular … Continue reading A Look at George Ciccariello-Maher’s Building the Commune, Radical Democracy in Venezuela

Medea Benjamin Code Pink Chicago Speaking Tour  

    Monday October 31, noon WBEZ Jerome McDonald Worldview   Monday October 31, 6-7:30 pm 8th Day Center for Justice, 205 W. Monroe, Chicago Tuesday November 1, noon- 4:00 pm  Purdue University, Calumet, Indiana November 1, 6:30- 8:00 pm City Lit Book Store, 2523 N Kedzie Blvd. Chicago   Wednesday November 2, 3:00 to 4:30 pm Loyola … Continue reading Medea Benjamin Code Pink Chicago Speaking Tour