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Trump’s ‘Patriotic Education’ a Call for White Supremacy and Fascism: Gerald Horne talks to Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news

1619 vs. 1776? Trump’s recent speech attacking the New York Times 1619 Project and vaunting his own “1776 Project” is an attempt to rally his base, writes journalist Paul Jay, to create a McCarthyite campaign against the left, and devise conditions for hanging on, even if Trump loses the election. Hear historian and author Gerald Horne‘s on take on all this, as he joins Paul Jay on theanalysis.news podcast… | more…

CubaSi reviews Don Fitz’s “Cuban Health Care: the Ongoing Revolution”

After the triumph of the Revolution, Cuba set phenomenal goals, the biggest of all being the remaking of its medical system as a free service for all: health as a human right. Don Fitz comprehensively charts the 61 years that transformed Cuba’s health service into one of the best in the world, where people are placed at the very heart of the system… | more…

“Trump’s ‘Patriot Education’ whitewashes racist, imperial US history”: Gerald Horne on PUSHBACK with Aaron Maté

Gerald Horne, radical historial and prolific author—most recently of The Dawning of the Apocalypse: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, Settler Colonialism, and Capitalism in the Long Sixteenth Century—talks to Aaon Maté, host of PUSHBACK, independent media show, presented by The Grayzone, challenging the forces that make and shape the news. Watch, below, or at The Grayzone.

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Stephanie Urdang speaks at SACP’s panel “Gender Equality and Women’s Emancipation: Lessons learned…”

Stephanie J. Urdang, South African anti-apartheid activist, gender specialist, journalist, and author–most recently of Mapping My Way Home: Activism, Nostalgia, and the Downfall of Apartheid South Africa–spoke recently on a panel sponsored by the Jack Simons Party School of the South African Communist Party, on “Gender Equality and Women’s Emancipation: Lessons learned from the struggle against Portuguese Colonialism.” Watch, below, or on Facebook | more…

Green Social Thought reviews “Cuban Health Care: The Ongoing Revolution” by Don Fitz

Don Fitz’s new book Cuban Health Care: The Ongoing Revolution was going to press at Monthly Review in early spring, as the pandemic was ramping up, so he had just barely enough time to slip in a postscript teasingly titled, “How Che Guevara Taught Cuba to Confront COVID-19.” The postscript puts an exclamation mark on the medical history of Cuba that Fitz takes us through in the 240 compelling pages that come before. Based on that history, one would have expected Cuba to take early, decisive actions to stem the pandemic, and Fitz says that’s exactly what happened…. | more…

New! “Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups, and Assassinations”

While vaunting itself as an oasis of democracy, the United States, in reality, has become a superpower by infiltrating foreign governments, obliterating entire cultures, and carrying out murderous military interventions in developing countries all over the world. Washington Bullets is about U.S. imperialism—the bullets sent by various Washington, DC administrations to crush revolutions, assassinate democratically elected leaders—to destroy hope…. | more…

Capitalism and Racism Entwined: Gerald Horne on Black Agenda Report

“If you want to understand why Black Lives don’t Matter under the current system, look to the events of five hundred years ago,” says historian and University of Houston African American Studies professor, Gerald Horne. Drawing from his most recent book, The Dawning of the Apocalypse, Dr. Horne speaks with Margaret Kimberley of Black Agenda Report about these five hundred years–and their impact on our lives today… | more…

Red Library’s Cosmopod considers Kohei Saito’s “Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism”

Red Library: A Political Education Podcast for Today’s Left offers a program called the “Lost Futures Series.” In the latest podcast, Comrade Adam (a.k.a. Chairman Bane) joins podrades Remi and Niko from Cosmonaut‘s Ecology Cast series to discuss Kohei Saito’s Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism: Capital, Nature, and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy. Included in the conversation: the concept of metabolism, Marx’s evolution of thought on ecology being the core realm of capitalist crisis, agricultural chemistry, the role of a Marxist ecosocialist perspective to stop the destruction of capital across the planet, and more… | more…

Coastal fires, George Jackson, fascism: Gerald Horne on Diasporic Music/BlackPower96

If you’re living in a settler-colonialist society–which is virtually all of the Americas–the seeds of fascism have been implanted because of the violent uprooting of the Indigenous population that helps to create a culture of mega-violence… They really drank the kool-aid with regard this idea of the United States being this democracy with a sturdy constitution… | more…

Healthcare for the People–CounterPunch reviews “Cuban Health Care”

If they are paying attention, progressives worldwide know that Cuba provides healthcare that saves lives and prevents disease more effectively than does the United States, its major capitalist enemy. They know that Cuban health workers have been caring for people throughout the global South and, during the Covid -19 pandemic, in Europe too. And the word is out that Cuba educates vast numbers of physicians for much of the world… | more…

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