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Eritrea: Rebel Impressions and Beautiful Reflections

By Alex Anfruns Asmara has the discreet charm of an ancient colonial city whose memory, sealed behind its rationalist-style facades, can erupt into a fortuitous conversation with an old man who addresses the visitor in perfect Italian. The informal sale of old coins and old books is only an excuse to offer us the treasure […]

In Defence of Sandinista Nicaragua

By Aidrean Ó Gallchobhair For Irish Republicans our struggle is about national independence, ending exploitation and building equality. To us it is a dream yet to be realised, however in some countries it has become a reality. Most of us are aware of the achievements of the Cuban revolution and what national liberation trulylooks like […]

Divide and Conquer – It’s the Imperialist Way

By Fra Hughes How is the US deliberately attempting to provoke civil wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Lebanon? IRAQ When America, Britain, and the coalition of the greedy decided to crush Iraq under a barrage of bombs, cruise missiles, and multiple munitions, in its campaign of Shock and Awe to destroy Iraq, it was only […]

Marília Guimarães Freire: An interview

By Nathália Urban In her interview for Veias Abertas at Brasil 247, Marília Guimarães Freire, educator, former guerrilla fighter of the Vanguarda Armada Revolucionaria Palmares, recounted what it was like to flee to Cuba amidst the Brazilian military dictatorship in 1970 with two small children.  Marília said that “President Dilma took care of Marcelo and […]

The story of “Commander Ernesto” in córdoba: the 1986 attack on the dictator pinochet

By Gustavo Molina This month marked the 35th anniversary of Operation Patria Nueva, in which the Manuel Rodríguez Patriotic Front and the Communist Party of Chile sought to end the life and dictatorship of Pinochet. The head of the operation, José Joaquín Valenzuela Levi, apparently lived in Córdoba before the attack. At three in the […]

Sergio Ramirez on Nicaragua: treason all over again…

By Stephen Sefton As Nicaragua’s presidential and legislative  elections next November 7th draw nearer, so the attacks demonizing the country’s Sandinista FSLN government led by President Daniel Ortega become progressively more intense. Lately, Western propaganda outlets have focused on the recent arrests  of various figures from Nicaragua’s political opposition, claiming that they are abitrary detentions […]

The Virus of Hunger: Capitalism’s Seal and Brand

By Pasqualina Curcio During the approximate 10 minutes it will take you to read this article, 110 people will have died of hunger in the world, which equates to a daily rate of 15,840 human beings, or nearly 6 million per year, according to Oxfam estimates. Imagine going to bed at night without having anything […]

PCOA statement of solidarity with workers in colombia

The Antiimperialist Working Class Platform (PCOA: La Plataforma de La Clase Obrera Antiimperialista) issues the following statement calling on all workers organisations, movements, unions and parties of the world to show urgent solidarity with comrades in Colombia who are currently on hunger strike in protest against the aggressions of their employers. These workers are part […]

Ireland: Home of the renters

By Fra Hughes Vulture funds In Ireland today, in both the South and increasingly now in the North, the cost of renting a place to live is becoming prohibitive. In an unregulated, market led, free for all housing sector, the price of owning your own home is sky rocketing in parallel with the cost of […]

To defend Cuba is to defend socialism: it is the same battle

By Agustín Lage Dávila Our country is in the hands of its youth. It always has been: Martí was 16 years old when he wrote El Presidido Político en Cuba, Mella was 22 when he founded the Communist Party, Guiteras was 27 when he ordered the nationalization of the Electricity Company, Fidel was also 27 […]


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