By Tom Hayden President Hugo Chavez was a man in a hurry to change his country, his region and the world. Perhaps he knew he would die at a youthful age, but I believe it was because he recognized that time was always standing still for the poor. He wanted the blind to see, the … Continue reading
By Tamara Pearson “I’ve told her, she won’t be the first lady, but first combatant, first patriot, first socialist, the first woman of the people of the barrios,” said Nicolas Maduro of his wife Cilia Flores. He is the revolution’s candidate for the 14 April presidential elections, following the passing of Hugo Chavez, and polls … Continue reading
Today is the 130th anniversary of the death of Karl Marx. Here is a short talk (and cartoon) by David Harvey which the great bearded one might have enjoyed.
107 Cowgate has published many articles and films on Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela. Here is a great documentary by John Pilger, The War on Democracy, which gives an insight into the revolution and its Commandante.
Peadar O’Donnell was born on February 22nd in Donegal, in 1893, and was educated locally and at St. Patrick’s College, Dublin. He became a school teacher in Donegal but in 1918 gave up teaching to become organiser of the I.T. and G.W.U. He joined the I.R.A. and at the Truce was OC. 1st Northern Division. … Continue reading
By Larry Pinkney “Each generation must discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it, in relative opacity.”—Frantz Fanon Serious political activism, like history itself, is both ongoing and dialectical in breadth, depth, and scope. It cannot be worn and then conveniently removed like a pair of gloves. Whether it is acknowledged or not, every generation … Continue reading
By Larry Pinkney “I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressors and those who do the the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice, and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the system of exploitation. I believe that there will be that kind of … Continue reading
By Fidel Diaz Castro I don’t think there is another joke stronger made by a head of State to another. It is true that in this case was that made by a father to a son playing, and a game it was. On 18 January 1999 Latin American Stadium, Fidel and Chavez had agreed to … Continue reading
By Larry Pinkney “The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.”—Steve Biko Today, more than at any period in recent history, there is a need for a genuine Everyday People’s Consciousness Movement in the United States. This movement must embrace people of goodwill of all colors, and … Continue reading
The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is complying with its duty to inform the Venezuelan public and our sister nations about the clinical progress of President Hugo Chávez. Following a delicate surgery on December 11, Commander Chávez has faced complications as a result of a severe respiratory infection. This infection has led to … Continue reading