Venezuelan journalist William Serafino links the attacks against the Maduro government to ExxonMobil oil interests. Zamora Plan

  It’s April 18. The political climate is defined by a highly confrontational and warmongering tone of the Venezuelan opposition the day before a national sit-in (plantón) where, once again, violent acts were to be expected: destruction and confrontation with law enforcement. President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech in the evening from Miraflores Presidential Palace….

Automatic voter registration – A reform whose time has come

By Jesse Jackson Illinois is about to make voter registration automatic. The Senate and House have passed reform bills unanimously. If the governor signs the final reconciled legislation, Illinois will become the ninth state, in addition to the District of Columbia, to adopt automatic voter registration. The bill would begin to register more than 1…

Colombia: Violence in a time of peace

By James Patrick Jordan Young people in Villa Rica are like young people everywhere. When school is done, they take to parks, each other’s homes, and street corners to talk, joke around, flirt, and otherwise discuss the day with their friends. That’s what was happening on May 1 in Villa Rica, a small town with…

Imperialism in the 21st Century affects Americans, too

By Emile Schepers The  purpose of this article is to clarify what imperialism is and is not, how it is functioning worldwide as the year 2017 begins, how it impacts workers in the United States, and what we should be doing in response to it. What Imperialism is, and what it is not Imperialism is…