Hey, Afro-Cubans represent Cuba too

A report by Néstor David Pastor for OK Africa. ‘Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom’ is a new exhibition bringing a lost book of paintings to life. To date, the court testimony of José Antonio Aponte, a free black man of Yoruba origin and eponym of the doomed 1812 anti-slavery rebellion in Cuba that bears his name, […]

via These Artists Re-Imagined The Artwork of an Afro-Cuban Revolutionary — Repeating Islands

The voice of the not one percent

By Danny Haiphong Source: Black Agenda Report “Economic crisis at home and endless war abroad has placed finance and monopoly capital in political disarray.” When I was here last year, I spoke a lot about ideology and how the struggle for social transformation in the mainland of imperialism partly depended upon the ideological development of […]

via The Crisis of US Imperial Governance and the Struggle for a New World — Desultory Heroics

In the Midst of the storm

By Andre Vltchek Source: New Eastern Outlook When it comes to Russia or the Soviet Union, reports and historical accounts do get blurry; in the West they do, and consequently in all of its ‘client states’. Fairy tales get intermingled with reality, while fabrications are masterfully injected into the subconsciousness of billions of people worldwide. […]

via Why the West cannot stomach Russians — Desultory Heroics