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UK Cuba Solidarity Campaign Statement on Recent Events in Cuba

The following statement was issued July 12, 2021, by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC) in the United Kingdom. The CSC web site explains: “We are a British organisation that campaigns against the inhumane and illegal 57-year-old blockade of Cuba, for an end to the US occupation of Cuban land at Guantanamo Bay, and to defend the Cuban people’s right to be free from foreign intervention. “The Cuba Solidarity Campaign is broad based and has more than […]

‘We Will Defend the Revolution Above All Else’

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Speaks The article below appeared on July 12, 2021, in the English-language online edition of the Cuban daily Granma (en.granma.cu), the newspaper of the Communist Party of Cuba. World-Outlook is publishing it to amplify the voice of Cuba’s revolutionary leadership in the face of Washington’s unrelenting economic war that has been recently intensified. Over the last few days, the administration of U.S. president Joe Biden, the Democratic and Republican parties, and […]

Car Caravans to End U.S. Blockade of Cuba Expand

By Mark Friedman and Brenda Lopez LOS ANGELES, July 9, 2021—With flashers blinking and horns blaring, scores of bicycles and cars, plastered with signs and banners demanding an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba, made their way through the streets of 70 cities in more than 25 countries on June 20. They were the latest of what have now become monthly and expanding protests around the world pushing for normalization of relations with Cuba […]

Thoughts on the Emancipation Proclamation (II)

This article by Marxist scholar George Novack, a leader of the Socialist Workers Party for decades, was written in 1963 as the civil rights movement was dismantling the Jim Crow system of segregation through the sustained mass action of Black working people and their allies. Almost 60 years later it remains relevant to today’s ongoing battles against racism as well as to understanding the vital history of the African American nationality and its indomitable battle […]

Thoughts on the Emancipation Proclamation (I)

This article by Marxist scholar George Novack, a leader of the Socialist Workers Party for decades, was written in 1963 as the civil rights movement was dismantling the Jim Crow system of segregation through the sustained mass action of Black working people and their allies. Almost 60 years later it remains relevant to today’s ongoing battles against racism as well as to understanding the vital history of the African American nationality and its indomitable battle […]

‘What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?’ (III)

1852 Speech by African American Leader Frederick Douglass The following is an abridged version of a speech African American leader Frederick Douglass gave on July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York. He had been invited to address the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society on the occasion of the July 4 national holiday. World-Outlook is publishing it to mark U.S. Independence Day. Though not often presented this way today, July 4, 1776, was a starting moment of […]

‘What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?’ (II)

1852 Speech by African American Leader Frederick Douglass The following is an abridged version of a speech African American leader Frederick Douglass gave on July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York. He had been invited to address the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society on the occasion of the July 4 national holiday. World-Outlook is publishing it to mark U.S. Independence Day. Though not often presented this way today, July 4, 1776, was a starting moment of […]

‘What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?’ (I)

1852 Speech by African American Leader Frederick Douglass The following is an abridged version of a speech African American leader Frederick Douglass gave on July 5, 1852, at the Corinthian Hall in Rochester, New York. He had been invited to address the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society on the occasion of the July 4 national holiday. World-Outlook is publishing it to mark U.S. Independence Day. Though not often presented this way today, July 4, 1776, was […]

Cuba Sets Example in Confronting Pandemic (II)

Defying the Odds, Cuban Vaccines Are Feat of Socialist Revolution This is the second part of a two-part series. Part 1 can be found here. By Francisco Picado and Argiris Malapanis July 1, 2021—Despite the backbreaking obstacles stemming from Washington’s economic war, Cuba has achieved a stunning scientific accomplishment by rapidly developing five vaccines against the SARS-COV2 virus. This is the direct result of an initiative the central leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, […]

Cuba Sets Example in Confronting Pandemic (I)

U.S. Sanctions Amid Covid Crisis Show ‘Ruthless Nature of Imperialism’ By Francisco Picado and Argiris Malapanis July 1, 2021—Cuba has set an unparalleled example of how humanity can fight a pandemic, while the impact of the Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the degree to which capitalism is incapable of protecting the vast majority from a devastating epidemic. In glaring contrast to one blunder after another in most capitalist countries, Cuba’s socialist government has led a campaign […]

Saving Lives Campaign Sends 4-million Syringes to Cuba

Millions More Syringes Needed! Contribute to Help Vaccinate Entire Cuban Population! By Mark Friedman and Brenda Lopez LOS ANGELES, June 29, 2021—The Saving Lives Campaign, a broad coalition of local and national organizations opposed to the U.S. embargo against Cuba, and Global Health Partners, a U.S.-based nonprofit with a long history of sending humanitarian medical donations to Cuba, recently launched a broad-based, urgent drive to send vaccine syringes to Cuba. The campaign has been a […]

1921 Tulsa Massacre: Gov’t-Sanctioned Mass Murder

Why ‘Black Wall Street’ Is an Insult, Not a Compliment The following is an edited version of a Facebook post the author released June 17, 2021. World-Outlook is publishing it to mark the centennial of this horrible milestone in African-American history. Above all, we believe the ideas expressed below have genuine political importance for today, in addition to setting the historical record straight on the Tulsa massacre. By James Mac Warren June 28, 2021—Hello everyone. […]

Thank You for Your Contributions!

June 21, 2021 Dear Friends, We want to express our heartfelt thanks for your contributions to World-Outlook.com. We have been very gratified by the response to our financial appeal. In the three months since we asked for your help, readers have sent in donations exceeding $1,300 so far. While most people sent in one-time donations, several have made monthly pledges. (We encourage everyone who can to join the monthly pledge club, which will enable us […]

Two Lessons of Radical Reconstruction (II)

The following essay by Marxist scholar George Novack was written in 1950. World-Outlook is publishing it to celebrate Juneteenth (short for June 19th), an annual holiday marking the end of slavery at the conclusion of the Civil War. On June 17, 2021, more than a century and a half since African Americans began celebrating Juneteenth, the U.S. government declared it a federal holiday. Celebrate Juneteenth! The New Federal Holiday! The post-Civil War period known as […]

Two Lessons of Radical Reconstruction (I)

The following essay by Marxist scholar George Novack was written in 1950. World-Outlook is publishing it to celebrate Juneteenth (short for June 19th), an annual holiday marking the end of slavery at the conclusion of the Civil War. On June 17, 2021, more than a century and a half since African Americans began celebrating Juneteenth, the U.S. government declared it a federal holiday. Celebrate Juneteenth! The New Federal Holiday! The post-Civil War period known as […]

A Woman’s Right to Choose Abortion Under Attack: Defend Roe v. Wade!

By Nancy Rosenstock CHICAGO, June 17, 2021—“We have spent our whole lives working towards our futures, and without our input and without our consent, our control over our futures has been stripped away from us. I hope you can feel how gut-wrenching it is. I hope you can feel how dehumanizing it is, to have the autonomy over your own body taken from you.” These words spoken by Paxton Smith at her May 30 high […]

The U.S. Civil War: Its Place in History (III)

Part 3 – Response to Criticism from Harvard The following essay by Marxist scholar George Novack was written in 1961, in the thick of the mass struggle to end Jim Crow segregation in the United States. Novack (1905 – 1992) was a leader of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) for decades. World-Outlook is publishing it to mark the 160th anniversary of the start of the U.S. Civil War, and in celebration of Juneteenth (short for […]

The U.S. Civil War: Its Place in History (II)

Part 2 – The International Context The following essay by Marxist scholar George Novack was written in 1961, in the thick of the mass struggle to end Jim Crow segregation in the United States. Novack (1905 – 1992) was a leader of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) for decades. World-Outlook is publishing it to mark the 160th anniversary of the start of the U.S. Civil War, and in celebration of Juneteenth (short for June 19th), […]

The U.S. Civil War: Its Place in History (I)

Part 1 – A Second American Revolution The following essay by Marxist scholar George Novack was written in 1961, in the thick of the mass struggle to end Jim Crow segregation in the United States. Novack (1905 – 1992) was a leader of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) for decades. World-Outlook is publishing it to mark the 160th anniversary of the start of the U.S. Civil War, and in celebration of Juneteenth (short for June […]

It’s Apartheid, Say Israeli Ambassadors to South Africa

The following article was published June 8, 2021, by GroundUp, a news agency based in Cape Town, South Africa. World-Outlook is reproducing it here by permission.[1] The authors are both former Israeli ambassadors to South Africa. By Ilan Baruch and Alon Liel June 8, 2021—During our careers in the foreign service, we both served as Israel’s ambassador to South Africa. In this position, we learned firsthand about the reality of apartheid and the horrors it […]

Amazon Worker Fights Firing, Challenges Lack of Safety during Pandemic

Company Risked Workers’ Lives While Raking in Super Profits By Francisco Picado DENVER, CO, June 7, 2021—On May 6, Amazon worker Linda Rodriguez filed a complaint with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment for Amazon’s “systematic failure to comply with even the most basic safety precautions necessary to protect her and her co-workers from exposure to the [Covid-19] virus” at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic.  “Amazon just wanted to pressure people to keep […]

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