Cuban Socialist Internationalist Medicine Puts Capitalist Countries to Shame
So few of its own citizens have contracted Covid-19 – less than 300 -- that Cuba must test its vaccines in other countries, said Dr Layla Brown-Vincent, professor of Africana Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and author of “The Pandemic of Racial Capitalism: Another World is Possible.” Cuba “is helping control this global pandemic in ways that none of the capitalist countries attempt to do,” said Brown-Vincent.
Quest for “Black Faces in High Places” Deceives the People
“If we believe that” achieving “the first Black woman this, and the first Black woman that, will consolidate gains for our community, then we are deceiving ourselves” and “we might as well say, ‘I’m a capitalist,’” said longtime activist and prolific author Joy James. Dr. James, a professor of Humanities at Williams College, spoke at a webinar held by the Decolonial Feminist Collective. She urged activists to make the link between US military occupation of Africa and militarization of the police in Black America.
Criminal Imperial Nations Deport Their Colonial Victims as Criminals
Citizenship laws in the West are “about reproducing and managing colonially partitioned populations,” said Luke de Noronha, a teacher at the University of Manchester, in the UK, and author of “Deporting Black Britons: Portraits of Deportation to Jamaica.” De Noronha details how Britain labels Black residents as “foreign criminals” and expels them to former colonies. Rejection of imperial citizenship policy “should be central to anti-racist, socialist global politics,” he said.
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