History Repeats

History repeats In 1989, the Soviet Union and its eastern bloc fell apart, literally overnight.  The impact in Cuba was immediate and dramatic.  Within 6 months, Cuba lost more than 70% of its international trade.  Over the next five years, the island’s economy shrank...

Zapatista Delegation to Europe

 Zapatista Delegation to Europe   Six indigenous representatives of the Zapatista movement and the National Indigenous Congress are headed to Europe – by boat!  The 421st Squadron, so-named because it includes four women, two men, and one person who does not identify...

Venezuela and the struggle for sovereignty

“We’ll know our disinformation campaign is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” William Casey, CIA Director 1981 “Every major war in the last several decades has begun the same way: the US government fabricates an inflammatory, emotionally...

Challenges for Cuba’s New Constitution

Cuba is writing a new constitution, part of a lengthy process of political change that can be traced to the 6th Congress of the Communist Party in 2011. The Congress approved a document known as the “lineamientos,” a detailed domestic policy blueprint that opened...

Mexico and AMLO

On July 2, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the recently formed Morena Party swept to victory in Mexico’s presidential election with 53% of the vote, the first time since 1982 that a candidate won more than half the vote. His closest competitor, Ricardo Anaya of...

Cuba “Sonic” Incidents

Science fiction? Spy versus spy? Sabotage by a third party? Mass hysteria? Or political ploy? No one seems to know the source, much less the reasons behind, the miss-labeled “sonic attacks” reported by about two dozen US Embassy personnel in Havana. The “health...

CNI Fundraiser

Compas, We would like to bring your attention to historic events that are unfolding right now in Mexico around the National Indigenous Congress (CNI). Indigenous communities throughout Mexico are faced with unprecedented levels of state violence and displacement from...

Support Mexico’s National Indigenous Congress

Compas, Historic events are unfolding right now in Mexico around the National Indigenous Congress (CNI). Indigenous communities throughout Mexico are faced with unprecedented levels of state violence and displacement from indigenous lands.  The CNI decided to go on...

News & Analysis • January 16 – 31, 2017

Autonomous University of Social Movements (AUSM) WEEKLY NEWS AND ANALYSIS JANUARY 16-31, 2017 1 - Trump's border wall is Peña Nieto's escape valve 2 - AUSM Programs 1 - Trump's border wall is Peña Nieto's escape valve On January 25, President (really!?, we still can't...

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