The population of the US is subjected to massive ideological control. Corporate-owned mass media, corporate-endowed universities, richly-funded pro-imperialist think tanks, an imperialist US government, all make sure that the US population is fed an epistemology of ignorance. People in the United States can only achieve liberation and a bright future once they realize that their interests lie together with the rest of humanity, not with their own imperialist overlords. Freedom and liberation will only be achieved once we step beyond the confines of the oppressors’ worldview.

In a July 10th article entitled “Can Biden keep the left happy as he pushes key legislation?,” we are immediately helped to a sleight of hand by The Guardian. The author, Daniel Strauss, tells us that Biden is performing “one of the most delicate balancing acts in American politics: how to keep together a Democratic party whose lawmakers range from the democratic socialism of the New York congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez to the staunch conservatism of the West Virginia senator Joe Manchin.” What is the sleight of hand? It is the illusion that “American” politics extends all the way from the Trumpist right, through the “staunch conservatism” of the Democratic Party right wing, all the way to the “far left” social democracy of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. People in the US are supposedly presented with all possible political points of view to choose from. That’s the sleight of hand. That is the view that is drummed into our heads by the mainstream media over and over again. The range of ideas remains within the capitalist political framework. Thus, three weeks ago we were told by The Guardian that “‘It’s chilling what is happening’: a rightwing backlash to Biden takes root in Republican states.” The Trumpist right is combatting Biden. Or so it would seem. And in another article on July 18th, “the euphoria of Biden’s first hundred days inevitably cooled as reality crept in. … Reforms on gun safety, immigration and police brutality have hit a wall.” Hmm, wait a minute. You…

#HandsOffCuba #VivaLaRevolucion The people of Cuba and their chosen leadership, the Partido Comunista de Cuba (PCC), have come under fire from a coordinated media assault and some minor agitation on the ground. We at the Peoples’ Anti-Colonial Press stand firmly with Cuba, the Cuban people, and the PCC against imperialist aggression and defamation.

As the US empire faces increased instability and uncertainty, the imperialists have renewed a strategic and organized campaign against socialist forces in Latin America and the Caribbean. Less than a week after the suspicious assasination of the extremely unpopular Hatian president, Jovenel Moïse, a meeting between CIA and Brazilian right-wing populist Jair Bolsonaro, and an uncovered paramilitary insurgency plot against the revolutionary Venezuelan government, the people of Cuba and their chosen leadership, the Partido Comunista de Cuba (PCC), have come under fire from a coordinated media assault and some minor agitation on the ground.  Small protests numbering less than a thousand people, including participants bearing US flags and MAGA hats, were later dwarfed by massive pro-government counter-protests in a show of popular support for the PCC by the Cuban people. However, the US media manufactured their own narratives and were backed by a coordinated anti-communist social media campaign dubbed #SOSCuba. Ill-informed Americans began to echo the demands being perpetuated across the internet including calls for “freedom,” an answer to vaccine and food shortages, and arrogant ultimatums for the popularly supported socialist leadership to step down. Medicine and food The PCC understands that most governments cannot sell vaccines to Cuba, due…

Robert Reich crudely misrepresents socialism, ignoring that dictatorship and state intervention serve different social classes under socialism and capitalism. His analysis overlooks the historical roots of the capitalist state in the US and its development as a colonizing force extending its tentacles around the world in the service of the rich and powerful.

Robert Reich is a Democratic Party propagandist. He is a syndicated columnist and a well-known and influential political commentator. His political positions overlap those of Bernie Sanders, who has called Reich “one of the most important voices in America, fighting for an economy that works for all people and not just those at the top.” Reich positions himself as a defender of the workers and a harsh critic of corporate CEOs. For those reasons he appeals to left-liberal Democrats and the left wing of the Democratic Party. The points of view that he propagates serve as a line of defense for the US capitalist/imperialist order, appealing to people who may otherwise be prone to adopt more radical, even revolutionary political positions. Any analysis of social relations articulates a particular worldview. In capitalist society, the dominant “common sense” understanding of social relations is delimited by what the ruling class deems acceptable. Robert Reich does not stray beyond those bounds. Hence, it is important to unmask the true class interests behind his ideas, as they are widely promoted under the guise of defending the poor. Is liberation from oppression and want even possible under capitalism? In his book “The System. Who Rigged…