Himno de Riego

De Duncan Riley Originalmente de  José Melchor Gomis y el pueblo de España   Si la migra e ICE supieran, Lo poco que van a durar, Cantarían todos juntos, ¡Libertad, libertad, libertad!   Si los partidos burgueses supieran, La paliza que les van a dar, Cantarían todos juntos, ¡Libertad, libertad, libertad!      

Notes on the Immigrants’ Rights Movement and the Social Revolution

El grito de Hidalgo, mural by Juan O'Gorman By Duncan Riley 1/15/2019   Traditional socialist analyses, particularly in Europe and North America, categorize immigrants as just another kind of worker. Of course, it is widely accepted on the left that immigrants suffer a greater degree of marginalization and discrimination, and face distinct problems, such as … Continue reading Notes on the Immigrants’ Rights Movement and the Social Revolution

A Brief History of Imperialism in Central America – Una breve historia del imperialismo en Centroamérica

Mural by Diego Rivera - Un mural de Diego Rivera By - De Duncan Riley 1/7/2019   English - Versión inglesa The recent exodus of many Central Americans from their countries towards the United States has brought the regions problems with poverty, violence, and social injustice into sharp focus in the media. Unfortunately, the roots … Continue reading A Brief History of Imperialism in Central America – Una breve historia del imperialismo en Centroamérica

Institutional Repression

Photo from the Department of Homeland Security By Duncan Riley 1/4/2019   Yesterday, January 3rd, the much-anticipated 116th congress, product of the “blue wave” took office. It began this first day by passing measures to end the government shutdown, and initiating rule changes to facilitate a future austerity program. While Democrats retook the house by … Continue reading Institutional Repression

A Policy of Brutality

 Patrolling a fortified border, photo from the Associated Press By Duncan Riley 12/21/2018   The recent death of 7-year old Guatemalan migrant Jakelin Ameí Rosmery Caal Maquin in Border Patrol custody has ignited further public outcry over the conduct of the Border Patrol and the Trump administration’s immigration policies. After eight hours in custody, Caal … Continue reading A Policy of Brutality

Honduras, Immigration, and Intervention

A Honduran protester waves a banner depicting the face of Francisco Morazán (Photo Credit to Getty Images) August 1st, 2018 By Duncan Riley   With the recent spike in deportations, the Trump administration’s increasingly hostile rhetoric towards immigrants, particularly those from Central America, and the recent crisis over separations of families, the Democratic Party and … Continue reading Honduras, Immigration, and Intervention

Initial Manifesto of the Federation

Translated by Duncan Riley and RGA We at Adelante are happy to present what seems to be the first published English translation of the "Manifiesto Inicial de la Federación," a speech that signaled the beginning of the Venezuelan Federal War (1859-63).   Initial Manifesto of the Federation Proclamation of Colonel Tirso Salaverría, 21st of February … Continue reading Initial Manifesto of the Federation