Here’s a photo from an event last week in the Berkshires, MA, hosted by the anti-capitalist/anti-imperialist organization Lukolo (

Maggie and Sam of Lukolo gave an overview with powerful personal testimony. I followed with a comics slide show defining imperialism and anti-imperialism. Then Kiki Makandal of the Batay Ouvriye Solidarity Network (NYC) finished it up by talking about the specific impact of US imperialism on Haiti, and the struggle against it.

This is especially timely since the 100th anniversary of the first US invasion of Haiti is coming up on July 28. On this occasion, we should renew our determination to stand with the masses of Haiti and fight against all forms of US domination, whether it is perpetrated through manipulative trade agreements, puppet politicians, NGOs, military occupation (including by proxy), so-called “aid” that destroys agricultural economies, resource dispossession and extraction, land theft for tourism, and the straight-up exploitation of workers in sweatshops.

The discussion was wide-ranging, and we all learned from it. The initiation of Lukolo is another positive step toward building something we really need in the US: a broad, non-sectarian anti-capitalist/anti-imperialist mass movement!

June 2 2015 audience pic

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