Activist Eugene Puryear analyzes the geostrategic imperatives and multi-billion-dollar profit opportunities at the center of a growing “drone culture” promoted by the Pentagon and the corporate media. Following a major National Geographic feature on drones, Puryear discusses this development and what is being done to fight back. Learn more about the upcoming April 13 demonstration in Washington, D.C., and take action by signing the Vote No Drones initiative now.
With the return of Hugo Chávez to Venezuela following cancer treatment in Cuba, Gloria La Riva looks at the right-wing campaign against the Bolivarian Revolution. Could Venezuela’s revolutionary process continue without Chávez? What’s at stake for Venezuela and the rest of Latin America as the U.S.-backed opposition seeks to use Chávez’s illness for its political gain?
Iraq war veteran and March Forward! co-founder Mike Prysner looks at the real causes of the alarming suicide rates among military veterans. Prysner explains the role of the military brass in fueling this epidemic that now takes more lives than combat, and talks about the organizing work that March Forward! is conducting among veterans and active-duty service members to fight for their rights and build opposition to imperialist war.