End the illegal US Blockade on Cuba!

Imperialist Media Weaponizes ‘Nuance’ to Obscure the Blockade

Compared to the reactionary and oppressive landscape of TLGBQ+ struggles, rights, and healthcare in the U.S., the small island just 90 miles from the Florida coast, Cuba, has a national Family Code and a set of fierce national laws that prohibit all forms of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, including the right of all people to form a family recognized by the state. Moreover, gender affirming care, which includes things like hormone replacement therapy (HRT), gender affirming surgeries, and other forms of special media care, is free for all Cuban citizens, as is the rest of their . . .

A Materialist Guide to Media Literacy

Materialism: A Grounded Analysis In exploring the notion of critical media literacy, the Marxist concepts of base and superstructure and Antonio Gramsci’s theory of cultural hegemony provide an essential framework for understanding the complex dynamics of media, power, and ideology. I’ve long engaged with these concepts frequently, not because I’m a broken record with only a single track working; it’s because these are part of the same source material and concepts that were ideologically foundational to Walter Rodney, Frantz Fanon, and many of my own foundational intellectuals. A necessity of our political education and study has to be not only . . .