Venezuela and the Bolivarian Revolution that has empowered the country's poor and working class is under assault by a U.S.-orchestrated coup effort.
Tens of thousands of teachers, counselors, librarians, nurses, and other education workers in Los Angeles have been on strike all week.
Federal employees and their unions are fighting back and taking to the streets.
In Cuba in January 2019, a Freedom Caravan of Rebel Army combatants commemorated the entry into Havana of Fidel and the rebel army on Jan. 8, 1959, cementing the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. Gloria La Riva was there and interviewed some of the participants in the caravan.
Stop Banking the Bomb has many activities already planned to keep up the fight in 2019
The following was compiled from reports from Yoshio Nakamura of Asia Wide Campaign (AWC) - Japan, an anti-war organization on the front lines of the country's progressive movement.