Venezuela: The Silent Success of Cooperatives in the Bolivarian Revolution

By Dada Maheshvarananda The CECOSESOLA (Cooperatives of Social Services of Lara State) food co-op consists of 538 worker-members who sell to 60,000 shoppers each week from three locations in the city of Barquisimeto (PHOTO: Tsutomu Yoshihara) Solidarity, cooperation, and community empowerment are socialist values promoted by the Bolivarian Revolution in contrast to the individualism and…

School of the Americas Goes Global

School of the Americas Morphs Into US Training Industrial Complex Commentary on the Honduran coup of late June 2009. The installation is two wooden crosses, a style popularized in the movement to close the SOA (School of the Americans/Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation). (Photo: DC Protests; Edited: LW / TO) By JP Sottile, Truthout…

Judge Refuses Reconsideration in Class Action Lawsuit to Halt Water Shut-offs in Detroit

Bankruptcy plan designed to further impoverish Detroit residents By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° Federal bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes continued his anti-people legal reasoning by denying a motion to reconsider his decision not to halt water shut-offs in Detroit. Since January some 31,000 households have been subjected to a concerted policy of massive terminations of water…

The US Never Intended to Defeat ISIS

Editorial Comment: Please see the following article: John McCain admitted he is regular contact with Islamic State By Tony Cartalucci A torrent of “foiled” terror plots have recently undulated headlines across the Western World. In Rochester New York, the FBI netted a man they claimed was plotting a shooting spree targeting US service members. In Australia,…