Libyan National Army Confronts GNA Militias on Airport Road, in Triploli

The Address | Benghazi – Libya TRIPOLI – Military sources and eyewitnesses said the front lines of Tripoli Airport Road witnessed violent clashes between the Libyan National Army (LNA) forces and the militias allied with the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA). Witnesses said that strong sounds heard at the front line of the airport…

Hugo Chávez Popular Defense Brigades: Two Years of Sowing Peace

Exactly two years ago, the Brigadas de Defensa Popular Hugo Chávez (BDPHCh) became known to the entire country. With a powerful caravan that ran along the number 5 highway, between Santa Bárbara de Barinas and Socopó, hundreds of militants from Apure, Barinas, Táchira, Mérida and Caracas responded to the urgent call that was made at…

Dissecting Identity and Democracy: The EU’s New Far-Right Super Group

Ellen Rivera and Masha P. Davis Austria Denmark France Belgium Estonia Germany Czech Republic Finland Italy With the highest voter turnout in two decades (50.5%), the recently held European parliamentary elections were clearly viewed with special importance by Europe’s citizens.[1] The outcome was marked by considerable losses of the center factions in the European Parliament,…

Female Strength: How Venezuelan Community Women Face the Blockade

Marco Teruggi “It looks like a nativity scene when night falls, you see how all the lights are turned on,” says a community member from the roof of an unfinished house in the neighborhood of La Libertad, south of Caracas. This is where the hills of the humble meet the green mountains, the end of…

Guatemala: What We Indians Keep Quiet About

Ollantay Itzamná Rabin Ajaw 2019/2010. Internet With the advent of postmodernity, the “elements” of indigenous identities were used, both by the rulers of the creole states and by the business agents of the neoliberal system, as “amulets” to distract and deactivate the historic resistance of indigenous peoples. As never before, ceremonial performances such as Inti…

Turkey, Qatar and the Return of ISIS to Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya CAIRO – Are Turkey and Qatar openly backing terrorists in Libya? And if so, why has the international community remained silent over the issue? Why hasn’t it taken serious action to address the situation and resolve the Libyan crisis once and for all? As it stands, the Libyan National…

“The US Got Scared”: Voices of the Resistance in Post-Coup Honduras

Alexander Rubinstein TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS — MintPress News went to Honduras and spoke with a number of leaders of the Honduran resistance amid a 66-day uprising over a neoliberal austerity deal reached between the government as the country marked the 10-year anniversary of the U.S.-backed coup d’etat. Last Thursday, the Honduran government passed a privatization law,…

A Crisis of Social Reproduction in Venezuela: A Conversation with Alba Carosio

Cira Pascual Marquina Alba Carosio is a longtime feminist writer and activist, and a member of La Araña Feminista [Venezuelan feminist network]. She is the Director of the “Revista Venezolana de Estudios de la Mujer” [a feminist academic journal], a researcher at the Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos Romulo Gallegos and part of the “Latin American…

An Affective Picture of Chavismo Part XV: How it is Possible

Reinaldo Iturriza Chávez went up through La Piedrera in December 2010, when a flooded area left around 120,000 people homeless. A few months later he would launch the Great Mission Housing Venezuela. I lost count of the number of times that, faced with an injustice or outrage committed by some leader, public official or, for…