The Plight of the Rohingya: Sorting Through the Propaganda

Satya Vatti In recent weeks, the international corporate media has acutely focused on the Rohingya crisis and has propagated condemnations of Myanmar’s leader, Aung Saan Suu Ky. Yet, it remains silent on the decades long plight of the Palestinians, the Eelam Tamils of Sri Lanka, and the suffering of the Yemeni people who are being…

China: A Revolutionary Present

Given China’s increasingly important international role, it is critical that progressives and revolutionaries correctly understand the country. Ajit Singh This week marks the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, established on Oct. 1, 1949. The Chinese Revolution, which nearly doubled life expectancy in its first 30 years, is recognized as a…

The Cold War and Its Origins Part II

History of the Soviet Union. World War II, Colonialism, Independence and Counter-revolution By Hugo Turner Internationalist 360° Part I The Russian Revolution of 1917 terrified the capitalist world. In my last article based on the first volume of D.F. Fleming’s classic “The Cold War and It’s Origins 1917-1960” I traced the story of the attempt…

China’s New Form of Globalization

By Sara Flounders Imperialism is worried that China’s huge global infrastructure projects could challenge the U.S.-led world order The People’s Republic of China hosted a summit May 14 called the “One Belt, One Road” initiative, also known as the New Silk Road project. Twenty-nine heads of state and representatives of 130 countries attended from across…

Duterte for Dummies

“Please do not pass judgments based only on what you read in your own language and especially in English, and from the sources that have been, on so many occasions, and so thoroughly discredited.” By Andre Vltchek Via Tortilla Con Sal When Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez ascended to power in 1999, almost no one in…

Latin America’s New Relationship with Asia and the US

Tortilla con Sal Last weekend’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Peru’s capital, Lima, confirmed that Latin America’s international relations are in a phase of accelerating transition. Latin America is building a clear commercial, economic and diplomatic relationship with Asia independently of whether or how much President-elect Donald Trump follows through on his proposed protectionist…