Nicaragua’s Protestors: “Peaceful Students” or Enemy Combatants?

Lauren Smith Internationalist 360° As a United States citizen, confirmed Catholic and liberal, I want to believe the prevailing news media’s glowing narrative about Nicaragua’s protestors – since this narrative has garnered support from the stalwart Catholic Church as well as “liberal” news media outlets such as the Guardian and Democracy Now. Essentially, I want…

NATO in Afghanistan: A Dagger in the Heart of Asia

Christopher Black On April 27 the NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg issued an ultimatum to the Taliban fighting the US and NATO allied forces that have invaded and occupied Afghanistan; negotiate–meaning surrender-or be destroyed. Taking his cue from the Nazi diktats in the countries they invaded and occupied across Europe in the Second World War, he…

Academics in the Service of Empire

James Petras Internationalist 360° Introduction Over the past half-century, I have been engaged in research, lectured and worked with social movements and leftist governments in Latin America. I interviewed US officials and think tanks in Washington and New York. I have written scores of books, hundreds of professional articles and presented numerous papers at professional…

The New Operation Condor is Underway in Latin America

Carmen Esquivel Translation by Internationalist 360° Havana (PL) False accusations and media campaigns are used against Latin American governments and leaders to get them out of political life in what many consider to be the re-edition of the Condor Plan, because their goals are the same, but with different methods. The so-called Operation Condor, a…

FARC-EP: The Hoax Against Jesús Santrich

Campaign Page: Free Santrich, Save Peace in Colombia The history Jesús Santrich is a prominent protagonist of the peace talks that built the Final Agreement for the Construction of a Stable and Lasting Peace in Colombia. He is a member of the Committee for the Follow-up, Promotion and Verification of the Implementation (CSIVI), representative to…

Nicaragua: Communiqué from the Sandinista Front

Translation by Internationalist 360° Original in Spanish Introductory Summary: The center of the focus of the protest of the most recent days in Nicaragua were two religious universities, as the statement of the Sandinista Front says: “It is worth noting that the most belligerent universities were: the Central American University (UCA), of the Jesuits; and…