Mexico: Police Open Fire on Rural Students, One Seriously Injured

El Enemigo Común Rural activism by normal school (teacher-training) students has once again become the target of armed repression by the Mexican state. On Wednesday, June 21, students from the Vasco de Quiroga Rural Normal School in Tiripetío, Michoacán, were brutally repressed by Special Operations Group police (GOES) who detained, beat and shot at the…

CARICOM Deals a Blow to US Plans for Regime Change in Venezuela

US Diplomats in the Caribbean Ordered to Step Up Psych Ops By Gerald A. Perreira Internationalist 360° Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, recently tweeted that the “US State Department deployed its ambassadors in the region to attack Venezuela. We come with renewed vigor to defeat them at the OAS.” So said, so done. Last week,…

Afro-Venezuelan Man Set on Fire by Racist, Fascist Right, Dies as Death Toll Rises

By Lucas Koerner Caracas, June 5, 2017 (Venezuelanalysis) A Venezuelan man burned alive by opposition protesters has died of his injuries as anti-government unrest claimed two more lives over the weekend. Afro-Venezuelan Orlando Figuera died in the hospital on Saturday evening after suffering six knife wounds as well as first and second-degree burns on 54…

USA: Oligarchs Succeed! Only the People Suffer!

By James Petras Introduction On a scale not seen since the ‘great’ world depression of the 1930’s, the US political system is experiencing sharp political attacks, divisions and power grabs. Executive firings, congressional investigations, demands for impeachment, witch hunts, threats of imprisonment for ‘contempt of Congress’ and naked power struggles have shredded the façade of…

Maduro Warns of Nazi-fascist Movement Within National Far Right

Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro warned Sunday there is a Nazi-fascist movement within the Venezuelan far right, as opposition’s calls for protests have evidenced in recent days. He rejected the terrorist and fascist actions carried out by violent groups encouraged by the right, trying to take political power of the country according to the interests of…

France: A Nation’s Conscience and the Question of Terror

By Adeyinka Makinde The French presidential election being contested by Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen has provided analysts with much to ponder over the direction offered by two candidates who are presenting themselves to the electorate as non-establishment outsiders. Points of demarcation over foreign and domestic policy often posit Macron and Le Pen respectively…