Fidel and Peace

Katiuska Blanco In March 2003, Fidel visited the Peace Memorial in Hiroshima. In the book of homage, he wrote: “May such barbarism never occur again”. August 9, International Day of American Crimes Against Humanity. The launch of the atomic bomb on the unarmed cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on August 6 and 9, 1945, dramatically…

Hiroshima as a Spectacle of Genocide

Telma Luzzani The picture of a man, with his back turned, watching the devastation, scared. Stone over stone, he sees only death. It was August 6, 1945, at the time of the morning when there were more people in the street. Unexpectedly, an atomic attack raised the temperature to 3,000 degrees Celsius and everything burned…

Russian Military Bases vs US AFRICOM

Russia is moving to expand its sphere of influence in Africa through new military bases and increasing troop numbers, in a move military experts say is aimed at building a military force in the form of a Russian AFRICOM capable of competing with the roles that the US military command in Africa (AFRICOM) plays, which…

Another Hiroshima is Coming

John PilgerIn a major essay to mark the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, John Pilger describes reporting from five ‘ground zeros’ for nuclear weapons – from Hiroshima to Bikini, Nevada to Polynesia and Australia. He warns that unless we take action now, China is next. When I first went to Hiroshima in…

International Race for the Covid-19 Vaccine

Misión Verdad On 3 August, the second phase of clinical trials of the new coronavirus Covid-19 vaccine will be completed. The trial is being promoted by the Russian Federation through the Gamaleya Epidemiology Institute in Moscow in close cooperation with the Ministry of Defence. After the second phase is completed, it is expected to move…

The Role of the WTO in the U.S. Economic War on Venezuela

Misión Verdad The World Trade Organization (WTO) was founded 25 years ago to impose regulatory guidelines governing trade between all countries. It is an institution that was conceived within the framework of the Bretton Woods Agreements in 1944, but was not formed until early 1995. According to the organization’s rules, member countries must offer each…

Coronavirus Lab Story Originated in the White House

Scott Scheffer The campaign of slander against China to deflect criticism of President Trump over the COVID-19 pandemic has ratcheted up in recent days.  It isn’t only a defensive move by the Trump administration itself. A leaked memo by GOP strategists urged Republican senatorial candidates to attack China instead of attempting to defend Trump during…

Wuhan Discharges its Last COVID-19 Patient from Hospital

Peoples Dispatch The lockdown of Wuhan was lifted on April 8. (Photo: Xinhua) The last COVID-19 patient in Wuhan, a 77-year-old man, was discharged from hospital on April 26, Sunday, bringing the total number of active cases in the city to zero. According to the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission, the patient tested negative twice in…

Coronavirus is Not an Enemy, Rather a Courier

Meijun Fan and Zhihe WangThe Neijing tu laterally depicts a human body resembling either a meditator or fetus as a microcosm of nature – an “inner landscape” with mountains, rivers, paths, forests, and stars. A Perspective from Chinese Dao Thinking The worldwide COVID-19 is a tragedy, not only for the lives lost and for the ones suffering illness, but…

China’s Detection and Reporting of the Covid-19 Outbreak

Roger Stoll Chinese medical team While the US took two-and-a-half years to identify HIV/AIDS after the discovery of the first symptomatic case in the country, China discovered, identified and contained COVID-19 within a few months. In the US, over half a million people have died of HIV/AIDS; worldwide that same number die every year. Even…

How China Ensured No One Went Hungry During Coronavirus Lockdown

Zhenzhong SiCommunity workers and volunteers wearing face masks sort and pack groceries from a supermarket, Wuhan, China. (Photo: Reuters) WATERLOO, Canada: At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 230 million people in China faced mobility restrictions in what was the largest quarantine in human history. One of the top concerns for government officials…