“Coronavirus and Black Lives Matters is a Double Revolution that Opens a Possibility for Africa to Change its Relationship with the West”

Alex Anfruns In his youth, Professor Yash Tandon was a presidential adviser to Uganda’s government soon after the country’s political independence. Because president Milton Obote tried to change the economic structure of the country in order to achieve real independence, as the first president of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah advocated, a coup d’etat broke out which…

Truth, History and Tragedy

Jorge Arreaza Monserrat Truth was called to be the fundamental sign of modernity. Superstition and medieval obscurantism were to be left behind. We were arriving at the time of illumination where facts could be verified through empirical confirmation. Sedition and deception deserved a Christian burial and became the bad memory of a time that had…

Gladio Links Remain Unsolved as Sweden Identifies New Olof Palme Assassin

Raul Diego Last week, Swedish authorities held a press conference to announce that they had finally identified the real killer of controversial Swedish Prime Minister, Olof Palme, gunned down outside of a theater more than 30 years ago. The third man accused of murdering the head of state since the shocking incident took place more…

Haiti and Bastille Day

Stephen Millies Final battle of the Haitian Revolution. July 14 is Bastille Day. On that date in 1789 tens of thousands of poor people in Paris attacked a hated prison called the Bastille and began the French Revolution. The continual intervention of poor people in the cities and countryside — particularly in Paris — drove…

Britain and Brazil’s Dictatorship

John McEvoy and Daniel Hunt Exclusive. Recently declassified documents reveal Britain’s enthusiastic support for Brazil’s 1964-85 dictatorship. Racist and colonial in tone, the files expose a secret propaganda unit infiltrating opposition media, and further evidence of covert training in torture. The ‘assiduous cultivation’ of Samuel Wainer In a 1969 file entitled ‘Information Research Department: operations in Brazil’,…

The New Pirates of Ancient Albion

Aram Aharonian The English High Court ruled earlier this month that the virtual and self-proclaimed “interim president” (Washington’s puppet) Juan Guaido and not the Venezuelan state should administer the 31 tonnes of gold reserves stored in the UK (1). This debacle proves that national and international law are no longer worth a dime, and represents…

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…

Why Are We Having a Go at the Statues of Leopold II?

Onno Vandewalle A statue of king Leopold II that was taken down in June. Onno Vandewalle writes about the movement in the country to pull down the statues of Leopold II, and examines the brutal history of colonization and exploitation in the Congo From 1885 to 1960, Congo was a colony. Initially the personal territory…

Nicaragua: Virtual Reality and Human Rights

Stephen Sefton Armed opposition activistsoutside Managua’s national Baseball Stadium in Managua, May 30th 2018. (still from a video shot by the opposition  media outlet Radio Corporación included in the video “Un Plan para Sumar” by Juventud Presidente ) Ever since January 2007, the Western human rights industry has attacked Nicaragua’s Sandinista government for being undemocratic…