Understanding Libya

Part I: An Interview with Alexandra Valiente By Hugo Turner and Alexandra Valiente © Copyright 2016 Jamahiriya News Agency Introduction In 2011 Libya, the most prosperous democracy in Africa, was targeted for destruction. Terrorist death squads were unleashed upon the nation. A NATO bombing campaign destroyed the country and plunged it into chaos. NATO’s death…

Venezuela’s Supreme Court Strikes a Blow to the Impunity of Liberal Terror

By LUCAS KOERNER Last week, the Venezuelan Supreme Court blocked the extremely controversial Amnesty Law passed by the country’s opposition-controlled legislature, which would have pardoned scores of right-wing leaders convicted of violent political crimes. The bill is applicable to all manner of felonies and misdemeanors committed since January 1, 1999, including “damage to the national electrical system”, “violence or…

Nicaragua Resists Climate Imperialism By Refusing to Sign COP21

Tortilla con Sal The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change took place in December last year in Paris. Climate change is another area, like global trade and finance, where the dead hand of the Western corporate elites via their countries’ governments chokes the life out of…

COPINH’s Response to Violence at Solidarity Gathering for Berta Cáceres

COPINH Translated by Earth First! Journal The National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) informs the Honduran and international public of the following: We have suffered recent physical aggression from the employees of the corporation Energetic Development, SA, DESA, property of the Atala family, during a territory control exercise during the international…

Narco, Zetas and Paramilitaries: The New Reality in Chiapas.

San Cristóbal de Las Casas Source: Proceso Translated by Ruby Zajac for the UK Zapatista Translation Service In the north, Los Altos and the border between Chiapas and Guatemala, there’s a fight going on between different organised crime groups, and almost no one wants to talk about it. These are areas that even the Zapatista…

Fidel Castro at the Cuban Communist Congress

The leader of the Cuban Revolution gave a rare public speech during the closure of the seventh Congress of the Communist Party. It constitutes a superhuman effort to lead any people in times of crisis. Without them, the changes would be impossible. In a meeting such as this, which brings together more than a thousand…

FARC-EP: Brazil and the Antidemocratic Wave in Our America

Havana, April 19, 2016 The approval by Brazil House of Representatives of the request for trial of President Dilma Rousseff, bursts as a dangerous threat to the political stability of the continent, within the antidemocratic wave in Our America. Following an imperial agenda, as in Honduras in 2009 or Paraguay in 2012, today in Brasilia…

Brazil: No to the Institutional Coup!

The Executive Secretariat of the Network of Intellectuals in Defense of Humanity denounces the institutional coup attempt that is taking place in Brazil at this moment. The coup masters, led by the tandem of Temer-Cunha are plotting in total disregard of the 54 million Brazilians who voted a year and half ago to re-elect President Dilma Rousseff.  The attempted…

Cuban Foreign Ministry Condemns Parliamentary Coup in Brazil

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba The Ministry of Foreign Relations of the Republic of Cuba energetically condemns the parliamentary coup underway in Brazil, and resolutely supports the people and the legitimate government of this sister country Sectors of the right wing representing the oligarchy, in alliance with the reactionary press in Brazil, openly supported…

Rousseff: My Mandate Is for the 54 Million Who Voted for Me

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff emphasized that she had not committed any crime that would constitutionally justify a political trial. teleSUR President Dilma Rousseff said at a press conference Monday that she was outraged by the legislative vote in the lower house that approved the impeachment procedure against her Sunday. “What I am being accused of…