Communique of the Non-Aligned Movement in Solidarity with Venezuela

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) rejected Tuesday the renewal of the executive order violating international law signed by U.S. President Barack Obama against Venezuela, declaring this South American nation an “unusual and extraordinary threat to the security” of the American country. Through a statement, released by Venezuela’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the international body “deplores these…

Bolivia Prepares to Celebrate 11 Years of Revolution Led by Evo Morales

Bolivia is preparing to celebrate 11 years since the inauguration of President Evo Morales as the first indigenous president of this Andean nation, and the beginning of the country’s democratic and cultural revolution. Approximately 20% of the Bolivian population was lifted out of poverty in the last decade during President Evo Morales’ term of office….

The Legacy of Fidel in the Coming Period

Talk given by Alicia Jrapko, U.S. co ordinator of the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity at event in Berkeley California commemorating the life and impact of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution. The International Committee In thinking about our work in the progressive movement there can be no denying the influence that…

Ecuador: A Decade of Progress with Rafael Correa

On January 15, 2007, a new era began in Ecuador. Economist Rafael Correa took office with his sights firmly set on a deep restructuring of the state, proposing an inclusive process under the premise of “socialism of good living.” Author: Laura Bécquer Paseiro | laura@granma.cu On January 15, 2007, a new era began in Ecuador….

São Paulo Military Police Evicts East Zone Families, Apprehend MTST Leader

Oppression of MST and Social Movements MST and Working Class Unity Earlier today (January 17, 2017), the São Paulo Military Police showed up at the San Mateo Colonial Occupation and evicted the area, in which 700 families lived. The first operative of reintegration of positions, overseen by João Doria, had the characteristics of a military operation. Around 6 am, the Military…

Oscar López Rivera Free After 36 Years in US Prison

Puerto Rico’s independence leader and longest held political prisoner in the U.S. from Latin America will be free. The United States government announced Tuesday the release of Oscar Lopez Rivera, who has been imprisoned in the U.S. for 36 years for his struggle to free Puerto Rico from U.S. colonial rule. Outgoing U.S. President Barack…

Mexico: Plundering by the State

By Pedro Miguel Source La Jornada Translated By Cuba-Network in Defense of Humanity In times of Peña Nieto, the process of redistribution of wealth goes like this: the higher-ranking members of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) loot the treasury while the lower-ranking ones loot the Chedraui supermarket chain.This caricature illustrates what happened in the first…

Turkey: Kudrish City if Sirnak 246 Days After Curfew and Genocidal Siege

The military curfew imposed in Kurdish city Sirnak has been lifted partially after 246 days, revealing the destruction and devastation left behind. The curfew imposed by the Turkish government on 14 March 2016 was partially lifted as families who had fled clashes between the Turkish army and local Kurdish forces returned to the city to…

Turkey: Fascist AKP Launches Campaign Against Assyrian Christians

VOLTAIRE NETWORK | 17 JANUARY 2017 FRANÇAIS  ESPAÑOL The mayor of Diyarbakir, recently appointed by the Yildirim government after the dismissal of the elected mayor, has removed the Assyrian statue [that had been erected] opposite the townhall. The former mayor (HDP), had erected the statue of the winged bull, Lamassu, in recognition of the Assyrian…

Argentina: Organizations Escalate Protests Demanding Freedom for Milagro Sala

Resumen Latinoamericano Translated By Sara DeLorenzo The Committee for the Release of Milagro Sala was formed in March to protest against the unfair imprisonment of the Argentine social leader, and since then the movement has grown both within and outside the borders of the country. In the Alto Comedero prison, four female representatives of the…

Fascist America: The Issue is Not Trump, It’s Us

On Actually Existing Fascism and the Hypocrisy of the Left Under Obama, the U.S. extended secret “special forces” operations to 138 countries, or 70 percent of the world’s population. By John Pilger On the day President Trump is inaugurated, thousands of writers in the United States will express their indignation. “In order for us to heal…

Soros, Globalism and Grassroots Revolt

SOROS, ‘GLOBALISM,’ AND GRASSROOTS REVOLT: HOW THE RIGHT USES CONSPIRACY THEORIES TO APPEAR REVOLUTIONARY It’s Going Down In the 1990s and into the early 2000s, a global movement against corporate globalization and neoliberal capitalism developed, with anti-authoritarian and anarchist politics at it’s head. In 1994, the Zapatista insurrection in Chiapas, Mexico against NAFTA made the…

Obama Extends Executive Order Targeting Venezuela for Second Time

By RACHAEL BOOTHROYD-ROJAS Outgoing US President Barack Obama renewed a controversial executive order Friday that designates Venezuela as an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to national security. In one of his last acts as president, Obama stated that he had decided to extend the executive order given that Venezuela’s situation had “not improved” since the decree…

Franz Fanon: The Psychopathology of Colonization

“Two centuries ago, a former European colony decided to catch up with Europe. It succeeded so well that the United States of America became a monster, in which the taints, the sickness and the inhumanity of Europe have grown to appalling dimensions” ― Frantz Fanon “Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong….

Neoliberalism: Eight Men Monopolize Half of the World´s Wealth

FARC-EP A report published by OXFAM under the title of “An economy for the 99 percent”shows that the world inequality rate and indexes have dramatically increased in little time; just one year ago the Oxfam international confederation had pointed out that half of the world´s wealth was concentrated in 62 people, one year later, it…