Replacing Ideology With Class
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-03
There is something very peculiar about how politics is talked about. The things that are true and proven to work are called "left" while the things that are false and are proven to fail are called "right". This is why upon education most everyone becomes left, barring a greater force than truth itself in one's interest in education. This is an unprecedented dynamic. Take any other field. In mathematics, in science, in language, truth is proven and then more or less accepted. In politics this isn't the case. Despite things such as socialism, peace, education, regulation, housing and equality always working, there…
Following week of bloodshed, 'suffering of the Afghan people must end': UN mission chief
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-03
In the wake of a surge in violent strikes by Taliban extremists in Afghanistan over the past week, the country's top UN envoy has pleaded for an end to the fighting through a negotiated peace settlement, and an end to the "indescribable loss" suffered by victims' loved ones…
Whose Bread I Eat, His Song I Sing: An International Education Nonprofit and a Devil's Bargain
Mark Ashwill | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-03
2019 is the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Institute of International Education (IIE), a well-known US-based private nonprofit that focuses on international student exchange and aid, foreign affairs, and international peace and security. IIE refers to itself as "a world leader in the international exchange of people and ideas." While IIE has numerous…
Former Colombian guerrillas rearm as government undermines Peace Accords
James Jordan | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-03
A new phase of armed conflict in Colombia has emerged with the declaration by some former leaders of the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia — People's Army) that they are reorganizing and rearming as an insurgent force.
Ottawa Goes to Havana to Talk Venezuela. Returns Empty-handed
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-03
Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland has just concluded a working visit to Cuba on August 28 intended to discuss the "crisis in Venezuela" with her Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez. A reading of the news release from the Ministry …
Colombian peace agreement failing, some rebels return to armed struggle
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-03
Civil war in Colombia may be heating up once again. Appearing in a video released on August 29, Iván Márquez (formerly Luciano Marín Arango) spoke for former FARC guerrillas accompanying him. He announced they had returned "to the mountain," to armed struggle. Guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) had fought Colombia's government …
Venezuela Points Finger at Duque for Breakdown of Colombian Peace Process
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-02
The Maduro government also refuted accusations that it offers "refuge" to FARC-EP rebels.
Venezuela Exposes Failed Plan to Attack Justice Palace, Police Headquarters
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-02
Vicepresident Jorge Rodriguez presented evidence of a failed attack on Venezuela's highest courts located in Caracas allegedly to be carried out by criminals trained in Colombia.
A Recolonizaàßà£o da América Latina e a Guerra na Venezuela
Prof. James Petras | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-02
"O Hemisfério Ocidental é a nossa regià£o", disse Michael Pompeo, secretário de Estado dos EUA. | Introduàßà£o | Desde que os EUA declararam que a Doutrina Monroe proclama sua supremacia imperial sobre a América Latina, há quase 200 anos, um regime da | …
'Trailblazer in the Name of Peace': Anti-War Hero Frances Crowe Dies at 100
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-02
"As we celebrate her life and mourn her passing," said one friend and ally, "we know that the best tribute of all is to keep on fighting." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/rip-100-frances-crowe-peace-activist.jpg …
Venezuela, Ukraine, Hong Kong, … : Color Revolutions and Regime Change, A Modern Scourge Spawning Economic Destabilization and Civil War
Carla Stea | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-02
What we are witnessing is the creation of toxic opposition movements whose goal is the destabilization and destruction of progressive governments. These abhorrent "color revolutions" bear resemblance to the ravages of Attilla the Hun.
UN chief pays tribute to the courage of DR Congo citizens facing Ebola and insecurity, and the sacrifice of blue helmets
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-01
On the second day of his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres saluted the courage of the country's citizens, as well as the sacrifice of the peacekeepers who have died serving them.
FRSO delegation attends President Maduro's speech to international trade unionists
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-01
Caracas, Venezuela – President Nicolás Maduro spoke to labor delegates from 25 countries August 31. They were gathered at the 1st International Meeting of Workers in Solidarity with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, its Government and its People. The conference consists of labor union delegations from nearly all of Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition, Jared Hamil and Gabriella Killpack, trade unionists and members of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), are participating. | "No más Trump!" rang out as the trade unionists waited at the union assembly. Then Francisco Torrealba, president of…
Hausmann hypocrisy: Guaido coup official raked in dollars from dictators and banking behemoths while promoting 'democracy' for Venezuela
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-08-31
Ricardo Hausmann slammed banks for doing business with Venezuela's elected government. But financial disclosure forms filed with Harvard show the…
FARC-EP calls for renewed armed struggle
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-31
In a video released on August 29, 2019, Iván Márquez, former lead peace negotiator for the FARC-EP in the peace talks in Havana, Cuba, announced that a sector of the FARC party (name of the successor party to the FARC-EP that was founded after the signing of the peace agreement in 2016) were returning to the armed struggle under the banner of the revolutionary guerrilla organization the FARC-EP (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia- Ejército del Pueblo). Iván Márquez read the FARC-EP's new manifesto dressed in military fatigues surrounded by armed companions, including the famous FARC-EP commanders El Pais…
Announcing the 2019 Food Sovereignty prize honorees
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-08-31
The U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance is very excited to announce the winners of the 2019 Food Sovereignty Prize. Urban Tilth (Richmond, CA) is the domestic honoree, and Plan Pueblo a Pueblo (Plan People to People; Venezuela) is the international honoree. | Source…
Colombia's President "Wants War," FARC Dissidents Comply
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-31
Colombian activist Manuel Rozental explains that the flawed 2016 peace agreement with the FARC rebels was an important step forward, but now FARC dissidents are giving in to the government's push for more war…
FRSO labor delegation arrives in Caracas, Venezuela
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-30
Caracas, Venezuela – The Freedom Road Socialist Organization's trade union delegation arrived in Caracas, Venezuela for the "1st International Meeting of Workers in Solidarity with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, its Government and Its People," starting on August 29. | Delegates from most of the Latin America and Caribbean countries, as well as some other parts of the world are participating. This includes labor delegations and trade union leaders from Chile, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Colombia, Honduras, El Salvador, Argentina, Nigeria, Portugal, France, the UK and Spain.
Venezuela's Press Is More Free Than You'd Think
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-30
Opposition figures regularly speak their mind on talk shows and news programs in Venezuela, undermining the notion that freedom of the press is highly restricted, says Joe Emersberger…
Thursday's Daily Brief: UN refugee agency on Venezuelan migrant crisis, dramatic resurgence' of measles in Europe, a UN News visit to former nuclear test site, Colombian law for disabled persons receives praise, Security Council on violence in Yemen
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-29
A recap of Thursday's stories: 'No end in sight' to massive movement of Venezuelan migrants and refugees; 'Dramatic resurgence' of measles threatens Europe; Report from nuclear test site in Kazakhstan; UN expert welcomes new Colombian law for persons with disabilities; Security Council concerned over violent spams in Yemen.
Venezuela migrant crisis begs a 'coherent, predictable and harmonized' response: UNHCR
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-29
There is "no end in sight" to the massive movement of Venezuelan migrants and refugees, now at around 4.3 million in number, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) shared on Thursday.
The Israeli Elections Are Not About Palestine or Peace
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-29
Shir Hever discusses how the upcoming Israeli elections demonstrate the secular/religious divide on major issues like gender segregation, separation of church and state, public transportation during the Shabbath, and the conscription of women and ultra-Orthodox to the military…
Remembering Legendary Peace Activist Frances Crowe, Who Died at 100 After Decades of Resisting War
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-29
The legendary peace activist Frances Crowe died this week at the age of 100 in Northampton, Massachusetts. Over the past seven decades, Frances had been arrested countless times while protesting war, nuclear weapons, nuclear power and the construction of new pipelines. She is survived by her two sons, a daughter and an international community of peace activists. We revisit a 2005 interview of Frances Crowe by Amy Goodman and recognize her lifetime of advocacy.
US Opens Venezuela Interest Section in Colombia as Guaido Rebuffs Further Talks
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-28
It remains unclear whether the new Venezuela Affairs Unit will facilitate talks with Caracas.
Report: One Venezuelan Migrant Killed Every Day in Colombia
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-28
Criminal activity and xenophobic attacks have been cited among the main causes.
Venezuela: Major Gas Explosion Called Act of 'Sabotage'
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-26
Government spokespersons have blamed opposition activists from First Justice Party.
MLB Breaks Ties with Venezuelan Baseball over US Embargo
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-26
All US-based ball players, including Venezuelan nationals, are now barred from playing in Venezuela.
It's Time to Indict Aung San Suu Kyi for Genocide Against the Rohingya in Myanmar
Mehdi Hasan | theintercept.com | 2019-08-24
Aung San Suu Kyi, a 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is an essential part of the decimation of the Rohingya Muslims in Burma. She should face trial.
Venezuela's Maduro Confirms Secret Trump Talks as US Navy 'Ready' For Action
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-23
US Southern Command chief said US Navy will "do what needs to be done."
Venezuela Oil Production Continues Slump as US Embargo Deters Foreign Trade
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-19
July's production was 740,000 barrels per day, 4 percent lower than in June.
Venezuelan Opposition Journalist Served as Agent for US, UK Gov't
TeleSUR English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-14
In a U.S. diplomatic cable, Bocaranda is dubbed a "reliable source" and to be "strictly protected."
Venezuela's Maduro Reshuffles Cabinet as Supreme Court Strips Three Opposition Lawmakers of Immunity
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-14
The National Constituent Assembly will also evaluate bringing forward legislative elections.
BDS movement condemns U.S. Congress' anti-BDS resolution
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-08-13
BDS movement condemns U.S. Congress' anti-BDS resolution: UpdateThe resolution is based on lies and aims to to demonize peaceful resistance to Israel's military occupation and apartheid. | Right To BoycottJuly 23, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …
Venezuela Secures New Chinese Oil Investment
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-12
The move defies the US embargo's secondary sanction provisions targeting foreign firms trading with Venezuela.
Worldwide Solidarity Rallies Held in Support of Venezuela
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-12
Rallies were held on Saturday across the world in support of Venezuela as the Bolivarian Republic faces an inhuman economic blockade imposed by the United States and their Western allies.
Venezuelan Gov't Suspends Dialogue as EU Criticizes US Embargo
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-08
The European Union objected to the "extraterritorial application of unilateral measures."
Venezuelan Campesinos' March on Miraflores Blocked by Police
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-08
The mobilization marked the one-year anniversary of the Admirable Campesino March.
Venezuelan Athletes Bring Home Medals from Pan-American Games
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-07
Venezuela has scored thirteen medals so far, including three golds, with more expected.
Washington Escalates Venezuela Sanctions into Full-Fledged Embargo
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-06
The latest measures amount to a total trade embargo impacting both US and foreign entities.
Venezuela: Trump Threatens Blockade as Dialogue Continues
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-05
A White House official added that the threat should be "taken seriously."