Violent Fascism in Nicaragua and Venezuela: Interview with Fernando Bossi

Political analyst and advisor to President Chavez, Fernando Bossi, looks at the striking parallels between the reactionary offensives in two Latin American countries. By Fernando Bossi and Cira Pascual Marquina, published on Venezuelanalysis, August 22, 2018 Argentinian internationalist Fernando Bossi has a lifelong commitment to Latin American unification that has expressed itself in diverse educational and political projects. Among these[…]

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Camilo Mejia Analyzes the Soft Coup Attempt in Nicaragua

At the Oakland event, Camilo showed a torture video which demonstrates opposition violence. | Photo: Reuters by Rick Sterling, published on TeleSUR, August 28, 2018 Western media have described the unrest and violence in Nicaragua as a ‘campaign of terror’ by government police and paramilitary. This has also been asserted by large non-governmental organizations (NGOs). In May, for example, Amnesty[…]

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Opposing Bipartisan Warmongering is Defending Human Rights of the Poor and Working Class

by Ajamu Baraka, previously published on Dissident Voice, Black Agenda Report and CounterPunch, August 14, 2018 The decision by Democrat party president Harry Truman to bomb the cities of Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on the 9thwith the newly developed nuclear weapon signaled to the world that the U.S. was prepared to use military force to back up its[…]

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Military Parade Cancelled, How Does Peace Movement Build On This Victory?

Above: People protest war at the Democratic National Convention 2016. By Brendan Smialowski for AFP-Getty Images. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance, August 19, 2018 This week, the Trump military parade, planned for November 10, was canceled for 2018. In February, a coalition of groups went public, announcing we would organize to stop the military parade and, if it[…]

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Massive Anti-Racist Crowd Shows, Fringe-Reality Of Racists

By Kevin Zeese, originally published on Popular Resistance, August 12, 2018 The Unite The Right Rally today, one year after the one in Charlottesville, can only be described as a complete flop. The racists were unable to fill a single train car and were dwarfed by police surrounding them and over ten thousand anti-racists, who gathered in various parts of Washington,[…]

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Flotilla Passengers Released by Israel; Many Battered and Bruised; USS Liberty Survivor Held Days

by Ann Wright, originally posted on Consortium News, August 9, 2018 U.S. Navy Signalman Joe Meadors was standing watch on deck of the USS Liberty off the coast of Gaza on June 8, 1967 when a 90-minute aerial and sea attack by Israel against the ship killed 34 U.S. sailors and wounded 174 . Meadors watched as the Israeli military[…]

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Thousands resist pollution from copper smelting plant in India

By Ruan Munasinghe, originally published on Socialist Action, July 12, 2018 On May 22, thousands of protesters in the town and district of Thoothukudi (also known by its British name, Tuticorin), in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, expressed anguish as victims of pollution from the area’s copper smelter. Police and paramilitary fired into the crowd, killing 13 and injuring[…]

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Arab Community Resists in Chicago Suburb

Protesters welcome Sharon Brannigan (in pink) and her fellow trustees with “Racists Enter Here” banner as they walk in to start monthly township meeting in May. Protesters welcome Sharon Brannigan (in pink) and her fellow trustees with “Racists Enter Here” banner as they walk in to start Fight Back!  interview with Bassem Kawar, national coordinator of the Campaign to TAKE[…]

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