Venezuela’s CITGO in Danger as Maduro Seeks Debt Renegotiation

From Venezuelanalysis.com, October 2, 2019 Edited and with additional reporting by Lucas Koerner from Philadelphia. Caracas – A US court has ruled that Canadian mining giant Crystallex can move forward in seizing assets from Venezuelan oil subsidiary CITGO. The World Bank’s international arbitration tribunal awarded Crystallex US $1.4 billion in compensation for the 2008 nationalization of Las Cristinas gold mine[…]

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Drop the Term “Austerity” – Its the Race to the Bottom

by Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, September 26, 2019 In the corporate-organized Race to the Bottom, withdrawal of health care is a weapon to discipline workers and their families, as is the whole “austerity” regime. “Capital found a solution to falling profits with the promise of super-exploitation of labor in what used to be called the Third World.” Let’s[…]

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On the Road to Damascus: International Conference in Syria on Sanctions and Its Blowback

Syrians say it’s even harder now to make ends meet than it was during the height of their country’s war because of intensified U.S and European sanctions. by Roger D. Harris, Published on MintPress News, September 21, 2019 Welcome to your second country, that was the greeting our Syrian hosts gave us when we arrived for the International Trade Union[…]

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Venezuela Oil Production Continues Decline as China Cancels More Shipments

Caracas, September 12, 2019 (venezuelanalysis.com) Venezuela’s oil output has continued its downward trend according to figures from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). The latest report from the oil cartel detailed that, based on secondary sources, the Caribbean nation produced 712,000 barrels per day (bpd) in August, down from 755,000 in July. The numbers reported directly by state[…]

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As the War Winds Down, Syria Is in the Early Stages of Recovery

by Judith Bello, September 20, 2019 I was privileged to attend the Third International Trade Union Forum in Solidarity with Syrian Workers and People To Break the Economic Sanctions and in Rejection of Imperial Interventions and Terrorism  in Damascus, Syria last week.   The Conference was hosted by the Syrian General Federation of Trade Unions, and I went as a representative[…]

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Third International Trade Union Forum:Comments by Ajamu Baraka

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, September 11, 2019 There can be no workers’ rights without peace and social justice. “War and militarism are class issues.” Black Alliance for Peace national organizer and Black Agenda Report editor Ajamu Baraka delivered the following remarks to the International Trade Union Forum in Solidarity with Workers and People to Break the[…]

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Criminal Embargoes: Venezuela and Iran in the Crosshairs of Murderers Inc.

By Peter Koenig, Published on Global Research, August 10, 2019 Imagine just for a moment, the World would stand up in unison, sick and tired of the aggressive killer arrogance of the United States and her vassals – and their joint war-force called NATO – and this World, our World, what’s left of it when you deduct Washington and its[…]

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Sanctions Kill: Economic Warfare and the Migration Crisis (Video)

by Sara Flounders published on the Peace Report Station on Youtube, July 25, 2019 Sara gives an excellent lecture on the recent history, the political and economic components of international sanction  and the context of modern siege warfare. Sara Flounders is an American political writer who has been active in ‘progressive’ and anti-war organizing since the 1960s.  Sara is Co-Director[…]

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