Venezuela gov’t beats back attempted coup

Photo: Maduro was sworn in by Supreme Court President Maikel Moreno. (Presidential Press) By John Catalinotto, Published on Workers World, January 22, 2019 Bulletin, Jan. 22 — The Venezuelan Ministry of Defense announced today that the Bolivarian Armed Forces had repelled an attempted attack on their facilities in Caracas. At 2:50 a.m. local time, “A small group of assailants assigned[…]

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Code Talking: UN Security Council on War and Peace in DR Congo

Photo: Martin Fayulu and Félix Tshisekedi by Ann Garrison, published on Black Agenda Report, January 16, 2019 Congolese President Kabila wants to shut out the apparent winner of last month’s elections in favor the of the second place finisher, who appears to have accepted the deal. “Congo’s elections commissioner threatened that the Kabila regime will remain in power if Congolese[…]

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What to do the day after America’s elections?

** Header Image by Dan Burgevin by Bruce Gagnon, published on Organizing Notes, November 7, 2018 The Washington Post reports this morning: The deep divisions that have defined American politics in the era of President Trump played out across the country in Tuesday’s midterm elections, as Democrats scored victories in key races in Republican-held suburban House districts but ran into[…]

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Was Patrice Lumumba’s Assassination the Most Important of the Last Century?

by Maurice Carney, first published on TRTWorld, August 6, 2018 The assassination was a disaster not only for the Democratic Republic of Congo, but for the entire African continent. More than half a century later, its shockwaves still reverberate. The assassination of Congo’s first democratically elected prime minister, Patrice Emery Lumumba on January 17, 1961 has been famously termed “the[…]

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The West & Gulf Couldn’t Sway These Lebanese Elections

by As’ad AbuKhalil, written for Consortium News, May 31, 2018 The recent Lebanese parliamentary election generated a lot of publicity in Western media. To be sure, free elections are rare in the Middle East, and Western media get excited over the prospects of success for what they dub as “pro-Western” candidates or coalitions anywhere. Also because foes of Israel and[…]

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How Capitalism Fails

A lecture by Yanis Varoufakis, in Cambridge Massachusetts, May 2018 Yanis Varoufakis was the Greek Minister of Finance with the Syriza party government, who resigned after 6 months.   The Syriza Party proclaimed itself ready to make radical changes necessary to restore Greek sovereignty and economic stability.  In 2015, when the Syriza government held a referendum on leaving the EU,[…]

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The FBI Hand Behind Russia-gate

Russia-gate has been the hook on which a massive campaign of censorship has been hung along side international sanctions and threats against Russia, and the effort to delegitimize a US election and unseat a sitting President on a false basis when the truth would suffice.  Whether we like Trump or not, corruption in the Democratic Party and the FBI have[…]

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