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Sanctions Are Like Bombs (tags)

Venezuela is one of 41 states that depend on external food assistance to avert a humanitarian crisis. The US government is copying its blockade policy against Cuba. There is hardly any criticism of US sanctions. Six million, 60% of the population, are sustained by the food program.

Paraphysique de l'outplacement déontologue (tags)

Toutes les prisons, abolition...

Witness Venezuela’s Elections This December-6, 2015 (tags)

This December, witness one of the most important elections in the history of Venezuela, and of the hemisphere. On December 6, the people of Venezuela will exercise their right to vote in elections for deputies to the country’s National Assembly. Voters will decide whether to carry forward the Bolivarian Revolution by retaining a Chavista majority in the National Assembly or return the political intitative to the traditional elites represented by most of the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD).

Paraphysique de l'outplacement déontologue (tags)

Capital de déontologie, déontologie du capital...

Irresponsibly Bashing Venezuelan Justice (tags)

Venezuela

Venezuela Reveals New Evidence Against Opposition Leader Leopoldo Lopez (tags)

Venezuela

Witness Venezuela’s Elections This December-6, 2015 (tags)

This December, witness one of the most important elections in the history of Venezuela, and of the hemisphere. On December 6, the people of Venezuela will exercise their right to vote in elections for deputies to the country’s National Assembly.

Obama's War on Venezuela (tags)

Venezuela

US Dark Forces Stoke Violence and Instability in Latin America (tags)

anti-war

Bolivarianism Likely to Triumph in Venezuelan December Parliamentary Elections (tags)

Venezuela

Irresponsible NYT and CNN Venezuela Bashing (tags)

Venezuela

USA Today Reveals Ukrainian Forces Include Nazis (tags)

Ukraine

Venezuelan Anti-Imperialist Enabling Law (tags)

Venezuela

Britain and Canada Involved in Foiled US Venezuelan Coup Plot (tags)

Venezuela

US Orchestrated Coup Plot in Venezuela? (tags)

Venezuela

US Official Insults Cubans (tags)

Cuba

Escalated War on Islam (tags)

anti-war

Perfect Storm Conditions Threaten Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

America's Deadly Embrace (tags)

Longstanding US Cuba Policy: Regime Change (tags)

Cuba

Obama v. Venezuela's Maduro (tags)

anti-war

Recognizing Palestinian Self-Determination (tags)

Palestine

MSM War on Venezuela (tags)

Venezuela

Flashback to 2001: President Assad to Prime Minister Blair:'Stop bombing Afghan civilians' (tags)

Reading the transcript of a joint press conference by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, which was held on the 25th day of the Anglo-American-led invasion of Afghanistan, makes it abundantly clear why another Anglo-American-led genocidal war had been launched against Syria nearly ten years later.

Washington Wants Maduro Dead (tags)

Venezuela

Upcoming Syrian Presidential Election (tags)

Syria

Washington's Dirty War on Venezuela (tags)

Venezuela

Obama's Dirty Hands Manipulating Venezuelan Violence (tags)

Venezuela

Fidel at 87 (tags)

Fidel

Venezuelan v. US Budget Priorities (tags)

Venezuela

Bolivarianism Triumphs (tags)

Venezuela

Venezuelan Municipal Elections (tags)

Venezuela

Vilifying Venezuela's Maduro (tags)

Venezuela

Waging Economic War on Venezuela (tags)

Venezuela

No Deal in Geneva (tags)

Iran

Longstanding Bahraini State Terror (tags)

Bahrain

America: Super-Bully Nation (tags)

America

Venezuela Grants Snowden Asylum (tags)

Snowden

Destabilizing Venezuela: Longstanding US Policy (tags)

Venezuela

Washington Post Anti-Bolivarian Propaganda (tags)

Chavez

New York Times v. Hugo Chavez (tags)

Chavez

A Nation Mourns (tags)

Chavez

Chavez Returns (tags)

Chavez

Targeting Chavismo (tags)

Chavez

Anti-Chavez Media War Rages (tags)

propaganda

Chavez Inauguration Postponed (tags)

Chavez

Venezuelan Leadership Up for Grabs? (tags)

Chavez

Chavez Struggles to Recover (tags)

Chavez

Complex Chavez Recovery (tags)

Chavez

Uncertainty about Chavez's Health (tags)

Chavez

Venezuelans Vote Again (tags)

elections

U.N. Vote on Palestinian Recognition Blocked by U.S., Israel and Germany (tags)

The right wing government of Germany under Chancellor Angela Merkel has made the unfortunate choice to side with the U.S. and Israel in blocking Palestinian recognition in the upcoming United Nations vote. However France, Spain, U.K. and many other nations are going to act with ethics to support Palestinian statehood instead of caving in to the imperialist whims of U.S. and Israeli pressures to maintain their state sanctioned apartheid and discrimination against the Palestinian people.

Chavez Opposition Disintegrating (tags)

Chavez

Targeting Chavez (tags)

Chavez

Chavez Riding High in Polls (tags)

Venezuela

State-Sponsored Murder: Official US Policy (tags)

police state

Washington's War on Chavez (tags)

imperialism

Brutal State Terror in Bahrain (tags)

state terror

President Hugo Chávez, backed by South American Presidents, Condemns the Attack on Libya (tags)

"Oppressed people around the world have only recently begun to unite in opposition to empire as awareness of the horror grows. In North Africa and the Middle East it began as a revolt against US backed dictators in Tunisia, then Egypt and spread to Bahrain, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen. In South America the rebellion grew out of the Bolivarian Revolution, spreading over the last decade from Venezuela to other Latin American states. Tonight, behind President Chavez' condemnation of the monster on VTV, Venezuela National Radio and TeleSur, Venezuelans have gathered en masse in Caracas and at the US and French embassies to declare their rebellion against the imperial war on the sovereign state of Libya."

Venezuela's New Social Responsibility Law (tags)

media

Banking in Venezuela (tags)

responsible banking

Wikileaks Scandal Hits paraguayan president Fernando Lugo (tags)

Wikileaks scandal explodes in Paraguay: president Lugo is an U.S. and USAID agent

Chavez Given Enabling Law Power (tags)

legal in Venezuela

WikiLeaks cables fuel hostility to US role in Pakistan (tags)

"Indeed, another cable cites a discussion between US Vice President Joe Biden and Zardari in early 2009 in which the Pakistani president expressed his concern that the “ISI director and [Gen. Ashfaq Parvez] Kayani will take me out.” The US government apparently knew more than it was sharing with Zardari. Another cable describes a conversation held during the same period in which General Kayani told Ambassador Patterson that he “might, however reluctantly,” move to force Zardari from office. Many of the cables expose Washington and Islamabad as partners in carrying out bloody crimes and deception against the Pakistani people. As the US has stepped up its military operations in the region, dubbing its intervention the “Afpak war,” the Zardari government has attempted to assuage popular anger by posing as an opponent of US violations of Pakistani sovereignty."

BTL:U.S. Labor Could Draw Lessons from French Union Militancy and Solidarity (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.

Ecuador, Venezuela: Danger South of the Borde (tags)

"The reason there is a bizarre attempt to pretend that this coup attempt never happened, is to hope that people won’t ask who might have benefited from such an action. A quick examination of the actions of President Correa sheds considerable light on that. In 2006, working with President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, Correa moved to increase state control over oil production in the country.[9] In 2008, he announced that Ecuador would not pay several billions of its more than $10 billion foreign debt, calling it “illegitimate.”[10] In 2009, he refused to renew the lease of the U.S. military airbase in Manta, saying that “the only way the US could keep their military base in Ecuador, is if Ecuador were allowed to have one of its own in Florida.”[11] In 2009, he officially brought Ecuador into ALBA – the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas led by Venezuela, Cuba and Bolivia. When a country increases state control, challenges illegitimate foreign debt, pushes the U.S. military out of the country and joins a regional alliance with Venezuela, Bolivia and Cuba – it is clear that the forces that would benefit from a coup would be: a) corporate interests inside Ecuador; b) International Financial Institutions; and c) the United States and its allies. There is another reason why the right-wing, corporate elite and the imperialist countries might have an incentive to minimize what happened September 30. There is now a shamefully long list of recent coup attempts in Latin America and the Caribbean – four of them against members of ALBA."

Venezuela Votes (tags)

Chavez wins a parliamentary majority

Internet revolution in Venezuela and No Going Back (tags)

"There's an Australian journalist and documentary film-maker, John Pilger, who said that, 'What you're seeing is really an unprecedented propaganda campaign that's being waged against the Chavez government' – 

FF: It's a media war – 

KJ: It really is a media war. And I think if you go to Venezuela and see what the media says, this will become clear immediately. You often hear the claim that there is no freedom of speech and so on, but internally in Venezuela there are more than 50 daily newspapers and about 45 of those newspapers support the opposition and are constantly attacking the government everyday – including having front page headlines calling for the military overthrow of the government... Then you have those 4 newspapers that support the Bolivarian process; and then you have one newspaper that, you know, presents itself as being neutral. So, on the level of the print media, the opposition to the government is overwhelmingly dominant... A lot of the television stations are extremely hostile as well. 

The other important aspect to note is that, as a result of the Bolivarian process, you actually have a massive explosion of community media in Venezuela, in particular community radio stations in the Barrios...but also a number of community television stations and other independent media websites and so on. So this is like the first time where a lot of the grassroots groups and Venezuelan poor are actually getting to participate themselves in the production of the their own media; whereas prior to the Chavez government, they didn't have a voice in politics or the media."

U.S., French, & UK Imperialist Hands off Niger! (tags)

In Niger human rights organizations, trade unions, and opposition parties (including the Niger Party for Democracy and Socialism) are all supporting the coup. 10,000 people rallied in support on February 20th. Meanwhile the US, France, UK, UN, and African Union all have been quick to condemn the coup. Tandja did the bidding of U.S. imperialism. Meanwhile, according to the UN Development Program’s 2006 Human Development Index, Niger is the poorest country in the world. Sixty percent of the population lives on less than a dollar a day, life expectancy is only to 45-years old, and adult illiteracy is 71%.

Disaster Capitalism Headed to Haiti (tags)

worker exploitation follows disaster

A Surge in Demands on Government for Jobs (tags)

Thanks to the government bailout, bankers and brokers are now self-righteously pocketing their record bonuses, reassured by Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein that they are doing “God’s work” (The New York Times, November 17, 2009). There is no humility in these quarters. Yet working people continue to be battered by relentlessly rising unemployment, caused by an economic crisis they had no part in creating. Officially the rate stands at 10.2 percent with the unofficial rate hovering around 17.5 percent, since it also includes part-time workers wanting full-time work and those who are discouraged and no longer looking for work. Both statistics are on the verge of rising.

OCTOBER 5 DIRECT ACTION AT WHITE HOUSE (tags)

In early October, the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR) will carry out direct action at the White House to end the war in Afghanistan and to close Bagram prison and end torture.

Hopeful Change in El Salvador? (tags)

Salvadorans are being fooled again.

Bolivarianism Triumphs in Referendum Vote (tags)

democracy in Venezuela

Bashing Venezuelan Democracy (tags)

The dominant media again on the rampage.

Media Response to Venezuelan elections (tags)

one-sided and inaccurate as usual

Corporate Media Bash New Chavez New Enabling Law Decrees (tags)

Corporate media denigrate Venezuelan democracy.

What Will It Take to Defeat the War? (tags)

On June 28-29, an “Open National Antiwar Conference” was held in Cleveland, called by a newly minted National Assembly to End the Iraq War and Occupation. Over objections from the conference organizers, centrally Socialist Action, the assembly voted to change the name to include reference to the war on Afghanistan, and to emphasize the connection with U.S. backing for the Zionist occupation of Palestine. (The sponsors of the confab were so right-wing that they feared losing “unity” with Democratic Party supporters of Israel and the Afghanistan war!) What did not change at all was the popular-front character of the new outfit, tying it to the bourgeois parties despite the fig leaf of electoral “independence.” Making this utterly clear, it was decided not to call a national antiwar mobilization prior to the November elections explicitly in order to court those forces who wish to aid the Democrats (and therefore want to avoid making problems for the presumptive Democratic nominee, Barack Obama). Here is the leaflet issued by the Internationalist Group at the conference.

Washington Planning to "Checkmate" Chavez (tags)

Washington planning to oust Chavez.

Washington v. Cuba After Castro (tags)

The passing of an era in Cuba and Washington's hostile reaction.

Cuba: Freedom, Dignity and Solidarity (tags)

Cuba: Freedom, Dignity and Solidarity

Fidel Castro: What I wrote on Tuesday 19 (tags)

That Tuesday, there was no fresh international news. My modest message to the people of Monday, February 18 had no problem being widely circulated. I began to receive news from 11:00 a.m. The previous night I slept like never before. My conscience was at rest and I had promised myself a vacation. The days of tension, with the proximity of February 24, left me exhausted...

Democracy and the WTO: Alternatives to Free Trade (tags)

Trade policies that benefit multinational corporations are undemocratic and promote exploding inequality. "The negotiations are carried out on a supra-national plane where democracy or civil society interests fall by the wayside."

Pakistani Elections: the mother of all frauds (tags)

Before the results had come in, President Musharraf appeared on the state-run Pakistan Television, calling the vote "the voice of the nation" and the "mother of elections" must be accepted. But in fact this was the Mother of all Frauds. The provisional results for the elections to the National Assembly, as of midday today (Tuesday 19th February) are as follows: Party Seats PPP 87 PML(N) 66 PML(Q) 38 MQM 19 ANP 10 BNP(A) 1 MMA 3 Others 34 Even by Pakistan standards this was a massive exercise in vote rigging. Overnight, the masses have been robbed of victory by the intriguers in Islamabad and Washington. The assassination of Benazir Bhutto immediately stirred the masses into action. If the elections had been held at that time, there would have been a landslide victory for the PPP. Nobody seriously doubts this. For that very reason the ruling clique, in agreement with the Americans, decided to postpone the elections.

Fidel Castro will neither aspire to nor accept reelection (tags)

Cuban President Fidel Castro announced he will not aspires to nor accepts the positions of President of the State Council and Commander in Chief at the Parliament session scheduled for February 24th.

Bulgaria Adopted an Animal Neglection Act (tags)

Report from Bulgaria: Parliament enacted reducing animal roam by sterilizing strays only

Ritual Gloating Postmortems - The Corporate Media v. Hugo Chavez (tags)

Relentless media bashing of Hugo Chavez.

Venezuela's Social Democracy Hits A Speed Bump (tags)

Venezuela's democratic spirit will rebound from Sunday's electoral setback.

Venezuela: The referendum defeat - What does it mean? (tags)

At about 1am, after a long delay, the Venezuelan National Electoral Commission announced the results of the referendum on constitutional reform. The proposals for constitutional change were defeated by the narrowest of margins, with 4,504,354 votes against, (50.70%) and 4,379,392, (49.29%) for the YES. Soon afterwards, president Chávez was on the television accepting the results. He said that the proposed reforms had not been approved "for now", but that he would continue to struggle to build socialism. The result, as could be expected, was greeted with jubilation by the right wing opposition and all the reactionary forces. For the first time in almost a decade they have secured a victory. There were scenes of jubilation in the well-off middle class areas of Caracas. "At last we have shown that Chavez can be defeated! At last the slide towards communism has been stopped! At last we have given the rabble a lesson!" The joy of the reactionaries is both premature and exaggerated. A glance at the results shows that the voting strength of the opposition has barely increased. If you compare these results (after 88% of the votes had been counted) with the 2006 presidential elections, the opposition has only increased about 100,000 votes, but Chávez lost 2.8 million. These votes did not go to the opposition but rather to abstention. This means that support for the counter-revolution has not significantly increased from its highest point one year ago. How the bourgeoisie "informs" public opinion

Venezuela: the counter-revolution raises its head (tags)

In Venezuela the forces of the counterrevolution are engaged in an all-out offensive against Chavez and the Revolution. Right-wing students stage armed provocations on the campuses and the streets. The bourgeois media, nationally and internationally, are whipping up a campaign of hysteria against "tyranny" and "dictatorship". US imperialism, with the help of Juan Carlos and the Spanish bourgeoisie, is striving to isolate Venezuela and create an anti-revolutionary bloc in Latin America, based on Brazil and Colombia, Chile and Argentina. As on previous occasions - the coup of 2002, the bosses' lockout, the recall referendum and the elections of 2005 and 2006, the reactionaries are using the slogan of supposed "defence of democracy" as a means of mobilizing the counterrevolutionary forces, creating a climate of fear and instability in order to prepare the ground for a right-wing coup. In the present battle who is opposed to the reform of the Constitution? Fedecamara, that is, the landlords, bankers and capitalists, the Episcopal Conference, representing the reactionary hierarchy of the Church, the right-wing media and imperialism. On the other side of the barricades are the workers and peasants, the poor and dispossessed, the revolutionary youth and the progressive intelligentsia: in other words, all the living forces of Venezuelan society. Why does the ruling class hate the constitutional reform? They say it is because Chavez wishes to introduce a dictatorship, to be a President elected for life and so on. But the reformed constitution does not concede such powers or anything like them. It merely removes the restriction on standing for President more than twice. In Europe there is no such limitation. Sarkozy and Merkel can stand as often as they like. So can Gordon Brown. And in any case, the reformed constitution only allows Chavez to stand for election. It will be up to the people whether they elect him or not.

Coup E'Etat Rumblings in Venezuela (tags)

The Bush administration aims to crush democracy in Venezuela.

INSURGENTES against Venezuela´s constitutional reform (tags)

* Various organizations and individuals within Venezuela, each with a history of social struggle and each bringing with them diverse proposals from the anti-authoritarian and critical left, have assembled in the space of INSURGENTES (INSURGENTS) to forge a position against the proposed constitutional “reform” offered by the republic’s President, Hugo Chavez Frias.

Our Man in Islamabad (tags)

Washington support for second Musharraf coup.

Venezuela: Reforms take away what is gained through the struggle (tags)

*This is the editorial of the latest edition of El Libertario(Venezuela, #51, November 2007, now available -in spanish- in www.nodo50.org/ellibertario) in which this mouthpiece of Venezuelan Anarchism set outs its position with regard to the Constitutional Reforms which the current Government seeks to impose on this country.

Venezuela: another coupe in the works? (tags)

On Monday, November 5th, the campaign for the constitutional reform referendum in Venezuela was stepped up with the call by retired general Baduel for a NO vote. General Baduel was a close collaborator of Chávez and remained loyal to him during the April 2002 military coup which briefly ousted him. In July of this year he resigned from his position as Defence Minister and retired from active military office. His attacks on the constitutional reform are part of a concerted campaign by the ruling class to prevent it from being approved in a referendum which will take place on December 2nd. The amendments to the 1999 Venezuelan revolution were announced by Chávez after his election victory in December 2006 with the stated aim of bringing the Constitution into line with "Socialism of the 21st century". They were then formally proposed by Chávez in July, discussed throughout the country and passed with a whole series of modifications and additions by the National Assembly on November 2nd.

The Bank of the South: An Alternative to IMF and World Bank Dominance (tags)

Latin America's alternative to the IMF and World Bank

CUBA responds to Bush (tags)

REPLYING to three spurious initiatives for Cuba proposed by George Bush in Washington on October 24, Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Pérez Roque set out 12 points “covering what the U.S. president should propose as aid” to the island.

America and Venezuela - Constitutional Worlds Apart (tags)

Real democracy in Venezuela compared to the fake kind here.

Venezuela: The struggle for nationalisation continutes (tags)

Sanitarios Maracay

The Record of the Newspaper of Record (tags)

Exposing the New York Times' shameless reporting on Venezuela.

Wall Street Journal's Looking Glass World (tags)

Made in Washington street protests threaten Venezuela

Taxes and Finance Capital: Back to the Feudal State (tags)

Taxes are the corrective to the furious free market. They safeguard the public interest, redistribution, public functions and services..For the oligarchs, tax is a confiscation and tax officials are highway robbers.. Tax reductions for the rich are the direrct cause of the debility of community.

Posada’s release exposes Washington’s hypocrisy (tags)

The decision by the US authorities to release the terrorist Luis Posada Carriles exposes before the eyes of the world the hypocritical attitude of the United States government to terrorism. Posada Carriles Posada is the author of the 1976 attack that brought down a Cubana de Aviación civilian airliner off the coast of Barbados, which cost the lives of 73 innocent people. By releasing this criminal, the US authorities have admitted that they support terrorism when this is in the interests of US imperialism. Bush's so-called war on terrorism therefore stands exposed as a shameful deception. In an editorial of April 20, the Los Angeles Times condemned the decision:

Boycott Bulgaria, Boycott Sofia (tags)

We call on the concerned authorities and world community alike to boycott and reproach Bulgarian officials till enactment and enforcement of a modern Animal Protection Act takes an effect, one which will guarantee the protection and welfare of cats and dogs in Bulgaria.

Boycott Bulgaria, Boycott Sofia (tags)

In a few weeks time Bulgaria will become a full EU member and will have to comply with the European Commission's Regulation No.998/2003. The missing legal cat & dog control is replaced by criminal collection and abuse of the great number of healthy animals.

Boykott Bulgarian Officials Supporting Systematic Abuse of Cats and Dogs (tags)

The missing legal pet control in Bulgaria is replaced by criminal collection and abuse of the great number of healthy animals. That leads to the real reduction of both increasing populations. Bulgarian institutions are colluding with black-marketers in their revolting industry.

EVA GOLINGER'S NEW BOOK - BUSH VS. CHAVEZ (tags)

HOW THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO UNDERMINE HUGO CHAVEZ

Bulgaria: National policy on increasing pet populations (tags)

Letter to the Chairman of Bulgarian Parliament

Oil Robbery by Law: The Economic Invasion of Iraq (tags)

The US does not rob Iraq of its oil. The emphasis is on sharing. Production Sharing Agreements are long-term agreements between oil corporations and coil states. Richard Perle once said solidarity means countries agreeing with the US.

It proclaims of the Commandant in Boss Fidel Castro to the town of Cuba (tags)

It proclaims of the Commandant in Boss Fidel Castro to the town of Cuba...

It rebounds speech of Fidel Castro in diverse latitudes (tags)

International press means credited in Cuba and others of the world grant wide diffusion to the President's speech Fidel Castro in Bayamo, while from diverse latitudes it is known of the celebration by the Day of the National Rebelliousness in Cuba, occasion of new actions of solidarity with the Island.

Report Back from Mexico City and Toluca, Mexico 06-28-06, 06-29-06 (tags)

I stayed in Mexico until the 29th of June, and wanted to stay until the 3rd but was unable to change my flight (due to the lack of funds). This is the last report back. Now that Im back home in Los Angeles I will work on translating these into Spanish so that other communities and the people in Mexico that I met will have a chance to read them as well. A friend also talked about helping me turn the reports into a pamphlet. I like to think of the reports as a look into the struggles of Mexico right before the elections.

AJLPP 1st National Congress (tags)

International solidarity against the worldwide US-led “war on terror” is more necessary than ever. In particular, with the US-backed Arroyo clique pushing an all-out militarist solution and with the alarming rise in political killings and militarization in the Philippines, forging solidarity with the Filipino people’s clamor for a just and lasting peace is more urgent than ever. Communiqué on the 1st National Congress of the Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) – U.S.A.

Riot France 2005 (tags)

about the riot in the french banlieue

Action Alert - US Intervention in Nicaraguan Elections (tags)

For twenty-five years United States policy toward Nicaragua has been directed by two goals: working against Sandinista efforts to hold or retain power, and forcing free market ideology on the country in the form of trade agreements and harsh loan conditions from USAID, the World Bank, IMF and other institutions. This is not the policy of the people of the United States, and we need to make that clear.

What we can learn from the immigrants rights march (tags)

Two days after May Day's mobilization of immigrants and their supporters, Ricardo Alarcon, President of Cuba's National Assembly, took a look at the marches and drew some conclusions. for the struggle for a better world everywhere.

France: Government launches assault on immigrants (tags)

A demonstration called by a broad alliance of anti-racist organisations has been called in Paris today, assembling at the Place de la République at 2 p.m. The French government has launched a major racist offensive against immigrants. Despite the tenacity and extent of the protest movement against the First Job Contract (CPE—giving employers the right to fire young workers at will), which continued throughout February, March and much of April and witnessed days of action bringing up to 3 million university and high school students and workers onto the streets, the government is continuing its programme of reactionary legislation with the Immigration Bill. This bill, which will greatly increase the social and job insecurity of immigrants, is to be put before parliament May 2, without any disruption in its parliamentary schedule.

FIDEL ORDERED CHAVEZ' RESCUE (tags)

In the book "Fidel Castro, a two-voiced biography," published by the Debate Publishing House, the Cuban president told Ignacio Ramonet information not previously released about the events of April 2002 in Venezuela.

French unions hold talks with government in move to end “First Job Contract” strikes (tags)

France’s major trade unions and student unions, a total of twelve organizations operating under the umbrella of the Intersyndicale, held a joint meeting in Paris Wednesday morning to coordinate negotiations with the Gaullist government over the “First Job Contract” (CPE). Five trade unions—CGT (General Confederation of Labour), CFDT (French Democratic Confederation of Labour), FO (Workers Power) and two management unions, the CFTC and the CFE-CGC—later held separate discussions with deputies from the ruling Union for a Popular Majority (UMP) party. Other unions will meet with the government in the coming days.

France: As millions protest government attacks, unions signal retreat on “First Job Contra (tags)

An estimated 2 to 3 million striking workers and students demonstrated throughout France yesterday against the Gaullist government’s “First Job Contract” (CPE) legislation, matching the turnout at a similar day of action on March 28. Tuesday’s strikes and protests followed President Jacques Chirac’s announcement last Friday that he had officially ratified the CPE, which permits employers to dismiss young workers without cause during their first two years of employment.

A socialist strategy for workers’ power: the only answer to France’s “First Job Contract” (tags)

The month-long struggle against the Gaullist government’s “First Job Contract” has brought to the fore the fundamental class and political issues facing workers and young people not only in France, but across Europe and internationally. The needs of youth and workers—decent-paying and secure jobs, education, health care, a future without war or repression—are in irreconcilable conflict with the interests of a financial elite who represent a failed political and economic system. This oligarchy of wealth and power is determined to make the working class pay for the crisis of the capitalist system.

Venezuelan Government To Launch International 9/11 Investigation (tags)

Billionaire philanthropist Jimmy Walter and WTC survivor William Rodriguez this week embarked on a groundbreaking trip to Caracas Venezuela in which they met with with the President of the Assembly and will soon meet with Venezuelan President himself Hugo Chavez in anticipation of an official Venezuelan government investigation into 9/11.

VENEZUELA'S BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION - ITS PROMISE AND PERILS (tags)

A review of the Bolivarian Revolution achievements and the threat to Hugo Chavez from the U.S.

BTL:After Opposition Parties Boycott Vote, Hugo Chavez Wins Total Control of... (tags)

...Venezuela's Parliament ~ Interview with Gregory Wilpert, sociologist and journalist living in Caracas, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Email Campaign and Venezuela Solidarity Day (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Report Back From the 16th World Festival of Students in Venezuela (part 2) (tags)

"[The U.S. ruling elites] have a lot to lose because Venezuela is setting an example. If the people of Venezuela are able to struggle and alleviate so much poverty and illiteracy and lack of healthcare in their country, then why can't we do it here as well?" -- Muna Coobtee, delegate, World Festival of Students, 2005

Venezuela Solidarity Day (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Bolivarian revolution takes steps against capitalism expropiating factories-landed states (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

preliminary comments re Venezuela (tags)

included are some preliminary comments concerning Venezuela

Venezuelan trade union leaders discuss way forward for the revolution (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

British Troops Set Loose By Violent Jailbreak Had Been Caught, Red-Handed, Engaged in St (tags)

British Troops Caught Planting Explosives in Basra? Do you remember that British Officials admitted that they drew the borders of the Middle East eighty years ago in such a way as to expressly keep the region fighting amongst themselves?

Fidel Castro explains Cuban offer to send doctors to New Orleans (tags)

Yesterday Fidel Castro spoke on Cuban television's nightly news magazine, the Mesa Redonda (Round Table) where he explained in detail the effors which Cuba's government made DISCRETELY to send 1100 doctors to New Orleans immediately. No response has yet been received from the United States government. Cuba has provided such assistance to many countries all over the world for many years. This is the first of a two-part translation

Reflections on the VI Declaration of the Lacandona Jungle and the new Latin American left (tags)

* The Cuban Libertarian Movement (CLM; in Spanish: Movimiento Libertario Cubano - MLC) presents for collective debate its reflections on the declarations made by the EZLN (the Zapatista rebels) in July 2005 in the state of Chiapas, Mexico.

LONDON BOMBERS REVEALED! (tags)

These things can be done, but there has to be support, and a belief that reason will ultimately win this war.

Iraqi leaders demand Exit Strategy (tags)

Iraqi leaders demand Exit Strategy

A proud God loving bushite killer confesses all (tags)

A proud God loving bushite killer confesses all http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/please.mp3

God Begs (tags)

I beg you on behalf of myself and God, please! http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/please.mp3

HERO - A bushite killer speaks candidly (tags)

That is a high act of treason. And it's not, "oh well, but maybe it's not true.." No, we have the two documents of question. We have the positions that were offered to the bush administration on behalf of American intelligence. [the N.I.E.] That was their position, the bush administration censored that, re-wrote CRITICAL sentences. Fixed the intel.

A bushite killer speaks freely (tags)

Where are Americans to stand up for the Christian virtues?, That are present within any concepualizations of who God would be? Is God not Just? Would not God wish to follow the crimes scene leads at the real murder scenes to arrest the true evil doers?

CAFTA: privatization at gunpoint (tags)

ACAJUTLA, El Salvador — Long before the current debate over the Central America Free Trade Agreement, workers throughout the region were under attack from economic reforms that have broken unions, privatized workplaces and lowered wages. One reason unions throughout Central America oppose the agreement so strongly is that CAFTA cements that reform policy into place. The treaty would require dismantling the public sector to encourage private, especially foreign, investment, regardless of cost.

Veterans and military familes say: 'Bring troops home now - and care for them' (tags)

ST. LOUIS - “Those in the armed services right now can speak the truth about Iraq because we've been there, we've seen with our own eyes the disaster we've created in Iraq. And we can tell you that the only way to cope with this disaster is to bring the troops home now - and care for them when they return!”

Venezuela: The Revolution Will Be Televised! (tags)

Democracy behind Tank Barricades (tags)

For Washington the elections in Iraq are a milestone on the way to freedom but for Iraqis they are another step into civil war.. Almost nothing has the same meaning for Iraqis and Americans..There is hardly a com-mon interest between liberator & liberated.

How Sistani & the Shia Have KICKED BUSH'S WORMY ASS--Again (tags)

The ChickenHawk Has Another Precious MISSION ACCOMPLISHED Moment

Chavez nationalises VENEPAL under workers control (tags)

Hands Off Venezuela Campaign

Iraqi Labor Movement Fights for Democracy (tags)

As Iraq heads for its January 30 national elections, a free, democratic Iraq is the main goal of its organized working class sector.

S. KOREA. Last Year's Last Struggle Report... (tags)

...by - still drunken - activists in Seoul

S. KOREA. 12.20/Last Day's Struggle Report (tags)

After MSSC (Myeong-dong Sit-in Struggle Collective) finished the sit-in strike the fight against exploitation and opression is continuing.

Workers witness Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution (tags)

In late November, Chicagoans Beatrice Lumpkin and her husband Frank, a retired steelworker leader, traveled to Venezuela.

S. KOREA. 11.29/Last Week's Struggle Report (tags)

Now since exactly 381 days in sit-in strike on Myeong-dong cathedral’s compound, downtown Seoul, migrant workers are always in the first front line of the class struggle.

BTL:Iraq Veterans Call for an End to a War They Say Can't be Won (tags)

Interview with former Marine Cpl. Michael Hoffman, co-founder of Iraq Veterans Against the War, conducted by Between the lines' Scott Harris

S. KOREA. 11.22/Last Week's Struggle Report... (tags)

...by migrant workers, now since one year and one week in sit-in strike against S. Korean government's policy of manhunt, mass arrestings and deportations.

S. KOREA. 11.08/Last Week's Struggle Report... (tags)

...by Myeong-dong Sit-in Struggle Collective (MSSC), now since 358 days in strike against mass arrestings and deportation of migrant workers.

S. KOREA. 9.27/Last week's struggle report... (tags)

...by MSSC (Myeong-dong Sit-in Struggle Collective, now since 317 days in sit-in strike downtown Seoul)

S. KOREA, Last Week's Struggle Report (tags)

Now since 277 migrant workers in Seoul, S. Korea are in sit-in strike. MSSC's (Myeong-dong Sit-in Struggle Collective) weekly report

S. Korea, The Different Levels of Migrant Workers Struggle (tags)

Anti-war, stop crackdown - let's fight for a better world!

S. Korea, Migrant Workers... (tags)

...struggle, now the 245th day, continues. Latest report

S. Korea: Bring Back The Troops Home! (tags)

S. Korean anti war movement is intensifying the struggle against the plan to send additional 3,000 combat troops to Iraq. Instead we demand: Bring the troops home NOW!

S. Korea Fights Against New Troop Dispatch To Iraq (tags)

While Iraqi "resistance" fighters yesterday already killed their Korean hostage anti-war movement here possibly is waking up.

Venezuela Week in Review- May 8th- HOV (tags)

Solidarity with venezuela

Historic congress of Pakistan Marxists (tags)

For pictures of the congress,Esteban Volkov(Leon Trotsky's grandson)Alan Woods and memorial go to website,click on article they are within it and below.

South Korea fights against FTA and war (tags)

Before y’day in the South Korean capital Seoul tenth of thousands were fighting against FTA and troop dispatching bill

Venezuela- the revolution faced with sabotage (tags)

Venezuela

Irag-Two months after the fall-A Vietnamese trap for the coalition forces (tags)

Irag War

Iraq Peace Team Update (tags)

March 21, 2003 Kathy Kelly and Ramzi Kysia in Baghdad with Voices in the Wilderness' Iraq Peace Team. They are there to bear witness with the Iraqi People. Per phone this morning, they communicated this to people at the U.S. Voices in the Wilderness Office.

Venezuela: The Delta Platform: Sovereignty for sale? (tags)

(El Libertario, # 31, February 2003)

Venezuela. Chile 1973 revisited? (tags)

US propaganda, lies, and signs of foreign intervervention against Hugo Chavez' leftist independent government are stark reminders of US foreign policy's dark past, present and short-lived future.

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