Honduras: Opposition Supporters Hold Nationwide Protests

teleSUR | December 15, 2017

Opposition supporters during a protest over a disputed presidential election in Tegucigalpa, Honduras December 15, 2017.

  • Opposition supporters during a protest over a disputed presidential election in Tegucigalpa, Honduras December 15, 2017. | Photo: Reuters
    The protests are directed at the probable fraud that has marked the country’s presidential elections.

    Opposition Alliance supporters in Honduras are out on the streets in a nationwide protest after presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla and former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya called for the people to begin a “peaceful” and “permanent” national demonstration and labor strike.

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Venezuela: We Demand Recognition for the Chavista & Communard Peoples’ Right to Political Participation

VENEZUELANALYSIS.COM | December 13, 2017

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“Sovereignty resides within in the people & is untransferable, whom may exercise it directly in the way foreseen in this Constitution and the law, and indirectly, by means of suffrage, through the state organs of Popular Power. The organs of the state emanate from popular sovereignty and are subject to it.” – (CRBV, Article 5)

“The commune must be the birthplace of socialism. Socialism should emerge from the grassroots, it cannot be decreed; You must create it. It is a popular creation […] The commune is the space where we are going to conceive and give birth to socialism, from the small-scale. A mountain is built grain by grain, stone by stone” – (Hugo Chávez, Aló Presidente Teórico Nº 1, 11.06.09)

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US Donates Almost USD$1M to Pro-Venezuelan Opposition Think-Tank

by Rachael Boothroyd Rojas

VENEZUELANALYSIS.COM | December 13, 2017

In 2013, the Atlantic Council presented an “international distinguished leadership award” to then-Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. (Atlantic Council)
In 2013, the Atlantic Council presented an “international distinguished leadership award” to then-Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. (Atlantic Council)

Bogota, December 13 2017 (venezuelanalysis.com) – A small bureau at the US State Department donated almost $USD1 million dollars to the Atlantic Council think-tank in September to work with the Venezuelan opposition.

The USD$900,000 in taxpayers’ money was donated to the organisation as part of the US State Department’s “Peace Process Support Network” programme in order to “promote non-violent conflict resolution” in the South American country. Venezuela is currently suffering from an acute economic crisis and political impasse between the national leftist government and the opposition, though a third phase of official dialogue between the two began at the beginning of December.

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FACE OF AN ECONOMY: Poverty in Alabama, US

A Journal of People report

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A neighborhood with rundown homes on March 6, 2015 in Selma, Alabama. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Poverty in Alabama, US, is shocking. To the mainstream-believers, it seems strange also. But it is a fact from the capitalist state, one of the richest countries in the world.

A report in The Independent, US, said: The US state of Alabama has some of the worst conditions of poverty in the developed world, according to a visiting United Nations official.

The “UN shocked by level of poverty in Alabama: ‘We haven’t seen this in the first world’” headlined report by Andrew Buncombe from Birmingham, Alabama said:Read More »

Red Is The Color Of The Poor: Sumanta Banerjee Looks Into The Naxalbari Uprising In India

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Countercurrents.org | November 17, 2017

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Sumanta Banerjee (b. 1936), political and civil rights activist and social scientist, moved to the revolutionary position of the Naxalbari peasants’ upsurge in the north-eastern India while working as a journalist for The Statesman in the late sixties, and joined the movement in 1973. He had to resort to underground life while carrying on his revolutionary tasks in rural and industrial areas, Srikakulam forests and hills, and Kolkata slums. As an active participant in the toilers’ political struggle armed with Marxism-Leninism-Mao Thought he had the opportunity to know the movement closely from his work with comrades from grassroots and a part of leadership, and working with Liberation, the clandestine English organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist). Sumanta Banerjee, author of In the Wake of Naxalbari: A History of the Naxalite Movement in India(Subarnarekha, Kolkata, 1980), Marxism and the Indian Left: From “Interpreting” to “Changing” It(Purbalok Publication, Kolkata, 2012), The Parlour and the Street: Elite and Popular Culture in Nineteenth Century Calcutta (1989) and Logic in a Popular Form (2002), regularly contributes to The Economic and Political Weekly from Mumbai. He is also editor of Thema Book of Naxalite Poetry(1987). In this interview, conducted in late-September-early-October, 2017 by Farooque Chowdhury, Sumanta Banerjee looks into the Naxalbari Uprising.Read More »

Income of World’s Top .001% Skyrockets by 636%: Report

teleSUR | December 14, 2017

Average annual income for the bottom 50 percent of earners has stayed constant at US$16,000 over the last four decades.

Average annual income for the bottom 50 percent of earners has stayed constant at US$16,000 over the last four decades. | Photo: Reuters
The report, which highlights the growing gulf between haves and have-nots, was compiled by five economists, including scholars Emmanuel Saez and Thomas Piketty.

Global Economic Inequality is surging, further widening the pay gap between the haves and have-nots, according to a new World Inequality report.

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Che Guevara in the Congo

by David Seddon

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Nepal: Interview with Shyam Shrestha

This leftist electoral alliance will move towards unification

A Journal of People report


Shyam Shrestha, a highly respected left-leaning thinker in Nepal, said in an interview carried by Kathmandu Post: “Now the formation of a leftist alliance has also put forward an image of stability. Nepalis [the people in Nepal] desire a stable government.”

The interview focuses on politics in post-election Nepal. In the election the alliance of two major communist parties – Communist Party of Nepal-United Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML) and Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Centre (CPN-MC) – achieved a landslide victory.

Shyam Shrestha was editor of Mulyankan Monthly, a magazine that provides a widely followed forum for leftist and democratic debate.Read More »

Venezuela’s Socialists Score Landslide Win in Mayoral Elections

by Ryan Patrick Mallett-Outtrim and Lucas Koerner

VENEZUELANALYSIS.COM | December 11, 2017

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro celebrates the outcome of Sunday's municipal elections with the newly elected mayor of Libertador district Erika Farias in Caracas. (AVN)
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro celebrates the outcome of Sunday’s municipal elections with the newly elected mayor of Libertador district Erika Farias in Caracas. (AVN)

Puebla, Mexico, December 11, 2017 (venezuelanalysis.com) – Venezuela’s socialists scored an overwhelming victory in mayoral elections Sunday, taking over ninety percent of the country’s municipalities.

President Nicolas Maduro’s United Venezuelan Socialist Party (PSUV), along with its allies, have secured victory in 308 of Venezuela’s 335 municipalities. According to preliminary results, the governing socialist party managed to take 21 out of the country’s 23 state capitals as well as the Caracas Capital District.

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Venezuelan Municipal Elections Open Two Scenarios for 2018 Presidential Race

by Ociel Lopez – Supuesto Negado

VENZUELANALYSIS.COM | December 12, 2017

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The electoral result of the 2017 mayoral elections can tell us a lot about how the 2018 political contest may play out. Certainly, the Chavista landslide win of 300 out of 335 mayorship positions it as a favorite for any electoral event. But these results are not sufficient to win a presidential election. Here we will try to analyze today’s conjuncture and make projections for the 2018 presidential election.

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