Nicaragua’s Crisis – the Latest Stage in a Permanent War

by Tortilla con Sal

teleSUR | June 17, 2018

A demonstrator holds a homemade mortar during a protest against the government of Nicaragua

A demonstrator holds a homemade mortar during a protest against the government of Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega, in Managua, Nicaragua June 17 2018.
The opposition will probably delay dismantling the roadblocks and continue their terror attacks to extort maximum concessions from the government.

Nicaragua’s opposition paramilitary intimidation and media terror campaign have brought fear, insecurity, and hardship to around 30 of Nicaragua’s 153 municipalities. Only President Daniel Ortega’s commitment to peace has prevented an even worse conflict. Almost as disturbing as the extreme sadism of the opposition paramilitaries in Nicaragua is how their supporters and media displace opposition crimes by attributing them to the government. On June 14th Nicaragua’s Commission for Truth Peace and Justice, sworn in by the country’s National Assembly, reported 168 people dead and over 2100 injured.

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Report: Scientists Have Advanced Bio-Weapon Capabilities

teleSUR | June 20, 2018

The ability to make bacteria more resistant to treatment or creating harmful biochemicals is a possibility.

The ability to make bacteria more resistant to treatment or creating harmful biochemicals is a possibility. | Photo: Reuters
The field of synthetic biology can facilitate altering the structure of bacteria to make them more harmful.

Advancement in synthetic biology now gives scientist the tools to recreate dangerous viruses, a 221-page Department of Defense report has disclosed.

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Production with environmental conscience

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Granma | June 18, 2018

The Central Rum Distillery in Santo Domingo is a pioneer in the use of renewable energy in Cuba. Photo: Freddy Pérez Cabrera

SANTO DOMINGO, Villa Clara.–Behind every bottle of Cubay rum produced at the Agustín Rodríguez Mena distillery in this municipality, is a centenary history that includes the best of rum making traditions in Central Cuba – the reason the brand has become one of Cuba’s best-selling spirits around the world.Read More »

Puerto Rico’s inalienable right to self-determination and independence reiterated in the UN

Granma | June 19, 2018

New York hosted the UN Special Committee on Decolonization session. Photo: Prensa Latina

The UN Special Committee on Decolonization reiterated Monday, June 18, Puerto Rico’s inalienable right to self-determination and independence, in accordance with General Assembly Resolution 1514, on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples.Read More »

Warned 30 years ago, global warming ‘is in our living room’

by Seth Borenstein and Nicky Forster

People’s World | June 19, 2018

Warned 30 years ago, global warming ‘is in our living room’

Smoke rises behind a destroyed apartment complex as a wildfire burns in Ventura, Calif, Dec. 5, 2017. In the 30 years since 1988, the number of acres burned in the U.S. by wildfires has doubled. Noah Berger | AP

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — We were warned.

On June 23, 1988, a sultry day in Washington, James Hansen told Congress and the world that global warming wasn’t approaching — it had already arrived. The testimony of the top NASA scientist, said Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley, was “the opening salvo of the age of climate change.”Read More »

(U.S) Angela Davis: “Education must not be sacrificed at the altar of profit”

by Chauncey K. Robinson

People’s World | June 19, 2018

Angela Davis: “Education must not be sacrificed at the altar of profit”

Dr. Angela Davis / AP

CHICAGO—“If we want to break the school-to-prison pipeline, if we want to abolish the prison-industrial complex, if we want to create schools that nourish the intellectual imagination of younger generations, then we have to dismantle the structures and ideologies of racism, and we need to start right now.” That was the message radical activist, philosopher, and professor Dr. Angela Davis brought to a meeting of educators and activists at a “consciousness-raising” event sponsored by the Chicago Teachers Union Foundation on June 16.Read More »