CUBAN PEOPLE’S REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT
Our People, Who Take Pride in Our History and are Committed to the Ideals and Achievements of the Revolution, will Resist and Triumph
The attempts at imposing neocolonial domination on Our America by publicly declaring the present value of the Monroe Doctrine contravene the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace
| September 22, 2020
Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez Photo: Estudios Revolución
Mr. Secretary General,
A global pandemic has changed everyday life drastically. From one day to the next, millions of people are infected and thousands die, even though life expectancy is longer thanks to development. Hospital systems with high-level services have collapsed and the health systems of poor countries are affected by their chronic lack of capacity. Drastic quarantines are turning the most populated cities into deserted areas. Social life is non-existent except on digital networks. Theaters, nightclubs, galleries and even schools are closed or on limited schedules. Read More »
Universal Collaboration is Needed to End This Pandemic
Saving Lives Campaign US-Cuba Normalization Conference Coalition
Cuba, battling successfully to contain COVID-19 at home, also provides medical internationalism and solidarity abroad. While Cuba dispatches the Henry Reeve Brigade to countries requesting healthcare assistance, Donald Trump’s administration escalates the anti-Cuba economic, financial and commercial blockade while threatening sovereign states who request needed Cuban medical solidarity — in a global pandemic.
The limited measures implemented by President Barack Obama towards US-Cuba normalization, are being steadily dismantled by the Trump Administration. Between January 2019 and March 2020 many new measures were implemented against Cuba and incrementally announced. In April, after a shipment of coronavirus aid delivery to Cuba was blocked, the Associated Press reported: “The embargo has exceptions for food and medical aid but companies are often afraid to carry out related financing or transportation due to the risk of fines or prosecution under the embargo.” Despite the blockade Cuba has created an economy and society that provides universal healthcare and free education.Read More »
FARMERS’ PLIGHT IN INDIA
Modi’s Farm Bills Totally Kowtow to Imperialist Agenda
News Click | September 26, 2020
The two Bills rammed through Parliament last week were objectionable in every conceivable sense. The very fact of their being rammed through the Rajya Sabha, without being put to vote despite demands for a division, was grossly anti-democratic. The fact of the Centre making unilateral and fundamental changes in agricultural marketing arrangements which fall within the state list of the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution was a blow against federalism.
To resurrect the pre-Independence arrangement under which the peasantry was exposed to the capitalist market without any support of the State, and which crushed it during the Great Depression of the 1930s, was a betrayal of the promise of Independence. To pit millions of small peasants against the might of a handful of private buyers, as the Bills propose to do, was to open them up to monopsonistic exploitation.Read More »
Marxian Economics for the 21st Century?
David F. Ruccio
In this post, I continue the draft of sections of my forthcoming book, “Marxian Economics: An Introduction.” This, like the previous four posts (here, here, here, and here), is written to serve as the basis for chapter 1, Marxian Economics Today. The text of this post should pretty much finish up the draft of the first chapter.
Is Marxian Economics Still Relevant?
It’s an obvious question for those of us living now, in the twenty-first century. Is Marxian economics still relevant?
After all, Marx wrote Capital in the middle of the nineteenth century, when both capitalism and mainstream economics were quite different from what they are today.Read More »
VENEZUELA’S RESISTANCE AGAINST IMPERIALIST AGGRESSION
Unconventional Warfare against Venezuela: Maduro’s Alert and Other Signs
RESUMEN | September 23, 2020
Photo: Scott Jenkins, US Marine.
On September 11, the capture of Matthew John Heath was reported, a US spy linked to a private security contractor (MVM Inc.) who carried out a 10-year mission in Iraq as a communications operator for a secret CIA base.
Matthew John Heath was conducting espionage activities at the strategic Cardón and Amuay refineries (located in Falcón state) with a view to carrying out a sabotage operation that would paralyze their gasoline and other fuel production operations.Read More »
AGENT OF IMPERIALISM IN VENEZUELA
Guaido Requests a Military Intervention Against Venezuela Invoking the R2P Doctrine
In a parallel and informal zoom video-chat accompanied by some delegations in the framework of the 75th General Assembly of the United Nations, the outgoing Venezuelan deputy Juan Guaidó gave a speech supposedly representing the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
The [speech] was not included in the institutional panel and took place just minutes after the official [speech] of President Nicolás Maduro before this Assembly. Guaidó, again, made serious and worrying statements that were later reinforced on his social networks.Read More »
U.S. IMPERIALIST AGGRESSION AGAINST VENEZUELA
Hoping to Force an Outcome, US Sanctions Opposition Parties in Venezuela Ahead of Elections
Elections for Venezuela’s National Assembly are fast approaching. But the United States does not want them to go ahead at all. Sanctions on Venezuela are nothing new. But yesterday Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took the unusual step of sanctioning leaders of local opposition parties in an attempt to pressure them to pull out of the contest in December.
Remarkably, considering the well-documented flaws with the same problems in the U.S., Pompeo’s statement dubiously claimed that Venezuelan voting machines are unreliable, that millions of voters remain unregistered, and that the country’s supreme electoral council is politicized and hand-picked by the executive branch.Read More »
U.S. IMPERIALIST AGGRESSION AGAINST VENEZUELA
Oil Companies Wind Down Venezuela Dealings as Washington Ramps Up Sanctions
Mérida, September 26, 2020 (venezuelanalysis.com) – A number of multinational companies are loading their final oil cargoes from Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA.
The moves come ahead of an expected ramp up of sanctions ahead of the US presidential election in November. Washington has reportedly given long time PDVSA customers including ENI (Italy), Repsol (Spain), Reliance (India) and Tipco Asphalt (Thailand) deadlines between October and November to wind down dealings with the Venezuelan company.Read More »
WORKERS PROTEST IN GREECE
Greek Workers Stage Massive Protests Against Government Policies
Workers across Greece staged protests on September 24.
On Thursday, September 24, massive and militant demonstrations were organized across Greece by the workers from different sectors on a variety of demands.
In the education sector, teachers and students’ unions, along with parents’ organizations, held demonstrations. The Public Hospital Doctors’ Federation (OENGE) observed a national strike and held demonstrations in all major cities of Greece. Their main demands were immediate measures to support doctors and healthcare workers in public hospitals against the pandemic. Maritime workers went on strike in Greece’s biggest port, Piraeus, protesting the attempt of the government to undermine collective contracts.Read More »