Clinton Emails Reveal Direct US Sabotage of Venezuela

Telesur | 26 July, 2016

The many faces of Hillary Clinton

The many faces of Hillary Clinton | Photo: EFE

As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton led a team committed to delegitimizing the politics of the late Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution.

While Hillary Clinton publicly welcomed improved relations with Venezuela as secretary of state, she privately ridiculed the country and continued to support destabilization efforts, revealed her emails leaked by WikiLeaks.

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A white bird soars through time

Granma | 27 July, 2016

Fidel was always interested in the technical aspects of painting, which Guayasamín gladly explained from their first meeting in 1961. Photo:

“I am always going to return. Keeping a light lit.”

(Oswaldo Guayasamín, 1999)

ALTHOUGH the universally acclaimed Ecuadorian painter Oswaldo Guayasamín reiterated in multiple interviews that he only knew how to paint, many of his comments, jealously safeguarded at the foundation which bears his name, indicate the contrary. He was humanist, a thinker, from the canvas to the word.

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We will rise to the occasion to meet this new challenge

Granma | 27 July, 2016

Photo: Estudio Revolución

Full text of speech by José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba’s Central Committee, and a vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, during the commemoration of the 63rd anniversary of the assaults on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Garrisons, held in Sancti Spíritus, July 26, 2016, Year 58 of the Revolution26

(Council of State transcript/GI translation)

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Finding meaning in a commemoration

Granma | 27 July, 2016

Photo: Internet

One of the most infamous pages of history, the slavery to which women, men and children from the African continent were subjected for centuries, only ended in Cuba in 1886, long after the majority of territories of the Western Hemisphere.

While on February 13, 1880, the Spanish Crown decreed a law proclaiming “the cessation of the state of slavery on the island of Cuba,” slaveholders continued the exploitation citing Article 3 of a document establishing the right of patrons “to make use of the work of those under their patronage.” Euphemistic legalese which concealed the continuation of a brutal regime of exploitation.

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Bernard and His Brother: You Cannot Stop the Movement That Has Begun

by Abby Zimet, staff writer

Common Dreams | 27 July, 2016

One of the most poignant moments from Tuesday’s convention was the tearful, fiery roll call vote for Bernie from the final  Democrat From Abroad: His older brother Larry, a longtime activist – first Labor, now Green – in the U.K. who chose to “bring before this convention the names of our parents, Eli Sanders, Dorothy Glassberg Sanders.” He went on, breaking down, “They did not have easy lives, and they died young. They would be immensely proud of their son and his accomplishments … They loved the New Deal of Franklin Roosevelt and would be especially proud that Bernard is renewing that vision.” Across the hall, amidst the Vermont delegates, Bernie also teared up in the realest few seconds of the day.Read More »

Nigeria: Catastrophic Malnutrition in Borno State

Doctors Without Borders  | 27 July, 2016


GENEVA/NEW YORK – A major humanitarian operation is needed to save lives in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno state, where more than 500,000 people are living in catastrophic conditions in villages and towns affected by the conflict between the military and Boko Haram, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today, after finding extremely high levels of malnutrition in another town where MSF teams recently gained access.

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Why is the DNC Trying to Silence Nina Turner?

National Nurses United  | 27 July, 2016

Media Availability Today: Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover, Rosario Dawson, Shailene Woodley, Kendrick Sampson, Josh Fox

PHILADELPHIA – An all-star list of performers, including Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover, Rosario Dawson, Shailene Woodley, and Kendrick Sampson, will headline a media availability today to respond to efforts by the Democratic National Committee to silence former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner, a leading and prominent African American surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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Will Bernie Sanders’ Political Movement Have Life Beyond the DNC?

by JOHN LIGHT  | 25 July, 2016

Nina Turner, a former Democratic Ohio state senator and current CNN contributor who endorsed Bernie Sanders, addresses the People’s Convention. (Photo by John Light)

Along with the Democratic party officials, delegates, lobbyists and members of the media who flocked to Philadelphia this weekend came tens of thousands of activists — a number that will likely continue to grow during the four days of the party’s presidential nominating convention, officially kicking off Monday night with speeches from first lady Michelle Obama and former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.Read More »

Scorching Global Temps Astound Climate Scientists

by Nika Knight, staff writer

Common Dreams  | 27 July, 2016

Southern California’s years-long drought has resulted in one of the “most extreme” wildfires the region has ever seen. (Photo: Nick Ut/AP)

Record global heat in the first half of 2016 has caught climate scientists off-guard, reportsThompson Reuters Foundation.

“What concerns me most is that we didn’t anticipate these temperature jumps,” David Carlson, director of the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) climate research program, told Thompson Reuters Foundation late Monday. “We predicted moderate warmth for 2016, but nothing like the temperature rises we’ve seen.”

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Debt-Ridden Puerto Rico a ‘Corporate Welfare Paradise’ for GMO Companies

by Nika Knight, staff writer

Common Dreams  | 27 July, 2016

“We have moved from foreign manufacturing enterprises to petrochemical industries, from the petrochemical industries to the pharmaceutical industries, from the pharmaceutical to biotechnology,” observed an economics professor at the University of Puerto Rico. (Photo: Jorge Quinteros/flickr/cc)

An investigation by local journalist Eliván Martínez Mercado reveals that Puerto Rico has handed over hundreds of millions of dollars in public funds to multinational biotech corporations, such as Monsanto and Pioneer Hi Bred (now Dupont), even as the colonial territory’s decade-long debt crisis forced the closure of public schools.

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