30 governors dismissed and thousands of police officers suspended while autocracy tightens its grip over troubled Turkey

A Journal of People report

A troubled time is haunting Turkey as its ruling clique continues tightening its autocratic grip on the country in turmoil. And, warplanes have patrolled Turkey’s skies following a failed coup, a sign that authorities fear the threat against the government is not yet over. Relations with the country’s western allies are deteriorating, which is becoming a burden on the ruling clique.

As a sign of disoriented governance, thousands of police officers have been suspended on July 18, 2016. The step comes on the heels of suspending thousands of members of judiciary, and detaining a number of them. And Turkey’s Finance Ministry has suspended 1500 of its workers. Read More »

In Campaign Against Venezuela, NYT Cites Former Member of Death Squad Alliance


Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting | 14 July, 2016

In its nonstop campaign against the government of Venezuela, the New York Times (“Neighbors Stand Up to Venezuela,” 7/11/16) is now  forced to lean on the thin reed of Paraguay’s ultra-rightist government, which took power in elections widely characterized by fraud, as even the Times (4/21/13) noted when they occurred.

Eladio Loizaga

Even more bizarre is the Timeseditorial’s reliance on Paraguay’s foreign minister, Eladio Loizaga, a diplomat left over from the decades-long dictatorship of Gen. Alfredo Stroessner.  The foreign minister is accused by Latin Americans (E’a, 8/12/13) of involvement in the hit squad operations of the World Anti-Communist League and Operation Condor.Read More »

The future in the faces of children (+ Photos)


Granma | 18 July, 2016

Sunday, July 17, hundreds of Cuban youngsters celebrated Children’s Day a bit differently. On this occasion, along with the smiles and enthusiasm typical of their age, delegates to the José Martí Pioneers’ Organization (OPJM) National Assembly cast a critical eye on their schools and communities; asserted that the rifle of these times is education; and reaffirmed their confidence that they are the country’s future.

In addition to the debate planned for the event, the hall was filed with applause when the group sent Fidel and Raúl sculptures of a Cuban Pioneer and the country’s single-star flag, respectively. The two gifts were accepted by Olga Lidia Tapia Iglesias, member of the Party Central Committee Secretariat, who also spoke at the gathering, emphasizing that the children of today are the hope, the future, and the guarantee that in Cuba the Revolution is forever.

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