Former Panama Strongman Manuel Noriega Dies at 83

teleSUR | May 30, 2017

Manuel Noriega was extradited from France to Panama in 2011.

Manuel Noriega was extradited from France to Panama in 2011. | Photo: EFE

Panamanian ex-general Manuel Noriega died Monday night at the age of 83 in the Santo Tomas hospital, government officials confirmed.

On condition of anonymity, a government official said Noriega died at around 11 p.m. local time after his condition suddenly took a turn for the worse. “Mr. Noriega died tonight,” Secretary of State for Communication Manuel Dominguez confirmed to the AFP.

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Venezuela Accuses European Parliament of Encouraging Violence

teleSUR | May 29, 2017

Right-wing opposition protesters in Venezuela have left over 70 dead.

Right-wing opposition protesters in Venezuela have left over 70 dead. | Photo: Reuters

A Venezuelan diplomat accused the European Parliament Monday of approving resolutions that have a “negative effect on Venezuela because they encourage violence instead of condemning it explicitly.”

“The position of the European Parliament is clearly interventionist,” Venezuela’s EU Vice Minister Yvan Gil said to reporters in Brussels. “There is an alliance between right-wing factions in the European Parliament and right-wing, violent factions in Venezuela.”

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Art and Communism: Soviet Posters Against Racism and War

The visionary propaganda of the USSR’s skilled artists upheld social equality in contrast to racial hatred, colonialism and imperialism.

teleSUR | September 06, 2016

No to Fascism!
No to Fascism!

The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 ushered in the world’s first socialist state. Encompassing one-sixth of the world, the Soviet Union sought in its early days to bring about a global revolution against capitalism and imperialism, and openly declared its opposition to colonialism, racism and exploitation.

In order to advance toward the goal of world revolution, agitational propaganda, or agitprop was deployed as a means of conveying Marxist theory to the workers and oppressed of the world. Entire departments and agencies produced posters, cinema, poetry, music and literature for this purpose, and life in the socialist state was permeated with the striking motifs of agitprop artwork.

teleSUR takes a look at the iconic political posters of visionary Soviet artist and propagandist, Viktor B. Koretsky.

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Let’s never forget why Muammar Gaddafi was killed

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Glimpses of life: Intervention-devastated Libya

A Journal of People report

Life in Libya, devastated with imperialist intervention, is difficult: factional fights, blood spilling, death, destruction. Fighting factions have carved up the fourth largest country in Africa into fiefdoms. Uncertainty is permanent company of citizens there in Libya. Many wonder: is the economy operating?

A few media reports present a glimpse of life in the vast and oil-rich country embroiled in violence since the 2011 imperialist intervention toppled and killed Mummar Gaddafi.Read More »

Timeline of the October Revolution

A Journal of People compilation

Timeline of the Russian Revolution of 1917

May 1

The Petrograd Soviet votes in favor of forming a new, Coalition Government, despite Bolshevik condemnation and in contradiction to the March 1 decision of the Soviet. Weeks earlier, Lenin warned about the dangers of this new Dual Power.

Foreign minister Pavel N Miliukov (also spelled Milyukov) sends a declaration to the Allies regarding the Russian Government’s war aims. The government’s position is that of being ready to quit the war without any ambitions regarding territorial annexations.

However, knowing that the French and the British wouldn’t be happy with that position, Miliukov attaches a note of his own. Miliukov elaborates that Russia is still willing to “continue the war until complete victory” and that Russia is very much interested in expanding her territory. This note is leaked to the press and will cause the Provisional Government’s first crisis.Read More »

Who were ‘Africa’s First Democrats’? A review

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