Sanders: Corbyn Surge in UK Shows World Rising Up Against Austerity, Inequality

by Jake Johnson, staff writer

Common Dreams | June 09, 2017

Sanders said he has been “impressed” by Corbyn’s “willingness to talk about class issues.” (Photo: Getty)

Responding to the results of the U.K. election, which commentators have already deemed a “political upset” for the ages and a stunning backfire for Prime Minister Theresa May, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday congratulated Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and the British people for “rising up against austerity and massive levels of income and wealth inequality.”

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Jeremy Corbyn’s Bold Vision Puts UK on Verge of ‘Amazing Political Upset’

by Jon Queally, staff writer

Common Dreams | June 08, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn on Thursday night said the British people have had enough of Prime Minister Theresa May and the Tories’ economic policies and said he was very proud that people across the country were “voting for hope for the future, and turning their backs on austerity.”

As it looked as though the U.K. election might be heading towards shocking results and a hung Parliament, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called on Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May to resign while declaring his party’s campaign “has changed the face of British politics.

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Civil War—Fueled by US Bombs—Is Driving Yemen into Crisis.

Oxfam International | June 08, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Yemeni people are on the brink of famine after two years of conflict. In this time, millions of people have been displaced from their homes. And without adequate access to medical supplies or facilities, every ten minutes a child dies in Yemen due to preventable disease.

Yet at a time when the Yemeni people desperately need an end to violence, President Trump is proposing to sell nearly $510 million worth of weapons, including precision-guided munitions, to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia’s use of these munitions in Yemen has fueled the conflict in Yemen, creating a humanitarian catastrophe. Tomorrow, Congress will vote on this arms deal that would be used to fuel the war in Yemen. The Yemeni people need peace – not more bombs.Read More »

Gujarat Police Bruatality Against Narmada Bachao Andolan

National Alliance of People’s Movements | June 09, 2017


Badwani | June 09, 2017: The statement issued and published today by the Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat, Mr. Nitin Patel, followed the totally undemocratic and unexpected arrest and attack on the children participating in the peaceful rally of Sardar Sarovar oustees with supporters from across the country, on the border of MP and Gujrat (on 7th June 2017). One may say, it is either to be totally ignored or blasted. However, it is an indicator of Gujarat‘s plan with the support from the centre, getting ready with its statutory force, to stop and supress people’s power. The same state, on the other hand, seems to be expressing its cowardice by raising a false alarm that NBA is out to create a stir in Gujarat since they are opposed to Sardar Sarovar and Gujarat’s development!Read More »

India’s Healthcare System Needs An Overhaul

by | June 09, 2017

People waiting to get registered at Motihari District Government Hospital in East Champaran, Bihar. With so few doctors employed to work in the public sector of healthcare in India, this scene is typical.

People waiting to get registered at Motihari District Government Hospital in East Champaran, Bihar. With so few doctors employed to work in the public sector of healthcare in India, this scene is typical.

A report published by Forbes on 11 September 2014 still stands true as not much has changed in the access to healthcare in India. According to World Health Organization’s 2000 World Health Report ranking India’s healthcare system at 112 out of 190 countries. The below paragraph is based on a friend’s recent experience when he was spending time and energy for the treatment of his aunt.

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Puerto Rico, a U.S. disaster in the Caribbean

Granma | June 08, 2017

On Sunday June 11, Puerto Ricans will vote on whether or not to remain an Associated Free State of the United States. Photo: AFP

SAN JUAN.— In San Juan, chants of “the debt is illegal” and “colonial dictatorship” fill the morning air, as students from the University of Puerto Rico block a palm-lined avenue.

Across the street, a board of overseers imposed by Washington is meeting with student representatives to hear their demands as they mull ever deeper cuts to pull this “Greece of the Caribbean” out of bankruptcy.

To some, it’s a necessary corrective to get a stumbling Puerto Rico back on its feet.Read More »

Tribute to Che this June 14 in Santa Clara


Granma | June 08, 2017

SANTA CLARA.– The presence of Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara in this city will be remembered with a series of activities this June 14, on the occasion of the 89th anniversary of his birth.

In the early morning, 39 children and young people from two local schools named after the guerrilla leader will carry out the traditional exchange of floral wreaths at the Memorial where his remains and those of his fellow comrades in arms in Bolivia rest, explained Yoel Padrón, head of the Young Communist League’s (UJC) Ideological Department in Villa Clara.Read More »