Granma | October 06, 2017
Photo: Korda, Alberto
Che’s Bolivian Diary contains entries from only the first week of October – the final days of the enduring life of the heroic guerilla. In his summary of the month of September, he wrote, “The army is now showing its effectiveness in action and the bulk of campesinos won’t help us at all, and are becoming informers.”
The proximity of army forces in the area in which Che’s guerillas were moving was a constant theme in his notes, be it a result of chance sightings or news heard on the radio, which as is often the case in such situations, could well contain misinformation purposefully disseminated to put pressure on the revolutionaries.Read More »
Che Guevara’s corpse on display in Vallegrande, Bolivia. Image taken by covert CIA operative on October 10, 1967.
On October 9, 1967, socialist revolutionary and guerrilla leader Che Guevara, age 39, was killed by the Bolivian army. The U.S. military-backed Bolivian forces captured Guevara on October 8th while battling his band of guerrillas and assassinated him the following day. His hands were cut off as proof of death and his body was buried in an unmarked grave. In 1997, Guevara’s remains were found and sent back to Cuba, where they were reburied in a ceremony attended by President Fidel Castro and thousands of Cubans.Read More »
Opponents of the “new NAFTA” protest outside negotiations in Ottawa, Sept. 21. | People’s Voice
OTTAWA, Canada—As NAFTA negotiators from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico gathered in Ottawa for a third round of talks, the Communist Party of Canada (CPC) held a press conference at the National Press Gallery on Parliament Hill on Sept. 21, and participated in the tri-lateral “Civil Society Summit” on Sept. 23.Read More »
The following article is an editorial which appeared in the Oct. 10 edition of Morning Star.
A woman holds a Spanish Republic flag. The Communist Party of Spain has called for a federal republic which recognizes the right of national self-determination. | Alvaro Barrientos / AP
FIRST Minister Carles Puigdemont plans to address Catalonia’s parliament today and it is suspected he might declare that country’s independence.
His intention to make such an announcement yesterday was blocked by an order from Spain’s constitutional court suspending the Catalan parliament.
Puigdemont holds that the 92 per cent vote for independence in October 1’s referendum – a vote scarred by a savage bid by the Spanish state to suppress it which injured hundreds – would legitimise any such declaration, but this continues a provocative approach which shows as little regard for Catalan public opinion as it does for the kingdom’s constitutional niceties. Only 43 per cent of eligible voters participated and for many this was because they disputed the legitimacy of the process.
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A Journal of People compilation
A wave of support floods the Soviet Central Executive Committee from the Urals, the Donbas, the Central Industrial region, the Ukraine, Belorussia, Central Asia, etc. 126 local Soviets demand the Petrograd Soviet take power. The Petrograd Soviet adopts a resolution to support the Bolshevik party. The Mensheviks and SRs try to filibuster, but the resulting vote is still devastating: 279 to 115. This brings Bolshevik support to four major cities: Petrograd, Ivanovo-Voznesensk, Kronstadt, and Krasnoyarsk. The number of land seizures by the peasants increases to 958 incidents. Kerensky openly declares Russia a “Republic”, and arrests General Kornilov.Read More »
The Wire | October 11, 2017
Scotland’s First Minister and Scottish National Party (SNP) Leader, Nicola Sturgeon, speaks on the final day of the SNP conference in Glasgow, Scotland, October 10, 2017. Credit: Reuters
Glasgow, Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon told her Scottish National Party on Tuesday that Britain’s impending exit from the European Union strengthened the case for Scottish independence from the UK and that her party still has a mandate to offer a choice.
“With the UK government so engulfed in chaos and taking the country down a path of self-imposed decline, the need to (make the case for independence) has never been greater,” she told the party faithful gathered in Scotland‘s biggest city, adding that it was not clear when a new vote would be held.Read More »