by John Bachtell
Still relevant: Brochures with a portrait of Karl Marx at the exhibition ‘Dystopia – For the 200th birthday of Karl Marx’ in the art collection of the town museum in Jena, Germany, Friday, May 4. | Jens Meyer / AP
Communist Party USA leader John Bachtell will address the international conference “Marxism of the 21st Century and the Future of World Socialism,” sponsored by the Communist Party of China on May 28 in Shenzhen. This is the text of his remarks, as prepared for presentation.
We enthusiastically join in celebrating Karl Marx on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of his birth and express deep appreciation to the International Department of the Communist Party of China for hosting this event.Read More »
Granma | May 28, 2018
Nicolás Maduro has always remained close to his people, both in moments of celebration and in more difficult times. Photo: AVN
Economic war, sabotage, low oil prices, international sanctions, and political violence. Any president prior to the arrival of Hugo Chávez to the Miraflores Presidential Palace would have succumbed in just a few days faced with an attack such as that experienced by the government of Nicolás Maduro.
However, the Venezuelan people are still standing and supporting the leaders of the Bolivarian Revolution. How can this heroic resistance be explained?Read More »
Granma | May 23, 2018
Maduro received three-times as many votes as his closest rival for the presidency, Henri Falcón. Photo: El Confidencial
While thousands of people gathered around Miraflores Presidential Palace to greet the re-election of President Nicolás Maduro, opposition sectors, the United States, the European Union and the Latin American right launched a predictable destabilization plan against the most recent democratic electoral process undertaken on Sunday, May 20, in Venezuela.Read More »
Granma | May 25, 2018
CARACAS.— During almost two decades of the Bolivarian Revolution, there have been no elections or referendums in which the Venezuelan right wing and its international allies have accepted the results when Chavista forces won.Read More »
by Olivia Rosane
White-banded swallows in Yasuni National Park, one of the places that has largely escaped human pressures. | Geoff Gallice/Flickr (CC)
A study published in Science Friday presents what authors call a sobering “reality check” on global efforts to protect biodiversity—one third of all conservation areas set aside as wildlife sanctuaries or national parks are “highly degraded” by human activities.Read More »
by Pavan Kulkarni
Tens of thousands of people – including railway workers, nurses, public sector employees, students and retirees – once again took to the streets in 160 different locations in France on Saturday, May 26, to protest against the reforms proposed by President Emmanuel Macron.Read More »
by Arup Majumder
Frontier | Vol. 50, No.46, May 20 – 26, 2018
I joined the naxalite movement like thousands of students in my school life itself. It was a wave. So I can’t assure you that I was consciously got involved in the movement. Like many other novices I was also got arrested and just by chance my life was saved. Then after experiencing the famous treatment of Runu GuhaNeyogi in Lalbazar lock-up, I was detained in Presidency jail with many co-travellers. Finally the court considered the best possible justice can be given to me and many others were to be detained in MISA.
From there itself my true political life starts. I came across many leaders of varying viewpoint and different political background. At that time we were told in jail that our liberation army was marching in the villages. Though Charu Majumdar declared that India will be liberated within 1975, but we were believing that People’s Liberation Army may reach Presidency jail much before that, they will liberate us. Masses will gather outside the jail and there will be a grand reception for us.Read More »