EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH LULA: The injustice committed against me is an injustice against the Brazilian people


Granma | June 18, 2018

Many leaders have been imprisoned simply for fighting for the people. Photo: Voz de América

The workers’ leader, the man who during his term as President of Brazil pushed for laws and social plans that allowed some 30 million Brazilians to be lifted out of poverty, whom all the polls indicate is the favorite, by a large majority, to win the presidential elections of 2018, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, responded to questions from Granma, with the kind help of a Brazilian friend.Read More »

Guantánamo: Resisting an illegal occupation for 120 years


Granma | June 14, 2018

GUANTÁNAMO.– The Guantánamo Naval Base is evidence of U.S. geopolitical and economic interests, riding roughshod over Cuba’s sovereignty and harming the Cuban people.

This was noted by historian José Sánchez Guerra, during the “Theoretical Encounter: 120 Years of the Yankee Military Presence in Guantánamo,” held at the University of Medical Sciences of this territory; as part of which professors, social science researchers and university students discussed the damages caused as a result of the United States’ oldest overseas military base.Read More »

U.S: 2.5 Million Homes, Businesses Totaling $1 Trillion Threatened by High Tide Flooding

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) | June 18, 2018

WASHINGTON – Accelerating sea level rise in the lower 48 states, primarily driven by climate change, is projected to worsen tidal flooding, putting as many as 311,000 coastal homes with a collective market value of about $117.5 billion today at risk of chronic flooding within the next 30 years—the lifespan of a typical mortgage—according to a new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) released today. Roughly 14,000 coastal commercial properties assessed at a value of roughly $18.5 billion also are at risk during that time frame. By the end of the century, homes and businesses currently worth more than $1 trillion could be at risk: as many as 2.4 million homes—roughly the equivalent of all the homes in Los Angeles and Houston combined—valued at approximately $912 billion and 107,000 commercial properties assessed at $152 billion.  Read More »

Coalition Ignores Famine Warnings and Continues Assault on Yemen as Critics Question US Complicity

Yemeni women and girls
Women and girls line up to receive food aid on June 10, 2018 in Sana’a, the rebel-held captial of Yemen. About 70 percent of humanitarian assistance reaches Yemenis through Hodeida, a port city currently under seige by Saudi-led coalition forces. (Photo: Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images)

Ignoring international aid groups’ warnings that an attack on the Yemeni city of Hodeida, which is held by Houthi rebels, could exacerbate hunger in an impoverished and war-torn nation already on the brink of famine, Saudi-led U.S.-backed coalition forces continued a sweeping assault on the Red Sea port city Saturday, reportedlyseizing control of an airport.

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How the Corporate Media Enslave Us to a World of Illusions

by Jonathan Cook


For several years now, I have been writing regular posts on my blog with one end in mind: to help open a door for readers and encourage them to step through. I select issues, usually those that dominate western media coverage and represent a consensus that we might term the Great Western Narrative, and try to show how this narrative has been constructed not to inform and enlighten but to conceal and deceive.

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All That Is Green Is Not Forest

by Anupam Sisodia

The WireJune 18, 2018

All That Is Green Is Not Forest

Gomarda in Raigad district, Chhattisgarh. Credit: Anupam Sisodia

India hosted World Environment Day this year with active participation from government, civil society, private organisations and citizens in large numbers. This reflects an evolved awareness and concern towards environment – or did it?

Like every year, the dominant activity on this occasion was a mass drive towards ‘greening’ through distribution of saplings and plantation. Before we rejoice in having contributed “our bit” towards saving the environment, it’s pertinent to understand how much and where the trees were planted, using Chhattisgarh as a case study.Read More »