Food Shipment Destined For Venezuela Seized Due to US Blockade

teleSUR | August 07, 2019

Aerial view of the new Panama Canal expansion project on the outskirt of Colon City.
Aerial view of the new Panama Canal expansion project on the outskirt of Colon City. | Photo: Reuters

The ship was seized in the Panama canal according to the Venezuela government. 

Venezuela’s Vicepresident Delcy Rodriguez denounced Wednesday that a ship containing 25 thousand tons of soy-made products has been seized in the Panama Canal due to the U.S. blockade while calling on the United Nations to take action against the “serious aggression” that impede Venezuela “right to food”. 

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Is it a prelude to color revolution in Hong Kong?

The following article was published in on August 13, 2019 under the title “Hong Kong airport resumes operations with over 200 flights still cancelled amidst violence”

The Hong Kong International Airport resumed operations on Tuesday, a day after all flights were cancelled due to violent acts by protesters.

Media reports said:

Despite resumption of activities of the HK international airport, still over 200 flights in and out of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region have been cancelled on Tuesday.

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Venezuelans Prepared to Defend their Bolivarian Revolution

by Farooque Chowdhury

Dissident Voice | August 13, 2019

People in Venezuela shall defend the Bolivarian Revolution. To defend the land, the people are prepared for battle. This is the promise by the people in the land the revolution is moving forward with its transforming process.

Nicolas Maduro, the president of Venezuela, said: Venezuela is “prepared for battle” if the US imposes quarantine. “We are all prepared for battle if anyone tries to impose a quarantine or blockade on Venezuela.”Read More »

Why Marx matters: capitalism and the Metabolic Rift

by Brian Champ | August 10, 2019

CO2 was identified as a prime driver of global warming in the 1950s and has been the subject of many international meetings over the past 30 years. Despite increasing calls to reduce carbon emissions, they continue to rise faster and faster.

This is part of a planetary crisis that includes; a high species extinction rate; chemical pollution of land, water and skies; ocean acidification; freshwater consumption; nitrogen and phosphorus pollution; and more. With such existential crises looming, why are governments and economic leaders not acting to stop the destruction of the life support systems of the earth? Read More »

The Mexican debt crisis and the World Bank


 CADTM (Committee for the Abolition of Illegitimate Debt) | July 22, 2019

The Mexican debt crisis and the World Bank

In 2019, the World Bank (WB) and the IMF will be 75 years old. These two international financial institutions (IFI), founded in 1944, are dominated by the USA and a few allied major powers who work to generalize policies that run counter the interests of the world’s populations.

The WB and the IMF have systematically made loans to States as a means of influencing their policies. Foreign indebtedness has been and continues to be used as an instrument for subordinating the borrowers. Since their creation, the IMF and the WB have violated international pacts on human rights and have no qualms about supporting dictatorships.Read More »

Students Strike, Protest Across Brazil as Moro Orders Crackdown

teleSUR | August 13, 2019

Students take to the streets in Maceio, state of Alagoas, Brazil. The banner reads,

Students take to the streets in Maceio, state of Alagoas, Brazil. The banner reads, “Brazil deserves education” August 13, 2019. | Photo: Twitter / @MidiaNINJA

Researchers, professors and students protest against measures that seek to privatize education.

Brazil’s Justice Minister Sergio Moro ordered his ministry’s National Public Security Force (FSNP) to be stationed at the Ministries Square in Brasilia to crack down on student protests scheduled for Tuesday.

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Macri defeated in primary elections in Argentina

by Tanya Wadhwa

People’s Dispatch | August 12, 2019

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Alberto Fernández celebrate their victory in the primary elections in Argentina.

The primary elections, also known as the primary, open, simultaneous and mandatory (PASO), were held in Argentina on August 11. Alberto Fernández of the Frente de Todos -a coalition of the center-left parties- emerged as the winner of the election with 47.22% of the votes, defeating the current right-wing president Mauricio Macri with a margin of 15%. Macri of the Juntos por el Cambio (formerly known as Cambiemos) secured the second place with 32.36% of the votes.Read More »

U.S: Workers, allies lay groundwork for labor law reform fight

by Mark Gruenberg

People’s World | August 13, 2019

Workers, allies lay groundwork for labor law reform fight
The Pro-Act, were it to become law, would make it much easier for McDonald’s workers to unionize. | Video snapshot

WASHINGTON – Workers and their allies are laying the groundwork for a long, costly and probably bloody – well, not literally – battle to achieve true labor law reform in the U.S.

Their vehicle is the PRO Act, the comprehensive labor law reform legislation which pro-worker lawmakers, acting in concert with the AFL-CIO Legislative Affairs Department and unions’ legislative directors, put together and introduced earlier this year.

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‘A is for Activist’ introduces toddlers to people and ideas on the left

by Eric A. Gordon

People’s World | August 12, 2019

‘A is for Activist’ introduces toddlers to people and ideas on the left

Imagine my surprise when I opened a 5.5-inch square children’s board book at the home of my niece and her husband and my grandnieces Naomi, 2, and Valerie, 1 week old, and found myself (along with at least one cat) on virtually every page! Activist—Environmentalist—Grassroots—LGBTQ—Radical—Unionist—and all the way down the alphabet to Z for Zapatista. (I guess I don’t personally qualify for that one, except in spirit.)Read More »