Hong Kong Crisis: Made in America

by Tony Cartalucci

Claims that Western interests are driving unrest in Hong Kong to undermine China have been decried across the Western media as “fake news,” “disinformation,” and even grounds for censorship from platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

Yet a look at the organizations directly involved in leading the unrest and those supporting it reveals unequivocally that it originates in Washington DC – not organically from within Hong Kong itself.Read More »

Fidel, just as he was

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Granma | August 19, 2019

Photo: Valiente, Jorge

Only a careful curatorial eye allowed press photographer Jorge Valiente and journalist Sahily Tabares to create the book Fidel es un país, an iconography of the Cuban Revolution’s leader that captures him just as he was.

Colleagues and life companions, the authors made a selection from among more than a thousand shots Valiente has of the Comandante en Jefe, photos taken in the exercise of his profession, first for the newspaper Revolución,and later Granma. His existence just as it was lived.

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U.S. dollar’s days as world reserve currency are numbered, abandon the sinking dollar-ship, suggests UK’s chief bankster

A Journal of People report

Mark Carney, head of Bank of England, has acknowledged that the U.S. dollar’s days as the world reserve currency are numbered.

Speaking to policy makers and academics at the U.S. Federal Reserve’s annual symposium – Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium – on Friday in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Carney warned “blithe acceptance of the status quo is misguided,” and dramatic steps will ultimately be needed.

Carney spoke hours after U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that he would respond to retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods imposed by China.Read More »

A Dialectical Materialist Response to “The Metaphysics of Revolution”

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Countercurrents | August 24, 2019

I use a simple formula, perhaps too simple, to teach my students the different categories of philosophical thinking. It is difficult to explain without a visual, but I will try. To begin with there are the two polar opposite ways of thinking, the Metaphysical and the Materialist, or, if one prefers, the Religious and the Scientific. The Metaphysical seeks explanations for the world outside the world. The Scientific seeks to explain the world by examining it. Superimposed upon these two categories, so that there is a quadrant formed, are the Essentialist and Dialectical ways of viewing the world. The Essentialist world sees things as essentially timeless and unchanging. It negates change. In the dialectical view, essence is change. Every dimension and element of the world is constantly changing. Thus, we arrive at the four basic schools of thought.Read More »

Lula: “U.S. hand” on everything that’s happened in Brazil

Brasil Wire | August 17, 2019

Lula

In an interview with Bob Fernandes, on TVE Bahia, former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said that the US government “created the Lava Jato investigation to take our oil.”

For former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, events in Brazil since the 2016 coup that deposed President Dilma Rousseff were orchestrated by the US government. “Everything that is happening has the hand of the United States on it…. The US created the Lava Jato investigation to take our oil,” he said, speaking for the first time after Supreme Court (STF) prevented his transfer to a São Paulo prison. Lula’s interview, with veteran journalist Bob Fernandes, aired on TVE, a public television station from Bahia, on Friday, August 16th.Read More »

The Amazon Rainforest is Burning as Bolsonaro Fans the Flames

by Resumen Latinoamericano

Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE), confirmed with satellites what environmentalist organizations around the world had been announcingsince President Jair Bolsonaro took office; the Amazon, often called the “Lungs of the World,” is in danger.

Between January and August, 72,843 intermittent wildfires have been registered in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest due to the “development policy” undertaken by President Jair Bolsonaro in matters of agriculture and mining. Non-governmental organizations used the hashtag #PrayForAmazonia in the different social media throughout the week to try and get Bolsonaro’s attention given the massive hectares of forests that are being scorched by fire.Read More »

Death of a politically active conservative & one of the world’s richest person and the system of property

A Journal of People report

US billionaire conservative politician and key Republican Party donor David Koch has died at the age of 79. Forbes listed David as the 11th richest billionaire in 2019.

Koch stepped down from the family business, Koch Industries, last year amid health problems.

His older brother Charles has confirmed his death. “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my brother David,” says Charles Koch in statement.Read More »

The Word “Philanthropist” Is Poisonous

by Caitlin Johnstone

Must Watch: Financial Crime

Greanville Post | August 06, 2019

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Against fascism and war: The Communist Party USA’s third decade

by Norman Markowitz

People’s World | August 19, 2019

Against fascism and war: The Communist Party USA’s third decade
A CP-sponsored rally in support of Abraham Lincoln Brigade volunteers fighting for democracy against fascism in Spain. | People’s World Archive

As the Communist Party USA’s second decade ended, World War II, the greatest war in human history, began. In all major capitalist countries, the mass media blamed the war on the Soviet Union’s signing of a non–aggression pact with Nazi Germany and condemned Communist Parties’ support for the Soviet Union. Was there truth to the allegation that Communists—both in the Soviet Union and around the world—had helped Hitler start the war?

The first question to ask should be: What were Communists in the U.S. and throughout the world supporting and working for in the 1930s?

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