Day: August 28, 2019
Bolivia Bans Profiteering in Lands Affected by Amazon Fires
teleSUR | August 28, 2019
Saving The Amazon’s Only Worth $20 Million — But Amazon, Inc is “Worth” $1 Trillion. What The?
by Umair Haque
I read a headline today that made me almost choke in disbelief, in the way you do when you hear something too embarrassing to cope with. The Amazon’s burning. What did the G7 — aka the world’s richest countries — do? They gave it…$20 million.Read More »
Cuba: An assignment for all
Granma | August 27, 2019
“Cuban pedagogy is consistent with the legal system established in the Constitution of the Republic,” said Dr. Eugenio González Pérez, deputy minister of Education, in a dialogue with Granma on classroom studies of Cuba’s new Constitution proclaimed April 10, and recently approved laws on national symbols and elections.Read More »
Puerto Rican “people’s assemblies” begin to challenge U.S. colonialism
by Carol Ramos Widom
People’s World | August 27, 2019
Asociación de Maestros de Puerto Rico. Facebook.
Once again Puerto Rico is facing the threat of another hurricane, this one named Dorian. It comes at a time when the island has not nearly recovered from the devastation of Hurricane Maria and the related criminal neglect of President Trump two years ago.
As this new storm approaches, however, the people of Puerto Rico are preparing to meet its threat with some important victories under their belts. Chief among those victories was the uprising that toppled a criminally negligent governor. Another victory is reflected in the ability they have shown to meet future challenges.
400 years after slavery’s start, economic band-aids won’t solve racial divide
by Jessicah Pierre
People’s World | August 27, 2019
An undated photo of an illustration depicting the auction of slaves in the Rotunda of New Orleans, La. | AP
Four hundred years ago this month, the first enslaved people from Africa arrived in Virginia.
Slavery is often reduced to a crime of America’s long-ago past. But enslaved labor created the backbone for America’s capitalist economy, allowing it to grow into—and remain—the world’s leading economy today.
The effects of this reliance on unpaid African slave labor is still felt in America’s current racial wealth divide. Today, the racial wealth divide is greater than it was nearly four decades ago, and trends point to its continued widening.
The Great Switch: The Geo-Politics of Looming Recession
by Alastair Crooke
Is the prospect of looming global recession merely an economic matter, to be discussed within the framework of the Great Financial Crisis of 2008 – which is to say, whether or not, the Central Bankers have wasted their available tools to manage it? Or, is there a wider pattern of geo-political markers that may be deduced ahead of its arrival?
Must Watch: Military Cancer
Class War Films
Like a giant and lethal parasite, the US MIC (miltary-industrial-complex), which also includes its powerful propaganda arm, the mainstream media, currently more than half of our published budget. To justify itself, and serve the agendas of the ruling caste of billionaires that really own America and its politicians, it manufactures threats and wars all over the planet. And this is not a secret: Many Americans are quite aware of this, but feel helpless to do anything about it. Call it the capitalist/imperialist disease: the ultimate form of cancer.Read More »