Díaz-Canel expresses Cuba’s readiness to cooperate with the Bahamas

 | September 04, 2019

Given the loss of human life and devastating damage caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, the President of Cuba´s Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, extended condolences to “the people of the Bahamas and families of the victims,” in a message to the Prime Minister of the island nation.Read More »

UK: Johnson Calls for Election After Humiliating Brexit Defeat

teleSUR | September 04, 2019


An anti-Brexit protester wearing a clown costume and a defaced mask depicting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a placard outside the Houses of the Parliament in London, Britain, September 4, 2019.
An anti-Brexit protester wearing a clown costume and a defaced mask depicting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a placard outside the Houses of the Parliament in London, Britain, September 4, 2019. | Photo: Reuters

Boris Johnson’s bid for an election is set to be initially thwarted as opposition parties are united in wanting to prevent a no-deal Brexit before agreeing to a vote.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Wednesday demanded an Oct. 15 snap election after lawmakers seeking to prevent a no-deal Brexit dealt him a humiliating defeat in parliament which he cast as an attempt to surrender to the European Union.

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BREXIT-BATTLE: The UK-monarchy could be abolished after Queen approves PM’s plan to suspend Parliament, says Labour MP “Parliament surrenders to EU”: UK newspapers

A Journal of People report

Brexit-battle in the UK is raging. The UK Parliament’s vote to open debate on a motion blocking a no-deal Brexit leaves the UK in a state of chaos not seen in post-WW II period. The chaos has already touched the monarchy there.

The plan to suspend Parliament was heavily criticized by opposition parties and some Conservative MPs.

On Tuesday night in the House of Commons, MPs voted to take control of parliament in a bid to avoid a no-deal exit from the European Union.Read More »

Yemen war crimes: UN calls out U.S., UK, and France for complicity

A Journal of People report

The UN Human Rights Council slammed the U.S., UK and France for their complicity in alleged war crimes in Yemen.

The Council warned that abetting such crimes by selling arms or other aid is also illegal.

“States that knowingly aid or assist parties to the conflict in Yemen in the commission of violations would be responsible for complicity in the relevant international humanitarian law violations,” declared the UNHRC’s Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen in a report published on September 3, 2019.Read More »

U.S. Democracy and Genocide of Native Americans

A Journal of People report


Since a long time, democracy in the United States and Native Americans are debated issue. A recent book has re-initiated the debate.

A book by a noted historian attempts to show how expanding American democracy hurt Native Americans in the early days of the state and how tribes viewed the young U.S. as an entity seeking to erase them from existence.Read More »

Hunger is eating mountains

A Journal of People report

Hunger for profit is devouring mountains, and it is hurting many people.

A Degirmenlik (Cyprus), September 1, 2019 datelined AFP report – “Hunger for concrete eats away at mountains” — told about a shepherd:

“Soon, Jamal’s voice will no longer ring out over the mountain slopes he’s roamed for years with his herd in northern Cyprus.

“To feed the concrete demands of hotels, holiday homes and road-building, quarries are eating away at the mountains where his goats graze.Read More »

USA: An (almost) death in the family, and the cost left behind

by Al Neal

People’s World | September 04, 2019

An (almost) death in the family, and the cost left behind
Another sleepless night – the author’s mother picking up takeaway food for her return trip to the hospital. | Al Neal / PW

There is nothing serene about death at the moment it’s upon a family. And even if death personified passes by, its collection of a soul prevented by the wonders of modern medicine, it leaves behind an unshakeable fear, a constant reminder of our own fragile mortality.

On a Saturday morning in early May, I sat up in bed, took in my surroundings, along with the white-hot brightness of the sun, shook my head, and remembered I wasn’t home.

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Over 50% of Nicaraguans Endorse the Sandinista Government: Poll

teleSUR | September 03, 2019

Sandinista rally in Managua
Sandinista rally in Managua | Photo: El19Digital

The results of the poll will come as a relief for the Sandinistas. The country is emerging from the wave of right-wing violence that swept Nicaragua in 2018.

Despite U.S. sanctions, and a year on from opposition violence, a new opinion poll by a private company reveals that over 50 percent of Nicaraguans would vote for the ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) if there were an election. The poll also revealed an extremely low level of support for the right-wing opposition, with a larger number backing no party.

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5 Candidates in Colombia’s Regional Elections Murdered Thus Far

teleSUR | September 04, 2019

Conflict in the Cauca Valley, one of the worst affected areas.
Conflict in the Cauca Valley, one of the worst affected areas. | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

, “The unity of Colombians, without distinctions, must be around the noble purpose of a peace cemented on a basis of social justice.

During the course of the campaign for Colombia’s regional elections, 5 candidates have been killed, following the death of Karina García Sierra on Monday. The figure is now the same as that of the 2015 campaign, prior to the peace accords being signed. The continuing violence is proof of the fragility of Colombia’s ‘peace’.

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