Day: September 9, 2019
Cuba condemns interference in China’s internal affairs
Granma | September 05, 2019
Hong Kong: Joshua Wong rebuffed after anti-Communist diatribe
Morning Star | September 06, 2019
US-BACKED Hong Kong opposition activist Joshua Wong has been rebuffed by Germany after writing an anti-communist open letter to Chancellor Angela Merkel urging her to reconsider relations with China.
The founder of the Demosisto political party, which is bankrolled by the US National Endowment for Democracy (NED), an organisation that seeks to promote regime change around the world, appealed to Ms Merkel ahead of her three-day trip to Beijing.Read More »
Crisis in civility and lack of access to justice for many U.S. citizens: Decries U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch
A Journal of People report
Neil Gorsuch, U.S. Supreme Court’s youngest associate justice, made criticisms in a USA TODAY interview and in his new book — A Republic, If You Can Keep It.
The comments included:
Lawyers cost too much. Getting to trial takes too long. Juries promised by the Constitution are rarely used. And just try counting all the criminal laws on the books.
The comments and observations, and incidents surrounding Gorsuch show U.S. judiciary.Read More »
UK: Union leaders call for unity in fight against Johnson’s ‘cabal of hard-right, free market fanatics’
by Conrad Landin
Morning Star | September 08, 2019
WORKERS must unite to kick out Boris Johnson and his “cabal of hard-right, free market fanatics,” union leaders said at the opening of TUC Congress today.
TUC president Mark Serwotka, who leads Civil Service union PCS, told delegates it was time to fight back against the “bleak prospect” of “Johnson and his zealous accomplices controlling a no-deal Britain post Brexit — flogging off anything that isn’t nailed down to the highest bidder.”
An axis of hope, dignity and defiance stands up to the triumvirate of evil
by Gerald A. Perreira
Pambazuka News | September 07, 2019
We must arm ourselves with theologies of liberation and a spirituality of resistance if we are to successfully challenge and overcome the forces of the Empire that we are up against.
In these times, many in the Americas and the Caribbean are giving in to geo-political fatalism. Their argument is that because we are located in the so-called “backyard” of the Empire, we must inevitably accept the mark of the beast. We have survived centuries of enslavement and colonialism no thanks to such forces, but because of those revolutionary leaders, governments and movements throughout history that have never, and will never acquiesce.
On 10 August, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, led by President Nicolas Maduro, following in the footsteps of the great freedom fighters of the Americas and the Caribbean, launched a global campaign, #NoMoreTrump. The campaign is a defiant appeal to us, the peoples of the world, to stand with the people of Venezuela, to oppose Trump’s war of attrition against this heroic sovereign nation, whose only sin is daring to claim its right to self-determination and true independence. [[i]]
49 years of Allende’s Popular Victory: 1000 Days of Struggle
teleSUR | September 04, 2019
After two nominations, in his third attempt, Allende won the presidency of Chile from a coalition of left-wing parties called Popular Unit (UP).Photo:memoriachilena.cl
Climate Crisis Signals: Europe is much hotter than predicted over the last 70 years
A Journal of People report
Scientists are alerting: Parts of Europe are warming faster than climate models have predicted.
Europe is experiencing a sharp rise in the number of days with extreme heat, scientists have said.
According to a study published in the American Geophysical Union journal Geophysical Research Letters, (Ruth Lorenz, Zélie Stalhandske and Erich M. Fischer, “Detection of a Climate Change Signal in Extreme Heat, Heat Stress, and Cold in Europe From Observations”, Volume 46, Issue 14 First published: July 17, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL082062) Europe has experienced a series of “high-impact heat extremes,” over the past two decades as the world warms.Read More »
Capitalism, Imperialism, and their Genocidal Consequences by Rainer Shea
by Rainer Shea
The story of how America became an empire is one where a group of ambitious and egotistical men rationalized implementing a governing model which would lead to massive death and suffering. Its main forerunner was Theodore Roosevelt, a narcissistic politician from an upper-class household who was determined to turn his childhood obsession with war into a foreign policy model which would make the United States into a conquering nation. He and the other political elites who supported the Spanish-American War and the subsequent rush to empire received support from William Randolph Hearst, the businessman who used his vast newspaper network to manufacture public opinion for war because war stories would help him sell papers better than the lurid gossip that he otherwise used to gain the public’s attention.