Being like Che, today and tomorrow

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Granma | October 08, 2019

“I am” or “I will be” is perhaps the most recurrent personal dilemma, in terms of revolutionary ethics, that Che’s memory provokes.

This challenging question weighs heavy in the hearts of conscious individuals, well aware of the living force of Ernesto Guevara’s impeccable example.

It is clear, first of all, that this is not a question for everyone, since he does not mean the same thing for everyone. A man becomes a symbol only for those who share his dreams, while for others he is simply an historical figure, albeit a renowned one.Read More »

On Revolutionary Medicine

Ernesto Che Guevara

Spoken: August 19, 1960 to the Cuban Militia

Source: Obra Revolucionaria, Ano 1960, No. 24 (Official English translation)

Translated: Beth Kurti

Online Version: Che Guevara Internet Archive (marxists.org), 1999

Transcription/Markup: Brian Baggins

This simple celebration, another among the hundreds of public functions with which the Cuban people daily celebrate their liberty, the progress of all their revolutionary laws, and their advances along the road to complete independence, is of special interest to me.Read More »

Ernesto Che Guevara

Farewell letter from Che to Fidel Castro

Year of Agriculture

Havana, April 1, 1965

Fidel:

At this moment, I remember many things: when I met you in Maria Antonia’s house, when you proposed I come along, all the tensions involved in the preparations. One day they came by and asked who should be notified in case of death, and the real possibility of it struck us all. Later we knew it was true, that in a revolution one wins or dies (if it is a real one). Many comrades fell along the way to victory.Read More »

Erdogan’s ‘Operation Peace Spring’ in Syria kills and injures dozens of civilians

Countercurrents | October 10, 2019

A civilian wounded by Turkish airstrikes receives treatment in a medical facility in the predominantly Kurdish city of Qamishli, Syria, October 9, 2019. (Photo: SDF Media Office/Mustafa Bali)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has launched “Operation Peace Spring” – aggression against the Kurdish people in northeastern Syria.

The Turkish attack was greenlighted by a U.S. announcement of withdrawal from northeast Syria after a phone call between Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday.

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) warned in a statement Wednesday that Turkey’s assault “will spill the blood of thousands of innocent civilians because our border areas are overcrowded.”Read More »

Some In Hong Kong Feel Frustrated, As Their City Is Losing To Mainland China

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Countercurrents | October 10, 2019

Downtown Hong Kong – missmanaged, terribly planned

Text and Photos: Andre Vltchek

Hong Kong is losing to Mainland China. Its poverty rates are high, it suffers from corruption and savage capitalism.It is now the most expensive city on earth. People are frustrated, but paradoxically, they are blaming socialist Beijing for their problems, instead of the legacy of British colonialism. ‘Across the line’, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing, Xiang and other cities are leaving Hong Kong behind in almost all fields.Read More »

Canada’s “Minister of War” Chrystia Freeland pursues “America First” foreign policy

by Drew Garvie

Canada’s “Minister of War” Chrystia Freeland pursues “America First” foreign policy
President Donald Trump and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, participate in the USMCA (“New NAFTA”) signing ceremony, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At center is Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland. | Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

In Canada’s 2015 parliamentary elections, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party ran on a vague anti-war platform that emphasized peacekeeping. However, the last four years have seen an escalation in militarism and Canada’s involvement in U.S.-led regime change attempts around the world. These efforts have been led by one of Trudeau’s cabinet stars, Chrystia Freeland, who has proven herself to be a hardline hawk.

Two years after Freeland was promoted to Minister of Foreign Affairs in early 2017, a dispatch to Washington from the U.S. embassy in Ottawa was made public that revealed how much the United States appreciated her appointment.

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