Díaz-Canel: No one is going to take from us the confidence in the future which we owe our children


Granma | October 11, 2019

[Editorial Note: Journal of People posts this speech considering its significance]

Photo: Jose M. Correa

Speech by the President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel M. Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, during his inauguration for this position, in the Fourth Extraordinary Session of the IX Legislature of the National Assembly of People’s Power, in Havana’s Convention Center, October 10, 2019, Year 61 of the Revolution

(Council of State transcript – GI translation)

Dear Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee;

Dear comrades of the historic generation;

Compañero Esteban Lazo, President of the National Assembly of People’s Power and the Council of State; members of the Council of State;


People of Cuba:

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Trump’s Syria Retreat Is Another Step In The U.S. Empire’s Collapse

by Rainer Shea

The U.S. empire’s defeat in Syria

Both materially and narratively, the empire’s ambitions for Syria have fallen apart in the week or so since Trump had troops retreat within the country. The Syrian government has regained control over Syria’s northeastern parts. The Kurdish forces, which have long served as proxies for the U.S. and Israel, have gone to the side of America’s adversaries as they’ve come to partner with Assad and Putin in fighting off the Turkish invasion. Russia has taken over key U.S. outposts in Syria, filling the vacuum that the empire left and better equipping the Russians to fight off the ISIS forces which the U.S. created.

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Editor’s Log: NYTimes says many big US firms are rethinking their pro-Hong Kong posture

The Greanville Post | October 17, 2019

(Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times)

Lenin famously quipped that capitalists would happily sell anyone the rope with which to hang them. The revolutionary leader was obviously betting on the fact that for the big industrialists profits always came first, way ahead of principles, and even at the risk of their own lives. In the midst of a large (second) insidious color revolution against China, this time anchored in Hong Kong, a test of such ideas is under way, as major American firms begin to realise that their eagerness to support America’s Deep State and its hybrid war against China may come at a high price.  As NYT technology editor Jack Nicas reports, Apple, which, like many tech giants, had already jumped onto the “pro-democracy” propaganda wagon without thinking much about the possible consequences, (the firm furnished the Hong Kong rioters with an app [“HKmap.live”] to track police movements), is now beating a quick retreat,  as Tim Cook, the company’s chief honcho, sheepishly eats double portions of humble pie in order to preserve Apple’s enormously profitable foothold in mainland China:Read More »

Trump finds a “third-rate politician” in his “meltdown” moment during Turkey’s Syria invasion

 | October 17, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump is facing troubling time in his Turkey-game. His political allies and opponents are furious. Embarrassing sounds are being heard in Washington D.C. while the Democratic leaders walked out of a meeting with Trump on Syria.

Media reports from Washington D.C. said:

Congressional Democrats walked out of a White House meeting on Syria Wednesday, claiming President Trump was demeaning to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.Read More »

Turkish attack on Syria endangers a remarkable democratic experiment by the Kurds

The Conversation | October 11, 2019

Kurdish fighters in Syria say the U.S. is abandoning its allies and potentially empowering the Islamic State by withdrawing from northeastern Syria and allowing a Turkish assault, Oct. 7, 2019. AP Photo

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New education system was central to the Kurds’ Rojava Revolution in northern Syria – now it’s under attack

The Conversation| October 15, 2019

An Islamic State tank beneath a statue of a Kurdish fighter in Kobanî, northern Syria. Elise Marie Boyle EspinosaAuthor provided

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Max Blumenthal: US sanctions on Venezuela are ‘sociopathic’ Share

The Gray Zone | August 25, 2019

The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal discusses his heated exchange with a former Obama official and a member of Venezuela’s far-right opposition over the basis for crippling US sanctions on Venezuela.

Blumenthal also recounts his recent reporting trip to Venezuela, where he witnessed the impact of US economic warfare and the Venezuelan people’s defiant resistance.

Guest: Max Blumenthal, Senior Editor of The Grayzone and author of several books, including his latest, “The Management of Savagery.”Read More »


by Bruno Sgarzini

“Activist groups and members of the opposition reminded President Evo Morales that his policy of expanding the agricultural frontier to favor the country’s agribusinesses and ranchers is the cause of the environmental disaster,” wrote the opposition daily Página Siete, attributing responsibility to Bolivian President Evo Morales for the burning of 500,000 hectares of the Chiquitania Forest, located in the department of Santa Cruz.

katerine Quispe Calle@Kattytatiana18


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