Morales Vows To Do What’s Best for Bolivia, Not Afraid of Jail

teleSUR | December 02, 2019

Bolivia's former President Evo Morales gestures next to former Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linares, in Mexico City, Mexico November 26, 2019.
Bolivia’s former President Evo Morales gestures next to former Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linares, in Mexico City, Mexico November 26, 2019. | Photo: Reuters

The President confirmed that he will be “where he serves more” to the Bolivian people and their political party, whether in asylum in Mexico or imprisoned in Bolivia.

The democratically elected President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, said Sunday that he would value the option of being imprisoned in Bolivia, if that action helps the Bolivian people, who suffer from a climate of anxiety and instability after the coup d’etat driven by the right of the South American country. 

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Iraqi Communist Party calls for a new system replacing the present

  | December 02, 2019

Iraqi Communist Party (ICP) calls for the resignation of the government, a total replacement of the current system by a new system, and for continuing the uprising with the same motivation and power until people’s demands are met.

As massive demonstrations over unemployment, rampant corruption, poor delivery of services, and sectarianism are gaining momentum, the ICP – the country’s oldest existing political party – issued a statement calling the current system a “terrible failure at all levels.” The ICP said the popular revolt has created “a new reality” with people taking to the streets and risking their lives not for “partial solutions and cosmetic reforms.”Read More »

Oxfam Unveils Report Showing Climate-Related Disasters Displaced 200 Million People Since 2008

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Countercurrents | December 02, 2019

Residents brave the floods in Mazive, southern Mozambique, on April 28, 2019, just weeks after the country suffered one of the worst storms in its history. (Photo: Emidio Josine/AFP via Getty Images)

As world leaders convened in Madrid for COP25 amid surging grassroots demands for radical action, the charitable organization Oxfam released new research Monday showing that climate-related disasters were the leading cause of internal displacement over the past decade, forcing an average of over 20 million people to flee their homes per year.

That, according to Oxfam, amounts to one person every two seconds being forced from their home due to hurricanes, wildfires, cyclones, and other extreme weather.Read More »

Latin America: Imperialist subversion forges full speed ahead

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Granma | November 29, 2019

Photo: laizquierdadiario.com

The United States is losing ground. Its projected dream of an American century, in the 21st, is fading away, and the Yankee battleship sinking. For its experts, it is no secret that the People’s Republic of China, with its booming economy, is on its way to becoming the world’s number one power by 2030, and Russia is not far behind. The confluence of the international interests of these two powerful nations, and their allies, make them an influential counterweight to U.S. power.

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Díaz-Canel: “In difficult times, think differently”

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Granma | November 28, 2019

Photo: Ismael Batista

Expanding production of materials and accelerating the pace of construction, with greater agility, would allow Cuba to advance toward achieving the goal of building 60,000 houses a year, to address the population’s needs.

This approach was emphasized during a review of the national housing program, by the President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, who insisted forcefully on the need to transform current mechanisms to address delays, such as the delivery of cement to provinces, fundamentally to sales outlets affiliated with the Ministry of Domestic Commerce (Mincin), allowing the population greater access to construction materials, while at the same time contributing to the economy with increased retail sales.

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Across the waves, a ship of hope

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Granma | December 02, 2019

Photo: Granma Archives

With the Granma yacht’s landing, December 2, 1956, following its epic crossing from Mexico, those aboard would become the first combatants in the final stage of Cuba’s liberation struggle, and the date would mark the founding of the Revolutionary Armed Forces

Freedom is a human right, but on this island, it is a natural condition. Those who inhabit Cuba, and honor it as their homeland, see its infinite and indomitable destiny as free, like the sea.

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URGENT CALL!: Venezuela Issue: How to Reach U.S Congress:

How to Reach Congress:
Urgent call. Call your congressional representatives, NOW! tell them that you don’t want any military intervention in Venezuela for peace on the continent we require action.
Colombia has convened for this December 3, [Tues.] a summit for the activation of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) against Venezuela.
In the context of the conflicting Latin American reality, this call constitutes a new danger for peace, democracy and the right of self-determination of the peoples in the region.
It is urgent for US citizens and people around the world to pronounce itself against this conclave that intends to undertake a military aggression against Venezuela, which would benefit the regional control plans of US imperialism and allow the ruling oligarchies in the countries of the so-called Lima group [https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lima_Group] to evade their responsibilities against economic, political and social crises that are going through, due to the disasters caused by the neoliberal model.
In solidarity,
William Camacaro

Solidarity Committee with Venezuela NYC

Remembering Las Mariposas—The ‘Butterfly Sisters’

GroundXero | November 29, 2019

Women around the world celebrated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women by taking out protest rallies and marches. We take this opportunity to remember the three Mirabal sisters — Patria, Minerva, and María Teresa Mirabal, popularly known as “the butterfly sisters”. The date November 25 was chosen to pay homage to the “the butterfly sisters” who were murdered in the course of their heroic efforts to overthrow the brutal dictatorial regime of Leónidas Trujillo in the Dominican Republic.

The following article is a compilation from a number of sources, links to which are provided in the end. Read More »