by Andre Vltchek
How could the Great Patriotic War in which the Soviet people (including many members of my own family) lost at least 25 million lives, have anything in common with the latest outbreak of the novel coronavirus?
You think this is an absolutely insane question?
However, before you dismiss it, think twice. There are similarities how they are being portrayed. There is a dangerous, even deadly, pattern.
The storylines of both monumental events have been shamelessly kidnapped and perverted by Western propaganda!Read More »
A new poll published yesterday by the Pew Research Center found that Americans rate their government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic as better than China’s. This is despite the United States having 20 times the number of infections and deaths as the Asian nation, the epicenter of the outbreak. Unlike Chinese authorities, the Trump administration had months of notice to formulate a response. Overall, 47 percent of Americans judged the Trump administration’s reaction as either good or excellent, compared to 33 percent for China’s.
While China is reopening safely, there is no end in sight for the United States, where the virus is still running rampant. There were 28,179 confirmed new U.S. cases of COVID-19 yesterday, more than the worst week of the outbreak across China, a country with well over four times the population. Despite this, Americans appear to believe this could be the end for China as a power; 50 percent claimed that it would have less power on the world stage after the outbreak, compared to just 17 percent who said they would have more.Read More »
by Harsh Thakor
On May 17th we commemorated the 40th anniversary of the launching of the peoples War in Peru led by Chairman Gonzalo, known as the ‘Shining Path. In the annals of revolutionary history its progress from 1980-92 will be inscribed in letters of gold. It marked new epoch in the revolutionary movement on the Latin American continent by launching the first Maoist peoples War in that region.
Since the 1949 Chinese revolution no movement came so close to toppling the state or took intensity or creativity in people’s war to such a height. After the fall of the last citadel of Socialism with the Dengist regime triumphant in China. The ‘Shining Path’ movement resurrected and shimmered its torch of Maoism like no movement worldwide, after it was dead and buried in China after 1978.Revolutionaries must dip their blood in memory of the thousands who laid down their lives and resurrect their spirit to enable new roses to bloom. For over a decade it was a virtual model for ‘people’s war’ in all third world countries. I can’t forget a Comrade in a public meeting in Mumbai summarising its developments on a blackboard accurately, giving vibrations that it would turn the world upside down. The PCP revealed the remarkable mastery of Chairman Mao in turning a spark into a prairie fire when extinguishing the flame of peoples War in 1980, after a prolonged period of preparation. Several reports of the bourgeois media also depicted the deep penetration the party had made into the very heart of the masses and the depth to which they challenged the state power. The first spark that triggered of the people’s war was ignited with the burning of ballot boxes in the town of Chuschi. The Party writes that the most outstanding actions out in the field, was the guerilla actions in Ayrabamba and Aysarca (areas in Ayacucho), and the arson of the Municipal Building in San Martín. (a district in Lima).Read More »
by Harsh Thakor
FROM 14TH -16TH MAY WE COMMEMORATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1ST CONGRESS OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA (MARXIST-LENINIST) HELD ON MAY14-16TH IN KOLKATA. IT WROTE A NEW EPOCH IN THE HISTORY OF INDIA SOWING THE SEDS OF MAOISM IN INDIA.ITS LIGHT SHIMMERS TILL TODAY IN DANDAKARANYA AND JHARKHAND WITH NEO-FASCISM AT A CRESCENDO.
On May-15-16th 2020 we commemorate 50 years since the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) had its founding Congress to shimmer the first spark of the Chinese path of protracted peoples War in India which turned into a prairie fire.
The 1970 party Congress was the most defining event in India’s revolutionary history from a theoretical viewpoint. No event demarcated or distinguished from revisionism in such depth as USSR was still Socialist when Telengana Armed struggle was going on. For the 1st time path of Naxalbari and Great proletarian Cultural revolution demarcating from revisionism was formally acclaimed at an All-India scale. Path of protracted people’s war was adopted for the 1st time on an All-India basis. The architect of the path was none other than the legendary Charu Mazumdar. Contradiction between feudalism and masses was analyzed as the principal one and the state described as semi-colonial. In meticulous depth the formation of red army was dealt with. The 8th Congress was recognized by the communist revolutionaries in India and by the CPC under comrade Mao Tse-tung. Legendary Comrade Charu Mazumdar was elected general secretary. A truly historic event in the annals of Indian revolution.Read More »
Economic slowdown and restricted activity to control the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak resulted in reduction in carbon dioxide emissions for the first time in nearly four decades in India, according to an analysis of fuel consumption by Carbon Brief. The emissions dropped 30 per cent in April 2020 as compared to March, according to the analysis.
While this may seem like a good news for climate, it is not. Climate policy seeks welfare benefits from decarbonisation; emissions reduction from an economic crash does not fall within this worldview.Read More »
Food systems must be inclusive, local and diverse to address food security and malnutrition and build economic and climate resilience, according to the latest 2020 Global Nutrition Report. The report — released by the Stakeholder group — placed equity as the cornerstone of all efforts to overcome global malnutrition and insisted on policy changes and financial support as critical measures to ensure food systems improve the well-being of the marginalised and are sustainable environmentally.
A food system is a composite of the environment, people, inputs, processes, infrastructures, institutions, etc. Production, processing, distribution, preparation and consumption of food are a part of food systems. They also include the outputs of such activities, including socio-economic and environmental outcomes.Read More »