Our Planet Missed Opportunity To Unite And Fight Side-By-Side Against The Pandemic
It is time to stop irresponsible finger-pointing.
All over the world, as this essay is being written, well over 17 million COVID-19 cases have been reported, and 676,000 people died. And instead of concentrating on serious research, trying to save human lives and attempting to stop the global calamity, ‘residents’ of the White House are spending all the energy on their own political survival, as well as on the survival of the regime.Read More »
Do Not Belittle Protesters In U.S By Calling Their Struggle A “Color Revolution”!
For almost a decade, I have been covering “Color Revolutions” in virtually all parts of the world. While making a film for TeleSur, I was facing Egyptian tanks, risking my life under sniper fire, getting roughed-up in the middle of clashes of the supporters of al-Sisi and Morsi.
Together with Syrian commanders, I was also facing the terrorists in Idlib; challenged the Ukrainian fascists; encountering Bolivian indigenous elders high in the Altiplano, after the revolution of Evo Morales and MAS was crashed by the U.S.-sponsored coup in 2019. I regularly worked in Venezuela, Lebanon, and Iraq. And of course, again and again, I have been returning to Hong Kong, reporting on systematic Western attempts to radicalize SAR’s youth and to harm China.
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Investigative Journalist and Revolutionary Andre Vltchek Passes Away
A Journal of People Report
Novelist, philosopher, filmmaker and investigative journalist Andre Vltechek has passed away yesterday (September 22, 2020), in Istanbul, Turkey, an AP report said.
The report said: “Andre Vltchek, 57, and his wife were traveling inside a rented and chauffeured car and arrived in front of their Istanbul hotel at around 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday. His wife tried to wake him up to tell him they had arrived but could not do so, the Anadolu Agency reported.Read More »
Beyond the Mainstream
David F. Ruccio
In this post, I continue the draft of sections of my forthcoming book, “Marxian Economics: An Introduction.” This, like the previous two posts, is for chapter 1, Marxian Economics Today.
Beyond the Mainstream
This is certainly not the first time people have looked beyond mainstream economics. There is a long history of criticisms of both mainstream economic theory and capitalism from the very beginning. Although students won’t have read about them in traditional economics textbooks.
Those texts are generally written with the presumption there’s only one economic theory and one economic system. The existence of Marxian economics opens up the debate, creating space for both multiple ways of thinking about economics and a variety of different economic systems.Read More »
VENEZUELA RESISTS IMPERIALISM
Venezuela is Not Intimidated by Threats from US and Colombia
The Venezuelan special agent for the northwestern and border state of Táchira, Freddy Bernal, said on Friday that Venezuela will not allow itself to be intimidated by the threats that the governments of Colombia and the United States launch against the Caribbean country.Read More »
IMPERIALIST AGGRESSION AGAINST VENEZUELA
Venezuela Blasts ‘Politicized’ Report by UN ‘Ghost Mission’
Mérida, September 18, 2020 (venezuelanalysis.com) – The Venezuelan government has rejected a recent report by a United Nations (UN) human rights mission.
“It’s a report ridden with falsehoods, written from afar, with no methodological rigor whatsoever,” Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza wrote on Twitter. He went on to emphasize that the report had been written by a “ghost mission” which had not set foot in Venezuela.Read More »
U.S. IMPERIALIST AGGRESSION AGAINST VENEZUELA
As Venezuela Foils CIA “Terror Plot” Pompeo Tours Its Neighbors To Talk Regime Change
Venezuela’s government has announced it has foiled a potential terror attack, arresting a former CIA operative while he was on a stakeout near the country’s largest oil refining facility.
Matthew John Heath was arrested with three other Venezuelans outside the Amuay and Cardon refineries in Falcon state in the west of the country, reportedly carrying a submachine gun, a grenade launcher, four blocks of C4 explosives, a satellite phone, and stacks of U.S. dollars. He has been charged with terrorism and weapons trafficking. The country’s prosecutor general, Tarek William Saab, claimed that Heath entered Venezuela illegally via the Colombian border without a passport, although police found a photocopy hidden on his person. Saab also said that Heath was carrying a small coin or badge that CIA employees use to prove their identity to one another without raising suspicions.Read More »
INEQUALITY AND COVID-19 VACCINE
According to Oxfam, Rich Countries Have Already Hoarded Most Future COVID Vaccines
The world’s wealthiest nations have already quietly bought up more than half of the potential future supply of the most promising COVID-19 vaccine doses, leaving little for anyone else. International charity Oxfam studied five leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates, currently under clinical trials, and found that rich countries had pumped billions of dollars into research, securing 51 percent of the promised doses. This means that the United Kingdom will have 45 times more doses per head of population than a poor country such as Bangladesh.Read More »
INEQUALITY AND ENVIRONMENT
Top 1% Responsible for Double the Carbon Emissions of Bottom Half: Oxfam
A new report published today by international charity Oxfam lays bare the massive disparities in carbon dioxide emissions between the world’s wealthy elite and the rest of society. Titled “Confronting Carbon Inequality,” the study found that over the previous 25 years, the globe’s richest one percent are responsible for 15 percent of all carbon emissions — more than double that of the bottom 50 percent (over three billion people).Read More »