Abdala: For life, for Cuba (+Photos)

The anti-COVID candidate vaccine (CIGB-66) is being distributed in the country’s provinces where intervention trials began yesterday

Maby Martinez Rodriguez, Ortelio González Martínez and Germán Veloz Placencia

Granma | May 11, 2021

Photo: Taymi

Workers at Emcomed, Cuba’s state enterprise medical supplier, are responsible for distributing the Abdala candidate vaccine (CIGB-66) to several of the country’s provinces, where intervention trials began yesterday.

As reported on Twitter by the Cuban Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industry Enterprise Group (BioCubaFarma), doses of the vaccine developed by the Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center in Havana, have been delivered to pharmaceutical distributors in Sancti Spiritus, Ciego de Avila, Camagüey, Las Tunas and Holguín.Read More »


India will be front-line state in Myanmar civil war

M K Bhadrakumar

indianpunchline | May 5, 2021

The turmoil in Myanmar had all the hallmarks of a “colour revolution”… The chorus – BBC, Radio Free Asia, western NGOs promoting democracy and human rights… But the operative part hidden from view concentrated on the creation of a “government-in-exile” (a National Unity Government.) The parallels with Syria are striking — “Arab Spring” protests… India is a plausible sanctuary for the MI6 and CIA to navigate civil war conditions in Myanmar… To be sure, India’s cooperation is crucial for the success of the Anglo-American enterprise in Myanmar… Myanmar figured prominently at the G7 foreign ministers’ meeting in London on May 3-5. Jaishankar travelled to London and met with Blinken…If Myanmar becomes a failed state, India will have fallouts.


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Incurable Imperialism: Aiming At China U.S., UK Launch Ethnic Guerilla War On Myanmar

Bernhard, Editor of Moon of Alabama

If you wonder what is happening in Myanmar there is no need to look further than these maps.

China needs oil but its sea main supply route through the Strait of Malacca is vulnerable.

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Colombia an Imperial Beachhead: The War of the Colombian Oligarchy and Duque against Venezuela

Colombian President, Iván Duque, participates in a military promotion ceremony in Bogotá (Photo: EFE)

One year after it sought to invade Venezuela and capture President Nicolás Maduro with Operation Gideon, the Colombian government continues to participate in conspiracies planned in Washington to bring about regime change in Caracas.

Since 2018, when the attempted assassination of President Maduro and the Venezuelan military high command was thwarted with the use of explosive drones, Bogotá’s willingness to serve as an operational base to plan attacks against Venezuela has been confirmed with every step it takes and laid bare before the international media and diplomatic showcase.Read More »


World police: Washington seeks to imprison foreign businesspeople for violating illegal US sanctions

Stansfield Smith

The Grayzone | April 27, 2021

US sanctions Alex Saab Meng Wanzhou extradition

The United States uses economic sanctions as a weapon against states that choose a development path independent of US global domination. Sanctions can take the form of blocking a nation’s financial and trade transactions, not allowing financial institutions to process them. The US can also freeze the assets of another country.

Washington employs sanctions as a tool to destabilize governments that refuse to kow-tow to it. Sanctions are a weapon of war on civilians. Richard Nixon made this clear when, with Chile’s 1970 election of socialist Salvador Allende, the US president ordered the CIA to “make the economy scream,” to “prevent Allende from coming to power or to unseat him.”

Sanctions can destroy the economy of a country by causing hyperinflation and unemployment and preventing the import of necessities such as food, medicine, and equipment to keep infrastructure and industries running. Sanctions drive capital flight from targeted nations, as corporations and financial institutions seek to avoid being hurt themselves. This results in deadly consequences for the civilian population.Read More »


G7 and the US bid to reassert hegemony

Newsclick | May 10, 2021

The foreign ministers of G7 countries met ahead of the Cornwall Summit in early June 2021, and released a joint statement that set the tone for the global agenda and focused on their deep concern about the ‘perceived’ threats from China and Russia among other focal points that included international vaccine sharing program. Newsclick’s Editor-in-Chief, Prabir Purkaysatha explains the real agenda of the G7 Summit in Cornwall, UK.Read More »


Vaccine Patents = Mass Murder

Paul Demarty

Climate and Capitalism | May 07, 2021

As a new wave of Covid-19 rips through many countries, notably India, Argentina and Brazil, it is disconcerting to look on from the vantage point of a country where things are — for now — well under control, with over half the population at least partly vaccinated.

With scientific opinion — and plain common sense — united in the certainty that Britain and the few other rich countries which have had a successful vaccination program still cannot protect themselves so long as some of the most populous countries on earth are effectively giant Petri dishes for the emergence of new variants of the virus, scrutiny must rightly fall on Britain’s failure to aid the global effort adequately. And, while much of the discussion focuses on how many spare vaccine shots are ‘donated,’ there is a far more serious moral failure on display in the present situation.Read More »


Colombia’s leaders want to stain their country with the blood of the working class

Laura Capote, Zoe Alexandra

People’s Dispatch | May 10, 2021

Protests began in Colombia on April 28 as part of a national strike and continue till today. Pictured is a protester in Popayán. Photo: Colombia Informa

As police and military forces in Colombia use violence to try to repress the massive mobilizations that grew out of a national strike, demonstrators have seen flagrant violations of their human rights.

Mainstream media in Colombia and the South American continent have been selectively silent about the atrocities, and so those seeking to either learn or share information on the situation have had to turn to social media to break the media blockade. During the day, photos are shared of the colorful marches and joyful mobilizations. At night, videos of terror start appearing with a distressing frequency: the mobile anti-riot squad (ESMAD) and police shooting firearms at defenseless protesters, agents of security forces chasing after young people in the poor neighborhoods to either shoot at them or arrest them and instilling terror in the population, and mothers crying and screaming because their children were killed.Read More »


The memory of the Antifascist Victory does not fade away — Socialism is the future!

Statement by the Secretariat of the European Communist Initiative for the 76th anniversary of the Great Antifascist Victory of the Peoples and the defeat of Nazism.

In Defense of Communism | May 09, 2021

76 years ago, the Red Army raised the Red Flag in the Reichstag, marking the Great Antifascist Victory of the Peoples and the defeat of Nazism. That was a fierce and bloody struggle, led by the Soviet Union with the decisive contribution of many anti-fascist, partisan movements, with the Communist Parties at the forefront.

The most barbaric dictatorship of capital in Europe ended thanks to the enormous sacrifice of millions of Soviet soldiers, partisans and anti-fascist militants.

In this titanic struggle, the power of the working class, the Soviet power, demonstrated its superiority at all levels.Read More »