by Eric A. Gordon
Members of unions affiliated with the Los Angeles Federation of Labor participate in the 2018 MLK Kingdom Day parade. The Federation hosted its Workers’ Congress this week under the theme “Inseperable.” | LA Federation of Labor
LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO just hosted its first Workers’ Congress in four years. Nearly 1,000 union members from every industry turned out on Tuesday, March 13 at downtown L.A.’s Westin Bonaventure Hotel to share stories, plan strategy, and swear in its most diverse executive board in the organization’s 133-year history.Read More »
FRANCE has been knocked into shape by its Nato allies, joining Britain, the US and Germany in declaring Russia “culpable” for the nerve agent poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury.
President Emmanuel Macron has dropped his previous reasonable insistence that Theresa May’s government present “definitive conclusions” before any action was taken.Read More »
His kidneys gave him away when he was 73 years young. Perhaps we needed a couple of decades more of his conscious life; another side, equally loving but a tad more compassionate, thinks perhaps he would have been better off leaving us 40 years ago thus avoiding all the tortures, solitary confinements, indignities, suicide of his beloved spouse who had heard from some sources that he had succumbed to torture by a praetorian guard of an unnatural country. Jam Saqi, who left us Monday the 5th of March 2018, may well be considered as a man who truly experienced the “real Pakistan”. A country, many have opined thus far, similar to its “twin” Israel, containing in its very genes the seeds of a flourishing garden of evil.Read More »
A Journal of People report
Vietnamese society is passing an important phase, which is a subject for learning from struggle for socialism. The following reports say a part of the reality:
When you think of VietJet Air, bikini-clad models and stewardesses come to mind. The airline has released its 2018 calendar featuring models dressed in lingerie with the company colors – red and yellow. Read More »
teleSUR | March 14, 2018
In addition to his achievement in science, Hawking was a longstanding activist for numerous social causes.
British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, the U.K. Press Association reported on Tuesday, citing a spokesman for the family.
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teleSUR | March 13, 2018
Venezuela, which has similar arrangements with Turkey, China, and Russia, offered the proposal to India in the light of the recent U.S.-imposed sanctions.
During a recent visit to India, Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, said the South American country was interested in conducting transactions with the Indian government and business sector using India’s national currency, the Indian Rupee(INR), instead of the U.S. Dollar.
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by Farooque Chowdhury
Frontier | March 14, 2018
A farmers’ march in India has triumphed, for now. Countercurrents (Countercurrents.org), an e-journal from southern India, headlines on March 12, 2018: “Historic Victory for Farmers of Maharashtra”.
The victory is in Mumbai, India’s financial-heart, hundreds of kilometers west of Tripura, an industrially less-developed state, where, only days ago, Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) experienced massive rightist assault, and, rightists, symbolically, tore down a statue of Lenin. The Azad Maidan, the protesting farmers’ final staging ground in Mumbai, turned into a sea of red as red flags carrying farmers made their stand there. Quick succession of these two opposite political moves seems strange, but, at times this is the pattern of political development. Read More »