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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Frontier | Vol. 50, No.35, Mar 04 – 10, 2018
by Chaman Lal
Those among us, who were young in the seventies would remember the meetings, processions and slogans throughout the country-‘Aamar Naam Tomar Naam-Vietnam-Vietnam’ (My name your name-Vietnam–Vietnam). Names of Ho Chi Minh, General Giap would evoke the feeling of reverence. The way a small country on the earth faced and challenged the most powerful country in the world—United States of America, turned into folklore. That too after defeating French colonial power and then fighting a long guerrilla war against USA. ‘Vietcong’, the guerilla force became the source of inspiration for all freedom loving people of the world. Ho Chi Minh, President of then called North Vietnam and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India had cemented the friendly relations between two countries. The victory and unification of Vietnam and defeat of USA in April 1975, though after the passing away of Uncle Ho, as President was called in the country, was celebrated throughout the world. Saigon, the capital of then South Vietnam, led by a puppet Government of USA, was renamed as Ho Chi Minh City.Read More »
teleSUR | February 25, 2018
A rally of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) Sunday. | Photo: Twitter FLMN Official
From the National Capitol, the Farabundo Martí Front for National Liberation (FMLN) called to continue the transformation of El Salvador.
The Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) closed its campaign on Sunday towards the legislative and municipal elections on March 4.
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by Al Neal
Pyeongchang Olympics stadium. | Kim Kyung-mock/AP
The 2018 Winter Olympics are officially underway. A unified Korean team marched out together carrying their nations unification flag, lit the torch, and created a historic moment of diplomacy for a nation politically divided since 1945.Read More »
WASHINGTON – The Green Party of the United States has joined Green Parties throughout the world in demanding the immediate release of Eylem Tuncaelli and Naci Sönmez (pictured above), co-chairs of the Turkish Green Left Party (Yeşil Sol Parti), after special forces raided their homes in Istanbul on Feb. 9.Read More »
ican| February 16, 2018
WASHINGTON – “Unpredictability is the theme we are hearing at the Munich Security Conference and a lack of leadership on nuclear weapons is a recipe for disaster. The only policy that increases security is the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons.”
– Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of ICAN
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Kashmir stirs emotion, debate, politics, sense of rights, legal and geopolitical questions, terrible memories and sad stories, sense of urgency, demands, activism, pains, poems and songs, allurement, greed, mobility, hatred, plans, killings, conspiracies, skirmishes and war. A major part of political psyche in and around the region has been anchored in Kashmir.Read More »
DISSENT | January 14, 2018
Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials
by Malcolm Harris
Little, Brown and Company, 2017, 272 pp.
When we talk about generations, we tend to talk as if history has always been divided up into them. But the idea of distinct eras of cohorts each defined by some unique spirit is not timeless. The notion of a generation was borne of a conception of history as a machine of progress—a claim central to Enlightenment ideology. When philosopher Johann Gottfried Herder coined the term “Zeitgeist” in 1769, he assumed time was a progressive force driving history forward. Developing this idea, Hegel imagined historical progress as a series of dialectical steps, each bringing the Geist, or World Spirit, closer to its realization of reason and freedom.Read More »