Maduro, Morales Address World Solidarity Summit in Venezuela

teleSUR | September 17, 2017

Participants at the "Todos Somos Venezuela" Summit.

Participants at the “Todos Somos Venezuela” Summit. | Photo: AVN
Some 197 delegates representing political and social organizations from around the world are discussing peace and international solidarity.

 

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has thanked the representatives gathered for the three-day summit titled, “We are all Venezuela,” which is being held at the Teresa Carreno Theater in Caracas.

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As missiles fly, Japanese Communists demand U.S.-DPRK talks

by SHIMBUN AKAHATA

People’s World | September 15, 2017

As missiles fly, Japanese Communists demand U.S.-DPRK talks

This Aug. 29 file photo distributed by the North Korean government shows what was said to be the test launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile in Pyongyang, North Korea. | Korean Central News Agency via AP

TOKYO — As more North Korean missiles soar over Japan with each passing week, Japanese Communist Party (JCP) parliamentarians are demanding that the Japanese government push the U.S. to hold direct talks with North Korea in order to avert a military clash.

Both houses of the Diet, Japan’s parliament, opened meetings in response to North Korea’s sixth nuclear test on Sept. 5, and JCP members have been urging direct talks since. The latest North Korean ballistic missile launch occurred this morning at 6:47 am local time. The mid-range rocket, launched from within North Korea, passed over northern Japan before landing in the Pacific Ocean.Read More »

People’s World is going to Russia

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Hungary: Life after communism for a communist party

by NICHOLAS JAMES

Hungary: Life after communism for a communist party

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, of the right-wing FIDESZ party, delivers his address as pictured through a hole on the national flag during the commemoration of the 1956 Hungarian revolution against Stalinism, Oct. 23, 2016. During the revolution, the symbol of the hardline Rákosi regime had been cut out of the flag to symbolize opposition to his rule. Today, under Orban, nostalgia for the 1956-89 socialist era is growing. | Szilard Koszticsak / MTI via AP

In mid-July, I found myself in a part of Budapest I had never visited, Újpest (“New Pest”), a village on the outskirts of Budapest until the late 1950s. During that time, the government led by János Kádár began erecting massive apartment blocks as a means to eradicate homelessness in the city of Budapest. Those towers, made of pure concrete panels, were never meant to last more than 50 years.

Today, Hungary’s governing right-wing and neoliberal FIDESZ party has no interest in replacing or modernizing those buildings. It is fitting then that Újpest is where most, if not all, the workers of Budapest live and raise their families, and where the Munkáspárt (Hungarian Workers Party) recently moved its headquarters. The party was founded after the Hungarian Socialist Workers Party, which had governed Hungary from 1956, split in 1989 after falling from power.Read More »

Lessons on North Korea from the Cuban Missile Crisis

by MITCHELL ZIMMERMAN

Nearly 55 years ago, on October 1962, I was a college student who’d just turned 20.

The Cuban Missile Crisis began the day after my birthday, and it seemed entirely possible that I (along with tens of millions of other people) might die in nuclear fire and fury before I got to 21. But Russia blinked first, and we survived—though we came closer to World War III than most of us realized.Read More »

US, Allies Are Terrified of Venezuela’s Participatory Democracy

by Edu Montesanti

teleSUR | August 17, 2017

Chavistas march in support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Chavistas march in support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. | Photo: AVN
teleSUR speaks with Venezuelan sociologist Maria Paez about regional aggression against the socialist-led government. 

As Venezuela continues to face pressure from the United States and its regional allies, teleSUR spoke to Maria Paez, a Venezuelan sociologist who explained the significance of the country’s National Constituent Assembly, ANC, and resistance to U.S. aggression.

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New School announces Harry Magdoff and Paul Sweezy fellowships

The New School for Social Research | August 15, 2017

Paul M. Sweezy and Harry Magdoff

In the 1970s, Paul Sweezy, one of the 20th century’s most influential Marxist economists, came to The New School for Social Research to teach. Prior to that, he was an influential tutor at Harvard where his students included none other than Robert Heilbroner, who went on to become an NSSR faculty member and later, the namesake of the school’s Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies.Read More »

2017 according to Fidel

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Granma | August 16, 2017

Fidel always advocated improving relations between the United States and Cuba on the basis of absolute respect for the sovereignty of our country. Photo: Archive

THIS is our first year without Fidel. At least the first 365-day cycle that will end in November, without the physical presence of the historic leader of the Revolution – without a piece of advice or timely warning, like that he offered in the 7th Party Congress on the super-human effort required to govern any people in times of crisis.

But Fidel leaves us a guiding body of thought, a way of understanding the world through his ideas, which will never lose their relevance. Just as philosophers continue to read Aristotle, revolutionaries of today and tomorrow will reach for the guerilla of the Sierra Maestra, for the statesman who put a small Caribbean archipelago on the map.Read More »

Secret Files Show UK Profited From Arms Sales During Gulf War

teleSUR | August 14, 2017

“These revelations show that the U.K. government saw the coming of the first Gulf war … as an opportunity for arms companies to profit from the death and destruction,” Joe Lo said.

A set of recently declassified documents released by the National Archives show the U.S. was not the only nation to take advantage of Iraq’s two-day invasion of Kuwait in 1990, revealing the U.K. became the world’s second largest arms dealer as a result.

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On the beach 2017

by John Pilger

teleSUR | August 04, 2017

:Atomic cloud over Hiroshima.

:Atomic cloud over Hiroshima. | Photo: WikiCommons/ Matsuyama

The U.S. submarine captain says, “We’ve all got to die one day, some sooner and some later. The trouble always has been that you’re never ready, because you don’t know when it’s coming. Well, now we do know and there’s nothing to be done about it.”

He says he will be dead by September. It will take about a week to die, though no one can be sure. Animals live the longest.

The war was over in a month. The United States, Russia and China were the protagonists. It is not clear if it was started by accident or mistake. There was no victor. The northern hemisphere is contaminated and lifeless now.

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