Venezuela, India Want to Ditch US Dollar, Use Rupee for Trade

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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Vietnam Today: A Forgotten Revolution

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 »

FMLN Closes Its Electoral Campaign in El Salvador

teleSUR | February 25, 2018

A rally of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) Sunday.

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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Canada Needs A Progressive National Food Policy

by | February 20, 2018

Baskets of corn. Photo: Rebecca Siegel

 (Photo: Rebecca Siegel)

On February 27, when the federal budget is tabled, Parliament Hill will be buzzing as journalists try to read through and capture for their outlets the reality of what the 2018-2019 budget does — and does not — contain.

Among all of the important directions that the federal government needs to act on, there are two important items that I hope the budget will contain. And, of course, they revolve around agriculture and food.

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Green Party Of The U.S. Demands Release of Eylem Tuncaelli and Naci Sönmez, Turkish Green Left Party Co-Chairs

Green Party of the US | February 16, 2018

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 »

Kashmir: Winds From The Other Side Of LoC

by | February 06, 2018

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 »

The kids aren’t alright

by Natasha Lennard

DISSENT | January 14, 2018

Submissions to the We Are the 99 Percent Tumblr, 2011–2013

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 »

Haiti: Caribbean Dignity Unbowed

by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles

teleSUR | January 14, 2017

A girl holds national flag of Haiti before Pope Francis

The United States should daily bow before Haiti and thank it for the lessons it taught in how to conceptualize and create a democratic political and social order.

The democratic, nation-building debt the U.S. nation owes the Caribbean, and the Haitian nation in particular that resides at its core, is not expected to be repaid but must be respected. Any nation without a nominal notion of its own making can never comprehend the forces that fashion its origins.

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