Communist Party of China turns 100

Harsh Thakor

Countercurrents | June 30, 2021

On July 1st the Communist Party of China turns 100. Without doubt it’s formation was one of the greatest turning points in the history of mankind. It shaped the political course of China being a precedent to many a historic event, be it the Long March of 1935,the anti-Japanese War from 1937-45 , the civil war of 1946-1949, the New Democratic revolution of 1949, the Socialist Revolution from 1949-56 the Great Leap Forward, the Socialist Education Movement of 1962, and finally the Great Proletarian Cultural revolution of 1966-76 .All these events enriched the ideology of Marxism Leninism to a pinnacle with symmetry and continuity and unprecedented penetration of practice of massline and  It is a great travesty that at the very time of celebration the CPC has completely betrayed the path it undertook from the 1930’s itself to morally make it an anti-thesis of Marxism-Leninism. With the very induction of the four modernisations by Deng Xiaoping the very backbone of Socialism was destroyed in China and seeds planted for capitalism to bloom.

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Timeline of the Civil War in France

Journal of People report


January 10: About 100,000 people demonstrate against Bonaparte’s Second Empire after the death of Victor Noir, a republican journalist killed by the Emperor’s cousin, Pierre Bonaparte.

May 8: A national plebiscite votes confidence in the Empire with about 84% of votes in favor. On the eve of the plebiscite, members of the Paris Federation were arrested on a charge of conspiring against Napoleon III. This pretext was further used by the government to launch a campaign of persecution of the members of the International throughout France.Read More »

The United States is paving the way for a ‘bloody civil war’ in Venezuela, peace campaigners warn

by Steve Sweeney

Morning Star | January 29, 2019

National security adviser John Bolton listens during a press briefing at the White House, yesterday

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Military prepare for post-Brexit civil war in Britain and Northern Ireland

by Steve James

Junior Defence Minister Tobias Elwood says 50,000 soldiers had to be readied for deployment on Britain’s streets in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit.

With Britain’s scheduled exit from the European Union (EU) less than 90 days away, his comments, quoted from an anonymous source in Saturday’s Timesnewspaper, confirm that the ruling elite is preparing for the potential eruption of a civil war.

The Times reported, “Ministers at a no-deal Brexit planning meeting on Thursday [January 3] were told that 30,000 regular troops and 20,000 reserves must be ready to help manage the consequences.” Elwood was reported as warning that the troops had to be in place “in case of civil unrest, to assist at Britain’s airports and to ensure fuel and medical supplies.”Read More »

Venezuela is deep into civil war

by Atilio A. Borón / Source: Resumen Latinoamericano

The Dawn | May 23, 2017

Requesting foreign interference with democracy. Photo credit: Resumen Latinoamericano

Requesting foreign interference with democracy. Photo credit: Resumen Latinoamericano

Following the script by the experts and strategists of the CIA, specialized in unstabilizing and tearing down governments, in Venezuela the counter-revolution produced a “quality jump”: it began with a warm-up on the streets, and transitioned to a non-declared (but nonetheless bloody) civil war.Read More »

Re-opening Pandora’s Box


Granma | 18 August, 2016

Thousands of people were murdered from 1979-1992 during the civil war in El Salvador. Photo: Archivo

The law prevented authorities from investigating crimes committed during the civil war, a conflict involving the Armed Forces of El Salvador (FAES) and guerrilla rebels the Farabundo Martí Front for National Liberation (FMLN) which has been in power since 2009.

However, according to Prensa Latina the Constitutional Chamber ruled the approval of $900 million in government bonds – a large percentage of which was intended to fund public security measures – unconstitutional, a decision which has received broad criticism, given its potentially negative impact on the population.

Various experts agree that neither the Salvadoran people nor political parties are in conditions to relive the memories of the civil war, highlighting that the ruling is an attempt by the Supreme Court to starve Salvador Sánchez Cerén’s ruling FMLN party of urgently needed funds.

The President, who participated in the civil war, supported the political route to resolving the armed conflict and was one of the signatories of the 1992 Peace Accords.
Sánchez Cerén won the country’s most recent presidential elections, and as such became the first former guerrilla to hold the presidency of the nation.

Following the Supreme Court’s ruling, Sánchez Cerén noted that both he and his cabinet have “a clear commitment and support to the victims of the conflict and to building a just and democratic society where neither the conditions nor acts which led to these grave human rights violations will be repeated.”

However, figures from a report by the Truth Commission for El Salvador, established after the Peace Accords with the aim of investigating human rights violations, revealed that only 5% of the over 22,000 cases investigated were committed by the FMLN, while 85% were committed by the state, above all in rural areas.

Many mass media outlets are turning their attention away from the stats to focus on how justice claims will affect the FMLN.
In this sense, editor of the newspaper Resumen Latinoa­mericano, Carlos Aznárez, in an interview with teleSUR, noted that “official pardon was key for the right-wing soldiers who had carried out genocide, killing many civilians,” in theAmnesty Law.
Meanwhile, another statement issued by the Constitutional Chamber reported that all cases included in the Commission report, as well as others of equal severity and importance, will not be eligible for amnesty and will be tried.

These include the murder of Jesuit priests in 1989, for which at least ten soldiers were convicted, but later released under the Amnesty Law.

The cases also contain extrajudicial killings, massacres of campesinos committed by the FAES and the murder of Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero in 1980 by a member of the country’s state-sponsored death squads.

Romero struggled for peace in El Salvador and maintained a dialogue with the guerillas.

The 12-year civil war in El Salvador left a wave of destruction: 75,000 dead, thousands disappeared and immeasurable material damage.

With the support of the UN, the FMLN and Salvadoran government at the time managed to establish a dialogue and finally on January 16, 1992, the Peace Accords were signed in Chapultepec, Mexico.