Joint Statement by Communist and Workers’ Parties on the ongoing military conflict in Sudan

In Defense of Communism | April 28, 2023

Joint Statement: Solidarity with the Sudanese people and democratic forces against the military rulers and their bloody war

We, the undersigned Communist and Workers’ parties, strongly condemn the continuing bloody war between the military rulers in Sudan, which has resulted in hundreds of innocent civilians killed and thousands wounded.  

This catastrophic war is a power struggle among the ruling generals aimed at preserving their illegitimate gains and crushing the Sudanese people’s aspirations for freedom, peace, social justice and radical change.

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It’s Different, They’re White: Media Ignore Conflicts Around the World to Focus on Ukraine

Alan Macleod

MintPress News | March 02, 2022

KIEV, UKRAINE — We are living in dangerous times. All around the world, intense military actions are taking place. Last week alone, Russia launched a huge military invasion of Ukraine; Saudi Arabia carried out dozens of strikes on Yemen; Israel launched a wave of deadly missile attacks against Syria; and the United States restarted its bombing campaign in Somalia.

These four deadly incidents happened concurrently. Yet judging by media coverage, it is highly unlikely that many will even be aware of the final three. A MintPress News study of five leading Western media outlets found that overwhelming attention was paid to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, while the others were barely mentioned, if at all.

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Disasters, conflicts triggered 5 mln displacements in India in 2019

by Susan Chacko

Down To Earth | April 29, 2020

Source: Wikipedia

Nearly five million people were displaced in India in 2019 — the highest in the world so far — according to a recent report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), titled ‘The Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID 2020)’.

The centre is a part of the Norwegian Refugee Council. Globally, around 33.4 million people faced new internal displacements because of conflicts and disasters in about 145 countries in 2019.

The displacements in India were prompted by increased hazard intensity, high population and social and economic vulnerability, the report stated.Read More »

Syria: 33 Turkish soldiers confirmed killed in Idlib airstrike

Countercurrents | February 28, 2020

At least 33 Turkish soldiers have been killed and an unspecified number of soldiers were injured in an airstrike in Syria’s Idlib province. Turkish officials blamed the strike to the Syrian military. Casualties from the strike were being treated at hospitals in the border town of Reyhanli.

Turkish officials have called the NATO secretary-general and the U.S. national security adviser in relation to the events in Idlib, Turkish Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.

Citing Hatay province Governor Rahmi Dogan the AA said: “In Idlib, Turkey’s armed forces were targeted by the regime elements in an airstrike.” The governor was talking to media on Thursday.

Hatay is the Turkish province bordering Idlib.Read More »

Social Inequality is Generating Conflict in Latin America: UNDP

teleSUR | December 09, 2019

A woman gestures as members of the security forces disperse a protest against Chile's government in Santiago, Chile December 8, 2019.
A woman gestures as members of the security forces disperse a protest against Chile’s government in Santiago, Chile December 8, 2019. | Photo: Reuters

Throughout 2019, the populations of Colombia, Chile, Ecuador and Haiti have taken part in massive public demonstrations, which have been strongly repressed, causing dozens of deaths and hundreds of detainees and wounded.

The United Nations Development Program ( UNDP ) warned on Monday that inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean can cause greater social crises, as evident by the popular protests in several countries in the region.

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The White Helmets, Hala Systems and the Grotesque Militarization of “Humanitarianism” in Syria

by Vanessa Beeley

Mint Press | September 30, 2019

Hala White Helmets Feature photo

yria, August 2019 – reports came in that Russian warplanes had destroyed two terrorist-manned early warning radar posts in the Northern Hama countryside, known as the 20th post and the Eagle post.

According to an article published by South Front, these early warning posts are “tasked with monitoring flights of Russian and Syrian warplanes” and warn armed groups throughout Hama and Idlib of incoming airstrikes on their positions.Read More »

At least 100,000 infants die every year in ten conflict-zones, says report

Countercurrents | May 20, 2019

Every year in just ten conflict-affected countries at least 100,000 infants die who in the absence of conflict would survive, says a new report British charity Save the Children.

The study applied the findings in The Lancet’s study to the ten worst conflict-affected countries, which estimates that in the last five years alone more than 550,000 infants have died due to the reverberating impact of conflict. The total for children under five is 870,000.Read More »

Violence Erupts at Venezuelan-Brazilian Border Ahead of ‘Aid’ Deadline

by Ricardo Vaz | February 22, 2019

Maduro held a video conference with military leaders on Thursday (Presidential Press)
Maduro held a video conference with military leaders on Thursday (Presidential Press)

Caracas, February 22, 2019 ( – At least one person died and several were wounded in the Venezuelan town of Kumarakapay, on the border with Brazil.

According to reports, clashes erupted between the indigenous Pemon people and the Venezuelan National Guard as the latter moved tanks to shut down the border with Brazil. Local Mayor Emilio Gonzalez told Associated Press that security forces had fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd. There were reports of a second casualty, and 12 to 14 wounded, which have yet to be confirmed.

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Congo in the abyss

by Ann Garrison

Pambazuka News | October 29, 2018

Photo credit: Africa Faith and Justice Network

Ann Garrison spoke to Swiss Congolese historian and activist Bénédicte Kumbi Ndjoko about recent developments in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ann Garrison:  On 12 February 2018, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reported that there were 4.49 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and 630,500 refugees in neighbouring countries. The IDP population had nearly doubled in the previous year alone, mainly as a result of clashes and armed attacks. It sounds like conditions on the ground in Congo are getting worse, much worse.

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