Big Oil, Wall Street, Pentagon drive ‘New Cold War’ against Russia

By April 15, 2014

April 14 — A U.S.-backed coup in Kiev has brought Ukraine to the brink of civil war. CIA director John Brennan is now visiting Kiev, as the right-wing regime there threatens to send tanks against protesters in Ukraine’s eastern cities. U.S. warships are deployed in the Black Sea, and NATO F16s and AWACS have been [...]

 

After CIA head visits Kiev, Ukraine junta opens assault on Southeast

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April 15 — A coordinated military attack has begun against the anti-fascist resistance in Southeastern Ukraine. The attack began hours after the U.S. confirmed that CIA Director John Brennan had visited Kiev on the weekend of April 12-13 for secret meetings with coup leaders. In other words, Washington gave its approval for the impending attack. [...]

 

Chicago anti-war meeting on Ukraine beats back fascists

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Sara Flounders speaking at Chicago Ukraine meeting, April 12. WW photo:  Patricia Linarez

Anti-war and anti-imperialist activists in Chicago held a successful public teach-in on U.S.-NATO aggression against Ukraine and Russia on April 12 despite the U.S. ruling-class media’s political pressure and despite having to beat back a physical attack by pro-fascist organizations here. The U.S. population overall is war weary and wary of any new adventure in [...]

 

60 years after the general strike in Honduras — ‘May is the road to victory’

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This article was first published in Honduras in 1963 and was recently translated into English by Lucy Pagoada-Quesada. Amaya was a much-revered author and journalist whose novel “Prisión Verde” exposed the wretched conditions on the U.S.-owned banana plantations, where he worked as a young man. What historical significance does May have for the people of [...]

 

Massive political concert denounces Turkish regime

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Group Yorum Concert, Istanbul, April 13. 'An Independent Turkey: Bread, Justice, Freedom.'Photo: Halkin Sesi TV

One of the largest concentrations of Turkish people opposing the Turkish regime, nearly 750,000 people, gathered on April 13 at the marketplace Bakirköy in Istanbul. Organized by the Marxist musical ensemble, Grup Yorum, this politico-cultural festival centered on denouncing police repression and the pro-terrorist, anti-Syrian foreign policy of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Grup [...]

 

Oakland, Calif., students’ solidarity with Venezuela gov’t

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An educational meeting on Venezuela was held in Oakland, Calif., at Laney College on April 10.  The solidarity event was sponsored by the Bay Area Latin American Solidarity Coalition and in collaboration with the Associated Students of Laney College and the Brown Alliance of Students Taking Action. The film, “Viva Venezuela: Fighting for Socialism,” was [...]

 

Ukraine’s coup regime ups threats as protests expand

By April 14, 2014
Mass protest in Kharkov demands release of imprisoned anti-fascists, April 13.Photo:  Borotba

April 14 — Desperate to stamp out a popular uprising in southeastern Ukraine, the junta in Kiev — which came to power through a violent coup using fascist groupings against elected President Viktor Yanukovych — is attempting to crush the newly declared People’s Republic of Donetsk and rebellions in other cities. But instead of intimidating the anti-fascist resistance, this [...]

 

IPCC: ‘Climate change endangers life on planet’

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Big business: ‘Profits come first’ The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has issued a dire report based on the findings of thousands of scientists and environmental experts. It shows that climate change has already left its mark “on all continents and across the oceans,” damaging food crops, spreading disease and melting glaciers. Big business [...]

 

Chicago postal protest previews April 24 rallies

By April 12, 2014
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Chicago — Over 700 postal and other workers walked a picket line in front of a Chicago area Staples store on April 5.  The protesters marched back and forth over the block-long sidewalk for an hour and a half, chanting “Whose Postal Office?  The People’s Post Office!” Many wore T-shirts that read: “Stop Staples. The [...]

 

Buying elections gets more expensive

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On March 2, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the McCutcheon v. FEC case that the wealthy could donate funds to an unlimited number of candidates, party campaign committees and political action committees. Before this ruling, the most that one billionaire could openly give was $123,000 during each two-year “cycle.” Now each can give millions [...]

 
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