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French documentary exposes neo-Nazi role in Ukraine

February 11, 2016

For the first time, the role of fascist politicians and neo-Nazi gangs in the 2014 U.S.-backed coup in Kiev has reached a mass audience in the West with the Feb. 1 broadcast of journalist Paul Moreira’s documentary “Ukraine: Masks of the Revolution” on the French Canal+ television . . .

IVORY COAST: Oil workers strike as economy weakens

February 10, 2016

Hundreds of oil workers from a state-owned petroleum corporation in the West African state of Ivory Coast walked off the job in a three-day strike on Feb. 2. They were protesting layoffs of nearly 10 percent of the firm’s employees. Some accounts of the situation say that as many as 200 workers . . .

In defense of north Korea

February 9, 2016

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea achieved another scientific-technological breakthrough on Feb. 7, lofting a space satellite into orbit. It was propelled by a powerful rocket and, predictably, the U.S. government reacted as though sending up a satellite were an act of war. Washington has . . .

Peace talks collapse, aggression continues against Syria

February 9, 2016

As the war against Syria draws closer to entering its fifth year, peace talks have once again fallen apart, as anticipated. The Western powers, right- wing regional regimes such as Turkey and Saudi Arabia, and the terrorist-ridden opposition refuse to recognize Syria’s sovereignty in the fight . . .

Why Zika virus crisis is hitting Brazil

February 8, 2016

Zika, a mosquito-borne virus, is spreading quickly in 33 countries. The virus was identified in Brazil for the first time last May and is suspected of being responsible for an explosive rise there in infants born with microcephaly, a neurological disorder that causes abnormally small brains and . . .

Imperialists put former Ivory Coast president on trial

February 7, 2016

Feb. 1 — The International Criminal Court put former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo on trial Jan. 28 in the Netherlands. This takes place nearly five years after Gbagbo was overthrown by French paratroopers. Washington backed the French intervention. The imperialist states and their allies . . .

Mixed signals on Cuba: U.S. eases restrictions but levies fines

February 7, 2016

The U.S. Treasury and Commerce departments on Jan. 27 jointly issued revisions that would further ease trade and travel restrictions imposed on Cuba. However, just a week earlier, the Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) had announced the first fine this year for violation of the U.S. blockade . . .

Free Mohammed al-Qeeq! Hunger strike turns spotlight on G4S

February 3, 2016

Protest targets G4S corporation, which profits from Israel’s brutal imprisonment of Palestinians.Photo: Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network New Yorkers took to the streets on Jan. 22 and again on Jan. 29 to protest the complicity of the G4S corporation in Israel’s imprisonment, . . .

Workers challenge France’s ‘state of emergency’

February 2, 2016

France’s government, with the backing of the majority of the French ruling class, has used the reaction to two armed attacks in and around Paris last year, one that cost many lives, as a pretext to impose authoritarian rule through a state of emergency. The French working class has responded by . . .

Pentagon, NATO plan renewed war on Libya

January 31, 2016

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Jan. 23 that the United States is preparing a renewed military campaign in Libya with its imperialist allies. Dunford’s narrative provides a rationale and political justification for a permanent imperialist occupation of the . . .
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