U.S. expands military operations in Africa, EU joins in

By April 24, 2014

Reports indicate that the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) is expanding its operations on the continent. A series of naval maneuvers and exercises are currently taking place in West Africa. AFRICOM was formed in 2008 by the George W. Bush administration and has been expanded and enhanced under President Barack Obama. A series of naval operations […]

 

Haiti marchers demand president’s ouster

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President Michel Martelly of Haiti was chosen by the United States and has been maintained in power by the United Nations’ military occupation, which is called Minustah. Thousands of people came out in Port-au-Prince on April 15 to say that the time has come for Martelly to turn in the keys to his office and […]

 

Bangladesh: Who killed 1,135 garment workers?

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April 24 is the first anniversary of the horrific Rana Plaza building collapse in Dakar, Bangladesh, when at least 1,135 garment workers died, mostly young women. Thousands more were injured. This terrible tragedy focused world attention on the exploitative, dangerous conditions under which garment workers toil in Bangladesh. It revealed capitalist greed within the context […]

 

Ukrainian resistance holds firm against U.S.-EU takeover

By April 21, 2014

April 18 — As of this writing, the maneuver by U.S. and European imperialism at the Geneva “reconciliation” talks to disarm and disperse the anti-Western resistance in southeast Ukraine has been rebuffed by the masses there. It is clear that Washington had no intention of compromise. On the contrary, the U.S. escalated the crisis even […]

 

Remembering two giants of world culture, Cheo Feliciano and Gabriel García Márquez

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A great sadness was felt by the people of Puerto Rico, Mexico and Colombia, and millions of people around the world who love music and literature, on April 17. That morning, Puerto Rican composer and singer Cheo Feliciano died in a tragic car accident. Hours later, Gabriel García Márquez (born March 6, 1927), the world […]

 

Haiti news in brief

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Ile à Vache resists land grab The Haitian government is pushing to turn Ile à Vache (Cow Island) — which is off Haiti’s southern coast — into a major tourist development that would have an international airport and major hotel chains. A government decree published in the official journal Le Moniteur on May 10, 2013, […]

 

Greece sells bonds, workers suffer more

By April 19, 2014

If workers in the Ukraine want to see what joining the EU and borrowing from the “troika” — the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission — might mean for them, they should look at Greece, Portugal or countries like Spain, which is the same size as Ukraine. Portugal’s unemployment rate […]

 

Agreement announced in Ukraine after U.S.-Kiev offensive flops

By April 18, 2014

April 17 — News arrived this afternoon from Geneva that Russia, the United States, the European Union and Ukraine’s coup government in Kiev had reached an agreement expressed in a public text “on initial concrete steps to de-escalate tensions and restore security for all citizens.” The agreement follows the collapse of a punitive expedition of […]

 

Militias march to defend Bolivarian Venezuela

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“Every 11 has its 13.” Under this slogan, the Day of National Dignity and the Day of the Bolivarian Militia was held on April 13 in Venezuela. The slogan refers to the coup d’état carried out by the oligarchy with U.S. assistance, to remove President Hugo Chávez on April 11, 2002, but which the people, […]

 

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 […]

 
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